Loblaw Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
218 Reviews
3.3
218 Reviews
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Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston
Galen G. Weston
51 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance amazing (although this is depending on your boss) (in 9 reviews)

  • Benefits are reasonable for part time employment (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Not all of us are trying to work as part time employees for the rest of our lives, FYI (in 11 reviews)

  • Long hours of standing in one place (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good environment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst  in  Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    New challenges every time, tons of major projects

    Cons

    Sometimes daily tasks are very repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to do 1 on 1 more often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing Contract Position!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice salary. Great people. Lots of free stuff. Lunches are cheap. Work life balance amazing (although this is depending on your boss). Great learning opportunities.

    Cons

    With the shoppers and Loblaw merger, everyone is afraid of being cut. Treatment of contract worker is questionable, had three people on on desk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some better delegation and more learning opportunity....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working at Loblaw was one of the best jobs I have ever had.

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    Former Employee - Finance Representative
    Former Employee - Finance Representative

    I worked at Loblaw full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are alot of perks and its an extremely diverse environment. The cafeteria had the best meals. The people are great.

    Cons

    I did not have any challenges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Clerk

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    Current Employee - Clerk  in  Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Clerk in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Minimum wage. They will give you time off when you need it because it helps them cut hours.

    Cons

    No hours, they cut hours all the time, people with 40 hours who've worked there for 15 years now get 10-15 hours.
    They want you to work as if you're 3 people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier, Front End  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier, Front End in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are reasonable for part time employment. No special skills required for this job as the company is not in business for customers.Easy work with minimum wage.

    Cons

    Horrible management.. Company training is 90 percent loss prevention. This is stressed over and over again- I imagine it is a constant concern for them. Company does not reward initiative, they much prefer robotic compliance. whatever you do- don't think just do. As a customer based industry they are without customer service beyond up selling and pushing their credit cards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate good employees and empower them to make reasonable decisions without having to check with supervisors for every little thing. Trust your employees that you hired to make good decisions. Teach supervisors how to interact with customers in a pleasant non confrontational manner. A little customer service can go a long way to maintaining a good customer base over the long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start at when looking for work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    -meet a lot of people. A lot of interaction with people and customers. Great way to get customer service experience. Good benefits. Good work experience to get as a student or someone looking for work

    Cons

    The hours are constantly fluctuating because it is dependent on Head Office. If you are a part time employee, you are not guaranteed hours. Hours are not the greatest sometimes, it can fluctuate a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should work on maintaining a good working atmosphere among fellow colleagues and acknowledge when a job has been well done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Software Developer

    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good environment, nice team setting, flexible in many respects.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to industry

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Organized, good communication, good standards

    Cons

    Advancement is hard as they don't count everyone in the company as an "internal" candidate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If people work fort the company, either corporate or a franchise, they have still dedicated their career to Loblaws and should be classified as internal candidates when applying for posting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    clerk

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    Former Employee - Clerk  in  Laval, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Clerk in Laval, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    put product on shelf with cases pallet

    Cons

    the cleaning the pallet floor employer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    produtive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Top Down approach company

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    they know what they want and get it done the way is needed

    Cons

    turn away sustainable and core skills that need to stay for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    engage employees, and make them feel confident in the management. Treat them as part of the organisation to take it to next level. quick and timely gains will not last long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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