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  1.  

    Great Company Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Merchant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate Merchant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture focussed on developing their employees and providing the best experience for the customer

    Cons

    Processes can be slow which is common with a large organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    hard to get promotion

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

    I worked at Loblaw full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    there are a lot of friendly people

    Cons

    always looking form outside to promote people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    so far, it's alright

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Loblaw part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are actually nice, okay environment to work with, you get nice hours, good training

    Cons

    Some people are hard to get along with no matter how much you actually want to impress them, before you even get your benefits, they deduct money from your paycheque because of the orientation you did which was very useless really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone worked for more than 30 years, does not give them the right to treat other employees poorly. Management needs to hear out employees' voices about their department managers and take into consideration if those managers need to be nicer or at least be more approachable when people below them needs to ask something.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Seafood

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seafood in Dartmouth, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Seafood in Dartmouth, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers, goood with schedule

    Cons

    Poor management, store was a mess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to understand their employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    OK Place for Part Time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loblaw

    Pros

    Nice place to earn a little extra wages part time

    Cons

    Low wages and slow to react managers

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good so far It could be better but the conditions to reach that point are not there yet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most of Loblaw's values as company are great. It includes benefits for employees and customers. The company policies are very clear and mapped to follow and don't get lost. Just follow directions and you will be there for ever.

    Cons

    As retail business it demands from you to be available most of the time everybody else enjoys long weekend and holidays. If you are not wiling to give up those day stay where you are or look somewhere else. Most of the time in order to be promoted you have to be an A... k....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best advice would be to start promoting the right qualified people for management positions. A mediocre person will spoil the new management team generations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place to Start!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Unionized - insurance for pt, higher wages, and $0.35 increase every 500 hours

    First day is stressful but your colleagues will always help you out if they can (you will get the hang of it in a month or two)

    15/30 minute paid for brake

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours available (at max you can get 24 hours a week)

    You need to wait 6 months before you get employ discount card, which only gives you 10% off from superstore only! You can not get discount from the gas station.

    Standing in one place for 8 hours might not be easy

    Force you to sell the "Deal of the weak" with no commission or recognition,

    30 minute non paid for brake if you work more than 8 hours a day, and no way to avoid it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a competition with a prize or somehow promote the sale of the deal of the weak! People respond to incentives! A little child knows that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Typical entry level job for students.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Diary Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Diary Clerk in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Loblaw part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is best for students to get a step in the job industry and make some money.

    Cons

    It gets very boring and repetitive really fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding of workers issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Highly Political! Highly male oriented and you need to sleep with the VP to go anywhere

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

    I worked at Loblaw full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits but not the pension plan

    Cons

    There are so many VPs in all the company and none are actually delivering work. It is a crab nest and you better have good relations at the top if you are going in. Otherwise you will be gone in less than 2 years. All advertising and graduate program are smoke screen that HR basically sleeps with the executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sleeping with the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't think... just do as you are told...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Loblaw as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Company values, thanks to Galen Weston and his marketing team.
    Potential to be the best employer with great employee engagement
    Interesting open concept building

    Cons

    Some managers have too much attitude, some are outright male chauvinists, women dress to please because that's all that matters there it seems in some departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect all your employees, whether permanent or temporary. Need to pay people more and not trick them into taking less for more work. Office culture is very sexist. I found the men very disrespectful and the women too submissive because they knew they don't have a choice but to go along. Not a very healthy environment for gender equality.

    Approves of CEO

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