Loblaw

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Loblaw Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
398 Reviews
3.3
398 Reviews
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Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston
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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 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Not all of us are trying to work as part time employees for the rest of our lives, FYI (in 12 reviews)

  • Pay was crappy, benefits were basic and work life balance was non existent (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Deli Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Nice Staff , approachable Managers

    Cons

    Repetitive work; Hours given according to demand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Development programs for staff (employees); More hours to hard working employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Student Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Loblaws in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier Loblaws in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Scholarship Opportunities, Respects employees, Flexible Work Schedule. The company values really made me feel like I was a valuable part of the team.

    Cons

    Nothing that I would qualify as a con occurred to me as a Loblaws employee. In my role, there weren't many opportunities for advancement, however.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Organization to work for.....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager IT Audit in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager IT Audit in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Good work environment
    - Good benefits
    - Very diverse workforce
    - opportunity to grow

    Cons

    - Base pay scale average
    - No job stability
    - growth is dependent on who you know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to bring more stability. employees are always worried that they may loose their job due layoffs thus not giving a 100%.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Life of a wage slave

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Night Receiver
    Current Employee - Night Receiver

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

    Pros

    They have a ten percent discount off the price of groceries, and the staff.

    Cons

    Will not pay overtime
    Cut my hours with out warning
    Keep me classed as part time, while working me forty or more hours a week.
    No benifits
    No paid vaction
    Poorly maintained equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more full time staff and raise what you pay an hour. and maintain your equipment regularly to avoid breakdowns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Experience for a new grad.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great learnings for new grads
    Plenty of career growth opportunities

    Cons

    Large company - small responsibilities
    Poor compensation
    High Turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Be prepared to work hard with long hours...

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

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    Good company values. Great brand. Good office/ work environment.

    Cons

    Expected to work on your laptop/bb on weekends. Long hours. Unstable with little to no job security.

  8.  

    Mediocre part time job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loblaw

    Pros

    10% off groceries and always free food

    Cons

    Boring and repetitive. These people are liars, they throw out hundreds maybe even thousands of dollars worth of perfectly good food every night but claim to donate it to the needy.

  9.  

    Overall was a positive experience except at the very beginning (first 3 months). Glad I stayed,

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

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

    Pros

    The largest Grocery and now Drug store in Canada allows for many opportunities to grow. Overall company values are good and high integrity.

    Cons

    There are too many levels of Vice Presidents and in turn decisions can take forever,
    Many differing opinions from high level management take too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure the Company values and integrity make it to the lower level managers like Directors.
    Walk the talk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Student, cashier

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Collingwood, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Collingwood, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Gained new friendships through meeting coworkers, recently got rid of our verbally abusive front end manager and replaced him with more understanding manager

    Cons

    Menial work, management requires 5 shifts a week (24-28 hours) from all part-time staff including high school students employed there. To maintain a higher GPA and work that many hours is a struggle, let alone get involved in any extra curriculars. As well, on the 2 days off you get a week, management will call you and nearly beg you to come in due to sick calls. Every single day you have off. They try to make you feel guilty if you don't take it. Not only that, but up until a few weeks ago we had a manager who kept his employees in check by berating them in front of customers and, quite frankly, acting in the manner of a child when employees did things that weren't to his liking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though I understand some level of time commitment is expected from staff, including high school students, 5 days a week is slightly excessive. Considering the fact that students make a considerable amount less than adult workers in the company, our schedules should be adaptable. The company recognizes us as children when it comes to cut a cheque, but when it comes to scheduling we are required to adhere to the same standard as grown, part-time adults who don't have to attend school for 30+ hours a week, and study on top of that. Good job Loblaw.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Great growth opprotunities
    -Fair compensation
    -Good development with experience

    Cons

    -Stressful at times and work life balance was challenged.
    -Lacked in fiscal support for enhancing education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue to focus on colleague development look at longer term contracts for education development plans to fuel future leadership. These tie the education back to development plans in addition to experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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