Loblaw

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Loblaw Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
397 Reviews
3.4
397 Reviews
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Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston
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62 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 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.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    Potential for personal growth but I find you must strive to be recognized, not a huge issue for employees who perform (deliver on deadlines, constantly suggest process improvements, meet/exceed objectives) but still need to make sure management realizes your value. Good opportunities to learn different areas of the business and expand areas of knowledge. Tuition reimbursement program is great to cover/offset costs for courses. Great work/life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of preventive measures and instead mostly reacting to issues which magnifies impact due to lack of speed to resolve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A need to ensure increased ownership and accountability, resolution of issues in a more timely manner, a more preventive approach.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier

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

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

    Pros

    Good friendly co workers.
    Good experience in a fast paced environment
    Good for a part time job experience

    Cons

    Management was not great.
    Pay was not that great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, not great but good enougg

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Loblaw full-time

    Pros

    Gym downstairs, great work environment, advancement opportunities, free samples, diverse workforce

    Cons

    Pay was crappy, benefits were basic and work life balance was non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone needs to be in the office to get things done. Working from home is a viable option. Though the current strategic direction of the company is viable. You need to think creatively to retain top talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The Worst Company I have ever worked for!

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

    I worked at Loblaw full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    None. Treat like a dog

    Cons

    If you want to be mistreated and suffer inhumane treatment this is the place for you. The Company as a whole doesn't get it!
    They hire managers with major mental defects and let them rain down with insults and threats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch what's going on at store level. How the mangers they hire run their stores and make it a place you hate to be. No matter how hard you try they will knock you down. WAKE UP!!!!!! Soon You not be able to staff your stores if you keep your current path. Customers are also getting fed up and going elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Stressful but positive environment

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone keeps their cool. Mistakes get made but no one points fingers or blames. It's about addressing the issue and course correction. Good group of people and a generally relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Large work load. Learning curve was steep. Some work travel during Canadian holidays was not always compensated for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work and to gain customer service experience

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

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

    Pros

    The staff was great very friendly, and easy to get along with. Great hands-on training program. Flexible schedule for those in school and easy to get time off. Great way to gain customer service experience and good benefits.

    Cons

    I was a cashier so it was tiring standing on my feet for hours. The hours aren't consistent so some weeks you could have more than others. Must be able to handle stressful situations. Sometimes it gets very busy and overwhelming during the first few months. Holidays are absolutely insane and you must be able to handle pressure and customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    bad experiance

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

    I have been working at Loblaw full-time

    Pros

    there are no pros at all.

    Cons

    very bad culture at this. very demanding

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Coordinator

    Former Employee - Finance Coordinator in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Finance Coordinator in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice and friendly

    Cons

    Bad management and a lot of favoritism. No opportunity to advance.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Garbage

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cart Pusher in North Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cart Pusher in North Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good people
    annual chirstmas parties
    Free luncheons

    Cons

    sucks low pay hate the manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more money to staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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