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Loblaw Companies Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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Loblaw Companies Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, good work life balance" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours it’s easy for me to ask for time off and friends / coworkers can help cover / trade for me if they’re available" (in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes a challenge" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Little benefits for part time workers" (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "IT Project Manager Intern"

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    Former Employee - Student in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Student in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible, fast paced, and nice people

    Cons

    Long commute and expensive food at the office


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Merchant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loblaw Companies full-time

    Pros

    Nice office
    You get to meet some really great people
    You will learn a lot of systems

    Cons

    Spent too much time on mutual system work
    too much politics in family business

    Advice to Management

    invest in talents... Do not build team around you, and define/solve bottlenecks, make sure team can run without anyone. Turnover is so high because people are tired of politics. Your “blue culture” goal is great, but are top management actually “blue”? I dont see it that way at all

  3. "Good first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible. Store discount and other benefits. Most people are cool and management for the most part is very nice, understanding and caring.

    Cons

    Some older employees do not do the workload they’re supposed to and although management is aware not much is done.


  4. "Building Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loblaw Companies full-time

    Pros

    Long term employee so pay was good

    Cons

    lots of change so part of a layoff


  5. "Great people but poor advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loblaw Companies full-time

    Pros

    -Great people
    -Great work culture
    -Good work life balance

    Cons

    -No advancement structure
    -Poor management
    -Low salary


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Loblaw Companies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, great place to gain skills

    Cons

    large company with many employees makes it hard to climb up the corporate ladder. Lots of unpaid over time!

    Advice to Management

    Better succession planning for employees with constant updates will lead to better employee retention. Many good employees leave due to lack of clear career path and mismanagement.


  7. "It was fine."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Loblaw Companies part-time

    Pros

    -10% discount
    -easy job
    -nice coworkers
    -flexible hours

    Cons

    -horrible customers
    -they don't recycle at all

    Advice to Management

    keep expanding President's Choice product line

  8. "staff"

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    Current Employee - Staff in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Staff in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    very near to my home

    Cons

    workload is high but don't have to work overtime.


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I believe everyone should have an experience working in a retail environment. I really learnt how to deal with other people. I would say working here really helped me control my emotions and attitudes towards others and even helped me act better to cashiers when ever i went to a store

    Cons

    No real area for career advancement. Worked here for a year as a cashier and whether you've worked for one month or one year or 20 years as a cashier, you will all earn the same thing

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better and have a better schedule for employees in place. some employees (part time) do not get enough hours per week.


  10. "Process Engineer at Loblaw"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast past and good projects

    Cons

    Mid level management can be very inexperienced in the project they are leading

    Advice to Management

    create opportunity to grow and competitive salary


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