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Loblaw Companies Reviews

Updated 18 September, 2018
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Loblaw Companies Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, good work life balance" (in 40 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 50 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Shipper"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Money was great there then

    Cons

    It was kind of boring


  2. "Sales Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loblaw Companies part-time

    Pros

    The company has great benefits

    Cons

    The company is unionized and subtracts your pay biweekly

    Advice to Management

    The management is great

  3. "Not bad for short term"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loblaw Companies part-time

    Pros

    Great communication and opportunity for training.

    Cons

    Benefit structure and plan could be improved.


  4. "Low on staff, co-operative coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Personal Shopper in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Personal Shopper in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loblaw Companies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best people to work with, great management

    Cons

    Low on staff on busy days, like weekends.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing great


  5. "Associate Merchant"

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    Former Employee - Associate Merchant in Brampton, ON
    Former Employee - Associate Merchant in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Loblaw Companies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Loblaw Head Office in Brampton offers a cafeteria boasting quality food at very reasonable prices. The office also offered extra services such as dry cleaning in a centralized location.

    Cons

    Management and structure of the company prohibits rewarding loyal employees on contract to full time positions. In turn, there is a high employee turnover


  6. "hmr clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loblaw Companies part-time

    Pros

    Working with a team
    Talking to customers about different items of food and what it consists of

    Cons

    Bad management didn't really communicate well with me


  7. "Pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Loblaw Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Management out of touch, need to improve the culture

    Advice to Management

    Review your culture

  8. "LGBTQ+ need not apply"

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good union if you're lucky enough to pass probation without being let go, free BBQ sometimes for safety streaks

    Cons

    This company likes to boast about being all-inclusive and oh so progressive. This is not the case, as a few trans people I know and myself, have been let go just hours before the 500 probationary period was up for very arbitrary and vague reasons, I myself, was personally told by a biggoted manager on the way out the door that I was going to be an "HR nightmare" and that we all have an agenda to "make heads roll", then deadnamed me as he close the door behind me. I was their top order picker and happened upon a machine malfunction. No one was injured, and a lot of people have been in worse and never got let go. The fact that there were no members of the LGBTQ+ working there long term and were all dismissed set off a few warning bells in my head, but I guess good work ethic does not make up for being different, even in 2018. Even my complaints were dismissed when being bullied by an employee for being trans, which is against their union conduct. They never even gave her a warning, and told me to keep my head down and ignore it.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times, it's 2018.


  9. "Just ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Loblaw Companies full-time

    Pros

    The brand recognition on your resume

    Cons

    Aggressive and untorable bosses. They treat people badly


  10. "Flexible shifts and faulty tech"

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Self-checkout Attendant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Cashier/Self-checkout Attendant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -colleague discount (10%) off purchases at select stores
    -flexible hours to accommodate your schedule
    -able to take months off for school
    -snacks in the break room

    Cons

    -self-checkout machines constantly breaking down, which is bad on busy days

    Advice to Management

    Please replace/fix the self-checkout machines. There has not been a day where I didn't have to restart one. It frustrates the customers and it's stressful.


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