Loblaw Companies Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2021

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3.6
66%
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69%
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Loblaw Companies Executive Chairman Galen G. Weston
Galen G. Weston
886 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours and great coworkers(in 110 reviews)

  • "Good work environment and friendly staff(in 99 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No fulltime permanent status for part time(in 71 reviews)

  • "Has long hours, gets repetitive(in 61 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good one

      Jun 10, 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Windsor, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nice work environment working in retail.

      Cons

      low salary compared to other companies.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jul 26, 2021 - Baker/Cake Decorator in Summerside, PE
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours and opportunity to grow in the company. All of the managers are super friendly and understanding. Always rewarded for your hard work.

      Cons

      Rules on water bottles very strict. Sometimes you are given too long of a task list to complete in your shift leaving things undone.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great work life balance

      Jul 28, 2021 - Site Reliability Engineer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company care about well being of an employee

      Cons

      Management seems to be bit political.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Little opportunity for growth

      Jul 25, 2021 - Personal Shopper in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You will start at 14.25 base and after hundreds of hours of work you will be maxed out at $15. This job has a lot of pressure but good coworkers no opportunity for growth in career or salary. They do not take employee complaints seriously and only offer a 10% discount on store items.Overall do not work here unless you are in highschool and just want extra cash flow before post secondary or unless you absolutely have to.

      Cons

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice place to work

      Jul 25, 2021 - Load Planner in Moncton, NB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The working atmosphere is very good.

      Cons

      Need to be careful all the time as we deal with warehouses.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Calgary Distribution Center - Part-Timer Assembler

      May 19, 2021 - Assembler/Warehouse Worker in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Part-time assemblers at this warehouse can basically set their own schedule from week-to-week - Pay is quite good given the low-skill nature of the work - Clean, spacious, well-maintained lunchroom - Clean, well-maintained bathrooms - Management is quite tolerant if you need to show up late or if you are sick

      Cons

      - Part-time employees typically don't have access to the best headsets, which may make performing the job more annoying/difficult - There is a culture of disrespect for following certain SOPs, which management doesn't seem able to control. This includes things like assemblers not performing safety checks on machinery, not showing adequate care for how they handle machinery, not picking boxes in a safe manner, taking too much time for breaks, etc. This culture may be fostered, at least in part, by the provincial labor code, which forces management to recognize and bargain with employee unions, and which thereby gives the union an unfair leverage over management. - You are forced to pay union dues, again because of labor laws

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Overall good, pandemic response was unsatisfactory

      Jul 14, 2021 - Grocery Clerk in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The coworkers were fantastic, and the job was rewarding and fun. If you work hard and show you care, you will have a good time.

      Cons

      Upper management was hypocritical about COVID precautions (espousing mask-use and social distancing while generally not adhering to the same rules)

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Place to Work

      Jul 21, 2021 - Asset Protection Representative in St. John's, NL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great job if you are a flexible independant person

      Cons

      Shift work, not recommended for everyone

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great culture

      Jul 20, 2021 - Manager Cyber Security in Brampton, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very inclusive, friendly culture, excellent executive leadership

      Cons

      Benefits and vacation offerings are low end, no matching RRSP

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Not for most

      Jul 11, 2021 - PC Express Personal Shopper in Vernon, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The work itself is fine if you like tedious, repetitive work, or heavy work or to be constantly moved to where you are needed, even mid-task, and be called in every single day you have off. If you are good doing what people tell you, regardless of the task, you may fit in.

      Cons

      You will be working for the work of three, at near minimum wage, if not actual minimum wage. They will try count every minute you are actually working, anyone who doesn't work as fast as their personal requirement will be punished in one way or another. Hour cuts, verbal abuse, having breaks taken away, or forced to work during a personal crisis. The turnover rate is insane, and hardly any one shows up for their shift. Not good for anyone with mental or physical disabilities, or second job.

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