Management needs a kick, but other clerks are good people
Produce clerk (Current Employee), Hamilton – April 2, 2014
Pros: other workers feel the same
Cons: bad hours, don't make enough money.
This company doesn't respect their workers. They don't care how long you've been there, they will hire another part timer and give them 10 hours a week, just so they don't have to move someone up to full time. They give you as little hours as they can, and are always looking for ways to cut more hours. Even after my 10 years of experience, and the need – more... for another full time position since someone just left, they're hiring part time. – less
System Analyst (Current Employee), Brampton, ON – March 17, 2014
At Loblaws, I have learned to effectively work with multiple teams across different platforms. Had good exposure with the customers understanding their issues, explaining to them the root cause of the issue in simple business terms which they can understand easily. Last not least I have learned to attend the issues with a smile under the pressurized – more... situations. The hardest part of the job is to have all the technical teams and the business teams in the same pace. The most enjoyable part of the job is to have interaction with lots of enthusiastic people who works with a smile for the President's choice Financial. Also the job at Loblaws helped me to learn well the Credit Card management. – less
Service Coordinator/Office Assistant (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – March 15, 2014
Pros: flexible time, if needed. excellent working hours
Cons: loud noises
In working at my current position, because I travel back and forth to Edmonton every few weeks, I have learned how to time manage to the best of my ability.
I work strictly with men (there are approximately 17 in each office) - I am the only female. The techs don't (for the most part) treat me differently. They understand that everyone has a job to – more... do and it gets done.
I like the job because right now I have excellent hours and a lot of flexibility in my time. Those are bonuses to me.
My boss works out of Edmonton, but is available when he is needed - even after hoursl He is very supportive when I get frustrated trying to do the work of two cities when it is just me. – less
Full-Time Credit Desk/ Distribution Services (Former Employee), Brampton – March 12, 2014
Customer Service Representative for Stores and warehouses. Typical day at work, logging in to the phones. Set up the programs that are used for incoming calls, checking e-mails, checking voicemails, sorting and separating different types of claims. Paying claims, invoicing claims, submitting claims from incoming calls from stores. Denying claims. Updating – more... spreadsheet, and uploading them to Share point site. Investigating issues that have occurred at stores and confirming with the warehouse.
What I have learned from Loblaws, great team work, great customer service skills, multi-tasking, working in a face pace.
Managers would only come to the desk when there was an issue that need to be dealt with. They are always there to help, and always provided more information that would help the Department. They would have monthly Staff meetings to discuss any issues that co-workers have, and would also advice us on new information that the Company will be doing.
The co-workers are team players. We would all help each other any way that we can so that no one is ever behind and update. They are also outgoing and friendly.
The hardest part of the Job is when using the new system SAP and had limited time for training due to the launch that was happening in stores and warehouses.
The most enjoyable part of the job are the co-workers who are always there and support each other. – less
Financial Administrator (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – February 11, 2014
Auditing LAR files, payroll, scheduling, supervising of staff, filing, data entry, communication with other stores and associates, hiring, orientations, morning, afternoon and evenign meetings. I enjoyed all of the staff I worked with.
Great collogues, boss, and fun place to work at; really enjoy it there.
part-time clerk in Fresh To Go (Current Employee), Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS – February 5, 2014
Pros: the atmosphere is great.
Cons: not enough hours given to live off of.
A typical day at work would be looking after production (making parfaits, vegetable trays, etc.), and doing prep work (cutting up vegetables and fruit to keep bins full for production).
All my collogues are a pleasure to work with and I have a great boss who is fair and looks after everyone.
The hardest part of my job to date is becoming faster with – more... production, but that should come in time ( I have only been doing it for a month now... and my speed has been increasing). The most enjoyable part of my job is doing the production and prep work, while looking after customer needs and wants. – less
Cold Deli (Former Employee), Brampton, ON – January 15, 2014
Pros: benefits, having a job earning money, diverse culture of people.
Cons: not enough hours, breaks are too short (lunch), favouritism too much, managers slaving the employees within departments.
I used to work for Loblaws same location horrible staffing with the managers. They need new ones, benefits are amazing, pay is alright, not many hours and too much favouritism. Feels like elementary school. When it's break time for lunch you get 30 minutes. You walk to the back room and punch out. You walk from the back room to the lunch room and then – more... on your way to the lunchroom sometimes a customer will need your help. Would be bad to turn your back so you help and then that takes up time then you run out of time for your lunch and realize when you get upstairs you only have 5-15 minutes left for lunch. Not even enough time to eat or even heat up food if you wanted to. Or even to buy food. Certain things will not work you take extra time to eat and it's like you took 40-45 minutes on a lunch break when really your busy helping customers. A great place to work for benefits but there needs to be more respect given and treating people equally. It reminds me of high school haha. – less
Learning & Development (Former Employee), Brampton H/O – November 25, 2013
Pros: free parking, quality food in the cafeteria, free coffee & tea
Cons: give up on your after work life
A typical day was chaos and work life balance was non existent. What I've learned…you need to be heartless to work here, it's a shark tank. Management and leadership is pathetic at best, they spend more time marketing how great of a company it is, spending less time walking the talk in H/O Some of my co-workers were the most enjoyable part of my job. The – more... hardest part of the job was being a fake unlike many others who had it down to a science. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping to support the learning of individuals and seeing them apply new skills to the job. – less
General Clerk (Warehouse) (Current Employee), Ottawa, ON – November 15, 2013
A General Clerk for the Loblaw distribution center in Ottawa typically starts the day by coordinating with members of the previous shift to see what the activities of the day are, and to finish any work that could not be completed. Then the clerk goes through the warehouse and maintains the inventory, looking for products that are close to expiry as – more... well as making sure that products are suitable for the order pickers. I learned basic clerical and office duties working for Loblaw. I also learned basics about load dispatching and receiving. The management for the clerks are fair and knowledgeable. They can also be understanding and accommodate requests and needs if required. Clerical co-workers are friendly and are always keen to help someone out or to provide assistance. The hardest part of the job is trying to keep busy on slow days. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to walk around the warehouse, as it makes for a more dynamic workplace (as opposed to sitting around at a desk all day). – less
Good work/life balance; salaries could be more competitive
FINANCIAL ANALYST (Current Employee), Brampton, ON – November 14, 2013
Pros: great facilities and work/life balance
Cons: salaries could be more competitive to industry
- Have learned a great deal working in the position - Allows for a healthy work/life balance - Great co-workers - Approachable management - Some overtime may be required dependent on work load - Salary could be more competitive - Enjoy the company overall
Cons: not enough hours, little respect, a lot of rumors
I enjoyed the friends i made at loblaw. I learned to always try to out do myself. Management at my perticular branch was not the best unfortunately. The manager did not treat the employees with the proper respect or care that they deserved. The hardest part of the job was definitely not having enough hours seeing as i love to keep busy and i love to – more... work. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know the people as well as the company and being able to familiarise myself with the store and properly helping clients that needed my attention. – less