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Various Merchandising, Category Management Roles (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 March 2017
Days were long. We spent a lot of time sharing best practices between the different banners that fell under the Loblaw umbrella. People were reluctant to change the way to go to business. The discount segment of the market was growing significantly and it made working at the conventional banners harder. President's Choice products had fantastic brand loyalty. Loblaws went through a short period were they tried to be everything to all people. General Merchandise, Costco, Walmart. Once they got back to food as their pillar and added the bank and clothes they got back on track quickly.
GENERAL WAREHOUSE ASSEMBLER (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 23 March 2017
Being an Assembler had its ups and downs. The work was nice because it was very specific and easy to pick up and understand yet challenging to improve upon, which kept each shift enjoyable and stressful at the same time.
Loss Prevention Officer (Former Employee) – Calgary – 22 March 2017
All my store managers were fantastic to work with. It was a great environment to work in. Division management was also great. They were understanding with your needs with time off and other personal issues you may have that can conflict with work
FT Produce Clerk (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 22 March 2017
Poor Management. Pay compensation is extremely low for the job functions in some departments. Poor safety culture People with strong skills not recognized and given the opportunities for advancement in a reasonable time frame.
Loblaw's gave me the skills needed to work in a professional setting
florist/cashier (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 March 2017
I worked an average of 15 hours a week for nine months at Loblaw’s Supermarket Company as a florist/cashier. My job required me to attend to the plants both inside and out while also acting as a cashier. I was trained to answer inquiries regarding orders and shipments of product in my department. During the summer I often was in charge of opening and preparing for the day. While working here I learned excellent verbal and written communication skills when talking to both costumers and co-workers.
Front End Cashier (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 21 March 2017
Working at Loblaws helped me hone many skills. Because of my position as a cashier I learned much about working people people and products. I worked under excellent management who always made their employs feel comfortable and treated fairly. It was a fun, well organized environment.
Order Picker (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 March 2017
worked there a while, it was a great job but i had to move on management are great, you need to be on your foot all day but I like it, that way time flew by for me, it's not for everyone but it's a great place to work though
Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 19 March 2017
Working in Loblaw makes you more aware of working safe because management always makes you aware of all necessary things to work safely. They also make some interactions activities that involves different nationalities that creates good relationships and respect in work place and that makes you enjoy working.
Cashier, Cash Office, U scan Attendant. (Former Employee) – Chilliwack, BC – 16 March 2017
i was a cashier at ss for almost 2 years, although the colleagues were fine for most of the time. the front end supervisor. sat me and my boss down across from each other and accused us of something very not okay. there for, i left because it's high school drama there.
Bakery Clerk (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 March 2017
I was a bakery clerk for 4 years at a Loblaw store in Toronto. I was in school during that time. The work environment was every toxic. The management was abusive. As part-time employee, I started off getting decent hours. Until I was only getting 10 or even 5 hours a week. On one occasion, I had to attend an event for the agency I was doing my school placement with, on a Saturday and wouldn't be able to come in for my Sunday shift. I always started at 6:00am every weekend. Baking muffins and donuts from scratch. So when I told the store manager I needed the time off, I was told " You sighed a contract with Loblaws and we come first Before your school" I was shocked and disgusted. This was a stupid part-time job. I was paying tuition and extra for books. So in June, decided enough wad enough. I quit. The best decision I ever made. Work for this company affected my mental health.
Cashier (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 16 March 2017
This company has some serious ethics issues. You are just a number on their payroll to them and not a human. I worked there for 3 years but even lifetime workers (there for 20+ years) had similar feelings about the company. It is unionized which at first glance is a positive attribute until you spend some time in the company and realize most of the union representatives just do it for their own job security and not to actually represent the rights/needs of the workers. Furthermore, the quality of work you produce at Loblaw is not ever acknowledged (good or bad) unless an inconsistency happens- i.e: if a good worker has a bad day/makes a mistake they are reprimanded for it; however, a consistently terrible employee has nothing said to them. The only thing this company looks for as far as your "worth" to them is how long you've been with them. Therefore, people are promoted/hired into management positions with little to no management skills just because they have been with the company for 10 years. Most have no management training and have just "worked their way up" through the company. You know a company is awful when people who have worked there their entire lives ALL have the same advice to you when you start "get out while you still can". Horrific.
The people at loblaws are great to work with but since the new year every part time workers hours have been cut which is unsustainable.
Part-time employment (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 15 March 2017
Loblaws is a good store to work at with a lot of great people, most of the people I work with in every department are friendly which is great. Before the new year I was working about 18-25 hours a week (have worked a 31 hour week twice). Since the new year loblaws has entered what they call the "slow months" and everyone's hours have been cut in some way, every part time worker in my department is working less than 16 hours a week which is just not sustainable for the majority or the part time workers.