loved it, but have now moved up to owen sound and its too far to commute but the work and variety was great
driver ac-z (Current Employee), Cambridge, ON – January 9, 2013
Pros: steady work
Cons: long hours driving in toronto traffic
I would report at 430am and be dispatch to deliver groceries to supermarkets in southern ontario usually up in the owen sound area. always treated fair by managment and fellow drivers. only left because of the move to owen sound
Stocking Shelves (Former Employee), Windsor, ON – May 13, 2013
Pros: gym membership discounts. benefits & life insurance available.
Cons: night shifts were long and you spend the whole next day sleeping, not doing much of anything else.
Our supervisors were lazy and chauvinistic. They gave orders haphazardly. One night it was do something this way, then the next night you'd do it that way and get yelled at. Our tell you to go down one aisle then show up at the end of the aisle and yell down the aisle that this wasn't where they sent you. It would be a great place to work if they got – more... rid of the Midnight Supervisor's and brought in professionals who could act their age. Comments could be overheard regarding wanting to see younger women working there. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Mississauga, Ontario – May 7, 2013
As a cashier, the job could become stressful and hectic, but the employees were always friendly and professional. Management were also very nice and professional. I learned how to deal with customer service, fast-paced cashier work, and was required to memorize many grocery codes. The most difficult aspect of the job was on statutory holidays when the – more... grocery stores are quite busy. – less
EMPLOYEE (Current Employee), SOMEWHERE. ON – April 27, 2013
LOBLAWS IS A HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK. THEY ARE SCREWING WITH PEOPLES LIVES. CUTTING WAGES AND BENEFITS IS ONLY GOING TO HURT THE COMPANY. TICKED OFF EMPLOYEES = POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, WHICH IN TURN THE COMPANY WILL LOSE CUSTOMERS. WHAT THE HELL DOES THE COMPANY THINK THEY ARE DOING AND HOW ARE THEY GETTING AWAY WITH THIS?? DO NOT SHOP AT THIS COMPANY, – more... DO NOT ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO WORK FOR THIS COMPANY, IT WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE!!!!! – less
Meat Clerk (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – March 29, 2013
Pros: stress free, have friends working their, relaxed management, lots of space to move around in
Cons: could get a little boring at times
Working at Loblaws as a meat clerk is as average job a person will get. Management is not bad but it is not great either. Because it is the local super market odds are a couple friends you know work there also and it is fun to sync up your breaks with them. The work itself is semi-fun because you are doing several repetitive tasks that get changed throughout – more... the day to not make go into zombie mode (where you just zone out and become mindless). For example, you will start by facing the meat, then packaging the meat, then facing the meat again, help a customer or two, label the meat, take out the expired meat from the shelves and at the end of the day, take all the meat from the counter and put it in the fridge. – less
Front End Cashier (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – March 12, 2013
I was a front end cashier within this establishment. I had to learn multiple produce codes, and ensure customer satisfaction. The most enjoyable part of the job would be ensuring customers have a pleasant shopping atmosphere, to me that is what I went to work for everyday.
Shelf Packer (Former Employee), ajax,on – March 5, 2013
Pros: good people
A typical day would normally be jus packing shelves and cleaning up unnecessary products from ailes. I learned how to manage time better. Co-workers were friendly and outgoing. There was nothing really to complain about in terms of management and workspace, Brake time was the most enjoyable part of the job.
Cashier (Current Employee), Bowmanville, ON – March 4, 2013
Pros: great people, amazing customers, good hours
Cons: union dues
Loblaws is a great to work at, guaranteed at least 4 hours a week, great co workers, and many great customers! Most enjoyable part of the job is working with everyone, and being able to interact with all of the customers! Hardest part of the job is probably bagging because alot of people are picky with what goes in each bag, but I'm not afraid about – more... asking so it's not very hard at all! I have great managers, and supervisers that make work fun and alot less stressful than I thought it was going to be! – less
Customer service and sales clerk (Former Employee), Ottawa On – February 24, 2013
Pros: 2 breaks and a lunch. 10% discount on items after 6 month working with loblaws.
Cons: incrediably low pay. new union is taking over and as far as i'm told, everybody thats been there for 10+ years are having major salary cut. 5$ an hour cut is expected.
Sometimes its 2 people closing 3 departments. Pay is maybe 5 cents extra after 1 year. 3 years in and 15 cents pay increase. Good customer service experience. Coworkers all communicate and try to enjoy time at work.
Bakery Clerk (Former Employee), Oshawa, ON – February 17, 2013
Pros: long breaks & lunches, good work environment
Cons: long hours, tiring
A typical day at work was very fast paced, constantly dealing with customers & people. I learned good time management skills, able to work under pressure & learned to meet deadlines efficentley. The co-workers were great, very friendly & knowledgeable. The job itself was not very hard, but the part that I enjoyed the most was the hard labor, fast paced, – more... team environment. – less
Enjoy the multi-tasking aspect of the job, not repetative.
Joe Fresh Manager (Current Employee), Waterloo, ON – January 24, 2013
Pros: excellent salary, and benefits
Cons: having one saturday off a month.
I would arrive at work, and check the previous days schedule hours, review and initial off, once verification is done. I would then proceed to the Joe Fresh Dept. and do a walk of the dept. making notes, as to what the needs of the business are, high priority etc. Check the previous days sales and record them, comparing them to the targets. Check the – more... previous days task sheets to observe that tasks are completed. Proceed to making a task sheet for the team for the day, to give them direction. I have a really good team, who work well together. They often know what needs to be done without direction. The hardest part of the job is being an Apparel business in a grocery store and getting the respect it deserves. The most enjoyable part of my job is working with my team and delivering excellent customer service. I have learned how to work in an unionized environment, I have learned the Joe Fresh Branding and merchandising to that standard, and I have been trained as a Manager On Duty for the whole store, opening and closing. – less