Grocery Gateway Shopper (Current Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 16 December 2013
Practicing accuracy and quality is my everyday life at work. I make sure that products that are ordered by the customer will be sent out and also will ensure that they are getting good quality items. I have learned to manage my time wisely, be efficient and to be very observant. Managers and co-workers are nice and very open to suggestions that will make the company much better. The hardest part of the job is walking and standing for 8 hours or more and the shift is night time. It may be hard and strenuous at times but that has helped me a lot in improving myself better. This job has opened my eyes in a lot of stuff, being able to mingle with different kinds of people and learn from them had helped me in the way i look at life right now.
Deli Clerk (Former Employee) – Maple, ON – 7 September 2017
It was definitely an enjoyable experience meeting new people(customers) and getting to know my coworkers. I've learned a lot about how to interact with customers and I feel that working here has significantly improved my social skills.
Bakery Clerk (Current Employee) – Woodbridge, ON – 12 August 2017
Personally worked in the bakery department and it was alot of work. Some co-workers that held full time positions who think they are better than you and force you to do their chores (especially when new). Overall though great staff other than a hand few and fun to work with. When buying at longos there really is no employee discount with your longos card, it is just an accumulation of points that you can get some cash back at the end of the year but the points they give are little to nothing unless you are a frequent shopper
little to no discount, some long hours depending on position
SEAFOOD CLERK (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 8 August 2017
your coworkers are the best part of the job, Longo's says to treat your coworkers and customers like family, and that's how it feels, however, the managers do not really care about your life outside of work and if something urgent pops up, they are not willing to compromise with your outside life if you are scheduled
Terrible atmosphere . Bad HR department. Upper management are very unfair and cruel to team members and managers.
Manager (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 19 June 2017
Please don't consider a career here. They rant and rave about treating you like family but it's the opposite of that. When you are in need of help they kick you down instead. Work/life balance is horrible. I regret ever working for Longos.
Awful corporate head office with rude, incompetent teams, family favoritism & horrible HR department
Finance, Human Resources, IT (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 26 May 2017
- Zero Engagement - Horrible & Useless HR Mgr's/Directors/VP - Favoritism for all family member who behave rudely & violently - Micromanagement They put every effort to make stores look good b/c that's all you see as the customer. Over priced food. Pay $5 extra for a potato salad because I am serving it to you. Shop at the other L, LOBLAWS!
Seafood Clerk (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 23 May 2017
This job does not allow for much advancement, which is quite a shame considering how much fun it could be at times. This job had the right sense of family but unfortunately lacked in the area of providing this family with further support in the workforce.
Great workplace, family oriented, nice co-workers!
Cashier (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – 19 May 2017
A typical day at work gets pretty busy depending on the time but you are constantly talking to customers and helping everyone that you can out. I learned how to approach people better and how to work with money. The management was great, like I said everyone is friendly so its a great place to work! The culture is very friendly, everyone is always willing to help you. The hardest part of the job is when there are very many customers on holidays and everyone is running around trying to help other customers. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people that you work with. You can make friends for life at this company!
Short break times with sometimes very long work hours
Meat Clerk (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 11 May 2017
start shift, complete menial tasks/duties, end shift >repeat this is at best a part time job, the people that stay are lifers with no access to union in the work place brown nosing wins big points hardest part was dealing with poor management solely concerned with keeping head office decrees in place that were not relevant to furthering the actual business or service
Productive and amazing place to work at with mini-salad bar
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 27 April 2017
It's an awesome place that offers unique food and fresh produce. The staff are excellent to work with, the hours are flexible and the pay is incredible as the salary gets increased based on job performance per year.
GROCERY STORE CASHIER (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 9 March 2017
I really enjoyed working as a cashier at Longo's. I stayed at the store for two and a half years because I really enjoyed the work environment and really enjoyed the customer service aspect of the job.
Inefficient place to work, no loyalty to employees.
Part-Time produce clerk (Current Employee) – Aurora, ON – 30 November 2016
In my opinion, workers who are loyal to this company are not shown the same loyalty in return. Respect is not returned to employees. Inefficient workplace that does not like new ideas from lower level employees.
Prepared Foods Clerk (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 7 November 2016
A family owned company that used to pride themselves on fresh product and great customer service. Now the company only cares about making the most amount of money, and removing shrink from their stores... even if this includes changing the dates on packaged food items and using/selling items past their due date. Managers and HR scare employees into thinking the way they want them to.. and will put you in terrible situations to make you quit instead of firing you. Honestly just a s*** show. If you want to keep your sanity, and stick to basic morals - stay away from Longo's before you become disgusted with their practices.
Clerk (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 October 2016
Management is generally terrible. There is little to no support when you ask for it. From what I've seen in my 5 yrs the more friends you have in management the more likely you are to move up regardless of your skill. That being said, co-workers are the best people I've ever met. Hard working, out going, kind and fun. They often give out full time hours without full time benefits (pretty shady)- their benefits are GREAT though and they give a yearly bonus based off of your store performance. It's an easy job to go home and forget about, but hard compared to other grocery stores - heavy scruitiny and high demands. Fresh departments are well paid (meat, produce) but its a very frustrating environment when around management. Head office is very clearly disconnected from the store level.
Yearly Bonus, Full Time Benefits, Great Co-workers
Bad Management, Lack of Support, Unexpectedly Demanding