Excellent benefits and flexibility but toxic culture & management
Part-time Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Leamington, ON – 3 January 2018
Working for Loblaws is a decent job for students in a unionized workplace, and you will be making more than minimum wage within a few months. The work is not difficult or strenuous. However, the culture is stressful and I found it to be a toxic work environment. Management and colleagues with high seniority can be very clique-y, and problems with department managers and assistant managers are not dealt with by store management no matter how many times they are brought up. While the company offers flexibility around school, I was often asked to come in on days when I am not available and sometimes had trouble getting necessary time off for exams. As a student, it is also annoying that you have to be available Friday nights and all day Saturday and Sunday, regardless of how open your availability is throughout the week.
Unionized workplace, lots of free food, benefits, leave of absence accomodation
Toxic workplace culture, management problems ignored