Senior Director Merch Bakery (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 14 November 2017
Love the potential of the company but it no longer loves you back (too large of a company now- textbook HR department that is predatory). They always had the right cast but the wrong script. I shudder when I think of the current talent they are restructuring out of and who they are replacing them with. Disloyal to legacy employees who literally built them. They have become the typical cold faceless corporate monolith with an artificial engagement culture and no real P2P love for each other. Current restructuring will end and another will begin in 18 months. People that work in the retail stores are inundated with redundant rules and protocols they must follow that directly interfere with running a food store. This happens when you eliminate true subject matter experts and replace them with decorative wall degrees. Elimination of independent thinkers and promotion of robotic yes men will produce typical results. They have failed to create an identity for themselves in the customers eye and usually default to the road easiest travelled, copying trends and products that perceived industry leaders implement. They have eliminated or diminished the true leaders they have, and replaced them with cheerleaders that are ill advised by incompetent but well placed individuals that should have been purged years ago. BOD is too cautious and conservative to take the necessary steps to change this historic company, I cant help but imagine that it will be sold off to a European or American retailer within the next 5 years.
Wonderful History but poorly leveraged
Eastern Canadian Company run by people who want it to be Loblaws