Cashier (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 6 March 2018
I worked as a cashier, therefore becoming familiar with the ins and outs of customer service. It was good work. The reason I only give Loblaws a 3 star rating is because the management was unorganized and ineffective.
The work life balance does not really work for me because due to the nature of my role, the work never ends. You can never have that period where you can say that you have closed out and completed something. It just keeps coming. So even when i do not take work home, i still worry about the work. Then the culture of the staff is just so pretentious and off. People create different silos, according to their ethnicity. So a new comer without an excisting ethnic group would really find it difficult to fit in.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Ottawa West, ON – 4 March 2018
I worked there for over a year and rode my bike to work. I lasted over a complete year pushing carts, doing price checks, and deliver-ing groceries to customer's cars. I liked working with cashiers as well, like a team. The hardest task was pushing carts in ice/snow.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 March 2018
The job itself I found to be fast-paced and high-energy. The workplace culture was fun, there was always something to do and I loved my co-workers. The only thing I disliked was the poor management, due to their lack of understanding of their employees lives outside of work, as well as belittling their employees in front of customers. The hardest part of the job was simply the amount of customers we had to serve on a day-to-day basis, where as the best part of the job the free food we got to eat every once in a while!
free food, friendly co workers, long breaks, good pay
Cashier (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 March 2018
I worked here as a cashier, the pay was minimum wage. The hours were my biggest complaint, since the more senior employees have to have equal or more hours than the more junior ones it overloads the senior employees with hours while leaving the junior ones wanting more.
Electronics Clerk & Portrait studio Photographer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 February 2018
Customers at loblaws are normally regulars as it was a small department and not many knew about it. Photography was very seasonally heavy as christmas would increase sales by a large amount. During these high seasons such as christmas the understaffed department only had two photographers and often relied on me to work overtime and do double bookings on solo shifts and get everything done which could be a difficult task for one person.