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A productive workplace with highly separated divisions
Strategic Initiatives Analyst (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON23 February 2018
The typical day at Loblaw involved working rigorously on multiple projects at once with your team. There was not a lot of coordination with other divisions
Pros
Independence and autonomy
Cons
Not a lot of communication
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Very intense jobs but heavily seasonal
Electronics Clerk & Portrait studio Photographer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 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.
Pros
Paid breaks and union
Cons
Understaffed department
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awful management
Replenishment Clerk (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL22 February 2018
Very disorganized, The back warehouse was always a mess hard to work in. did not do their job ever we were always 6 months behind on planos. they do not care about mental illness at all!!!!
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Fun place to work
Merchandising Manager (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON22 February 2018
Overall great place to work for young students coming into the industry to help develop their skills. Offers a good corporate cultural experience with many different business units.
Pros
Culture and overall business
Cons
Salary and compensation
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Poor Working Environment
Program Manager / Brands PLM (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON21 February 2018
Consultants treated as second class citizens, no place to work... was a scramble daily to find a place in the basement .... management poor HR ./ management skills
Pros
cafeteria is good, technical staff assisting with new staff excellent
Cons
poor management structure, limited work pace
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a place where you will learn more and enhance your customer service skills
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 February 2018
As a cashier you will always encounter a long line-up in your lane but I do not forget to smile always and thanked the customer for shopping at Loblaws.
Pros
10% discount on grocery or whatever you buy from the store
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Great for discounts and promotional T-Shirts
Department Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Surrey, BC20 February 2018
The work environment is very compelling and professional. Customer service is always key and very uplifting nature around other employees. Many new t-shirts so you will never have to worry about after work clothes.
Pros
Free Lunches/Dinners. Flexible Hours
Cons
Short Hours
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Laborer (Current Employee) –  Moncton, NB18 February 2018
The money is good, but the work is not worth it. If you are looking for a job that will destroy your body look no further! Get ready for daily injuries!
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Great place to work!
Order Picker (Former Employee) –  South Surrey, BC18 February 2018
It was a great place to work at. Management was super nice and the employees are amazing. Not one jerk in that entire building. The pay is great and they offer great benefits. Just be prepared to regularly work 10 hour shifts and do the same thing every day.
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good fun job
Flow Operartions Clerk (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 February 2018
its a good fun job
pay could be better
hours are ok'
not bad for young people between the age on 15-25 mostly
the job gave a lot of back and knee problems
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Great First Job!
Part-time Bakery Staff (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON15 February 2018
I worked for Loblaws at the beginning of my customer service career and found it a great place to start. I learned good communication skills and beneficial ways to balance my time between work and school.
Pros
Multi-tasking skills
Cons
Early mornings
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Fun at the start .
GENERAL MERCHANDISE SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  London, ON13 February 2018
A friendly, engaging environment however, over time the amount of hours were slowly diminishing. Being there for over 6 years still didn't matter. I liked the culture, but the not 4 hours a week to enough.
Pros
discounts
Cons
shortage of hours
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Leader in Grocer Retail
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  London, ON13 February 2018
Top Notch Product and Customer Service Training
High Standards of Health & Safety
Employee Opportunities for Advancement
Company committed to betterment in growth and change
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Was a great place to get bearings for future jobs.
customer service (Former Employee) –  London, ON12 February 2018
As this being one of my first jobs, it was more or less just to show me the ways of being efficient while working in a team and individually. As I worked in the meat department, my duties were to cut meat, weigh meat, seal meat and ensure the department was always disinfected as different types of meat circulated throughout the department all day. In addition, we had inventory to label and store in the back freezer.
Pros
Fast paced
Cons
Customers + Groceries = Anger
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Good environment, clean stores
Mobile Expert (Former Employee) –  Ajax, ON12 February 2018
Worked at three different stores

Communication between management and people on floor was really bad

no help sometimes

commission structure was better
Pros
better commission
Cons
no help from upper management no chance of stepping up
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Not very stable
Joe Fresh Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 February 2018
Hours are distributed based on the stores sales, and some weeks the part-time employees receive 0-5 hours. You require so many hours to advance places and have a guaranteed amount of hours, but it is difficult to do so when you get few hours a week. The breaks and benefits are good, and it is a good place to gain retail experience.
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Benefits and pay, but corporate structure ruined it for me
MEAT CUTTER (Former Employee) –  Grimsby, ON11 February 2018
Good company, good benefits, people are good to work for. Most difficult thing for me is the corporate structure, you're always just a number and replaceable, thus it never feels like you can make a difference. The most important thing to a corporation and their shareholders is the bottom line. Slowly over the years, the full time wage and part time wage have been gradually getting closer, and often times going up slower than inflation.
More often than not, decisions that are being made are done by people who have degrees claiming they know what to do, when more often than not they have never worked a day in the retail aspect of the company. Constantly relining product to add more product when it does sell in all locations (I worked in a town of 30,000 of predominately white people. But head office constantly wanted us to sell Halal meat products when they wouldn't sell and get thrown out. The push for new product (often seasoned and marinated) never sold as it was priced much higher than tradition non-seasoned products.
The frustration of this happening every season and the same thing happening every time tagged along with the response of "just do it, that's what they want" and never getting any reasoning behind it as to why it's being pushed was very difficult for me.
As someone who always wanted to push the envelope and be the best employee, I found it increasingly difficult seeing these "ideas" as just a way for useless positions in head office to feel necessary to have a job when it could be used for the actual people who are hustling in the stores.
Pros
Other employees, getting to know the "regulars" and meeting new people everyday.
Cons
Corporate Structure.
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Friendly Supervisors and straight forward work
CUSTOMER SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON10 February 2018
A work day always varied if there are sales going on, or a new store was opening up, etc. I learned how to work in a timely fashion with customer satisfaction. Management is very understanding and they are very thorough with explanations of the workplace. Workplace culture is professional but has a very welcoming environment as well. The hardest part of the job is to take breaks and leave on time since you can receive a call at any point in your shift. The most enjoyable part of the job is to learn from every call and how to improve customer service with speed.
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Nice and Small
Patissier Clerk (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 February 2018
Independent grocery store. Not too many employees so you get to know most of the people working in different departments. Management is usually around when you need them - pretty good workplace culture
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Under Pay for what you do!
Reciever and Loader (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON9 February 2018
better off working at a fast food restaurant! $15 than working at loblaws $18.00. It is a good place for longterm employment but under paid and very performance based.
Pros
non
Cons
underpaid
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