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Good place with good people. Management needs work. A good starting job for young people. Some departments are great some arent. Very secure job also

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Friendly workers
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Great please to work but mismanaged

Longos is a great place to work and the salary and job security is great but it is terribly mismanaged and there is no real room to advance.
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Fast Paced Workplace With Nice Co-Workers

- good training- nice co-workers- served customers, kept work area clean, completed sandwich orders- management was nice- discount at Starbucks in the store
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High Stress, Expects Perfection from Part Time Staff, (My Location) Toxic Work Enviroment

I’ve worked at two different Longos Locations and for about Three years now. Positive: They pay quite well, always above Minimum wage even for part-timers.Like most stores some department managers are great, while others are terrible.Negatives: The customers are extremely entitled, you will get belittled for things out of your control and customers will try to take advantage of you. Store managers can also be quite demanding, but that’s understandable since they have to run the store, but it can be quite annoying especially when it’s extremely busy and they’re on you for everything.(My negative experience) the latest store I worked at I tried to transfer from multiple times due to their toxic environment, the problem is Longos has a ridiculous transfer policy where Unless you are urgently needed where you are transferring to, it could take half a year to a whole entire year for you to get transferred. Asking for a transfer and or trying to leave the toxic department will also cause the department manager to treat you worse, and tell stories behind your back. The company preaches that they treat their employees like family but in reality they don’t and they treat there employees more like 2nd class citizens, even though they work hard.
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Good Place

It was a great place to work everyone was friendly and the management was great and the pay was even better what more can you ask for from a job. Plus the customers were saints.
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Life draining and inconsiderate

Awful management with no respect for employees time and hard work. Always under staffed and getting out hours cut. Seen entire staff quit over 18 months. Expects staff to use company app on your off time. Neither me nor any of my co-workers would recommend.
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Stressful

The assistant store manager in the Milton store makes you question reality. You should not have to feel like you're worthless every single day. The whole team puts in 100% everyday but it's just not good enough. It's managers like this who give longos a bad name
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It's okay

Its alright. Team is fine. Good as a skill building job. Management is fine; but if inconvenience in anyway (ei. Calling in sick), can cause tension. Have to talk to the right people for advancement.
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coworkers could be nice ..management played favorites

really have to watch for poor managers who have been with the company so long that they feel they can do whatever they want...no consistency lots of turnover

Pros

benefits

Cons

poor management
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Bad management, no pay increase

I have worked here for 5 years, almost all the managers are fairly rude and want to command you like a dog. In the 5 years i have worked i have gained about 15 cents additional pay because the pay does not increase when the minimum wage does so someone with no experience will be receiving almost the same pay as somone with 5 or even 10 years on the job

Pros

10% off at Starbucks in the store

Cons

Bad management, no upward mobility
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Terrible

Unless you get a good manager, then this job is awful. They don’t care about you or anything. They are rude and make rude remarks about there employees. Don’t recommend
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Great people but can be a bit boring and not enough opportunities to make switches

Working here and getting to know the people has been a blast, but personally working as a cashier is not my favourite. The management isn't bad but if you want to cross train it can be difficult to find positions.

Pros

End of the year team member discounts

Cons

Small daily discounts and possibility of miscommunications
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It’s not a bad place

Not a bad place to work at. It can be very stressful and some of upper management just cares about the numbers and not the people. Would be better if they gave a better work/family balance. Overall not a bad place to work at.
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Typical "you are like family" job

Worked there for a year and realized that the family they meant was filled with neglect and disinterest. The job was slow, pay was low, and there was limited opportunities for any increase in position or pay. The store managers were rude to staff and not understanding of employee's personal lives. For a minimum wage job there are better places to work.
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Great for starters.

This is just decent job for entry level or for fresh starters. Not much responsibility and accountability as long as you look busy, then you are good. The managers are great and mostly accommodating. Most of the tenured worker has high pride (mostly 3 years old and above, apart from starters), these folks are moody and sometimes are unprofessional that could affect the work environment. Overall, it is still a decent job, advancement is impossible if you are not into work politics.

Pros

For full-time employees, the benefits and insurance is top notch

Cons

There are old timers that are arrogant, cynical and very political.
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great friends

some employees are not held accountable. management depends on other employees to make up for the slack of others. pay is good as well as health benefits. up to date with software regarding scheduling.
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productive

It's really whatever. Most people are either part-timers as students or full-time adults. Everyone is friendly but there a large gap between the two groups. Everyone wishes they weren't there.
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Above average grocery store, well maintained.

The store in general are generally well looked after, clean and maintained. They expect you to also look the part and be very conservative looking (no earrings, wear black uniform, natural hair colour etc..)

Pros

Decent perks if you are full timer

Cons

Can be a little harsh on dress code and rules
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Great Place

Great experience in leaside and Mississauga location. Management are great, approachable and understanding! Knows how to appreciate hard working people.

Pros

Lots of opportunity to grow

Cons

Hours can be cut down if store is slow
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Making pizza all day with friends what is better?

Great fast paced workplace. great hours (7-3pm, 4-10pm). manager was so supportive and coworkers were all young and eager. customers are nice as its a high end grocery store. honestly i loved it here. also training is formal - both online modules and in person training shifts. you never work alone (at least i didnt). it was always with another person

Pros

Discount on food, good hours

Cons

no room for growth
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A good place to work especially for students, flexible hours, fair and easily reachable management.

Fairly simple job to learn. Co-workers and management are helpful and nice. Management is easy to communicate with and very accommodating, especially for students. Learned a lot about little ins and outs of grocery stores I wouldn't have otherwise. Good time overall.

Pros

Good coworkers

Cons

Not a lot of opportunities
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Based on 392 reviews

Ratings by category

3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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