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Labatt Reviews

Updated Sep 5, 2019

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Labatt CEO Kyle Norrington
Kyle Norrington
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free beer and many other goodies(in 16 reviews)

  • "You get to work with great people in a great environment(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-Life Balance is a challenge in most roles(in 36 reviews)

  • "No work-life balance, in fact, "work-life" is considered a bad word here(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company with a Culture of Meritocracy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt full-time

    Pros

    1) My curiosity and enterpeneualism are highly encouraged and I have ownership overmy projects. The work on a day to day basis is extremely dynamic 2)My colleagues are very passionate about the work and the company and they are always approachable and supportive 3) The management team has helped my development and provided mentorship and guidance to me from my first day at the company. This applies to everyone... from my immediate manager, all the way to members of the management committe-- they are always enocuraging, approachable and show great leadership

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    Cons

    Some roles may not be suitable for everyone because you are expected to be a self-starter and set your own course, which does not work for everyone. In addition, progression is more limited if you are not fully mobile

    Advice to Management

    Work on a continued focus on diversity, when our colleagues join the company with varied career experience, education, gender experience, etc. it makes the work environment more dynamic and leads to innovation and new idea generation

    Labatt2019-02-27

    Labatt Response

    March 7, 2019The People Team

    Thank you for leaving a review. It’s great to know that you recognize an ownership culture, passionate colleagues, and strong leaders during your time with us so far! To address your advice, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity of thought is central. ...

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  2. "Great, challenging culture. Fast-paced growth."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Labatt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to own large-scale/high-impact projects Big influential brands Lots of cross-functional opportunities Talented, ambitious coworkers Informal culture - people wear jeans

    Cons

    Costs are managed tightly and you have to be creative to get funding for initiatives Lack of internal structures can be frustrating if you're someone who needs direction

    Labatt2019-04-29

    Labatt Response

    May 23, 2019The People Team

    Thanks for your review! We are inspired by fast career progression and cross functional opportunities. We’re glad you enjoyed and thrived in our culture! Managing our costs tightly helps free up resources that support sustainable and profitable top-line growth, and we encourage finding ...

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  3. "Learn how a big business operates"

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    Former Employee - Telesales Agent 

    I worked at Labatt part-time

    Pros

    The pay was good with the bonuses

    Cons

    Career management could be improved

    Labatt2019-09-05

    Labatt Response

    September 10, 2019The People Team

    Thank you for leaving your review. We are a company of owners, encouraging our people to lead change and take charge of their own careers.

  4. "Amazing sales organization but overworked and underpaid."

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    Former Employee - GMT in Toronto, ON
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Labatt full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Give a lot of responsibility to you in the early stage of your career, have processess in place that have the right intention (mentor programs, etc), a lot to learn from a perennial leader (especially in M&A)

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid, very competitive and even toxic culture, run by non-locals due to ownership by 3G, a lot of politics

    Labatt2019-08-12

    Labatt Response

    August 30, 2019The People Team

    Thanks for your review and time working with us. At Labatt, we are fanatic owners and encourage fast career growth through cross-functional experiences and leadership development. Our employees grow at the pace of their talent and are rewarded accordingly through the results they ...

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  5. "Think about it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Labatt full-time

    Pros

    Young employees, always busy (makes your day go by), genuinely good people

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, the pay is not competitive, luring bonus however rarely paid out, poor senior leadership direction/confidence, poor communication/finger pointing

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your experienced or eager employees. Pay for quality.

    Labatt2019-08-25

    Labatt Response

    August 30, 2019The People Team

    Thank you for leaving a review. Our bonuses are based on the achievement of both individual and company targets. We value our people who dream big and deliver results everyday. We’re actively looking to better understand what stands out to our employees in the workplace so we appreciate ...

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  6. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Learn a lot, develop leadership, great experience, challenging.

    Cons

    New in position really weak, stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Higher salaries for the stress or more people for the jobs. Better new in position.

    Labatt2019-08-02

    Labatt Response

    August 13, 2019The People Team

    Thank you for leaving a review! We’re glad to hear after 10 years of working with us, you’ve enjoyed and thrived in our culture.

  7. "Big promises - little backup"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Montreal, QC
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to switch positions

    Cons

    Not great positions to switch to Too many hours

    Advice to Management

    Work less

    Labatt2019-07-09
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Technician 

    I worked at Labatt full-time

    Pros

    They usually promote within the company.

    Cons

    The work gets repetitive from day to day.

    Labatt2019-06-10

    Labatt Response

    June 25, 2019The People Team

    We encourage fast career growth and are proud to provide opportunities for those who dream big and deliver results. Glad to hear you enjoyed our culture, thanks for your review!

  9. "Low Budget Companty"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Collections Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most people there are great, still in touch with some of the as friends

    Cons

    Terrible & abusive management, extremely low salaries, zero benefits, cheap

    Labatt2019-06-18

    Labatt Response

    June 25, 2019The People Team

    Thank you for leaving a review. We encourage our employees to speak with their People Manager should they have any feedback or concerns, or call our compliance hotline, so we can gather more information and better understand.

  10. "Toronto Head Office Employee"

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    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Labatt

    Pros

    - Free Beer ($900 beer card for the year). - Great colleagues, most have good intentions and are not cut throat. - Good location- office oversees the lake.

    Cons

    - Compensation, including bonus is below average for the amount of work you have to do to earn it. - Office space is outdated. If you work in a particular department you will need to take Advil everyday because the noise level is out of control due to how many people are crammed in a small space. - Turn over is high. You won’t meet a person that has been in the same role for more than a year. While some may see... this as a pro it’s actually a very big downfall for the company as no one knows what they are doing. When you ask for guidance the most common answer you will get is “I don’t know”. This makes it very hard to get anything done because no one knows anything. Sink or swim environment! - Benefits are average, nothing special to set them apart from other companies. - Do not have the ability to work from home. They say you are able to but it’s not encouraged. - Merit increases are non existent.

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    Labatt2019-05-30

    Labatt Response

    June 25, 2019The People Team

    Thank you for leaving a review. As a meritocracy based organization, our bonuses are based off the achievement of both individual and company targets. This enables us to continually move our industry forward and promote top-line growth. We encourage fast career growth through ...

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