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Updated 15 November, 2017
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Pros
  • You get to work with great people in a great environment (in 8 reviews)

  • fast paced always changing interesting environment (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • hard to maintain work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • No work-life balance, in fact, "work-life" is considered a bad word here (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great if you're all in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labatt full-time

    Pros

    Very meritocratic - Several directors started with floor positions
    Never a dull day
    Fast passed
    Position movements are frequent and so are opportunities
    Pub at work!

    Cons

    Weak new employee onboarding - sink or swim
    Not working overtime is frowned upon
    Hard to become permanent, some are on contract for years
    They ask more then they give
    Little or no socialising outside of pub nights at work

    Advice to Management

    New employees onboarding needs to improve
    People need more recognition for their work


  2. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    perks, people, pub and the ability to working from different location around the word

    Cons

    favoritism , no training, lack of organisation, people changing role every 6 months

    Advice to Management

    treat everyone equal men women and visible monitory


  3. "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture, work life balance and compensation

    Cons

    work can be ambiguous and repetitive some days


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  5. "Associate Brand Manager"

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    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Labatt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting industry and fast paced environment

    Cons

    Little regard for work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff!


  6. "A Lost Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labatt full-time

    Pros

    Room to move across the country
    Training opportunuties

    Cons

    Starved for resources
    Insufficient manpower
    Does not always promote on merit

    Advice to Management

    Stop painting every site with the same brush.
    Start promoting and recognizing individual thought even when it doesn't align with standards


  7. "Commercial finance manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt full-time

    Pros

    People, culture, growth opportunity

    Cons

    Work life balance, work load, diversity of senior management


  8. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I was happy but not now

    Cons

    Too many challenges to work with


  9. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Stagiaire in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Stagiaire in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with great people in a great environment. The work dynamic is motivating and the brewery is well located

    Cons

    They are understaffed and people get overworked very fast. The work hours are very extended and there's a lack of organization for a company of this size

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people at the time


  10. "Challenging environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    We have monthly Free beer
    Quick Career advancement
    We have Possibility to get lots of experience and exposure quickly
    Company is growing

    Cons

    Changing environment is becoming more and more difficult
    Marketing / sales have all the budget while we have tiny per diem
    Your career opportunity is mostly driven by your relationship with your line manager

    Advice to Management

    Provide more knowledge and education on beer production and tasting
    More cross functional activity


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Ok place to start, not a place to stay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Labatt full-time

    Pros

    - Great place to be when you're young (lots of social events, drinks & young people)
    - Made some great friends there
    - Because its so understaffed people get bigger titles much sooner than they would anywhere else
    - Easy to move across departments
    - On paper a great company to say you work for & they tout a lot of great recruitement marketing as well.

    Cons

    - Lots of "Kool Aid" drinking
    - Hard to justify several of the senior leadership moves (Skeezy sales guys or novices who would never become a director or VP anywhere else)
    - Unhealthy lifestyle constantly on display
    - No work-life balance, in fact, "work-life" is considered a bad word here
    - "Bro" culture on display (look to the Marketing team for some outrageous examples)
    - Canada team isn't empowered as much as other regions
    - Some departments really get the rough end of the ZBB & target stretch (supply, IT & BSC)
    - Don't expect a lot of bonus payout here. The philosophy of feast & famine tends to work towards famine most of the time

    Advice to Management

    None, it will fall on deaf ears. 3G has a trusted model. Like most billionaire bankers they are happy to deplete human capital for money. Unfortunately, the model works.


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