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Updated Jun 3, 2021

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Pros
  • "Free beer and a ping pong table in the break area(in 23 reviews)

  • "great people, great connections, good perks(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work/life Balance can be a struggle(in 45 reviews)

  • "Long hours, less attention to detail than ideal(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Challenge Accepted!

      May 19, 2021 - Merchandiser in Montreal, QC
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      Pros

      Amazing culture, amazing people. Great opportunities to grow you career! Plus, who doesn't like to sell beer ?

      Cons

      You need a car for this role, so not for you if you don't !

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Terrible place to work especially if you're a visible minority

      Apr 9, 2021 - Commercial Manager in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free beer, pub for the employees

      Cons

      Extremely poor DE&I, demographic is largely white male. The board of execs, president and VP's are all white male. If you're a POC you're expected to single handedly fix their DE&I issues and take it on as a second job. Expect racial slurs to be thrown at you, example South Asian and Arab employees would be greeted with 'hey there's my favorite terrorist'. Extremely poor work life balance, expect colleagues and managers to call you at midnight to get work done and you work long hours 12-14 hour days are a norm. Underpaid compared to market average, their reasoning is because they give high bonuses, however no bonuses have been given in 5 years. Men get promoted based on potential, women get promoted based on experience (and rarely get promoted). Aggressive, unprofessional behavior is rewarded. A lot of bias towards pregnant employees and working mothers. A lot of issues around gender bias and racial bias. Poor benefits compared to other companies, especially if you have a chronic health condition. Mental health and dental benefits are quite low and generally mental health is highly stigmatized within the company itself

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      3 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      You're Basically a Faceless Worker Drone

      Apr 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You get tons of experience because you have to learn quickly to survive. The beer benefit for full-time employees is also nice.

      Cons

      Incredibly high turnover rate due to burnout and low employee engagement. Advancement opportunities are prioritized for those involved in the management trainee program, and members of the program look great on paper but are in reality barely qualified and rarely have any commitment to their roles because they know a new promotion is pretty much guaranteed to them every few years regardless of their performance. Management trainees spend more time doing photoshoots and doing recruitment for the program than they do actually managing their teams. Almost everyone has to work way over 40 hours a week, but you're basically shamed out of charging for over time. There's a ton of focus on automation and streamlining processes, but it's basically the company's way of having their employees build the tools to make downsizing and outsourcing possible. Management absolutely does not have your back at any level in the organization. Overall, you put up with a toxic workplace for some free beer.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to start your career, but not long term

      Feb 5, 2021 - Planning Manager 
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      Pros

      1. Lots of opportunities for developing leadership skills and work experience. 2. Hard work doesn't go unnoticed. 3. The People you work with are smart, driven and ambitious 4. Free beer and the downtown office has a Pub; health Benefits are pretty decent but you have to pay for them

      Cons

      1. Aggressive, sink/swim culture. Huge push on perfectionism 2. Not very competitive salary- Your salary's big portion is bonus, which gets paid out once in 4 years so negotiate a higher base. 3. They operate very lean and the turnover is high, felt like a revolving door 4. Poor work life balance, you are expected to take on more work without any additional pay. Big push on acquisitions so this piles up every year 5. Very focused on outsourcing to India and you have to constantly deal with very sub-par talent over there. 6. If you were not a part of the "`Development Program" you career growth will be very stunted. The Development program folks get precedence over everyone...its not as mertiocracy based environment they claim it to be.

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      3 people found this review helpful

      Labatt Response

      Sr. Specialist

      Thank you for your detailed review. We appreciate your in-depth feedback and we have shared it with our internal teams.

    5. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Don't be fooled by "Top 100 Employer" status

      Mar 17, 2021 - Marketing in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      There are some very talented people employed there who are amazing to work with

      Cons

      -Misogynistic management: The executive team is so white and so male, though they take great pains to paint a picture for employees that they sincerely want to improve this (they've been saying they "want to learn and do better" for over a year now with pitiful follow-through) - Zero real D&I commitment: They rely on employees to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to Diversity and Inclusion, so prepare for a lot of unpaid labour on top of your demanding position - If you are a woman, you will be talked down to by the hockey bros on the executive team - If you are a person of colour, you will be pulled into company photoshoots and D&I initiatives, whether you ask to be included or not - Work/life balance is non-existent: They tell everyone to "act like an owner," but what they mean is "work all the time but be prepared to be given zero credit for it." -This is just the tip of the iceberg.

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      6 people found this review helpful

      Labatt Response

      Sr. Specialist

      We appreciate the heartfelt comments and are sorry that you did not stay long enough to see and participate in the meaningful and lasting I&D progress we are making. Our leaders are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all, but we also know that making these meaningful changes takes time, energy, and dedication from everyone involved. Thank you again for your feedback, and we wish you the best in your future endeavors.

    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to start off as a young professional

      Apr 5, 2021 - Business Process Manager in London, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hard work and delivering results will get you promotions

      Cons

      Lots of movement in management, most people stay in a role for 1-2 years and then move onto something else, good for personal growth but can create situations where many managers don’t know how to do their job.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Pretty sweet gig

      Apr 27, 2021 - Tutor in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very warm place to work at, cool people, great vibe.

      Cons

      none that affected me or that I'm aware of.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Difficult Culture to Navigate

      May 25, 2021 - Marketing in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Benefits Opportunity for Growth Actively trying to improve

      Cons

      Low employee engagement Lack of work/life balance Low on the salary scale Very political

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Apr 23, 2021 - Territory Manager in Halifax, NS
      Recommend
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      Pros

      the people, the culture, and the driving

      Cons

      sometimes you're selling products you dont believe in

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