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Labatt Reviews

Updated 12 March, 2017
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Luiz F. Z. de Saint Edmond
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Pros
  • Really great people working at this company, the competitive spirit makes it fun and there are always incentives to do better (in 6 reviews)

  • Opportunity for growth, challenging, fast paced (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance needs to be looked at (in 19 reviews)

  • no work-life balance, high management turn-over leading to little information retainment and floor staff calling the shots (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great team atmosphere!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Labatt full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Talented people focused on outdoing themselves. Exceptional programs for developing new graduates and fostering international opportunities as part of career development.

    Cons

    Sometimes you get a chance to taste new products long before it comes to market -- and you can't tell anyone how fantastic it tastes!

    Advice to Management

    Rent more space to allow for more meeting rooms. And the open concept is a little too open. Too little space to spread out.


  2. "Sales Development Progran"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome company, awesome people, very fun environment, extremely fast paced culture

    Cons

    Future can be ambiguous, but given fair warning of that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. More transparency on decisions


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Labatt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    lots of overtime, if you want to work 60 hrs a week you often can

    Cons

    they take their quotas very seriously


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  5. "Front Line Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Labatt full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, challenging, fast paced

    Cons

    Shift work, can be long hours in summer

    Advice to Management

    must have patience and enjoy a fast past environment


  6. "good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt full-time

    Pros

    the salaries are ok , very good international opportunities, training available , competitive work environment,

    Cons

    the work load is big, not a lot of free time, lot of pressure. if you are not able to deal and perform under pressure, not for you

    Advice to Management

    keep doing the great work, great place to start a career. Growing in this environment will make you stronger


  7. "Horrible place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Labatt full-time

    Pros

    I was a merchandiser and there was not a single nice thing about this job and compagny

    Cons

    Salary is laughable, about 20% less than the competition
    Expect to do at least 10h per day (overtime never paid obviously)
    They require you to have a university degree yet you spend all your time putting beer and shelves and putting price card
    Work life balance is awful

    Advice to Management

    We were 11 merchandiser hired in may 2016, not even a year later everyone of them quited ..


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely Horrible Factory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in London, ON
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in London, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt full-time

    Pros

    To be completely honest the only thing I can think of is some of the co workers are great people to work with and you have a lot in common with your coworkers and that is the misery of working in this environment

    Cons

    This place cares more about acronyms, VPO ,KPI and every other piece of paperwork imaginable from the workers on the line than the actual production of beer.
    They treat the workers like garbage.....from discrimination, harrasement there is no respect in the London, ontario facility for its workforce. On a daily basis the company skates a fine line of breaking Labour laws with its workers.

    Advice to Management

    No matter how many town hall or departmental meetings you have if what you say in a meeting and what you DO on the floor are 100 percent in contrast to each other the workers will never trust, respect or go the extra mile for you and that will ultimately be the downfall of this facility.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "HORRIBLE company to work for - You'll quit after 1 year. Only balder, fatter and poorer."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free beer - their sales pitch to perspective employees. Because who wants extra $30k a year when you can have a free 24 every month instead?

    Cons

    No work life balance. ZERO. The hours and stress levels are disgusting. Consider working 8-8 on good days and till 2am and into the weekend on a normal day. And that would be okay for an Investment banker, but the salary is about 25% of that... the bonus structure is a joke, assuming it's a year its actually paid out. It's usually used during the interview and offer period as a gimmick to cover up the low ball salary offer. Don't count on it!

    There is absolutely no leadership or mentor ship available to anyone new to the company or seeking it in their career. Upper Management and director positions are run by inexperienced 20-something frat guys, who only reinvent the wheel each time they are promoted to a new role, rather than creating something new and better.

    The culture is extremely sexist and prejudiced towards anyone who doesn't "fit" the jock status. Promotions and year end reviews are often highly judged on Culture fit rather than actual good work performance.

    Turnover rate is ridiculous - almost everyday somebody leaves the company. And for a good reason.

    Don't work here.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. After all they see the employee survey every year and clearly prioritize it each time ...... :l


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Employee perspective"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Labatt full-time

    Pros

    They give beer on Fridays after 3pm. Thats the only pro here.

    Cons

    Their managers and directors do not backup their words into actions. New hires are treated like unfairly... actually everyone is unfairly treated there. They really believe this spartan way of employment strenghten the professional, but in fact this culture disguises harassment while other employees just watch it silently.

    Woman in management is fairly seen, unfortunately it seems its just because they are women. Beautiful girls have more spot lights and finding these cute managers laughing out loud or chasing pokemons is daily routine.

    Their program of Management trainee is horrible and jr management is often seen.

    Just avoid joining this company or you will get professionally raped.

    Advice to Management

    Just follow your culture to its very core and you can get anywhere but where you are. This will solve your absurd turnover.


  11. "Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good People at a reputable company

    Cons

    Bus ride to work was a pain



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