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Molson Coors Reviews

Updated 13 September, 2017
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Pros
  • Free beer and great connections working in the field (in 16 reviews)

  • Great work life balance and flexible hours (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited growth opportunities to advance (in 4 reviews)

  • Leadership team is driven by self preservation, ego and politics (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Company culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great co-workers. Feels like a close knit company despite its large MNC size

    Cons

    None at this moment. All is great.


  2. "Great company but loosing direction"

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

    I have been working at Molson Coors full-time

    Pros

    Best people
    Numerous mentor opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of clarity in terms of business direction


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Strong pay and interesting perks but losing it's way"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Molson Coors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most brands actually have 'made in canada' content so you're not simply doing a cut and paste job of US strategy. Exciting to work for a company where ideas are still coming from local teams, yet you have the scale and international affiliations to do something really big!

    Strong pay (relative to other CPG/retail companies) and fair benefit plan.

    Exciting perks in marketing/brand department (access to sports events, concerts, trips etc, though those used to be more frequent in years past, and are declining).

    It's obviously a fun industry, don't need to explain further. Your product is inherently a social one (I seriously doubt your neighbours would be as friendly towards you if you marketed canned soups or diapers).

    Cons

    Politics and the continual 'churn' that is created by leadership team which is unable to set clear priorities and always wants to know "what if" scenarios. Lack of long term commitment to brand budgets and vision, instead everyone is beholden to quarterly shareholder results and rushes to 'put out fires'.

    Some departments are highly collaborative and positive working relationships, others do not. Systematic bonus/objective systems puts some areas of the business (procurement) at complete odds with others (innovation, marketing), so it's difficult to get others to do what you need.

    Highly conservative in terms of many consumer facing activations and messaging - when you're such a large company I suppose you have a lot to lose if the PR doesn't play out well, but for God's sake take a stand and consumers will respect it.

    Alot of long term all stars have left the business over the past 6-18 months and there is a new CEO at the helm. It's unclear how things will shake out with so many personnel changes (some good, some bad). That's the one constant at Molson, given the size, people are coming and going all the time. Hard to keep track and I doubt all the proper insights and knowledge is being transferred as it ideally should.

    Advice to Management

    Molson is a slow moving ship in a dynamic industry. You've got to take ideas from all levels of the organization and make bold moves to keep up with both the other giants (who are winning the game) and the little craft players who are basking in consumer love at the moment. The old way isn't working...


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  5. "Heavy pressure"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Molson Coors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great starting salary, a lot of overtime hours of that's what you're looking for, and they spend a lot of time making sure you know what you're doing.

    Cons

    Heavy work load with unreasonable expectations from management, practically lied to me during the interview about multiple subjects, too much forced overtime, long waiting period before you go from temporary to permanent(about 6 years). High risk of injury due to management's unreasonable expectations. Worst of all, the mood among the other drivers is horrible; because of the stressful work conditions, all you'll hear anyone talk about is how bad the conditions are.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the work load and maybe your drivers won't keep getting injured trying to finish their work in the allotted time, and maybe newly hired employees might decide to stick around longer.


  6. "Financial Analyst Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company culture: whole company eats together, you know everyone. Easy approachable friendly people.

    Cons

    None really, I was well respected and given responsibility as an intern

    Advice to Management

    Find more ways to make beer cool for younger customer segment, stop relying on the top two brands for top line growth.


  7. "Sales manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Molson Coors full-time

    Pros

    Good place for career development and commercial experience

    Cons

    Company is getting bigger and currently in the process of consolidation


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Beer industry is a positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    • Global brewer
    • Opportunity to take part in Beer Education & access to beer store
    • Access to employee events, beer allotment, Employee Assistance Program, benefits, cafeteria
    • Work within a fast paced ever evolving global company,

    Cons

    • Office near airport, not close to anything.
    • Office in constant state of repair.
    • Employee moral not very high.
    • Internal political correctness is overvalued

    Advice to Management

    Invest further in current employee base
    Focus on realistic objectives to keep workforce motivated
    Eliminate silos and promote collaboration and synergies


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun product, promotional events, many locations globally.

    Cons

    No growth, not a positive environment.


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Marketing Department is grossly under qualified. Unstable Senior Management."

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Marketing in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Molson Coors full-time

    Pros

    Fun industry
    Opportunity for cross functional experience
    Some great people
    Scale brands with large budgets
    Fast pace
    Very quick advancement opportunities
    Alcohol business is more exciting than most

    Cons

    Internal marketers are simply not qualified
    All the high performers left so there's very little experience in the department.
    Leadership is spinning. VP's are completely out of touch with our customers, consumers and the industry.
    Processes with trade marketing are cumbersome and ineffective.
    Teams trying to tackle multi-million dollar problems using junior level marketing managers.
    Big ideas are failing and brand teams are playing it safe due to so many failed campaigns and research results.
    Agencies are frustrated, lacking direction.
    Tracking consistent volume and share declines on our biggest brand Coors Light for 5 consecutive years with Canadian following the trend. It's not sustainable performance to grow the business.
    There's a strange tolerance for inter office relationships creating a great deal of colleague resentment. Unheard of at top CPG companies.
    Incredible lack of confidence in the overall marketing strategies.
    Culture has declined significantly. People survey results triggered task forces and consultants scrambling to come up with programs to engage employees. We just lost 2 more brand managers last week. It's a rotating door. People aren't happy, Period.
    Roles aren't clear and everyone is confused.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified managers and leaders from companies who can provide focus and know how to win.

    Bring back some beer experience. We're struggling to execute ideas.


  11. "It was okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - flexible
    - was there as an intern, so not as many options
    - beer on tap for after hours

    Cons

    - strong union
    - many not willing to change ways


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