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The Beer Store Reviews

Updated 9 May, 2018
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Pros
  • Flexible Hours (I work full-time and use this as supplementary income - however would still like to advance) (in 11 reviews)

  • Get the chance to work with great people who appreciate where they work and enjoy their position (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • No benefits as a part timer, little chance to become full-time to have benefits (in 10 reviews)

  • I've been at part time for 10 years (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Beer Store part-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are great.

    Cons

    The empties are the worst part of the job!


  2. "Customer service rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time

    Pros

    pretty easy to book off work (depending on store)
    solid union

    Cons

    Takes a long time to move up
    Deal with crazy customers

  3. "Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ajax, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ajax, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great employees, and good management.

    Cons

    Empties is terrible, and smells in empties area.

    Advice to Management

    Good


  4. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is a really good company to work for and it is union.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company. I've been at part time for 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Take more of an initiative to promote those who deserve it rather than put favors for family members through who do not fulfill the position properly.


  5. "Beer Store review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time

    Pros

    unionized with competitive pay and small benefits

    Cons

    low amount of hours that vary week to week


  6. "Head Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Beer Store full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very pleasant environment. Excellent work-life balance. Reasonable expectations. Excellent pay. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    None worth mentioning. Pretty decent overall.

    Advice to Management

    Provide training to Managers


  7. "Great Work Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Beer Store full-time

    Pros

    All employees are down to earth and helpful. There is a team environment beyond your own departments.

    Cons

    The pay grades are lower compared to similar companies.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Working the front lines at the Retail level"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Beer Store is a place where you can put in your time and earn your wage. Once you are hired it is near impossible to be fired, short of stealing from the company or being truant too many times.

    The atmosphere is fairly laid back with the right manager and the job is fairly easy at the retail level. It pays well, and is a fairly secure job.

    Cons

    Very hard to advance to full time or manager. There is a lot of nepotism within the company and the upper management doesn't really have time to help you advance if you are looking to move up in the company. Also as of this review, the company is shrinking and they are not looking to hire more people into full time, so there is very little prospect of advancement in the near future.

    The job is sometimes very gritty. Depending on where you are employed it can be a hassle. In the suburbs you'll have to deal with teenagers trying to buy beer under age, and soccer moms giving it to you because they had a bad day. In the inner city you have to deal with aggressive and depressing drunks and alcoholics that you have to turn away. There's theft and the danger that comes with someone who really needs their fix and doesn't have any money. Beer is a drug, it's a hard thing to manage for those who are not prepared.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect, and hold yourselves accountable. If staff have a complaint about a manager, maybe do something about it instead of shuffling managers around to other stores.


  9. "Decent,"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hamilton, ON
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, flexible hours, union, decent wages, raise every year, job security, can be personal with customers, ability to take off time.

    Cons

    Dirty, rude customers, poor management, no room for growth, dying business, opinions don’t matter, no hour consistency, management love to cut and save hours

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, give everyone the option whether they would like to learn basic open/close procedures so you’re not scratching your head wondering whose going to close the store because someone called in.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hamilton, ON
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good part-time job. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Stores are never given enough staff hours in comparison to other retail stores (like the LCBO).

    Advice to Management

    Increase staffing levels to make things better for both staff and customers!


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