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The Beer Store Reviews

Updated Nov 13, 2019

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3.3
51%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
Approve of CEO
The Beer Store CEO Ted Moroz
Ted Moroz
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours, non-stressful, coworkers can be your friends(in 13 reviews)

  • "Worked with great people and fairly relaxed(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Worked upwards of 40 hours a week while still at part-time pay(in 10 reviews)

  • "Very hard to advance to full time or manager(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Beer Store Ottawa"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The hours were mostly flexible

    Cons

    Customers could be overly rude and aggressive

    The Beer Store2019-10-01
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hectic, dirty but kinda fun"

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    Current Employee - Retail 

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free workout, flexible days off when booked ahead of time, standardized union raise,

    Cons

    dealing with drunks, repetitive muscle syndrome, super inefficient cash register system

    Advice to Management

    Make system easier and more efficient to use, maintain equipment more regularly

    The Beer Store2019-11-12
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Cashier 

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time

    Pros

    Staff at the beer store is always great and will go the extra mile to help you and have your back. Dealing with customers can bring you some good times and some bad. However, the overall experience is great.

    Cons

    None to think of at this time

    The Beer Store2019-11-13
  4. Helpful (1)

    "fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Beer Store part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    easy place, fun, good management

    Cons

    you always work every weekend

    The Beer Store2019-09-25
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Honestly."

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    Former Employee - Part Time Key Holder 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The Beer Store part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits. Job where you can turn your head off.

    Cons

    Everything. Seniority structure antiquated. Leadership premiums non-existent. Benefits only exist if you are promoted (which is promoted NOT to happen by the company. Seriously). Heavily biased towards nepotism and play favourites based on personal (not professional) preference.

    Advice to Management

    None really. Unless you intend to ACTUALLY make a change to the seniority structure, as well as hiring new employees (make it SEASONAL; do NOT give out employment to Part-Time employees only to shaft the hours to people you like having on shift. Period).

    The Beer Store2019-10-15
  6. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Awesome place to work + great staff!

    Cons

    You will have to work every long weekend.

    The Beer Store2019-08-26
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great co-workers, no upward movement."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Beer Store part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked with great people, was giving hours/shifts if I wanted them.

    Cons

    Poor pay, still at minimum wage after more than a year, don't expect a raise as a part-timer. Worked upwards of 40 hours a week while still at part-time pay.

    The Beer Store2019-09-03
  8. "Okay job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time

    Pros

    Great staff, good management, easy to get time off

    Cons

    Repetitious, typical retail environment, not guaranteed hours

    The Beer Store2019-08-26
  9. "Alright"

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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Oshawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy introductory job, good experience for first-time job seekers or those would like a side job.

    Cons

    Customers can be a hassle, non-competitive pay, difficult to advance career

    The Beer Store2019-07-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not so fun to work at"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brampton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Beer Store part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Weekly pay, small discounts at other stores

    Cons

    Management, back pain, disgusting empties, rude customers

    The Beer Store2019-07-12
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