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The Beer Store Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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Found 120 reviews

3.2
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58%
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91%
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The Beer Store CEO Ted Moroz
Ted Moroz
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours, non-stressful, coworkers can be your friends(in 13 reviews)

  • "Worked with great people and fairly relaxed(in 7 reviews)

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

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

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  1. "The Beer Store"

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    Current Employee - Stockman in Parry Sound, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment. Manager empowers staff. Fast pace

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough hours

    The Beer Store2019-05-12
  2. "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
  3. 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
  4. "Solid Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Retail 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Beer Store for the most part has good fellow employees and a decent pay structure that give annual raises. It is a secure place to work so great as a secondary job or for students. For people who want to commit to working at The Beer Store long term, there are great opportunities and a clear path to gain promotion, The Beer Store does a good job of internally promoting employees.

    Cons

    The work can be repetitive and dirty, do to the nature of the business (recycling cans and bottles). For the pay the work is what it is, the wages are decent, not incredible but as an employee you wont be asked to do back breaking or stressful work.

    The Beer Store2019-07-04
  5. "Good starting job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Worked with great people and fairly relaxed.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great, wasn't given enough hours

    The Beer Store2019-06-05
  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing staff, understanding management, comfortable training environment, able to switch from store to store.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours

    The Beer Store2019-05-28
  7. "Receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great corporate culture - very fun and relaxed. There isn't a great deal of office politics and many people have very good relationships with their teams. There is an opportunity for growth within the organization and it is encouraged, depending on what your goals are.

    Cons

    It is an older company, so it holds on to some antiquated ideas and has a very hierarchical structure. The state of the beer market in Ontario is changing, so jobs within the company will also be shifting. There is also sometimes a lack of communication and consistency between the departments, and change can occur at a very slow pace.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more flat management structure. Encourage excellent and innovation instead of stifling it. Keep a relaxed culture but encourage more open communication.

    The Beer Store2019-05-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting workplace with an interesting customer base"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced Cardio Shift lengths. (5.5hrs or 8 hrs )

    Cons

    Pay Hours for part timers are minimal

    Advice to Management

    Change is a good thing. Embrace it

    The Beer Store2019-05-27
  9. "questionable work environment"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Kitchener, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - it's an easy job

    Cons

    - at this location some of the people (ie. most) are pretty racist and sexist and it takes about 3 seconds to see this - especially working in a neighbourhood with a high indian population... // no one seems to care about this or reprimand employees who speak in such ways

    Advice to Management

    cultural diversity in the work place!!!

    The Beer Store2019-05-17
  10. "Csr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time

    Pros

    Good time responsibly sales of alcohol

    Cons

    Busy serving customer environment leaders

    Advice to Management

    Keep smiling

    The Beer Store2019-05-02
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