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The Beer Store Reviews

Updated 13 September, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours decent pay easy going atmosphere (in 7 reviews)

  • Full time has very good benefits and pension options (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • if one is a part time employee, their weekly hours are capped at around 10-15 weekly (in 8 reviews)

  • If you are interested in becoming full-time, it can take a very long time (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "CSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at The Beer Store part-time

    Pros

    Good people, nice cool environment

    Cons

    Stale beer, crappy customers sometimes


  2. "Assistant Manager/Checker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Beer Store full-time

    Pros

    If FT, benefits, pension, decent wages

    Cons

    Regularly working evenings and weekends.
    Constantly understaffed for the amount of work that is expected to be completed

    Advice to Management

    Keep your staff happy and they'll want to work hard for you. If an employee wants Tuesday nights off to have a life (playing sports, dungeons and dragons, or whatever they enjoy) give it to them instead of having the "I expect you to be available 24/7" attitude.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "The Beer Store - Doesn't cater to part-time workers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great summer hours - flexible and friendly management.

    Cons

    Once the full-time workers come back from their summer vacation, all of the students and part-time workers have their hours reduced drastically. It is totally seniority based, so don't work there unless you're going to spend your life there.

    Advice to Management

    Take students more seriously. You have no other choice.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Entry Level Position"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Beer Store (More than a year)

    Pros

    - great entry level position;
    - allowed for a first taste of corporate atmosphere for entry level employees
    - managers were patient and were capable over seeing employee work as opposed to micromanaging
    - teamwork environment

    Cons

    - if one is a part time employee, their weekly hours are capped at around 10-15 weekly
    - upon hiring, employees are asked to sign a waiver that you would be okay with working a shift for 2 hours.
    - the manager at my store claimed that he would never schedule a 2 hour shift, however that wasnt the case;
    - Employees are given 25-30 hours the first 2-3 weeks for training, and after employees are dropped to 10 hours weekly
    - no free beer (common misconception)


  6. "Beer store job"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Ajax, ON
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Ajax, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Beer Store part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great job great company wish I still worked there

    Cons

    You can't drink while working ;)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the same ! Z


  7. "Distribution coordinator"

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

    Pros

    Good team environment. Great bosses that support what you do or need to do.

    Cons

    Big work load for a small team. Could easily use one or two more people in the department.


  8. "Job review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    schedule flexiblity and you get to work with staff who are helpful and do sufficient training to help you succeed

    Cons

    be prepared to deal with disgusting, absolutely classless customers, be prepared to deal with drunk people who are beligerent, be prepared to deal with absolute scum


  9. "Bottle Sorter/ Assembler"

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    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

    Flexible scheduling, unionized, great coworkers, yearly wage increases.

    Cons

    There's alot of cons. Its a crappy, job, but the people I work with are great. and The pay is also eventually great.

    Advice to Management

    You paid someone millions to rebrand and then forgot a period. It's "Champions of Beer love. Everyday."


  10. "Decent Part-Time Job"

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

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are definitely worse places you could choose to work - there are yearly pay raises up to a four-year top level, and you will too out at 8$ more an hour than you started at, which is substantial.

    Cons

    Depending on your location in Ontario, there may never be any opportunity for advancement unless your manager retires.

    Advice to Management

    Do you best to see that employees feel they are valued, even though there may be no chance at moving up in the company currently.


  11. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - SALES CLERK in Belleville, ON
    Former Employee - SALES CLERK in Belleville, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Beer Store (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to stay active and on your feet throughout the work day. POS system was easy to learn. Plenty of good people to work with.

    Cons

    Customers can be difficult at times. Some aspects of the job, such as empty returns, can be dirty.

    Advice to Management

    Update look and feel of the stores.


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