Labatt Breweries of Canada Employee Reviews

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excellent fun work place
bottle line, tank washer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB12 December 2018
easy days sitting on the bottle line getting ready for packaging, everyday in the cellars tank washing was the easy part of the labbatts i found having to follow proper procedures to depressurise tasnks clean out the Co2 and properly follow cleaning procedures for cleaning aging tanks.
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mediocre at best
supply chain (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 November 2018
large corporation, inefficient and bureaucratic.Basically a factory. appeals to yes-men, so when anything goes wrong you dont want to be a target. All old employees are against company, all new managerial types go off in all directions to impress higher-ups but accomplish little. low wages and nobody deals with problems, just hide them away until inspection is over or defer to Next budget, then new manager comes in so nothing is done. Some really good employees though.
Pros
some beer
Cons
rotating managers, flavor of the week goals
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Cool perks, Solid balance, Political DMZ
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Canada9 November 2018
Solid work environment. Work life balance is pretty good, focus is on getting work done, if you want to work from home sometimes it's no stress.

Perks are pretty sweet. Tickets to sporting events, free beer, company car.

However, the political landscape is a nightmare. People will get ahead by any means necessary. Whether it is being obsequious to your managers, or sullying the work of co-workers to make yourself look superior. I'm a competitive person, but the culture is hyper-competitive. The company shares ranking reports every day to do direct comparisons with your peers on basically all metrics. This leads to gossip and smearing of employees behind closed doors. Very Toxic. If you don't mind playing politics, this company could work for you. Otherwise, don't waste your time
Pros
Free beer, company car, work from home sometimes, cool perks
Cons
High pressure, political nightmare
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Great Beer, Great People
Canada (AB-Inbev) - Sr. Manager Craft & RTD (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 November 2018
Labatt is owned and operated by ABInbev. ABI is the global leader in beer and operates with a strict culture and process to ensure safety, quality and consistency. It's a great company to learn how the business side of a company is run. Producing such great products is very exciting to be apart of, but sometimes the strict business side can also drive low morale and burn people out. The dedication ABI has to being the best brewer in the world is second to none!
Pros
Great Beer
Cons
High demands
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Excellent Development opportunities
Raw Materials Manager - Montreal Brewery (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 October 2018
Labatt offers excellent development opportunities. The people and management at Labatt are great to work it. Management is approachable. The company is socially responsible and work ethics are very high.
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Large Company, Little Oversight
Packaging (Current Employee) –  London, ON16 October 2018
Employees do not feel like they are truly part of the company, no work life balance, and very little feedback given in order to improve or advance in your career.
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It's ok but dont expect to work Oct-Nov and Jan-Feb (London Brewery)
Packaging Operator/Quality Control (Former Employee) –  London, ON15 October 2018
They have two annual lay offs, many employees go years before being offered a raise or benefits. Management often has no idea what is happening within the facility.
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Good Experience
Test Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 September 2018
Good Experience and learnt lot of new things there. Managers were quite nice and so co-operative in team work. It was like a dream job but came to an end as project ended.
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Late nights and long drives to complete tasks
SUMMER SALES REP INTERN (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 September 2018
Labatt has a great culture if you are willing to adjust to the tough work/life balance due to the volume of products they handle on a daily basis. Co-worlers are there to help you learn and everyone works well as a team.
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Great place to work
Account to Report Intern (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 September 2018
Labatt breweries is made up of passionate and dedicated people. There is no typical day of work, you have your day to day tasks but there is always something new to work on and learn. You never stop learning, the culture is unique, and overall it is a great place to work.
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no work/life balance
Logistics Associate (Contract) (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 August 2018
if you are young and need to get experience, this is a great company but keep in mind it will overwork you 50+ hours a week. The employee pub is fantastic.
Pros
free beet
Cons
Long hours
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great place with no future for new comers to company
Office Administrator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON20 June 2018
Labatt is a great company. it pays well and benefits are good. there is no room for advancement due to over crowding. It has a very young warehouse staff. this fact makes it near impossible to become full time at this company.
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very busy
manager (Former Employee) –  Ontario18 June 2018
face paced environment, very competitive people will throw you under the bus and flat out steal you work and call it their own. good starting point for new grads, but once you are established get out and make some real money. there will be no work life balance, just work. bonus is very good, but does not come about very often.
Pros
free beer
Cons
no work life balance
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Your average day
HACCP Coordinator (Former Employee) –  London, ON28 May 2018
You clock in at one of several stations around the plant, then head to you designated area.

You spend the next few hours in that position ensuring everything runs smoothly. Rinse repeat.

Management is often busy checking machines in their office, or out on the floor.

The culture in the plant is really relaxed and their are a lot of great people who work there. It's really hard not to fit in.

The worst part of the job is probably the work itself, it's boring and monotonous (but it's a plant, get over it). Also it's hot in the summer.

The best part is generally you always have someone to talk to. It helps get you through the long days.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Monotonous
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Not a good place
Maintenance Electrician (Former Employee) –  London, ON22 May 2018
Started off ok went down hill management has no clue turnover very high not a good place to work. Really long probation no direction very poor communication.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Management / probation to long
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Went from good to bad.
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  London, ON7 May 2018
Excessive hours, told that you have to work 56-60 hours per week. Worked 6-7 days per week. No benefits, yearly contract, no advancement, favouritism. Worked with people who were untrained.
Pros
Decent pay but any pay is good when you are working 60 hours per week
Cons
No benefits, just another cog in the machine, no training, management did nothing about health and safety concerns.
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Overall fantastic work experience
Logistics Assistant (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL5 April 2018
Typically daily routines involve morning team meetings, followed by daily production balancing of the previous days production. Then there is always a raw material inventory count happening daily to ensure all just in time deliveries are going to meet the weekly production schedule. There is a weekly balancing of the sales to certain vendors as well as cross reference check with inventory cycle counts done daily to make sure all produced finished goods are accounted for. Then there are weekly and monthly end reports done up on Microsoft excel to record individual daily productions and sales. Inventory counts include raw materials from glass bottles to ingredients to bottle stoppers and labels. Also weekly counts of products in the warehouse are done in order to make sure all numbers from head quarters add up to our numbers produced in the system. The warehouse is also audited weekly to check for quality assurance. From tightness of shrink wrap around the finished product to pallet squareness of stacked pallets in the warehouse, all of this is recorded and put into the weekly reports. The beer on hold is checked daily and when passed inspection from quality it is either released back to the storage or sent back upstairs to be dumped and re ran. The hours are normal operating times from Monday to Friday eight am to six pm. There is a huge sense of culture in all Labatts operating facilities. The hardest part of the job is making sure all counts are completed on time and entered into the system before the deadline so that all numbers will be in order before daily production begins.  more... Working in a brewery is a great team environment as everyone works together to get the goods produced. Labatts is a world wide leader in beer sales and has high quality standards.  less
Pros
Many team employee functions, weekly lunches and friendly staff.
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ok
Electrical Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Lasalle, QC19 March 2018
fun but lot of people having problems with the bottle
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Awesome work to be apart of
PROMOTIONAL SERVER (Current Employee) –  Windsor, ON7 March 2018
Working with Labatt has allowed me to showcase my outgoing personality. It really allows you to engage with customers and explain why your quality of beverages is the best. Being able to work in small groups allows for an enjoyable workplace. Management has been great throughout.
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It was a job
Alexander Keith's Brewery (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS2 March 2018
My coworkers were very pleasant. A typical day at work consisted of back to back tours. The script allowed for minimal naturally occurring interaction with guests. It gets you used to talking in front of people, but I found it was very mechanical. My boss was professional and understanding, although not especially approachable. But, I have rarely had a boss who is professional, yet approachable.
She placed me working with the same person everyday of the summer because she sensed we were acquaintances. The woman, although kind, was twenty years my senior, and I was rarely placed with coworkers my own age. This added to the lack of variety.
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