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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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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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Productive workplace with constant teamwork required.
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  London, ON5 February 2018
Working at Labatt's Brewery taught me many different skills. A slower moving workplace that requires teamwork for full production. The management was pretty mediocre for many reasons. They were constantly worried about catching workers doing things they weren't supposed to do and not looking at the bigger picture. Definite need of improvement in the management side but overall decent job.
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Production floor 3 shift rotation
General Labourer (Current Employee) –  London, ON20 December 2017
Second generation Brewery worker with fond memories of the old plant.

Times have changed not the same Labatt family oriented atmosphere of old days.

Still a decent production style job to offer. Three rotating shift (Days 7-3)(Afternoons 3-11)(Nights 11-7)
Two-tier wage system benefits self contributing pension.

"Brew safe, Be safe"
Pros
Benefits holidays pension
Cons
3 shift rotation
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Evaluation globale
Labourer (Former Employee) –  LaSalle, ON17 December 2017
Ce n'est pas un bon emploi pour à long terme, c'est trop long pour monter les échelons
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Fast paced, high energy. Learn alot.
Sale Representative (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB15 December 2017
Labatt is a great place to learn in sales and territory management. The salary and benefits are fair and the work is interesting. The work life balance is hard to manage although it can be done.
Pros
Interesting work environment, Great Team.
Cons
Poor work life balance
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Great company with great development for sales
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 December 2017
Great company with great development for sales. There was lots of focus on developing talent and the sales process. A lot of what I learned in sales comes from what we did at Labatt
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Great company, a lot of fun, great experience and hard work
Specialty Portfolio Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC24 November 2017
A great experience as I learned a lot about building relationships as well as running my own business with the territory I was assigned. Demanding job with a lot on the go, but well worth it because of the culture and team you are a part of.
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Corporate
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Moncton, NB20 November 2017
Huge company lots of ops, very corporate. It is a very big company, and there were a lot of intersting things about that. but i am only trying to add more
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Fast Paced Enviroment
Maintenance Millwright (Current Employee) –  St. John's, NL19 November 2017
Always challenged in an ever changing workplace. Lots of Training learning opportunities. I completed a 3 year apprenticeship program here with the outcome of an Interprovincial Red Seal in Millwright.
Pros
Good Pay, Good Work Life Balance
Cons
No Room For expansion in the field.
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Fun place to work in
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  Moncton, NB1 November 2017
Very friendly staff, this place was like a breath of fresh air to work for.Flexible hours and every weekend off. Team work was a must but you can work independently, as you had your own work to do on a daily basis. I never had a dull day working for this company.
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Great opportunity for advancement
Summer Sales Rep (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB31 October 2017
Labatt is a huge company under the ABInBev umbrella of companies. Therefore opportunities for advancement are limitless. Sometimes managers lacked a little experience due to fast movement within the company. Great benefits and hours.
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not applicable
Sales Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 October 2017
the company has changed hands since i worked there, I did enjoy working there, and all employees were well looked after, it is still a very reputable company today
Pros
not aollix
Cons
not apploca ge
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Fun workplace
Summer Merchandising (Former Employee) –  GTA, ON29 August 2017
Very enjoyable and fun environment
Employer was very helpful, kind and fun to work with
Flexible hours
Got to travel and meet new contacts and employers
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