Labatt Breweries of Canada Employee Reviews

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Stressful, long hours
Territory Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC14 February 2019
Management at the time was very hard on it's workers, pushing long hours and micro-managing all details. Immediate manager may have been the problem for much of it. Free beer, and you'll need it to drink away the stress
Pros
Free beer
Cons
Stressful, long hours, micro-managed to death
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Productive
Walkie Operator (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON17 January 2019
typical day at work is usually fast paced, and competetive

learned to stay out of peoples way and that not everyone has your best interest, although that is not the feel of the environment

management is somewhat easy going but does not fully comprehend the rhyme and reason for environment and situationals on the floor

the hardest part of work is meeting the quota, (from a warehouse associates perspective) and the mandatory overtime

the most enjoyable was the compensation on benefits and bonus incentives
Pros
Payment incentives
Cons
Long hours, competitive staff, forced overtime
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Good to get experience with a big corporation
Technical Support (Former Employee) –  London, ON17 January 2019
Good for anyone who wants to learn how to survive in a large company. But if somebody wants to learn brew beer, run fast and far. One learns to prepare reports, fill spreadsheets and complete checklists. Lots of meetings. Really bad workplace culture, mediocre compensation.
Pros
Free beer for full time employees and some other perks
Cons
Lot of unpaid overtime for salaried employees
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Gained lots of life experience working there
Forklift Operator/Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Lasalle, QC16 December 2018
even the opften tiresome hours worked during a week wasnèt up to the point where even sometimes the manager would wonder why the companyès system was making people work a large amount of hours whether we were forced or not
Pros
good people willing to help in and out of the factory
Cons
often working 75 hrs
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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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