A good place to work... if you are full time and have a good manager
LCBO (Former Employee) – GTA, ON – 14 January 2019
This is a good company to work for if you have a good manager. The reality is that if you are in a store, you will be casual for 13-15+ YEARS unless you have French language skills. Head office you can become full time much quicker, maybe with 3+ years. Everything is seniority based because of the union. Once you are full time, benefits are amazing, 15 days vacation and 15 sick days in a year that roll over in January. You virtually have no benefits until you have been with the company for 5 years, or are full time. If you are casual and you have been with the company for 5 years and work a certain amount of hours in a year, you qualify for dental benefits and that is it... but at least it is 100%. Management generally does not seem to care about staff, especially in Head Office. HR is all for management and how to benefit/help them. This is the kind of company where you do as you are told, keep your head down and work. You will basically never have a free weekend for as long as you are casual. Casuals are not guaranteed hours, so you can experience an entire month/months off if your store does not have hours for you (slow times of year, ie, February). You can pick up shifts at other stores, but that is also seniority based. The CEO is very nice.
Good once you are full time
Terrible benefits unless you are full time, no guarantee of hours, little care from management