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Not a high paying job but very good insurance benefits.

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The benefits are good, work mostly graveyard shifts, busy on weekends. Will encounter toxic and drunk customers. Management is supportive, Always changing policies.

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Free coffee, very good insurance benefits

Cons

Long hours, toxic customers
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Don’t bother

Abuse, bullying and lies are part of your daily routine. Staff and mngmt love to gossip. Worst than high school .Too much favouritism. You can move up if you’re a favourite.Too much mngmt positions that do nothing, know nothing. A customer service industry that knows nothing about it. No protection for its employees. Don’t work here and don’t gamble here. FT takes years to get, PT is forced to work
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Relaxed job with great staff and training

How busy the day is is largely based on customer traffic. Luckily even when the store is empty you can always chat with your fellow staff members, work on stock, review your product knowledge or generally clean the store. MBLL has numerous training programs covering a wide range of topics, including an ever improving Management development program. One particular gem of a program are the product education courses that give staff two opportunities to greatly expand what they know about Wine and Spirits from across the world. Management can be a bit of mixed bag with some managers being a little more hand on and others being rather hands off to outright absent. To their credit the upper management and executives are rather friendly and down to earth. The workplace culture is present, including a list of core values, but unfortunately not really pushed into the minds of staff, myself included, but that is a systemic problem across the company and something that is being working on at all levels. Overall the company has been quite good to me. I feel adequately compensated for the work I do, my work life balance is great, the benefits are fine, and there are usually a number of advancement opportunities across a variety of fields such as Security, IT and Management.
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Excellent

Good management and co worker. Supportive supervisors and lead hands. With a good parking area for all employee. Good place to work with a nice wage rate per hour and career advancement
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Poor

If you are a white male, don't bother applying. Minorities and females only hiring. Very few opens available, does not go by seniority. Very poor communication from the MGT team.
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Ridiculous

Avoid working in Food and Beverage, seriously. It’s a shhhT show. Days off are like pulling teeth, way too many black out dates, the less senior you are the more shhht you gotta take. Management and supervisors hardly communicate with each other let alone other staff. Favoritism, racism (cliques) is a big thing, harassment from guests is accepted. Just don’t bother. Save your sanity
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Micromanagement galore

Micromanagement galore, ever have 2 levels of management in the same room telling you to do different things then congratulating themselves, because it can never be done. Called back from holidays for no reason.
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Nice work culture flexible time

Managers are good, No micro management. Competitive Salary. Flexible Work time. Good for work and family life balance. Job security and friendly environment.
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Fun environment

Diverse workplace with numerous opportunities for growth. I appreciate all the training provided, the excellent benefits and the support from management.

Pros

Staff Cafe with reduced prices

Cons

Shift work in most departments
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Management is awful

I currently work at MBLL, I think that Management and Human Resources are the worst I’ve ever seen. If they like a certain employee that person gets treated like gold, if not liked as much, you might as well hide under a rock somewhere. If you like to be a but kisser, whistleblower this is the place for you.if you’re a casual employee you get 0 benefits and it takes a long time to get part time, so you could get your benefit package. I enjoy working with the people, but hate being treated like a doormat.

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Great wages

Cons

Management, No benefits for casual, long hours, Human Resources are terrible
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Nice people, Nice salary

Work environment is so nice including the peers working together and management. Balance between research based interesting task and typical daily task.

Pros

Worm atmosphere
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Becoming an alcoholic is complementary with the job

Will replace you in an instant, since lotteries joined with liquor has been terrible. Corporate bullies and they do not help if your suffering stress or any mental illness. No diversity in head office all white rich people with no souls

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Management
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Great Entry Level Job for Students

Bar none, this employer is the best option for University students in Winnipeg and Brandon. The extended store hours mean that there are plenty of shifts available to work around class times. There are many stores in Winnipeg, making it easy to pick up additional shifts on a casual basis. Time off for exams and study is rarely an issue, and the busiest times of the year are during the summer and wonder holiday seasons when students are free to pick up plenty of additional shifts. Great management advancement opportunities exist for those so inclined.
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A large company with good people

MBLL is a great company to work for. They have a lot of opportunities for advancement and training. Management is friendly and co-workers are helpful.
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Good place to work

good benefit,flexibility in job hours and great place work. Management is very good and also equal opportunity for everybody. people are very friendly and helpful. Good environment for work.
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A dynamic workplace with lots of potential for development

My time at MLCC was a great time for my development, and it really prepared me for my subsequent careers. My training in marketing, human resource management, sales, and store management has benefited my ongoing development.

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Product knowledge, professional networking, continuing university training

Cons

Shift work, government bureaucracy, multiple transfers
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Diverse and Fast Paced Company to Work For

A typical day at a Liquor Mart obviously has it's ups and downs. There are hard situations to deal with; from having to refuse a customer to checking I.D. on a daily basis, but these hard situations don't come without their rewards. The MBLL prides itself on it's social responsibility, and we as employees are the front-line protection for underage or intoxicated customers. The management system is hierarchical, and seniority/longevity is how hours and salary are determined; but if you're willing to put in the time with a company like this, you'll be greatly rewarded, not only in the unionized atmosphere but also in the employee incentive programs.

Pros

Many opportunities for training and development

Cons

No "full-time" positions for retail workers
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great place to work

great place to work with minimal available, great job to have while in school, very professional. management may vary considering half manager or shift managers which change frequently.
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