Labatt Food Service Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. National Accounts Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - National Accounts Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - National Accounts Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company provided a in depth two week training period in which I sat with all departments, toured multiple facilities, even shadowed different ships, and rode on a delivery route. Additional training was provided in the form of a mentorship preparing me for the position. Salary and benefits were competitive for the position as well.

    Cons

    Despite the orientation and assigned mentor there is a lot to learn and formal training does not exist, it is all hands on and on the fly. No vacation for the first year is difficult to get over at first.


  2. Conservative Family Value Company

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Labatt Food Service full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fairly transparent and ethical as far as sales jobs go. Intelligent colleagues, pretty women, dress code is basically a uniform.

    Cons

    Nepotism among executives. Young family members not ready for roles they are given. Technology can be out dated. You will get fired if they believe you are looking for a new job or looking to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Start family members at the bottom and have them work their way up. Support outside education and career growth.


  3. A great place to start!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Labatt Food Service full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great place to start your career, especially if you are a recent college graduate. There are several experienced individuals who have years under their belt with Labatt. That is the upside for a new grad, you will have professional advice at your fingertips. A conservative company, with a strict daily routine. This is an 8-5 job, no more, no less. there is an old school policy and traditional way of doing things at Labatt, and it has proven to be successful.

    Cons

    Vacation policy is lacking and out dated, reviews and raises are minimal and management is somewhat biased.

    Advice to Management

    Consider revising new hire benefits to stay competitive with other companies in the same industry.


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  5. Intense Work BUT Great Weekly Checks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Labatt Food Service full-time

    Pros

    1. Receive 130.00 per day 2. Summer shifts were 1-4 hours long and you'll receive the same $130/day pay 3. Look at the job as a workout you're getting paid for 4. I only recommend if you're trying to stack cash

    Cons

    1. When not summer time the shifts were 8-11 hours for same $130 pay 2. EXTREMELY small chance of a pay raise unless 3. Company views employees as expendable and never an asset 4. If you're for an easy job, this is NOT the one

    Advice to Management

    1. Get off your butt and put in some work too, the shifts wouldn't be so long and horrible if you did. 2. Show some love to your employees especially the ones there to actually work and not to just hang out, definitely give incentives. Employee appreciation wouldn't hurt your company it would only improve it.


  6. Operations Manager

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Kingwood, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Kingwood, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Labatt Food Service (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company with good benifits

    Cons

    All decisions are made from Corporate. This company takes mico-management to the extreme


  7. Delivery driver

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt Food Service full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Weekends off, easy summer schedule, great hr department, new equipment, quick training process

    Cons

    Small warehouse, late dispatches, slow summer schedule,

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great company to start your career with.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt Food Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hard work doesn’t go unnoticed by management if you stay focused on what you’re supposed to be doing. Employees who strive to improve aspects of their current duties, and deliver quality work that helps the whole team move in the direction of their goals will do very well at Labatt. If you’re good at what you do, you’ll be given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and learn different parts of the business. The management team is also dedicated to developing young professionals and teaching them the skills to set them up for a successful career… which is nice when you start your first job out of college and have no idea what you’re doing. Office employees are expected to work 8-5, but that’s what you get paid for so you can’t complain too much about it.

    Cons

    The vacation plan is hard to get used to the first year, but managers are pretty accommodating to any issues you might have.


  9. Helpful (8)

    Leave after 2 years

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Labatt Food Service full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    •Good pay •Good experience •Smart coworkers •EXCELLENT networking opportunities •Company keeps growing •Very innovative! Develops it's own software

    Cons

    •Cult-like atmosphere – a blind devotion and love for the company is expected at the expense of anything not directly related to Labatt. •Executives trash-talk former employees in front of current whenever they leave. •Benefits besides pay are substandard (vacation and holidays are a joke) •Labatt would rather ask employees to flood the internet would positive reviews than try to fix their problems. Review their rating trends and check out some of the earlier reviews. They started out terrible before an influx of positive reviews rolled in. •A top executive has stated that “Democracy is governance by the poor,” claimed that an upper class is needed to step and guide the lower class, and has cited a famous communist manifesto as a major influence on the company’s philosophy. Employees are treated like children and executives want to control what they do outside of work. I have been personally pulled into an executive’s office and chewed out simply for eating lunch with a former employee. •If the company gets the feeling you might be looking for a job with another company, they will fire you without bothering to check for actual facts. They have lost lawsuits over this. •Employees who stay too long have a hard time finding jobs elsewhere. There is largely because much of Labatt’s software is outdated or proprietary (the company developed and owns it), meaning if you learn how to use it you are learning how to use software not used by other companies. •Has a bad reputation around San Antonio. Many non-Labatt professionals view Labatt management as a joke. Ask around.

    Advice to Management

    Answering this is pointless. Management doesn’t listen.


  10. Helpful (2)

    I am very happy with my career at Labatt.

    Current Employee - Corporate Trainer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Trainer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt Food Service full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Great health insurance - Company promotes learning and is constantly seeking improvement - Large company with a small company feel - Friendly and supportive co-workers who believe in teamwork and not just individual success - Good work/life balance - Professional and respectful management with an open door policy. - Management does not micromanage - great for self-motivated employees who are constantly seeking to discover new skills. - Employees are given a variety of challenging and diverse projects immediately upon being hired. - The Training department does a little bit of everything, so you are given the opportunity to learn a lot about the different areas of the company and industry. - Fast pasted environment - Innovative and creative, allowing you to develop your ideas - The company truly cares about its customers and the communities in which they do business. - Opportunity to make an impact on a large number of people

    Cons

    Any cons that I might be able to think of would not outweigh the many good aspects the company offers. Overall, I have been quite happy with my career at Labatt. I truly value both the personal and professional growth they have provided me as well as the endless experiences.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Decent pay. Very little flexibility. Resume builder

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Labatt Food Service full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pays relatively well for an entry-level job. Great opportunity to gain skills and learn about business. Cantankerous management, if nothing else, gave me great perspective.

    Cons

    Only FIVE paid holidays. ZERO vacation days for the first year and then only five the second year. Very strict 8-5 schedule with no room for flexibility. High pressure, low reward. Manager who created a hostile work environment and whose unapproachable attitude made work a nightmare. Very little room to move up in the company. Small annual raises.

    Advice to Management

    Thorough training would have been much appreciated. The trial and error tactic doesn't work.



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