The Beer Store Reviews

Updated June 29, 2014
Updated June 29, 2014
14 Reviews

3.2
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    A fair balanced workplace

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    Current Employee - Logistics and Retail  in  Parry Sound, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Logistics and Retail in Parry Sound, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at The Beer Store full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A great family like atmosphere in my store. We work as a team. Great student job as many come back to work in the summer and have opportunities all over the province as they go to school

    Cons

    Long hours in the summer make it tough at the end of the day. Empty return can sometimes be upsetting to customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrading stores...the empties need a separate entrance in the building as they are in newer models.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at The Beer Store full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pension plan, great pay, Great people, flexible hours and vacation time.

    Cons

    Dirty Job with dealing with empty bottles, smelly area where stored empty bottles. Very hard work. Hand on Management. Not enough resources to complete assigned tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of getting resources to staff to complete tasks and keep your promises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This was a great job when I first started but over the years the cutbacks in staffing made this job too difficult.

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    Former Employee - Full-timer  in  North York, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Full-timer in North York, ON (Canada)

    I worked at The Beer Store full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fair wages and benefits with the advantage of having a union (UFCW 12r24) to ensure my rights weren't violated.

    Cons

    Major cutbacks in scheduling staff with unrealistic expectation of workload created a terrible place to work. Head office is disconnected to the reality of how the retail stores need to be run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your ego's aside and actively listen to the workers who have the experience and want to improve the business and provide great customer service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Soo many questions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Beer Store

    Pros

    good place to work, kind of

    Cons

    cut backs, ideological not realistic

  6.  

    Great work enviroment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager  in  Bowmanville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Bowmanville, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at The Beer Store full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible and great people. Easy retail job and metrics

    Cons

    Not a lot of thinking to be successful. Lots of downtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    CSR

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at The Beer Store part-time

    Pros

    easy job, scheduling for part time hours very flexible

    Cons

    don't care about part time employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Retail Store Manager, District Auditor, RSSR Trainer

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager  in  Fenelon Falls, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Fenelon Falls, ON (Canada)

    I worked at The Beer Store full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good place to work!!! Pay scale is better than most places. Very flexible work enviroment. Senior Management very fair. You do your job as it should be done, the rewards are there.

    Cons

    Retail Store Managers that complain all the time about their staff. Perhaps if they worked the 40 hours they were suppose to do and invest time in the staff they would be happier!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the store management that think the company owes them. They are eating away the company.

    Recommends
  9.  

    The Beer Store is a great place to work if you are not looking for a challenge or you want to do something that will see

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at The Beer Store full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will never forget to buy your beer before the long weekends!

    Cons

    Union staff live in a bubble

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give your Management more reasons to stay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    One Stop

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Windsor, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Windsor, ON (Canada)

    I worked at The Beer Store part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, good part-time wages, good co-workers, nice customers.

    Cons

    Repetitive, dirty, short shifts, logistical flaws, poor public relations mentality, self-sustaining bureaucracy, adversarial dichotomy, corporate indoctrinating culture, questionable integrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't listen. So...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    retail dealing with people

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at The Beer Store part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    decent wage not too bad

    Cons

    people problems and empties and stuff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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