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Labatt Food Service Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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Blair Labatt
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  • Having the correct last name or making the right friends are the primary determinants of career success (in 5 reviews)

  • No vacation for the first year is difficult to get over at first (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Close knit company with opportunities to learn from different departments. Job security is the norm if you are willing to not reinvent the wheel. I was able to watch movies all day. Chick's are hot.

    Cons

    Frustrated at times with unpredictability and lack of readiness. Tendency to feel under appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your help desk and never take them for granted


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Needs better management 10 yr employee"

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    Former Employee - Forklift in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Forklift in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent money. Employees are cool.

    Cons

    Knowing their short handed management doesn't step in when they are required to. Management worries about management not employees. Can be in management within a yr thats not fair. Majority of employees do drugs.

    Advice to Management

    Pick employees that deserve the management position not by a fake story


  3. "Route driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt Food Service full-time

    Pros

    Go in early am get out early. Insurance

    Cons

    Dead end job. No time off. Just work work


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Give me a break"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent money. Monday through Friday. Great co-worker's nice customers. That is about all the good things I can say about this place. They make big promises.

    Cons

    Promises promises promises. They tell you one thing then do another. I am already planning my exit. I am hearing alot of negative feedback from ex employees. The more I hear the more my eyes are opening.

    Advice to Management

    Well I would respect your people more. The guys behind the wheel, and pushing around your groceries. No respect there. You say all the right things when all your people quit. Why is everybody quitting. Change your stinking attitude and you will find that the ones who got you where you are today will hang around. Nobody I mean nobody wants to come to work always looking over their shoulder.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Not Place for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro is being off every Friday and Saturday night

    Cons

    Horrible Management
    Poor business structure

    Advice to Management

    Promote the best workers


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Pay is good, but not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good, some people are great

    Cons

    Lack of structure and proper training, no incentives or raises (just a small annual raise that cancels out with inflation), hardly any time off, 5 holidays, and no vacation the first year of employment

    Advice to Management

    Modernize company values and restructure


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Production"

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    Former Employee - Packer
    Former Employee - Packer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is none I can think of because they do not treat people well

    Cons

    hr people are worst be warned do not work for this company


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Labatt needs structure"

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    Former Employee - Administration Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Administration Assistant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a few great co- worker's.

    Cons

    Management needs work especially in the Austin office. Does not care about you personally. No room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Need experienced manager. Has a manager with none at all. Cares about a shirt and tie not the person wearing them.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Nothing to say"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits if you are full time

    Cons

    You can't make any mistakes, if so you get fired very fast and easy

    Advice to Management

    Need more patients and understanding


  11. Helpful (24)

    "Labatt Totalitarianism"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nothing at all, dont let this company suck you in!!!! They will constantly give you promises they cannot up hold nor do they ever intend on withholding their promises.

    Cons

    -Limited vacation 5 days (year 1), 10 days (year 2), 15 days (year 10)
    -Company is very self conscious, try and tell you who to talk to inside and outside of work
    -Upper Management has no idea of IT concepts and best practices
    -Cult like culture (if your last name is not of a certain relation, good luck on advancing)

    Advice to Management

    Nothing--Management would love nothing more than what you have to say about them and then either 1. disregard the proven facts or 2. let that individual go for their personal opinion.

    Labatt is a company that is still stuck in the 1970's technology. I find it very amusing how Labatt found out about glassdoor and decided to hype up the ratings because there were so many negative(true) statements in previous reviews. I was apart of the IT team at Labatt so i can tell you first hand they do in fact boost their ratings, well at least try to. One thing i saw very quickly at Labatt when i was first hired was the nepotism, if your last name is not of a certain relation they could care less, and you can forget about obtaining a management position or even advancing in the company. So i mentioned IT, when i say IT Labatt thinks of one thing and one thing only, development end of discussion. What they forget about is the rest of IT that actually diagnose, troubleshoot and repair all of the developmental issues when releases are pushed out "Willy Nilly". Oh sorry i forgot to mention because Labatt is an "Agile" developmental group. So that means push out code that fixes one system and breaks 10 others in the process. After leaving it doesn't surprise me, this is what is expected from individuals who manage the IT group that have English and Geography degrees.



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