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Labatt Food Service San Antonio Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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Blair Labatt
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Pros
  • Advancement is available with hard work and proven mastership in your field (in 7 reviews)

  • Friendly working environment with great co-workers focused on working as a team to make the team and company (not individual) succeed (in 3 reviews)

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

  • Manager who created a hostile work environment and whose unapproachable attitude made work a nightmare (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Great IT department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt Food Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    As a software developer you get to be involved in and learn about the business. You work in one of several small teams that each work closely with a business department to solve interesting problems and create innovative solutions.
    New developers get to jump right in with their own challenging projects.
    There is a large emphasis on training, reading, and other types of continued education to ensure that we are using the most up to date technologies and techniques.
    Very friendly co-workers and management.

    Cons

    Flat structure can be good and bad

    Advice to Management

    Keep up your emphasis on training and maintain your high standards.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Working at Labatt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Operations in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt Food Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company supports innovation and out of the box thinking to solve problems. Labatt provides the necessary tools to perform your job efficiently and is always willing to invest in new ideas. Advancement is available with hard work and proven mastership in your field. There is plenty of training and tools to help in advancement and self-improvement. Hard work does get noticed and rewarded. Management is considerate and flexible in emergencies and personal time off; management is very understanding of the extra needs of single parents. The company culture encourages camaraderie and respect among its employees and it is a key attribute to the success of many improvement initiatives among teams.

    Cons

    Labatt hires the best people out there, therefore you are expected to be the best at what you do. If you are the type of person that looks for loopholes, does not take constructive criticism well and point fingers rather than find solutions, you will not make it here.

    Advice to Management

    I think it's great that Labatt has such a diverse workforce. Please continue to invest in diversity. It creates a dynamic work place.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Labatt Food Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is committed to innovation and continuous improvement. For my job, that means working with the latest technologies to create software that tackles challenging business problems.

    The teams I work with are all filled with strong, smart people. Working together with others that share a similar commitment to great products is very rewarding and at the same time pushes me to continuously improve. I get great personal satisfaction seeing the tools I build help other people's jobs easier and more productive.

    Any time I have had personal issues to deal with, my managers have been flexible and understanding. Everyone understands that health and family are a priority.

    Cons

    Limited vacation early seems tough, but that first year flies by anyway.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Good, Stable Company To Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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 company for hard working and self-motivated people. You are given the liberty to work and pursue new/innovative solutions for projects/existing problems. While management does give direction so that projects and goals are aligned with the company's mission, you're allowed the freedom to explore different potential solutions.
    - Management is always looking for ways to further educate/train its employees and improve its technology.
    - Friendly working environment with great co-workers focused on working as a team to make the team and company (not individual) succeed.
    - Above-average salary/ pay structure
    - Vacation may seem restricted but managers are flexible and are very generous when it comes to taking days because of personal issues (kids/family sick, doctor visits, etc.)

    Cons

    Like any company there's always room for improvement,
    For people that need a lot of direction, and written down instructions, this company may not be for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the continuous training and the focus on getting and keeping the best people


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Needs better management 10 yr employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Beware the 401k trap"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Labatt Food Service full-time

    Pros

    Work hours were fairly flexible depending on manager.

    Cons

    They only match 401k yearly. You forfeit the entire year of match if you aren't employed at year end.

    Advice to Management

    Replace your operations management.


  8. Helpful (9)

    "Conservative Family Value Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance (work from home or on customers hours). Great VP of Sales.

    Cons

    Some work needed on the weekends. Small family company culture.


  10. Helpful (19)

    "Leave after 2 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (9)

    "You can find a better job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loader in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Loader in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is okay
    Friday and Saturday nights off
    Filling this in for the twenty word minimum

    Cons

    You have to work very hard to make money
    If you get hurt good luck getting management to care
    Management doesn't care about employees only that they look good to their higher ups

    Advice to Management

    Quit


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