LCBO is a great company to work for. Even if you start off as a contract employee. If you build a great relationship with management and show that you are an excellent employee, they will assist you in securing a position with the LCBO. Even if the work is seasonal, it is a great place to work for. Management is amazing.
You start off as a fixed term employee but they hire a bunch of other fixed term employees so chances are you’re going to get little to no hours. After your training is done being taken care of they’ll drag you along for atleast 2 weeks to a month and trying to figure out where to put you on the schedule. They want to basically run your life because if you’re not available when they want you to be since your fixed term they won’t give you the hours you desire. For anyone looking to work somewhere you should consider working a terrible job somewhere else because atleast they’ll blatantly disrespect you to your face, give you way more hours and not waste your time. I have no idea how a whole company is so disorganized, it’s like they held a meeting trying to decide how to stress the working class people as much as they can and came to the conclusion that fixed term employee was the solution.
A little over minimum wage
Barely any hours, they hire too many people, full timers act like they’re gods, management almost always sucks, no organization
I worked as a CSR for the winter holidays, which was a busy time as you'd expect. I had a great time working cash and doing other miscellaneous tasks as the need arose. Everyone I worked with was super friendly and helped a lot if I ever had questions or trouble with anything. I got to learn a ton about everything we carried: wine, spirits, beer, liqueurs, coolers... Everything!
Always something to do, great training, great starting pay, and a fantastic union
Very stressful if you don't handle fast-paces or crowds well
Great customer service provided to every customer, and giving them great information on products that they are not familiar with. I get to grow as an employee learning new things and i take the initiative to learn more things.
I found it very difficult to advance my career here despite being an extremely knowledgeable seasonal employee who has a strong relationship with the customers. Everyone goes insane over the pay its really only $1 more than the minimum wage which isn't bad but not all the big hype. However I assume when hired as a part-timer it will be a little higher. They make you work hard, and make sure you earn every dollar they pay you. It's a very demanding job but overall all the people are wonderful and to the contrary I loved my boss! They have a wonderful team dynamic that makes you feel safe, they are quick to support you and back you up in every situation. Sometimes company reps come in with wines, and spirits to sample along with free food or snacks which was awesome. However, other than the sampling also contrary to popular belief NO FREE ALCOHOL. I have no complaints about that but it's not a real thing. Hours are long, stores are packed especially on holidays and long weekends none of which you will ever have off for any reason at all. So all that being said if you're not willing to sacrifice all your evenings, weekends and holidays for the summer and are ready to work your butt of then this is for you. I did a summer once and definitely won't do it again but it was a wonderful growing experience. Getting part time is next to impossible, but that is the only time I would ever work there again because of increased pay and slightly more leverage to ask for a day or two off.
great people, great management, free samples, free food
long days, extremely busy, very demanding, minimal chance of advancement
As a seasonal employee, you're paid quite a bit less than the permanent individuals there for doing what I felt like was a lot more work.
Regardless, they were friendly and tried to reduce your stress as much as possible. There was a Christmas potluck, which was nice.
-You get a LOT of hours depending on what you state your availability is
-You meet a lot of interesting (sometimes drunk) people, and learn to manage your stress in such a busy shop
-Permanent/casual re-hires are not as common as I would like
I enjoyed my time with the LCBO, they were very good to me and provided me with the necessary training and security for the job. I was able to to experience being on the floor in addition to working cash, speak with customers and give recommendations. I was able to develop skills related to time management, inventory management, and strong communication & interpersonal skills.
accommodating, friendly staff, flexibility in task selection for the day
LCBO was a great work environment. Working at LCBO allowed me to advance my knowledge in product and sales. I also became more confident with my customer service skills which is crucial in any environment that involves dealing with customers/staff/employees etc.
good job oppurtunity
difficult to advance in a secure title when working part time/seasonal
The LCBO is a great company to work for because it has a great management team that works with their employees for a great work/life balance. My typical day working for the LCBO was working behind the customer service desk handling large orders and helping customers. It also involved booking classes that the LCBO provided while multi tasking with the phone and customer requests. This job was fun because I was given many tasks to do so I was kept quite busy which made the day pass fast. The most enjoyable part of working at the LCBO was meeting and working alongside some fantastic individuals. A downside to working for the LCBO is that it is hard to move from being a casual employee to a full time employee and can take many years for that progression to occur.
- typical day at work would be help customer with there selection of liquor or beer. - stocking shelves - processing customers purchases and answering any questions they may have in regards to the product