Carlton & United Breweries Employee Reviews

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Management have vendettas
AUSTRALIA Sales and Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Southbank VIC28 February 2019
Great company but if you are not part of the "in crowd" don't expect to ever have your annual leave approved.

Also absolutely no union and any talk of it is stamped out.

If employed part time don't ever expect a full time opportunity because its never going to happen.
Pros
Every friday open bar and monthly free beers
Cons
Poor Line Managers, In house politics.
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Great Culture, driven by clear ownership and accountability
Sales Capability Manager - last Position (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC18 February 2019
My role was to develop and implement program's to enhance capability that enabled the delivery of the commercial strategy.

Role focused on designing, building, deploying and embedding blended learning programs to increase core competencies. (2 Capability Managers)

Strong alignment to the Learning and Development as well as Sales and Marketing teams

Required constant Stakeholder Management, biggest challenge was transforming learning from face to face to blended learning opportunities under the guidance of 70/20/10 principles

We had a leadership team that was fully committed to people development and fully supported the leader led learning principle, this provided a platform for developing individuals skill sets and also embedding behavioural change

Strong focus on coaching to embed leanings

Deploying programs across a national platform was the most rewarding part of the role. Great opportunity to use my sales experience and to work with people at all levels of the organisation. Seeing people take the leanings back into the real world was also very rewarding.

In summary, CUB has a great people development culture, built on leader led and coaching principles, strong leadership that fully supports and drives capability that enables change, transformation and growth. (both individual and organisation)

Challenging but very rewarding.
Pros
Great community programs, internal support and people development and strong leadership
Cons
Number of re structures
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Great place and people to work with
SALES OPERATIONS MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD10 February 2019
every day came with a new challenge. loved it!
Working with highly skilled and motivated individuals all working towards the same goal. lots of fun along the way.
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Awesome pay-rates, terrible shifts
Dry -Goods Asst. Manager & Machine Operator (FMCG) (Former Employee) –  Yatala, Qld, AU2 December 2018
Awesome pay-rates, terrible shifts as it is On-Call Casual through Labor hire ONLY, only way to progress or advance your position in this company is to (on the manufacturing floor) be related/or dating a managers daughter/son...

no lifestyle outside due to the fact your ON-CALL 24/7

many a time i'd try to spend the day with my 5 kids and or partner, and BAM.. you need to start as soon as you can get here..

BUT.. the money is really good...
Pros
Great pay-rates, the other workers are generally friendly and helpful and on-site chef/cafeteria..
Cons
no social life or home life (for the family man) when it's running hot, no work when it's down season(yes it's seasonal)
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Terrible culture
Quality Manager (Former Employee) –  Abbotsford NSW26 October 2018
Worst culture ever. No one seemed to have any incentive to do well and it was like working in a morgue full of dead people. Lifeless. No fun. Everyone just going through the motions to justify getting paid. Ugggghh!!
Pros
Free beer
Cons
Terrible management
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Fun work environment with lots of perks and functions to attend
Business Development Executive (Former Employee) –  Canberra ACT23 May 2018
Typically long hours spent alone in the car, lots of customer face to face interaction, lots of good perks and a good management team.
Recognition for effort was well balanced however sometimes could go unnoticed for regional roles as they were not as exposed/visible to management.
Pros
Product Allocations, ticket access through sponsorship, functions
Cons
long days in car, advancement dependent on placement
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Were good to work for
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Yatala QLD15 March 2018
Good money,good place to work. I'd still be there if I didn't move 2 hrs away. They do great Christmas party's,have an excellent canteen that is excellent with prices.
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Great place to work
Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Melbourne Vic29 August 2017
Great place to work. Young vibrant culture. Learnt to manage a variety of staff. Managed the staff bar, pulled beers and maintained the facility. Duties were varied and could be challenging depending upon demand, was able to pickup time management skills..
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Fantastic Culture
Territory Manager (Former Employee) –  Brisbane8 November 2016
Great work/lifestyle balance
Great customers
Learnt how to work as a team
Hardest part of job was saying no to customers out of hours requests when run out of glasses or coasters and delivering them after hrs and weekends.
Most enjoyable, social life with colleagues and fun customers, being part of a team.
Pros
colleagues, well known brand
Cons
did not have any at the time of employment
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Not at all a good place to work most pathetic
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC28 August 2016
Not a good place to work for, very pathetic,no recognition for hard work.workers not treated well at all..very bad place to work..not at all good.....
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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Great Company, fabulous group of people to work with
Administration Officer (Current Employee) –  Yatala, Queensland23 August 2016
Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) is one of the most iconic beer companies in Australia with our history dating back to 1824.

We brew some of Australia’s most famous beers, including Victoria Bitter, Carlton Draught, Cascade, Crown Lager, Melbourne Bitter, Pure Blonde, Foster’s, Matilda Bay, as well as ciders including Strongbow, Mercury, and Bulmers.

CUB originally formed in 1907 as Carlton & United Breweries, the name we still hold today. In 2011, we became part of the SABMiller group, the second largest brewer in the world, returning to our heritage and core strength as a brewer.
Pros
Free Carton of beer for each Employee
Cons
None
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awesome workplace
Supply Chain Planning Administrator (Former Employee) –  Southbank VIC21 March 2016
CUB is a great organisation to work for, with a great work life balance program in place, includes great perks and recognition programs
Pros
work life balance and recognition program
Cons
Parking
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Great company
Systems Lead (Current Employee) –  Melbourne VIC2 March 2016
Wonderful company to work for. The working environment is informal with friendly co-workers who will greet and talk to you around every corner. The current challenges is the lack of processes within the organisation and no real growth within the current role I am in.
Pros
Free Beer
Cons
Not a fast pace environment
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Iconic beer company in Australia
Brewers Assistant (Former Employee) –  Abbotsford VIC5 December 2015
Having worked for CUB over the last 28 years l gained a wealth of experience and made long time friends. Fantastic company to work for, always supportive and dedicated to providing a great product.
The most enjoyable part of the job was all the courses l took part of such as beer tasting and brewing fundamentals.
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Good work location and great team!
Business Information Manager - IS (Former Employee) –  Melbourne7 September 2015
Having worked at Foster's and CUB over many years i can say that for the most part it was a great learning experience. No day was the same and although project work was difficult and sometimes very stressful it was always rewarding.
Pros
Free beer each month!
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Challenging and rewarding
Maintenance coordinator/supervisor (Current Employee) –  Abbotsford, VIC18 May 2015
• Challenging
• Fast moving bottle process
• Knowledgeable and helpful
• Helpful
• Time management
• Seeing hard work come together
Pros
Comradeship
Cons
Long hours
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Professional working environment, enthusiastic staff
Maintenance coordinator/supervisor (Current Employee) –  Abbotsford, VIC6 May 2015
• Typical day would be collating the night shift information ready for the morning meets
• Learning is always an ongoing process, tolerance and leadership is one of my learning curves
• Management have got empathy towards the staff and will help out where possible
• Co-workers know is what to be expected and will support
• Hardest part of the job is to make shop floor employees understand that work ethics count on the job and that you can’t get what you want at a blink of an eye
• When all your planning comes together and everyone benefits from the outcome
Pros
A community atmosphere and a sense of belonging
Cons
Short time frames to deliver the required results
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Great place to work, Apleasure to come to work, Its a pitty that CUB are closing brewery in June 2014
Packaging Technician Operator (Former Employee) –  Blue Tongue Brewery @Warnervale NSW16 February 2014
Great place to work
Extremely clean and hygenic place to work
Working in teams a real bonus
A pleasure to come to work
Most enjoyable part of the day is when our production is running smoothly and efficiently
Regular one on ones with shift team Leader
Pros
one free carton of beer once a fortnight, bonus system, individual and company based. Flexible working hours during non peak periods
Cons
None
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