Specs Reviews

17 Reviews
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17 Reviews
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Specs President & Owner John Rydman
John Rydman
9 Ratings
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    Best place in the spirits world in retail.

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    Former Employee - Spirits Specialist  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Spirits Specialist in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Specs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to network and meet people.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from management, super stepping stone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees from a corporate standard, not local.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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Specs Interviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
Updated Apr 18, 2014

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    Department Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Specs.

    Interview Details

    very short, I was in the right place at the right time. The application is 80 percent of it. We got along very well. There interview process is very rehearsed. Unless you are going for a premium job. Make sure you smile and are in a good mood. Use your "street smarts" Do not let them know you know about the in store commission plan, it is.....not good it is highly controlled by the owners. Bigger store sales reps do better than average most do below. Do not get them to make any promises, they will not keep them. If you have some alcohol background, bartending beer sales ect....they will push you into beer or liquor, do not let them. Wine is where the money is. They love to "stack the deck" If you are applying for a wine job and they push you into something unless you need the job end the interview mention how you wont to be in wine. 99 percent of your career is the interview if they offer 12 per hour ask for 14 ect....

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    when I pressed, pat went up one dollar per Hr.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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Website www.specsonline.com
Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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