Total Wine & More – Why Work For Us?

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Total Wine & More is America‘s Wine Superstore®—the country‘s largest independent retailer of fine wine. We started in 1991 when brothers David and Robert Trone opened two wine stores in Delaware. We currently operate over 100 superstores across 15 states and are growing rapidly.

We are committed to having the best wine selection with an emphasis on fine wines. This differentiates us from many retailers in the United States who specialize in one geographic area or price category. Our typical store carries more than 8,000 different wines from every wine-producing region in the world.

In addition to a world-class selection of fine wines, the typical Total Wine & More also carries more than 2,500 beers, from America‘s most popular beers to hard-to-find microbrews and imports, and more than 3,000 different spirits from every price range and category.

Total Wine & More is committed to having the lowest prices on wine, spirits and beer every day. Our tremendous buying power and special relationships with producers, importers, and wholesalers offers us considerable savings, which we pass on to our customers.

Our strength is our people. We have over 2,000 associates, including 600 wine professionals, who must demonstrate comprehensive wine knowledge before they are invited to join our team. After coming on board, all of our wine team members undergo an extensive initial training program, participate in weekly team wine tastings, attend monthly wine-producer seminars, and many travel to prestigious winegrowing regions on company-sponsored trips.

We believe that an educated consumer is our best customer. We want to demystify the wine-buying experience for our customers so they will feel confident in choosing the bottle of wine that is perfect for them.

Whether you are new to the world of wine or a great wine enthusiast, we are dedicated to bringing you The Total Wine Experience.

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At Total Wine & More, we are always looking for motivated, talented people who are interested in working for a company with entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for providing best-in-class service. We have many career opportunities for talented individuals just entering the workforce and as well as for skilled professionals seeking their next career challenge.

Our retail stores and corporate office (called the Store Support Center) provide opportunities for career growth and advancement. We strive to ensure that all Team Members feel that they are a part of the business, as they are valuable resources to our guests, co-workers and communities.

Total Wine & More is an equal opportunity employer who will consider all job applicants for all positions without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, age, religion, marital, familial or veteran’s status, or disability. Total Wine & More makes reasonable accommodations during all aspects of the employment process, including during the interview process. Total Wine & More can only make reasonable accommodations when it is aware of a disability. Total Wine & More is a Drug Free Workplace

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    I have been working at Total Wine & More full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best thing about Total Wine is their commitment to education. The company prides itself on the most knowledgable team in the market and strives to pass that information on to consumers.

    Cons

    There are a few downsides to working for Total Wine. First, all leadership must work a required 50 hours a week. They get by paying lower hourly rates by paying management 10 hours of overtime a week. This results in poor work-life balance and is the main cause of their high turnover rates among management.

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries slightly and allow your managers and leaders in the stores to see their families a little bit more.


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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Potomac, MD
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Total Wine & More (Potomac, MD).

    Interview

    The entire interview process was two-part. The first interview was in-person and was with a Total Wine and More HR recruiter. It was a little over an hour. Questions were asked about my interest in different business-units. The second interview was with the specific business unit manager. It was also in-person and relatively painless.

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    Negotiation

    The firm does not negotiate salary and benefits for this position. Take-it-or-leave-it.

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Additional Info

Website www.totalwine.com
Headquarters Potomac, MD
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1991
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

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