BC Liquor Stores

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BC Liquor Stores Reviews

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    The work is easy, the politics at work are hard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auxiliary in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Auxiliary in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at BC Liquor Stores part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good starting pay, easy work, benefits, opportunity to do free training (WSET).

    Cons

    You work on call for at least 2 years, which means your life pretty much revolves around work.
    Usually you work at several different stores.
    If you are a new hire you work as a cashier only.
    Minimal supervision.
    Seniority means too much and merit means too little.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in a better inventory management system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    mediocre

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at BC Liquor Stores full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    job is easy for what you get paid, good part time job very flexable

    Cons

    not much room to move up in the company, hard to get full time since it is seniority based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take caution for who you hire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    bittersweet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at BC Liquor Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, great people, and very interesting as you get to learn a lot about different kinds of wines, beers and spirits. Great team oriented atmosphere.

    Cons

    Hours are slim due to it being unionized. Most shifts are on call. You have to accumulate hours in order to get seniority to get shifts. It can act as a vicious cycle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Privatize. Start selling plastic bags to uphold social responsibility values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    On-call clerk

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Liquor Store Clerk
    Former Employee - Liquor Store Clerk

    I worked at BC Liquor Stores part-time

    Pros

    It's a unionized job, so you have some job security.

    Cons

    Being on call means that you have to be ready to go up till a certain time every day that the stores are open. This means that cannot plan anything until after that time. Which can often be to late for some things. If you are unable to take the offered time then you get bumped down the list in seniority by number of hours worked so it's really hard to make it onto the scheduled shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    By advancing by number of hours earned, individuals who may be more capable often end up leaving because better more steady jobs become available to them.

  6.  

    Good work experience and team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Abbotsford, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Abbotsford, BC (Canada)

    I worked at BC Liquor Stores (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay with an excellent work atmosphere, the team is like one large family. There isn't anything else to say.

    Cons

    nothing major. I'm just trying to meet the 20 word minimum since there are no large cons to the job. The work is excellent for a retail type position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The scheduling procedure could be relooked.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Busy, but pleasant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Liquor Store Clerk in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Liquor Store Clerk in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at BC Liquor Stores (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good product that every one enjoys and selection at this store was impressive. Customers were almost always nice to work with.

    Cons

    Entry pay is not a sustainable wage; one cannot be available all day for on call work and survive financially in this city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demanding open availability makes it impossible to have another job to survive in the city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Unfulfilled

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at BC Liquor Stores

    Pros

    wages and benefits are one of the best.

    Cons

    heavy work on the body . After years of working it breaks down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to all.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    bc liqour store clerk

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Clerk in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Store Clerk in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at BC Liquor Stores

    Pros

    pay is very fair, with raises every 6 months

    Cons

    employees don't have a sense of eagerness to improve customer service, low morale, new staff may work in various location until you pass 200hrs, on-call 6-7days a week. takes 5-10years to become full-time regular staff, before that - no benefitsl

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    most management are controlled by area manager, have to from companies that revenue more than 3-5million in sales for canada thats hard to come by with experience in smaller private companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    An alright place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at BC Liquor Stores

    Pros

    You are working for the government with excellent benefits
    If you are a contractor you have it made
    Excellent General Manager

    Cons

    Projects never end on time, which is excellent for contractors
    You can go without recognition depending on who you work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have nothing to tell the management.

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