BC Liquor Stores
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    The work is easy, the politics at work are hard

    Auxiliary (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementInvest in a better inventory management system.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    bittersweet

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsHours 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 Senior ManagementPrivatize. Start selling plastic bags to uphold social responsibility values.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    On-call clerk

    Liquor Store Clerk (Former Employee)

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

    ConsBeing 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 Senior ManagementBy 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.

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    Good work experience and team

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Abbotsford, BC (Canada)

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

    Consnothing 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 Senior ManagementThe scheduling procedure could be relooked.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Busy, but pleasant

    Liquor Store Clerk (Former Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDemanding open availability makes it impossible to have another job to survive in the city.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unfulfilled

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)

    Proswages and benefits are one of the best.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair to all.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    bc liqour store clerk

    Store Clerk (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Prospay is very fair, with raises every 6 months

    Consemployees 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 Senior Managementmost 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    An alright place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have nothing to tell the management.

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