BevMo
2.8 of 5 72 reviews
www.bevmo.com Concord, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

BevMo Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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2.8 72 reviews

                             

41% Approve of the CEO

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Alan Johnson

(27 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Getting to learn about wine and beer and spirits"
    in 5 reviews
  • "My managers were very laid back and all of them were great people to be around"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "If you want low hours and to be worked hard for low pay then choose BevMo"
    in 9 reviews
  • "no benefits for part time employees"
    in 9 reviews
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    great training and friendly staff

    Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Colma, CA

    ProsThe employees are great to work with as well as friendly management. Not a stressful environment and pretty easy going

    ConsInventory is sometimes really unorganized. It could be very hard to locate stuff sometimes. The pay could be a little better as well

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    hhhmmmm where do I start?

    Head Clerk (Current Employee)

    ProsFun, Fast paced environment with great people.

    ConsThe corporation in a whole undervalues and under appreciates it's employees. As the years go by, they cut, cut, and cut some more. Take benefits away. Do your job in less time. If you have a management title, that doesn't matter, just do your job in under 25 hours a week. Shrink control, employee training, weddings, merchandising, basic cleanliness, stocking, ordering...etc. Do it all as they keep cutting your hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBevMo can do better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast-paced atmosphere, no two days are the same.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe opportunity to learn about different wines and liquors, fast paced atmosphere, mostly friendly clientele.

    ConsUpper management usually hired from the outside, makes advancement difficult.

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

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    Good job for the young.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    ProsClean job, clean customers, low stress. Good opportunity for growth is you have the years and time to invest. This a good job for those that have time to climb the BevMo ladder. The job starts at $9.00 per hour and you get a review when the rest of the company gets their annual review. You are only part time. When I was hired, I was informed that I could only work 25 per week. They didn’t inform me that I had to do it in 4 to 5 hour increments at $4.00 a gallon CA prices!!! Easy job, but no growth unless you want to climb the BevMo ladder.

    ConsYou can't work more than 4-5 hours per shift! The only people that get more hours are the full timers (management). You don't get the typical 90 day review. You get your review when the store does it's annual review for all the employees.

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

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    Great Summer Job for a College Junior

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Carmel, CA

    ProsI worked here for 4 months as I was home during college, and I certainly loved the environment that BevMo provided for me. You get access to vast amounts of knowledge about various types of alcohol as they pay you to train you on this. My managers were very laid back and all of them were great people to be around.

    ConsNone that I can think of!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on opening up more locations!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    They treat their employees as their greatest assets and give them the tools they need to succeed.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    El Centro, CA

    ProsUpward mobility, leadership and great training as far as product sales.

    ConsIt is slow., not enough hours to survive. Even for part time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise the rate of pay to meet the conditions of the economy in the area.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A fair start but not much chance for a finish.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsStores with excellent selection and competitive pricing.

    ConsA less than consistent management training process leads to huge inconsistency between stores. Some feel to be well run, others not so much.
    Little opportunity for advancement, even with stellar performance.
    As usual, the slant is to keep as few people as possible eligible for any benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward excellence, evaluate and act upon obvious incompetence.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I never felt as disrespected and unappreciated in my life.

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsWell if i had to say something nice about bevemo I guess i would say its a good job to have just for extra cash. Not something permanent but more as a hobby.

    ConsWhere to begin I guess I will start from the top your lucky to get any hours. The Management is rude and disrespectful. I feel they favor some employees more than others. Leave all the grunt work to the sales associate while they just sit back in the office. Like to blame others for their mistakes. They treat employees horrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice would be to actually hire professional management team. Happy employees are more efficient than unhappy ones.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst company I have ever worked for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Concord, CA

    ProsPay is acceptable and benefits decent.

    ConsI have worked for many companies in my career. i feel that this is a very unhappy and hostile work enviroment. People in the corporate office are not friendly or respectful including senior management who sets the tone.

    A lot of office politics and gossip. I try to stay above the 'BS' and just do my job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook around the office and you will see unhappy employees. The corporate office has a high turnover rate because of the horrible office culture. Worst place I have ever worked.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Laguna Niguel, CA

    ProsFlexible hours
    Learned much about the products
    Enjoyable costumers

    ConsNot enough hours
    Management was not good at handling conflict with the employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore employee training, with customers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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