Call For Wine Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
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  1.  

    Ok temp job, not much regard for employees and little advancement opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Call For Wine full-time

    Pros

    ok base pay, good location if you are near BART and get to try to some nice wines

    Cons

    inflexible hours, no advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    flex your hours, pay better commission on big sales

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    This is your dead-end job in between real jobs

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    Former Employee - Wine Sales Consultant in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Wine Sales Consultant in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Call For Wine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The office/sales floor, while lacking, is moderately comfortable, nothing to write home to mom about. Being a block away from the 12th St BART station isn't bad either. Lots of good cafes and restaurants nearby.

    Management sometimes serves decent wine while you work. Helpful if you happen to be selling that particular brand. Some Fridays, they order pizza, nice.

    Outside of management, there are interesting people to work with in general, pretty diverse sales team.

    Cons

    The hours are not great, weekday shifts end at 8PM, and weekend work is required. Prepare to work a mandatory 6 day week with average pay. Really impacts life at home, especially if you have a child.

    No room whatsoever for growth. The job and salary you take is the job and salary you'll have until you decide to work elsewhere. They build it up to be more than it is during the interview, as if it were some kind of career.

    Management is inconsistent with their floor policies and when they apply (break times and lunch breaks come to mind). Promoted sales practices are also questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set the right expectations for the job upfront. This is not a career and has no opportunities for advancement, please don't imply as much.

    Pizza and wine once in awhile is nice and appreciated, but seem more like bribes to stay then as a nice gesture. Focus more on making the office fun and less stressful.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3.  

    Wretched atmosphere, exploitative management

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    Former Employee - Telephone Sales in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Telephone Sales in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Call For Wine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great co workers, enjoyable product, free wine..sometimes

    Cons

    Dishonest management who seems gifted in hiring damaged people who can't or won't find work elsewhere..rank favoritism in assignment of leads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find another line of work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Easy job to get and just a place to get a paycheck

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Call For Wine

    Pros

    Hourly with no quotas.
    Taste nice wines.

    Cons

    No investment in the employees.
    Empty, undecorated room that smells bad.
    No workplace commendatory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care a little bit more about your employees and maybe they won't all hate you. Quick making false promises and using employees for low labor.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Nice for a little extra cash

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    Former Employee - Wine Consultant
    Former Employee - Wine Consultant

    I worked at Call For Wine

    Pros

    Wine Incentives, nice people, good training

    Cons

    No where to grow professionally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fun place to work, more inner employee connecting

    Recommends

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