Vino Volo
2.8 of 5 5 reviews San Francisco, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Good for waiting tables, but not for advancement...

Wine Associate (Former Employee)
Dulles, VA

I worked at Vino Volo full-time for more than a year

ProsHourly wage is nice during busy travel times. Interesting people both as customers and employees. Opportunity to try wines next to each other. A good start for anyone who wants to learn more about wine and/or get into the wine business. Company is growing fast, however, advancement into management can take four or five years.

ConsCut throat-management presents a path-to-advancement when you are hired, yet they drag thier feet when it comes to promoting and giving benefits. This causes great competition between staff members to become mgmt's favorite.
It's hard to get good employees in the airport, and you are sharing tips, so often you have to carry the weight of people who are not as quick and perceptive to customer needs.
Big push to sell wine clubs, its not just waiting tables, its sales too.
Busy times are very hectic, just the nature of working in the airport.
Can take a long time to get into work, and you cannot go outside during your break.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees, value their ideas..(e.g. the pricing on the menu, very confusing for customer). Set realistic expectations about advancement, If a manager's bonus is based on labor cost, then an employee probably won't get promoted to wine associate for a long time, let them know up front.

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

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Excruciatingly boring but a decent place to work

Wine Associate (Current Employee)
Silver Spring, MD

I have been working at Vino Volo

Pros: The money can be quite good (unless there's a grip of other employees sharing tips) Bonuses are… Cons: Tip sharing and taxes taken on tips shared Wine associate is a step up from the bottom of the barrel associate, then you've gotta wait for… Advice to Senior Management: Find a better POS's archaic and redundent Give a crap about the individual employees as well as the… More

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Wine Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at Vino Volo full-time for more than a year

Pros: Money is decent; chance to learn how to manage. Working… Cons: Über corporate! Management and red tape. Also, not for a… Advice to Senior Management: Let the people you hire do their job! More

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