Wine Rack

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rewarding in terms of money, wasteful in terms of a career

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Former Employee - Wine Merchant  in  Thornhill, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Wine Merchant in Thornhill, ON (Canada)

Pros

free wine
good hours
flexible hours
easy job

Cons

boring job
frequent alcohol buying customers
management is never there (depends on the location)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

even though its a minimum wage job, try to respect and listen to employees because they are the ones who interact the most with the customers and they know what the market wants!

Doesn't Recommend

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  1.  

    Friendly and Positive Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Wine Merchant
    Former Employee - Wine Merchant

    Pros

    I had a great experience with my managers. It was a friendly place to work and I really enjoyed learning about all the different wines. We were taught a great deal about going the extra mile with customer service.

    Cons

    Only paid .25 cents above minimum wage with no commission incentives. Decisions made by upper management often negatively affect front line staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your retail sales associates better - Incentives are only offered to managers when it is the retail sales associates doing the work to get them to their sales targets.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't believe the 'people first' hype

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Learning about the wine industry is a huge perk.

    Cons

    Everyone from the part-time employees to the managers are under constant pressure to perform, despite huge increases and every infraction is followed by threats of dismissal. The company motto of 'people first' is a ridiculous lie. This is an in-and-out factory that produces disgruntled employees faster than it produces wine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shed the old-fashioned tyranical masters and stop threatening your employees. Asking for a day off doesn't mean employees are disloyal. Hire some upper level management who actually like people.

    Doesn't Recommend
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