Liquor Depot Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
12 Reviews

2.8
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    it was okay, nothing really too special, i seriously don't really have an opinion

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    Current Employee - Key  in  Slave Lake, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Key in Slave Lake, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Liquor Depot part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    there's a pretty cool discount it's nice, I really don't want to fill any of this out, don't make me.

    Cons

    I really don't care about any of this, i just wanna unlock the full site here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being bad

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work is a lot more difficult than expected and compensation from the company is terrible.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Liquor Depot

    Pros

    Willingness to work around schedule with my other job, Coworkers are incredible, Staff discount after 3 months (biggest pro)

    Cons

    Stores were commonly understaffed and employees are paid very little for the actual amount of work that they do.

  3.  

    Good Part-time job for school, but cuts corners on staffing

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    Former Employee - Many Hats  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Many Hats in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Liquor Depot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours for school
    Discount is handy
    Good staff
    Promotion is available if you show the skills

    Cons

    Not for older employees with kids
    Favourtism by some upper management
    Can promote too quickly, no proper training hours available
    Staff hours are cut too low for proper staffing, especially on stores that need restructuring and repair

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You spend more money on replacing staff than trying to keep good ones, pay them better than minimum wage and offer incentives other than "promotion" which often is used as a stop-gap effort to keep the store open. Most locations have more key-holders than regular staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It's alright...

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    Current Employee - Keyholder  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Keyholder in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Liquor Depot full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great management and staff, and the DM is really nice. Head office has been changed around, so they don't seem as unorganized as they have been in the past... I am finally being noticed, and have been offered a promotion for Assistant... i am curious to find out what the salary will be. Head office under pays sales clerks, you get a .25 cent raise every six months you're started at 10.50 and after 3months you have a chance to be promoted to key holder which will entitle you to a 1.00 raise to 11.50. The wage caps out at 13.00/hr and then you will be put up for review and if you qualify or work hard you may be promoted to assistant manager if you show that you want it.

    Cons

    Starting wage should be more, there should be more incentives offered to staff (bonuses, GC, etc). Theres no funding for staff christmas parties, and everyone is expected to work on christmas eve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share your bonus with the staff purchase incentives with a part of it to act as a contest in order for staff to strive to work harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Like working for someone that has no idea what they are doing!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Liquor Depot

    Pros

    A good employee discount that makes it possible to try different items.

    Cons

    The office is awash in inexperienced people that are incapable of running a large business. Buying and Marketing in particular.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people running your stores, or at least ask them what they think. Match their pay with your expectations, pay is way to low at some of the levels in the stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good job for part-time work during university

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Liquor Depot part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Most management comes from the store level manager, so if you have a good store manager life will be good.

    Cons

    -Could be better run from the top down
    -Incentives could better be tied to the work you do and the success of your store to lessen attrition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Find a better way to tie pay to performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Communication is the key to success.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Liquor Depot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of customer services skills obtained. Variety of products to be educated about. Room for growth and flexible hours. Good health and safety guidelines.

    Cons

    Less then acceptable wages paid to store management and staff given the work demands. Minimal support from H/O to managers, better support from DM's to managers. Not enough recognition provided from the H/O level who views the numbers. More training would be a positive for store security and product knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My suggestion is simple, get inline with wages and benefits. Provide more support to Store staff as they are your Ambassadors and hear more customer feedback then H/O does. Treat all stores the same big or small, money makers or money takers...reduce favoritism and reward all for effort.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good company

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Canmore, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Canmore, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Liquor Depot full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    laid back management for the most part. Good work life balance and had flexible hours - open from 9-11 so chance for shift or 9-5 work. High turnover, good chance for inter-store advancement

    Cons

    decisions made at higher levels with minimal employee input. Lots of unnecessary work was created by some strange purchasing policies. Hard to advance out of store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more employee support with new policies/purchases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Frustrating.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Liquor Depot full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Met a few nice people to work with, if you work hard they notice (usually) and it's easy to get promoted.

    Cons

    They don't pay enough for the amount/type of work you do (at least me) & at times it was un-safe (robberies).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really recognize the people who put time/effort into their work and don't treat them poorly and use them up until they are sick of it all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Stressful and questionable company management.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Liquor Depot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning experience if you want to know about wine and liquor. Some locations are better than others for learning about wine for instance.

    Cons

    Management of the company was pretty ridiculous sometimes. They order product company wide instead of catering to what each individual store needs. This causes extremely stressful and frustrating stock conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your store management and realize that you don't quite have a grip on what's going on at the store level..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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