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Charles E. Bailes III
74 Ratings
  1. "Amazing Corporate Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    For a company that profits of detrimental vices, they truly care about it's employees healthcare. Benefits are very good considering this is essentially a family owned business. Positive atmosphere that strives for self improvement. Friendly welcoming enviroment

    Cons

    Interdepartmental communication is lacking and always has been. Technical operations planning could be better.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2018-05-20

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Response

    August 22, 2018CEO

    Thanks for your comment. Improving communication is something we work on daily. In today's fast paced work environment, communication can always be better and I would appreciate any suggestions or ideas you may have to improve.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great company in general. But, sadly, had to leave because of my particular stores."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Winter Haven, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company is local and down to earth. They take care of you. Easy to take days off. Do your job well and they make sure you know they value you.

    Cons

    If you're in a store with negative people, it's not going to get better. The 2 I worked at, it was constant backbiting. They want it gone but they want everyone to just work it out on their own. It was a struggle every shift to stay clear of the gossip and drama.

    Advice to Management

    Crack down a little more on troublemakers. You do a great job encouraging the good employees but you've lost quite a few good employees because you just give up the troublesome stores as a lost cause. Also don't allow certain store managers to think they're God just because the store does well. It's bad for employee morale.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2018-05-08

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Response

    August 15, 2018VP, Team Member Services

    This is great feedback and we appreciate the honesty. We have great team members at ABC, but we certainly those who don’t model our core values of respect, inspire and empower. We will/are actively trying to invest in these team members with training and coaching, but sometimes that ...

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  3. "Good to get ground work in"

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    Former Employee - Manager Trainee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Awesome, fun job. Not that hard. Interesting day to day but I also had a great staff

    Cons

    A 'working break' which was cool with me, I'd rather not clock out

    Advice to Management

    Make the pay bumps a little better... quarter raise for way more responsibility isn't worth it

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2018-04-04

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Response

    August 15, 2018VP, Team Member Services

    Great feedback and we are happy you enjoyed your time at ABC! We just increased our starting pay August 1st and are implementing a new team based incentive program in the fall. Lots of cool things coming down the pipeline in terms of team member training and development too. Our ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits full-time

    Pros

    The best pro was the company culture and the camaraderie among the associates team.

    Cons

    Management could be inconsiderate of the employees at times. Management may not recognize employee strength and weaknesses and may not be willing to work with them around those.

    Advice to Management

    Be more considerate of the sales associate teams.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2018-04-02

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Response

    August 15, 2018VP, Team Member Services

    Thank you for the compliment on our company culture and team atmosphere! I am sorry to hear that your management was inconsiderate at times. This is not in line with our core values of respect, inspire and empower. We will do everything we can to establish consistency in our stores ...

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  5. "Its on ok Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work for. Lots of time off and family atmosphere. Easy to get promoted.

    Cons

    Pay on the low end and low raises.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees they are what drives sales.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2018-02-12

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Response

    August 15, 2018Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback! Over the next few months we will begin rolling out an exciting new Bonus Program that all retail sales Team Members can participate in. Providing exceptional celebratory service to our guests is what our team members do every ...

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  6. "ABC Fine Wine and Spirits"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Oviedo, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Store managers are very accommodating to workers' schedule. Coworkers are very friendly.

    Cons

    Not always the best at rewarding employees that exceed expectations.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-12-11

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Response

    August 19, 2018Director of Talent Acquisition

    We sincerely appreciate your comments and welcome any and all input and suggestions from our current, past and future team members here on Glassdoor, and at feedback@abcfws.com. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experiences at ABC!

  7. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Field Management in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Above average benefits and opportunities for advancement. Integrity of leadership. Team members are supported and contributions are valued.

    Cons

    Working weekends. (It's retail!)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen and keep strong communications with field teams.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-12-03

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Response

    August 15, 2018Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you are finding working at ABC a rewarding experience!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "All depends on the store"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Paid training courses, plenty to do. If you're at the right store, this is an incredibly fun job. The employee discount was nice, benefits were decent. Off on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Keeps you physically engaged, just working a shift can be great exercise. If you're caught up it can be a very easy-going job too. Weekly paychecks are also a huge plus. The family who owns the company are also very nice people.

    Cons

    Low pay, very little room for advancement. They increased starting pay for new people but only give about 0.15-0.20 a year raise, if that. Every store is a completely different atmosphere. At any time they can transfer you to another store, and sometimes you're stuck with a team that doesn't like to work, or a Store Manager on a terrible power trip or starts too much drama. If you end up at a store like that, it's...

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    Advice to Management

    Hold store managers more accountable.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-12-12

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Response

    February 18, 2019VP, Team Member Services

    Thank you for your genuine feedback. We are attempting to gain consistency in our culture, store to store. However, this is a challenging goal due to the nature of the differences between the markets our stores serve. Each store possesses some character of their community and there ...

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  9. "Celebration Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits part-time

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Training was pretty much up to you. A lot of work for the pay they offer. No real advancement.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-11-13

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Response

    February 18, 2019VP, Team Member Services

    Good feedback! We need to improve our formal training plans, which we are and great things are coming! And in the new training plan will be opportunities for team members to increase their wage through the taking of more training classes. Thank you for you time at ABC!

  10. "Part-time sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Celebration Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fun work atmosphere, very little physically demanding tasks. Great place to expand wine, spirits, and beer knowledge

    Cons

    Standard retail cons - holiday rushes primarily

    Advice to Management

    Update inventory management systems

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-10-26

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Response

    February 18, 2019VP, Team Member Services

    Thank you for your comments! And yes, we are hoping to improve our inventory management systems in the next few quarters. Lots of great changes coming!

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