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Charles E. Bailes III
74 Ratings
  1. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Easy job and some customers can be really nice. Enjoy learning about wine and the many different types. Lots of employee classes to attend which are fun

    Cons

    Customers can be a bit rude. Have to deal with a lot of nefarious people and bums. Pay isn't very good.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be friends with employees

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-10-22
  2. Helpful (1)

    "If you don't like it there's plenty in line for your job."

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Four day work week. 401K match.

    Cons

    Low pay. They focus more on their bonus system than they do on pay scale. In the warehouse expect about a $0.20 raise every year. Working here you'll either need to be married or have roommates to afford your own place. Long hours and hard work with low pay. There's room for advancement but the pay increase is still very low. Inexperienced management with poor people skills. Very disorganized work environment. Machinery...

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    Advice to Management

    Quit Focusing on your bonus system and give hard-working people the pay increases that they deserve for performance. Creating hostility between employees to win bonuses in an unfair system just makes your employees give up and affects everyone's performance. It's not working.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-10-26

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Response

    February 19, 2019VP, Team Member Services

    We have made many improvements since this review was posted including elimination of the old incentive system, increases in starting pay and purchased better equipment to name a few. Thanks for the comments and sorry it took so long to respond.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced work, discounts, upscale working environment

    Cons

    Low pay, extremely physical, long hours, nights-weekends-holidays

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing the bonus structure and increase the pay scale, you might have less turnover that way

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-09-25
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Experience!"

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    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 4 years

    Pros

    This is a huge, family owned liquor chain that more often than not succeeds in making you feel like part of the family. They are constantly working to improve their business model and offer a massive amount of training on product knowledge and sales. This job has been the most fun I've ever had! Upper management is always available to listen to any questions or concerns you have. You will learn a lot about wine, spirits,...

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    Cons

    It's 8 hours on your feet constantly and the stores are always staffed as minimally as possible. In a busy store this means little time for breaks and many times you feel like you can't keep up. The pay, while fair, doesn't always draw the best talent, leading to high turnover as many employees leave for better opportunities elsewhere. The bonus structure changes every few months, so as soon as you think you have it...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep working to improve, in the last few years there have been some amazing changes for the good.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-08-10
  5. "Favorite job yet"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Sunrise, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Management is amazing, discounts are decent, steady full time hours, co workers are all friendly, customers are great for the most part, fun learning about all the different products

    Cons

    Like any retail job standing in your feet for 8 hours can be tiresome, but breaks are allowed (which apparently a lot of places don't do anymore). Compensation could be better but for what it is it's more than fair. Other than that I really don't have any complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Great job! Keep doing what you're doing.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-08-07

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Response

    August 23, 2018Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are delighted to hear you are enjoying your experience at ABC.

  6. "Great job!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, work is fun if you have an interest in craft beer, wine and spirits, good opportunity for training classes, great family to work for!

    Cons

    Each location has set amount of employees so if there is a sick call, it puts a lot of pressure on the rest of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency and positive changes moving forward

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-06-18
  7. "Good Starting Out Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility, room to make your mark/influence the company, good stepping stone to a better job

    Cons

    low pay, average benefits, not much room for growth, little feedback from supervisors, not very competitive in the market

    Advice to Management

    Need to look at other employers and stay current with other trends like salaries, benefits, policies, culture, etc

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-04-23
  8. Helpful (1)

    "You are the jack of all trades without the pay to prove it."

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Ability to climb the retail rank quickly if you try. Consistent number of hours.

    Cons

    Upper Management. Low wage for the work effort.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees a higher wage for the high expectations.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-03-16
  9. "A comfortable job."

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy-going and opportunity to learn in quarterly classes/training.

    Cons

    Need better management throughout stores.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-03-07
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Wine Consultant in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you really have a great depth of Wine Knowledge, this can be a fantastic career for you. Very easy job if you are organized and professional

    Cons

    Other people working at store get paid just above minimum wage. So there always is allot of tension in the air as you make 3 to 4 times even what the store manager makes.

    Advice to Management

    Slow

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-01-22
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