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Charles E. Bailes III
74 Ratings
Pros
  • "Benefits are very good considering this is essentially a family owned business(in 8 reviews)

  • "Full time employees do get pretty good benefits including a free life insurance policy(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Tons of turnover and relatively low pay for the amount of responsibility given(in 12 reviews)

  • "Low pay, extremely physical, long hours, nights-weekends-holidays(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Shift Supervisor / Key Holder Role"

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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

    Great training opportunities. There is some upward mobility within the company if you truly work hard for it.

    Cons

    Tons of turnover and relatively low pay for the amount of responsibility given.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay for position and offer better incentives for jobs well done.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2018-09-10

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Response

    September 18, 2018CEO

    Thank you for your comments. We analyze wages on a regular basis to remain competitive, recently increasing our starting wage. We have also implemented a new store incentive program that allows team members to earn more. We will never be perfect, but I want you to know we are trying. ...

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  2. 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....

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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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  3. 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...

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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.

  4. 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
  5. "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
  6. "Manager On Duty (Full-Time)"

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    Former Employee - Manager On Duty in Vero Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, Family Owned Business

    Cons

    Slow Progression and low pay

    Advice to Management

    Consider paying longer term employees more to keep talent. Other than that, we appreciate that employees are treated well.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2017-01-07
  7. "good people, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits

    Pros

    good perks, atmosphere, employees, pay to train you

    Cons

    low pay, redundant protocalls. need to work on new bonus system for stores.

    Advice to Management

    streamline ordering and bonus programs

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2016-11-30
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible experience with management and wine consultant"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, they pay you to learn

    Cons

    Bad teammember experience,low pay and corruption and drama with power abuses

    Advice to Management

    Need better loss prevention and system of coordination between store management and hierarchy.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2016-12-31
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Let them eat cake"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits full-time

    Pros

    Some really nice people as teammates. Occasional classes.

    Cons

    Long hours. Heavy lifting. Low pay. Management is all family. They have private jets. Employees get a few dollars above poverty wages.

    Advice to Management

    Stand for something bigger than low prices. If "celebration" is really the flag you salute, then walk the talk for your employees. Make it fun for your people to work there. Employees will work for low wages if they see your slogan as something more than advertising. It's not mgmt fault that consumers care mainly about prices. Mgmt can't change that. But they can change the culture to be one that makes both employees...

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    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2016-01-25
  10. Helpful (3)

    "It's a job, not a career..."

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    Former Employee - Wine Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their paychecks never bounced. The training that they gave you on product classes was good. Occasional incentive trips were possible to win. Got to taste many wines. The senior wine department management were good, knowledgeable and nice to work for.

    Cons

    However the rest of the senior management team made you just do enough to not get yelled at. Instead of putting in better security systems everytime there was a shoplifting problem they would drug test the whole store. Low pay, no real opportunity for advancement, very expensive benefits and every once in awhile your store would get robbed.

    Advice to Management

    Be better leaders and not just bosses.

    ABC Fine Wine and Spirits2014-09-27
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