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  1. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Discount on beer. You meet a variety of characters. Co-workers are usually good

    Cons

    Have to work Holidays including Christmas

    Advice to Management

    Bonus would be nice


  2. "A Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are a joy to work with, management tends to be informal and helpful. Promotions almost always come from within, years of service are well rewarded.

    Cons

    Some customers are a pain, but such is to be expected at a liquor store.

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Belmont Beverage full-time

    Pros

    A good working environment, flexible, and with many benefits.

    Cons

    Employees are moved around with little regard to their lives, often given less than a week to prepare for a move.

    Advice to Management

    Show that you care about employees. You are doing a good job of making employees feel as though they have a chance at moving up, even if they really do not.


  4. "Family Owned"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Growing company--up to 33 retail stores so far

    Cons

    Poor wages, frequently unorganized, poor communication to employees


  5. "Very Limited Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belmont Beverage full-time

    Pros

    If the store makes it's numbers, upper mgm't more or less leaves you alone to do your job

    The discount is fairly decent and they do a very good job of training their employees on the different products; i.e. wines & microbrews

    Cons

    Very political at the management level

    Raises are incremental-bonus are negligible; ex $250.00-300.00 for an annual bonus & 10-20 cents for a raise

    Advice to Management

    Compensate the employees as though you're offering a career and not just a job


  6. "Belmont Beverage - A Career, Not a Job."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Belmont Beverage full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good teamwork, long-term employment opportunity, career pathing for those motivated and focused enough to see the future gains that could come from short term sacrifices.

    Cons

    The pay could be better. Loyalty and tenure are valued almost to a fault at times. Other stores lean toward having an attitude of not taking ownership over mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    It would be helpful to pay a little bit better. Also, it might be a good idea to do more team building activities between stores.


  7. "An archaic company, with a few (and far between) perks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great work environment
    -Very friendly people
    -At times, very laid back (work at your own speed)
    -Minor perks like tickets, free shirts, gear, trips. These are very few, and usually horded by 'senior employees'.

    Cons

    -Completely behind the curve with technology.
    -All computer systems they use should have been buried in the late '70's.
    -Management is incredibly disorganized.
    -Decisions rarely ever take place in a timely manner.
    -Its almost impossible to take vacation, because no one is cross-trained and employees are worked to the max. (Yet they will still threaten you to "use PTO or loose it").
    -Senior employees do not "share their secrets". They assume if they are the only ones who know something it is more job security.
    -Very few managers (even senior managers) have graduated college.
    -Employee reviews and raises are inconsistent and lack subsistence.
    -The employee moral is very low. The culture is good.

    The worst "con" is the lack of pay and benefits. The healthcare is terrible, 401K matching is non-existent, limited amounts of PTO. Your salary is the bottom of the barrel. In fact, lift up the bottom of the barrel, dig a hole, and that is where your salary is! Bonus's are 'on the books' most never see one, they are inconsistently handed out and no one ever knows what goes into the calculation, or how to improve theirs!

    Advice to Management

    Get more in touch with your employees. Learn what they do. Give positive feedback, and constructive criticism on a regular basis. Learn what at least a "living-wage" is! Start matching at least 4% or more in 401K contributions. Tell everyone when bonus's will be issued, what they need to do to get one, and how to improve it! Most importantly, be good managers! Analyze your the data and make good educated decisions!

  8. "Ok place to work if you prefer to be treated like crap."

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    Current Employee - Clerk in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Clerk in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    a discount if you buy alcohol

    Cons

    store management is constantly rotated to avoid paying bonuses. Clerks have no hope of benefits and are treated like crap. Dealing with drunk customers. And now an indiana law to card everyone no matter the age. (not employers fault)

    Advice to Management

    stop moving store managers around and reward the employees as well as the managers. Managers if they get bonuses don't even bother to thank their employees. Maybe consider not making managers work 6 days and they might be a little nicer to their employees.


  9. "new challenges, good people"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great wine selection. good level of autonomy.

    Cons

    pay could be better. 6 days a week can be rough.

    Advice to Management

    pay people what they are worth and schedule them 5 days, with more consistency.


  10. "ugh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great opportunites to meet new people and gain a knowledge of the liquor world. Also a great place to climb the ladder.

    Cons

    lack of communication, lack of doing things right, lack of pay, lack of help when needed