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Binny's Beverage Depot Reviews

Updated August 5, 2017
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Michael Binstein
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Pros
  • Great team, welcoming environment, everyone is laid back, but they also get the job done (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, friendly co workers, interesting products (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Awful if looking for advancement to full-time (in 6 reviews)

  • Work/Life Balance-Only if you are a GM or the person who makes the schedule (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "interesting place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in River Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in River Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Binny's Beverage Depot full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly employees, interesting customers, overtime at holidays, holiday pay, education in all aspects of liquor such as spirts, wine and beer. tastings of products so you can recommend them or not, decent pay scale

    Cons

    long hours on your feet, no time off available at all between mid nov. to jan. occasional bad behavior you have to endure from customers who are denied purchases due to not having proper id. advancement is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    more training on procedures should be enforced, staff meetings at least once a month would be great, more communication and patience.


  2. "Head Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Binny's Beverage Depot part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Friendly staff, awesome managers, store hours.

    Cons

    sometimes you have to work 12pm-9pm (it alternates and you get an hour lunch)

  3. Helpful (1)

    "As retail goes it's a very good place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Binny's Beverage Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere. Job security. Fun place to work (most of the time). Good insurance if full time. Sick days, personal days & two weeks vacation if FT.

    Cons

    Growing too fast. Too many promos at times. Communication from Corp to the stores could be better. Sales are good but too many different sales makes it hard to keep up at the store level, make a weekly and monthly add.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key. It must starts at Corp.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Wine Consultant in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Wine Consultant in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Binny's Beverage Depot (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wine is a great industry to learn about. Some of the customers are really kind and friendly. Comfortable job for a part-time college employee who needs to pay rent and make some extra cash.

    Cons

    Poor prospects for women at this company. Inventory operating system from early 1990s.


  5. "It's retail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Binny's Beverage Depot full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly co workers, interesting products. Not bad for a retail gig

    Cons

    low pay, retail hours, weak advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Promote within


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Promote with in your store"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Binny's Beverage Depot part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great managers. Willing to help out when issues arise

    Cons

    Bringing in people from other stores to fill positions, instead of looking at YOUR current employees strengths. Instead of getting someone with 1month experience to fill openings Very very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Talk with corporate about promoting with in your store instead of bringing them from other stores.


  7. "Super clicky and misogynistic"

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

    I worked at Binny's Beverage Depot part-time

    Pros

    Loved most of my coworkers and they are very flexible with your schedule

    Cons

    Do not expect to get promoted or put to full time unless you are either a man or a favorite of management.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Poor job experience"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Niles, IL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Niles, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Binny's Beverage Depot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Use any opportunities to build relationships with other companies.

    Cons

    Underhanded , sexest, low morals, poor culture. This company does not pay it's employees equal to the work. They will make false promises, and prevent employment elsewhere

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees


  9. "Run before you get sucked in by promises that never happen!!!!"

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

    I worked at Binny's Beverage Depot full-time

    Pros

    If you are Full time the free insurance helps but it still does not make up for the cons.

    Cons

    Nepotism, sexism, and horrible upper management. They bring you in with lines like "Full-time will be available" "Room for advancement" "All insurance paid for" "401K match". They forget to tell you that if somebody gets hired on after you knows a Manager they are getting that full-time spot no matter what kind of employee they are. All ratings are going to be 1* for me but they all come with a if
    Career Opportunities-Unless you know a Manager
    Compensation & Benefits-Free insurance bottom of the barrel pay
    Work/Life Balance-Only if you are a GM or the person who makes the schedule.
    Senior Management-Senior is a great way to put it.
    Culture & Values-If Drunk, sexist, racist, pigs who stare and make comments about every attractive women who walks in are Culture and Values then they deserve a 5*

    Advice to Management

    My biggest problem with management is that their is no consistency. Every manager has their own agenda and nobody does things the same way. Train your Managers and make rules consistent throughout all stores. I hated walking into a store that was not the one I worked in and watched as people stood at their registers and drank water and pop and ate chips while I would have gotten written up for that at my store. Remember their are women who work in your stores also.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Yikes."

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

    I worked at Binny's Beverage Depot part-time

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of any.

    Cons

    This company is like a giant frat. Managed horribly by immature, racist, sexist individuals that are held to no standard. So unbelievably unprofessional. I felt sick each and every day I had to be there. The things these managers would say about female customers was enough to make your skin crawl. Horrible pay for what is expected of you & the only way you are promoted is if you are friends with these horrible people. They treat the employees like they are less than nothing. If you try and speak your mind or stick up for someone they would put you on a list.. and if you're on that list they make sure your life is hellish. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. The worst company I have ever worked for in my life.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to micromanage & stop acting like children.


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