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"Discount wine is good but everything else needs work"

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Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Potomac, MD
Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Potomac, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Total Wine & More full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

-Discount on wine
-They're trying to implement some "fun" events at corporate office
-Free wine (if you're one of the lucky ones)

Cons

-45+ hour work week
-They take themselves too seriously, like they're performing brain surgery or something
-Only get a few holidays even at corporate office
-Very cliquish atmosphere
-Health insurance options changed EVERY year for three years in a row
-Free wine is only for some people, not everyone, which creates a "have & have nots" system
-Depending on what dept you're in there is basically no chance of promotion

Other Employee Reviews for Total Wine & More

  1. "Fun at times, constant pressure."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Total Wine & More full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid training program allows team members to learn extensively about wine & beer. TWM also does a great job of promoting from within and is always looking to bolster the bench. Recent executive additions seem to be creating a more congenial corporate culture and better communication between corporate and the stores.

    Cons

    Priorities are difficult to manage because the workload demanded is often times entirely overwhelming. You can forget about work life balance. Emphasis on tedious and unnecessary paperwork can be counterproductive and smacks of micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Put a little more trust in your management teams in the stores, and work honestly at creating a less punitive culture from the top down. Your people work very hard for you. Be more realistic in what you ask of them.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Closer to slavery than a professional career"

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Potomac, MD
    Current Employee - District Manager in Potomac, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Total Wine & More full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some good people at the store level. They provide a LOT of training for in-store wine teams. That level of training is the #1 positive. The concept is a good idea.

    Cons

    A lot of cons in this company at the corporate level. The corporate office has the most political environment I have ever seen. The politics is driven by ownership and senior management. The owners really only want "yes" people in the office and then work them to death. New ideas are never received well... you support the VP or owner's viewpoint only. There is no honest feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the politics! Be honest about expected workload. Become a real comapany and value your people.

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