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Specs Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2019

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3.1
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36%
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45%
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Specs CEO John Rydman
John Rydman
73 Ratings
Pros
  • "its a very easy job and good work environment(in 9 reviews)

  • "But you may get to participate in alcohol samplings(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Getting support from upper management can be difficult(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great pay incentives for full-time salespeople, but others like cashiers could go three years or more without getting a raise(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Receiving in Galveston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Specs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    PTO, Easy to request days of for personal, and Management

    Cons

    Customers are the biggest con but you cant change that in retail

    Specs2019-04-17
  2. "One Of The Best Jobs Ive Ever Had"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Specs part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Flexible -Relaxed Work Environment -Inncentive Programn -Employee Discount

    Cons

    -Doesnt Pay Enough -Your Healing People Kill Themselves By Selling Them Alcohol (Which Is A Drug) And Cigarettes And Cigars Which Causes Cancer In Many

    Advice to Management

    Have Short Daily Meetings About Changes Or What To Expect For The Day. All The Managers To Be On Same Page.

    Specs2019-08-18
  3. "Its okay"

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    Current Employee - Wholesale Stamper in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Specs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No pros for this company at all.

    Cons

    Not getting a raise ,no moving up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to improve on scheduling.

    Specs2019-08-06
  4. "Part time specs"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Specs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible with schedule. Great for learning about wine and spirits. Fun paced atmosphere and great ability to provide and learn with customers.

    Cons

    Systems were a little outdated.

    Specs2019-07-13
  5. "Great Place If You Know Somebody"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager 

    I have been working at Specs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great environment, fun place to be at times.

    Cons

    No advancement, Raises, Specs plays by the buddy system, it’s not what you know but who

    Advice to Management

    Be loyal to your long term employees trust are what run your business, treat them as such

    Specs2019-07-12
  6. "Stupid People Enforcing Crappy Systems"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Specs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The only real Pro is you don't have to work Sundays.

    Cons

    Upper management isn't in tune to what it's policies are like at store level.

    Specs2019-07-16
  7. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Specs part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Work with your school schedule - discounts on liquor - Management is a plus - NO DRUG TEST NECESSARY FOR EMPLOYMENT

    Cons

    -30 hours max per week for part-time employees, although I never worked 30 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Management should look to recruit candidates who try to AT LEAST dress to impress in their first interview.

    Specs2019-06-17
  8. "NA"

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    Current Employee - Cashier 

    I have been working at Specs part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Store is closed on Sundays

    Cons

    There are not any Cons

    Specs2019-06-14
  9. "It was good at first"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Lead in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Specs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ok team I worked with money was good (at the time) fun environment

    Cons

    New Management team needs help

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving job titles and duties and when there is a problem act like it the problem isn't there or treating your "leads" as babysitters

    Specs2019-06-13
  10. "Just a job"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Spring Branch, TX

    I have been working at Specs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Ok work environment, other than that none

    Cons

    A lot of walking, standing, lifting

    Specs2019-06-22
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