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Total Wine & More Reviews

Updated September 12, 2018
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Tom Haubenstricker
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Pros
  • "Really interesting environment; you will learn all you ever wanted to know about wine, beer and spirits" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Get to learn a lot more about alcohol, and not just about getting drunk" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Schedules are made without much consideration for work/life balance" (in 58 reviews)

  • "Minimum 50 hour work week for managers with only 30 minute break (if lucky) each day" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Front End Worker"

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Total Wine & More part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, worked with your schedule and discounts were great.

    Cons

    Holiday vacations were hard to get as they blocked those times

    Advice to Management

    More showing appreciations


  2. "Total Wine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Total Wine & More full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment with great employees

    Cons

    Very political company. Hard to advance without relocation.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wine Assosiate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance
    Nice Staff
    Very Educational

    Cons

    Long Hours with no recognition

    Advice to Management

    Not Much


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great fun but low pay."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Total Wine & More full-time

    Pros

    Discounts on wine, a culture of learning.

    Cons

    Low pay and varying shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Pay valuable employees!


  5. "Wine Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Total Wine & More part-time

    Pros

    Great staff to work with.

    Cons

    Not really any cons, my experience was great.


  6. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Wine Associate in Kendall, FL
    Former Employee - Wine Associate in Kendall, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Total Wine & More part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -decent pay
    -great hours
    -easy to move up the ladder
    -Nice staff

    Cons

    -The working environment can be a little dangerous at times


  7. "OK place to work"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Total Wine & More part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good part time job for someone

    Cons

    little control of schedule... weekend work

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wine Associate"

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    Current Employee - Wine Associate in Claymont, DE
    Current Employee - Wine Associate in Claymont, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Total Wine & More part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoy my co-workers. They are knowledgeable & supportive. Some good benefits related to the job - a great employee discount on many wines & an allotment of free wine for 10 mos. Like the majority of the store mgrs.

    Cons

    Lousy pay. Lousy hours.

    Advice to Management

    Most employees are dedicated to doing a good job. Don't add constraints such as not allowed to clock in if arriving early for the job.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Conservative and Old-Fashioned Corporate Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The product is fun. The stores are incredible.

    Cons

    The ridiculously stuffy corporate atmosphere is unlike any I’ve experienced. Male managers have to wear ties, and there aren’t casual Fridays. The owners don’t feel jeans are professional. What a person wears to work doesn’t make him or her professional; showing up, doing a great job, being accountable, adding value, etc. make a person a professional. The retail category of alcohol should be fun—the corporate headquarters should reflect that. Sadly, it doesn’t come close.

    The health benefits are way below industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Please lighten up. You’ll get more out of your employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Total Wine & More full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    When it's busy, time flies by.
    The pay is decent for a quick buck.
    The hours are pretty generous.
    Guaranteed Sundays off.
    On occasion you get free bottles.
    Customers are usually really cool and try to tip you (DON'T TAKE THE BAIT.)

    Cons

    Feels like you can run the store yourself.
    Seriously, you stack, organize and bring down boxes, get carts, take care of online orders, sometimes handle the register, carry out customer's purchases, and clean a majority of the store including the restrooms (just hire a Janitor or two).
    Still, you're expected to finish all of daily your work, even if it's understaffed at the time and you have "minor setbacks."

    Advice to Management

    Seriously, hire a Janitor.
    We'll be more likely to finish our tasks and somebody else gets to be employed. Win/win


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