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Total Wine & More Reviews

Updated March 22, 2019
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Pros
  • "Get to learn a lot more about alcohol, and not just about getting drunk" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Great opportunity to learn from talented people" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Consequently, work/life balance had a lot to be desired" (in 59 reviews)

  • "Long hours and big work loads in a day" (in 65 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Place to work!!"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Louisville, KY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Seasonal part-time position, so far I love it!! Everyone is so nice and the managers do a lot to make sure everyone is having fun whilst still meeting company sales goals. Everybody pitches in and the teamwork is honestly exceptional

    Cons

    No cons thus far. Awesome place to work


  2. "Couldn't expect a better job"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the company culture, manager is patient.
    Company is willing to support and help you grow.

    Cons

    The traffic around the area sucks.

  3. "Seasonal Job"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Denton, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    good employee discounts, customers are usually friendly, good work environment

    Cons

    have to work holidays, staffing varies throughout the year so they rarely keep seasonal staff


  4. "It's OKAY.."

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great opportunities to learn about new liquor, wine and beer. Good employee discount.

    Cons

    Became a hostile work environment, a lot of people started leaving. Not much to do except stand in front of the register and wait for hours.


  5. "A lot of lifting"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Pleasant Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Pleasant Hill, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, sample product, and a lot of trainning

    Cons

    Too much freight. You’ll get 5-10 pallets on WD load and there will be no room in the store for it

    Advice to Management

    Treat every store as an individual


  6. "Beware"

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    Current Employee - Wine Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Wine Associate in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, wine for life

    Cons

    Managers don’t know what they are doing, no team effort, no one cares about their job

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees


  7. "Hard and Rewarding Job"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Bloomington, MN

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

    Pros

    First class organization with lots of emphasis on innovation and business results.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice environment, friendly customers and employees."

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This a family friendly environment

    Cons

    Lifting kegs, not enough hours

    Advice to Management

    Starting base pay can be higher especially when nearby competitions are paying higher and more hours.


  9. "Fast-paced during the holidays, but matched with great benefits and opportunities to grow."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Very busy during holidays often feeling understaffed when fully staffed


  10. "No Work Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Total Wine & More full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Discounts, Knowledge, Coworkers, Training

    Cons

    Random Schedule, Forced Overtime, Inconsistent Management, Favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Consistent Scheduling,