ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Employee Reviews

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Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VANovember 16, 2017
Great place to work. Manager is professional.
The company teaches you about all product's that you will need to succeed in your career . The job is not hard and everyone works as a team.
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Fun Work Environment Where Passions Positively Collide :)
Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLNovember 13, 2017
ABC can be a fun & rewarding work environment. Generally the other employees seems helpful and enthusiastic to work with & for. This is also a job about sharing your passion for beer, wine, spirits, and cigars with other employees and customers. In so doing you're able to have fun teaching and learning new things and gaining different perspectives. This also influences sales, for which there is sometimes an incentive. The lifting and dusting parts are to be expected and are actually welcome as they lead you to learn where all the merchandise is on the shelves. This comes off as a caring, informative, and fun working environment.
Pros
Nearly every aspect of work.
Cons
Some customers might give you a hard time when you try to card them and they don't have their IDs, but upper management always has your back so long as you remain respectful with the customer(s).
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It was generally a fun place to work
Inventory Specialist (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, FLNovember 9, 2017
It was normally a easy day, weekends and holidays were of course busy and stressful at times, I learned many useful things at ABC, Wine knowledge, liquor knowledge, selling tips, How to overcome public speaking fears, The work culture was changing when I left, to one of, the customer is always right no matter what. When working with Alcoholics that you feed their addiction is never a good combo. The hardest part of ABC.. wasnt any real hard parts. SOME of the people and your coworkers is the most enjoyable, and depending on your manager as well.
Pros
free liquor and wine after Wine tasting events!
Cons
being around alcoholics. its sad
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Can be a fun short term job
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Daytona Beach, FLSeptember 21, 2017
ABC is an ok place to pass the time but don't make it a career, there is no room for advancement. The hardest part of the job is unloading the truck at 4 am. The most enjoyable part is the customers, I made many a friend. You don't get breaks or lunches.
Pros
discount on some items
Cons
no break or lunches
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Old school company
Office Worker (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLAugust 29, 2017
Friendly atmosphere with relaxed vibe. People care about each other. Not too many silos and lots of old school thinking. Family owned so you deal with their whims and lack of experience.
Pros
Family atmosphere, easy vibe, caring culture
Cons
Lack long term vision, low pay compared to market
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okay job
Associate Manager (Current Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLAugust 13, 2017
You get get paid the same whether there is or isn't business. Working there means no outside life most of the time. It is the easiest job you could get paid for.
Pros
benefits
Cons
coworkers
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Relaxed and proffessional place to work with great people
Clerk (Current Employee) –  Manakin Sabot, VAAugust 7, 2017
This job teaches excellent customer service and professionalism as well as good demonstrates a good pace for labor mixed with cash register experience.
I've learned to be patient but confident in your job position to show support.
The hardest part of this job would honestly be to find things to fill your time when everything on the agenda for the day has been completed.
The most enjoyable part of this job is the overall environment of working in a professional business. Customers are friendly and act with more integrity.
Pros
Relaxing, professional, flexible scheduling
Cons
Long periods on standing, only part time hours
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Glass Ceiling
GRAPHIC DESIGNER (Former Employee) –  9001 S. Orange Ave. Orlando Fl.August 3, 2017
I have worked at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits for nearly 10 years and for the most part it was enjoyable. The problem wasn't the people or the benefits, those were great. It was the opportunity for growth, when I started with the company there was 10 full-time employees and a couple seasonal employees that came in during the summer. By the end of my time with them my department was cut down to 4 full-time employees losing 1 employee on average every year. Additionally offering no real advancement opportunities to loyal hard working employees.
Pros
Great benefits and people
Cons
No real advancement opportunities
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Customer service focused and fast paced environment
Shift Manager/Key Holder (Current Employee) –  Sarasota, FLAugust 1, 2017
A typical day at ABC is always about customer service and really helping people out and being extremely polite and helpful. You have hours from morning to night so the shifts can vary. They prefer everyone to be a key holder which is a shift manager. You are always focusing on inventory and customer service. It can be fun and it works as a job but the career opportunity is very very limited. There are store managers all over as well as many shift managers and assistant store managers so the chances of ever becoming a store manager will take years. The regional manager said he waited 6 years before an opening came for a store manager. If you're looking for a decent paying job it works and it can be fun if you have a good team. However, most of the people's morale's are a bit on the negative side or just typical of a corporation at the store level. It is a liquor store afterall with limited growth. McDonald's would offer better growth honestly. $10 an hour is the base pay and you get vacation after 6 months (a week) then another week at your year. This could change like anything else.25% off of their DTY products is nice if you drink or know someone who does. The store is really nice looking inside and there are a lot of wines as well as food and retail items so it's not just s shabby liquor store. I will say that HR is on the side of upper management so if you ever face problems then transferring or quitting is your best bet. Aside from register you will be fronting and stocking constantly. They have high standards so loafing is not really an option. The culture feels more like  more... a corporation where thinking for yourself is not exactly present. However, it is family owned so it feels like a small business in some aspects too. There are some very interesting people who work there and you'll meet lots of interesting customers too. Breaks are another aspect you'll want to consider. You technically get two 15 minute breaks but it's not really smiled upon and your hardly have time to have a break except to eat. You pretty much need to say you're taking your break and stand your ground as it is guaranteed but you'll be wanting to keep busy so you can leave on time. You'll be on your feet all day and lifting a lot. It's good exercise and you'll probably lose a bit of weight. Overall I would recommend not woking here for long. Part time is not really a thing. 30hours a week is considered full time and that's generally the minimum anyways. No fixed schedule most likely so yeah I don't really recommend working here for long unless you are a parent and need some work or just want a job and aren't looking for growth. They offer insurance and 401K and such so it works. They also educate people by sending them to classes often. Usually 2 hour classes and a few every quarter that you are paid for. It's okay but it's educating on their products and the industry and such. Not that transferable. Over time does happen for key holders so do seek promotion there. It's a doable job and can be fun. You have to pay for your uniforms too. They give you two free shirts and you pay for any more.  less
Pros
discount on their products, no overnights, easy to stay busy, vacation and insurance benefits, more than minimum wage, uniforms
Cons
short breaks if any, very low growth opportunities, poor management and leadership skills, no set schedule
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I liked it it was a good job me a
Oder Puller (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, ALJuly 29, 2017
Good pay nd everybody in there was good ppl I liked it it was a good job for me it wasn't to hot da ppl in there ain't mind helping u out if u need it nd I learn a lot out there
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Progressive designs for new stores
Director of Construction (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJuly 20, 2017
ABC is constantly working to improve their store design and to be the industry leader in fine wine and spirit sales. There is a push to improve customer service in all areas of the company. There are many long term dedicated employees.
Pros
Ever improving store designs
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Great job!
Hoilday Helper (Former Employee) –  New Smyrna Beach, FLJuly 13, 2017
Excellent place to work, great co workers and wonderful manager, I was only seasonal help, but would have loved to stay on if able, distance and working from a temp agency made it not possible, but it was a wonderful place to work, I truly enjoyed going into work when scheduled.
Pros
Enjoyable work environment
Cons
not near public transportation
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Loved it
Manager/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Tallahassee, FLJuly 2, 2017
I loved working here, this job was fun and rewarding. I really liked the interaction i had with the customers and most of my coworkers. Another job i would go back to, just not the particular place i worked at.
Pros
A lot
Cons
None
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Demographic was terrible
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Leesburg, FLJune 22, 2017
Rude customers driven in daily, by the massive wine selection that was ever-growing. Coupons wouldn't work half of the time, and with there being absolutely nothing you could do to change the price, you were in for a screaming fit. Hard place to work if you have a short fuse.
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Can be fun and enjoyable
Shift Manager - Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Tallahassee, FLJune 21, 2017
Working at ABC introduces you to a wealth of people. You are able to meet and greet daily and plenty of chances to learn new things. Training classes are given to help educate about wines and customer service.
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Ambiente de trabajo un poco pesado no les interesa mucho si estás enfermo o no aparte a q los empleados tienen racismo unos con otros
Shipping Clerk (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLMay 30, 2017
Deberían tener más importancia hacia los empleados y sus horarios de trabajo muy explotadores
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advance at ABC
Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Jupiter, FLMay 15, 2017
great company, take care of employees and always looking to advance their best employees. daily duties include unloading the delivery trucks, checking out customers and stocking shelves.
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It's an okay job
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  VirginiaMay 11, 2017
It's an okay job, pretty lax. Can be somewhat boring sometimes. No benefits for part time associates. Good if you need an extra part time job. If you do the job well it's easy to move up
Pros
Expand alcohol knowledge
Cons
No benefits
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Productive
Associate Manager (Current Employee) –  Miami, FL 33186May 10, 2017
Great place to work starting out in customer service field.
Great employee discount. Friendly environment great management.
Every day is a celebration.
Pros
Close to home
Cons
No room for advancement
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Exciting place to work
Key Holder (Management) (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLMay 4, 2017
ABC Fine Wine and Spirits was a lot of learning about wines, spirits and your customers needs. I was able to obtain a keyholder position and order for the store.
Pros
discounts on wines
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