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Binny's Beverage Depot Employer Reviews

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Productive and fun workplace with good variety of things to do
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Glen Ellyn, ILJanuary 12, 2015
I was only employed there on a seasonal basis, but Binny's is a great company and I would work for them again in a heartbeat. Everyone there is knowledgeable and has a positive attitude, and there's always something to do to keep busy.
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Productive hard working environment
Liquor Consultant (Current Employee), Bolingbrook, ILJanuary 2, 2015
Binny's is a place that keeps you striving for perfection and demanding for everyday work output.
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A Fun Part Time Job
Cashier/Sales Floor Representative (Former Employee), Arlington Heights, ILDecember 10, 2014
Pros: great employees and supervisors
Cons: no benefits for most employees
Binny's was a great part time job, but I wouldn't recommend it for anyone looking for a full time job with benefits. Employees rarely ever get full time spots, and Binny's doesn't offer benefits to any part time employees. The employees and supervisors are all very outgoing and helpful. Employees will experience all aspects of the store including receiving, cashiering, and working the floor.
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Great place to work if you're in school or have no experience
Associate (Current Employee), IllinoisOctober 26, 2014
Pros: benefits (not hourly pay), customer interaction, learning experience
Cons: constantly changing work schedule, little room for advancement, expectation to devote life to company for little pay
Overall, Binny's is a great place for the part-time worker. Full time, hourly employees are replaceable. Salaried managers are hit or miss as professionals, yet are compensated well above hourly personnel (even though many do not have business degrees and sometimes no college education whatsoever).

All told if you can get in with company leadership you are taken care of - otherwise you are replaceable. This is not a long-term career, otherwise.
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Could be better but it's Retail
Customer Sales Representative (Current Employee), Chicago, ILOctober 16, 2014
Pros: hours
Cons: compensation, workload
It's retail so what do you expect.

This is a great job to hold while you're pursuing your university degree or higher. You can't beat being honored what hours you would like to work. The only thing they really ask is that you are able to contribute back towards peak days/hours meaning either: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.

Compensation is so so, I say that because there are other competing retail shoppes that will pay you just as well but you'll end up doing less. What's less work for you dollar earned, stocking 20-25 lb liquor cases all shift long, or 8-12 lb cases of product, part of your shift. It may be an incentive to work elsewhere on this point.

Management is so so, I've had the chance to work with several managers and it honestly feels as if they have forgotten what it feels like to roll up their sleeves and get to work. The store is not equivocally a hedge fund, often times they make it seem as if it were.

I don't like the job culture, often times by looking at what people are purchasing, I feel as if I'm selling product to be abused and feel somewhat guilty as a result
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Each location is different
Liquor Consultant / Sales (Current Employee), Champaign, ILSeptember 7, 2014
Pros: fun place to work, with nice people and customers.
Cons: it will take over your life if you are full time.
It's a fun job in a fun culture, but it can be invasive if you have a personal life.
Part time is peach.
Full time is a very slow and low rewarding commitment.
It's absolutely great ....if you don't have a family.
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Valuable and Enjoyable College Work Experience
Cashier (Former Employee), Champaign, ILJanuary 5, 2014
Pros: fun work environment, discounts
Cons: pay, hours
A typical day at work involved clocking in, counting a drawer, and then working the cash register. This entailed greeting and conversing with customers as I facilitated the completion of their transactions. I was required to ensure each customer had proper identification before completing the sale. Management was extremely enthusiastic, helpful, and effective at their jobs. All of my co-workers were hard-working, competent, and fun to work with as well. This fun, team-based work environment was my favorite part of the job. The most difficult part of the job was defusing potential conflicts with some customers who failed to provide proper identification and found fault with company carding policies.
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Relaxing, laid-back personnel but professional at the same time
Sales Floor Associate (Current Employee), Highland Park, ILJuly 24, 2013
Pros: building relationships, courteous and professional co-workers and management
I start my day patrolling the sales floor at Binny's Beverage Depot for the first couple hours because I have the most experience, and the most suitable for the duties this entails. I have learned to be friendly with everyone, even if that person does not deserve. The customer is always right, and it does not cost a cent to be nice. Every part of my job is fulfilling because I not only protect the store and customers, but also assist these maximize their experience inside of the store.
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Fantastic Staff
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Naperville, ILMay 7, 2013
Flexible hours
Retail
Knowledge of Liquor and the industry
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Fun Customers
Wine Manager (Current Employee), McHenry, ILApril 13, 2013
A typical wound include wine sales ,stock and inventory mamnagement.Store display.
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Minimum Wage
Store Associate (Current Employee), Saint Charles, ILFebruary 22, 2013
I started working here in order to have some income while applying for jobs that would provide career opportunities.
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Binny's
Cashier (Current Employee), arlington heights, ilDecember 4, 2012
Pros: learn about alcohol
Cons: nothing
Fun place to work, good training, and nice atmosphere. Great co-workers.
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Your standard retail job
Cashier (Former Employee), Algonquin, ILSeptember 26, 2012
Pros: lots of interaction with people
Cons: location
Count cash drawer, ring up customers, sweep and mop, stock product, etc...
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overall good company to work for
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Bolingbrook, ILSeptember 10, 2012
Pros: good coworkers
Cons: low pay
growing company , low starting pay. great co-workers. most enjoyable part of job was stocking and doing sales on the floor with customers and talking and learning about the products. mangement changes store to store, some managers are great leaders and team players, some act like children and need to be less stressed ,its a liqour store relax.
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Great Job, Good Company
Beer Buyer / Customer Service Manager (Former Employee), Bolingbrook, ILJuly 12, 2012
Pros: one hour for lunch, fun events
Cons: poor advancement
Was fun to work here. I enjoyed the environment and the culture of the company.
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Various Positions
Various (Former Employee), Niles, then Elmwood ParkMarch 7, 2012
Pros: everyone bows to the owner, mb, michael binstein
Cons: everyone bows to the owner, mb, michael binstein
Much training and you may be 'chosen' by 'old' management to be important; then taken care of. Otherwise, mind your business, know your place and you'll be ok.