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asked to do far more then i was paid for
Sommelier (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJanuary 3, 2019
I have extensive wine knowledge, personal sold thousands in wine to customers and did the job of a manager and yet was only paid minimum wage. In addition i was constantly critisised and there was no insentive to do a job better than the bare minimum.
Pros
good co workers
Cons
poor managers and bad corporate culture
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Disconnect
Store Manager/ District Trainer (Former Employee) –  Murrieta, CADecember 11, 2018
The people in your individual store may be great, mine were but there is a huge disconnect between corporate and the field.They give the stores minimal hours to perform a tremendous amount of work. They do not have any regard for your personal life and life events.
Cons
Always Short Staffed with High Labor expectations
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{Potential
WINE DEPARTMENT SALES CONSULTANT/ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Manhattan Beach, CADecember 7, 2018
BevMo does provide flexible hours and seems to be a good environment for part time work. I do think Sr, Mgmt. is so focused on labor costs that it costs them in the long run, due to lost sales revenue potential. Save dollars an hour in labor costs but lose 3-4 times that in sales potential because no one there to help customers.
Pros
flexible hours
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Decent environment for retail, but terrible corporate management, terrible raises.
Head Clerk (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CANovember 27, 2018
Pace/stress level of work could vary pretty wildly depending on the time of day, location of store, and your position. For the average warm-body checker, the job is painfully easy. For anybody who promotes or actually wants to do stuff beyond mindlessly checking, the pace and job could become fairly fast and stressful, especially when you have to pick up the slack of other warm bodies.

In the world of retail, this environment is probably one of the most habitable. There are a lot of fun things to learn for anybody who chooses to. Depending on how long you stick around, you could learn more about all kinds of booze than you ever wanted to know. Depending on your position, you'll get some good receiving/ordering experience that you can put on your resume, and you can make some good connections w/ vendors that you can maybe leverage later for a better job.

At every location I worked at, store level management was always good, although my first immediate managers were a bit too lax. Store managers and assistant store managers were the types that made you want to put in some effort for.
However, corporate management was a different story. District managers and above don't really care about store-level people, but go through the appropriate motions to try to make you think they do. There's a MASSIVE disconnect between corporate and store level people. There are a few awesome people at corporate, like some allocations people, IT people, etc., but that was it.
Raises were pathetic. The pay was passable starting out as a checker, but the increase in pay when promoting up is not
  more... worth the additional stress & responsibility. They USED to pay better, but those days have long passed. Raises are based upon your performance review, and historically the district manager would have final say in what your scores actually were, so numbers would get reduced so they wouldn't have to give you a decent raise. Only once was a raise received that was greater than 20 cents.

Workplace culture was fine. As said above, store level stuff was pretty good overall. Having to deal w/ corporate people was infuriating at times. The vast majority of customers were cool. Not many people are in a bad mood when they're buying alcohol. There were plenty of memorable bad customer stories, of course, as there would be in any retail gig.

Hardest parts of the job - dealing with customer-zillas, dealing with the periodic dense new/temporary checker, and listening to your district manager's corporate speak.

Most enjoyable parts of the job - learning new stuff, tastings, and friends. There were definitely some good people at the store level along the way that were fun to work with, despite the other issues.

Overall - for retail, not the worst. Decent enough place for somebody in their early 20s to learn some stuff. But don't plan on sticking around for more than a few years as it isn't worth it.
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Pros
Store management, learn a lot, co-workers
Cons
Corporate management, horrific raises
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A tedious dead end Job with no benefits but good work culture and good experience
Receiving Manager (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 19, 2018
Though my coworkers are pleasant and easy to get along with, the receiving manager position is tedious and often stressful. It's a part-time position that's pay seems lower than it should be, considering that no one else in the store knows how to do what you do and the amount of training/practice required to effectively to do your job well is ridiculous; I was trained for a single week for this position which I personally would recommend AT LEAST 2 weeks of training for. Due to the position being part-time, there are no benefits except for a pretty pathetic store discount. The job has its good side though; most days are slow-paced and relaxed, but you'll still find yourself falling behind on paperwork at times and need to spend multiple hours in front of a computer trying to solve "discrepancies" with you AP representative.

In conclusion, if you are looking for a part-time job that pays okay and gives you experience as a manager, then this job will do the trick, but this isn't a position that offers room for growth or advancement.
Pros
mostly relaxed work environment, fun work culture, good experience for future work
Cons
underpaid, only part-time, no opportunities for advancement
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fun place to work where everyone really works together
Head Clerk (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CANovember 10, 2018
a typical day at work would mean any deliveries we got during the day had to be put on the shelves or organized in the stock room. helping customers was always a priority. register training was quick and easy.
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Bevmo is not a good store
Customer Care Representative (Former Employee) –  Tucson, AZOctober 30, 2018
I may have put in a lot of years at this place of business, but that is only because my work ethic is good. This place does not treat the employees with respect and the pay is not competitive.
Pros
none
Cons
everything
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friendly environment and training available
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Visalia, CA 93277October 17, 2018
Slow days, and Short hours. I learned how to operate a cash register. Management was Fair. the hardest part of the job was having to interact with rude customers.
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Good entry-level job
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  San Leandro, CAOctober 16, 2018
Easy-going atmosphere, not too difficult. Helpful if you know about liquor. There is a steep discount on wine. Could have used more staff members during busy hours.
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Pretty educational
CASHIER (Current Employee) –  Goodyear, AZOctober 11, 2018
I loved working there, very laid back yet has structure. Good employees and opportunity so learn about new and old products. Amazing discounts and good management.
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Positive and Fun
Bench Manager (Former Employee) –  Temecula, CAOctober 9, 2018
Fun atmosphere and working environment. If you like learning about
alcohol and different beverages this is a great place to work. The hours on weekend can be a little challenging but its still a fun environment.
Pros
Atmosphere
Cons
Pay
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Low paying stressful job
Receiving Clerk (Current Employee) –  San Leandro, CAOctober 4, 2018
I believe i would have a lot more positive things to say about this company if they weren't so cheap and tried to cut so many corners, also i feel that this company is kinda of biased towards some of ther employees.
Pros
It is very educational and you learn a lot about alcohol.
Cons
Understaffed, low pay, $25 gift card fo holidaypay.
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Great Company ,Lots of benefits,Great Pay ,Reasonable weekly hours.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAOctober 3, 2018
Overall a great place to work at and gain lots of experience and learn new skills . Great team and coworkers . Management was perfect . Friendly and all around nice people to work with.perfect hands on training.
Pros
Discounts, Great hours, hourly pay
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Good work environment
Cashier at bevmo (Former Employee) –  Oak grove rd walnut creek caOctober 2, 2018
Liked working and learning about new things. I learned a lot and really appreciated the opportunity but unfortunately life takes you crazy places and you gotta leave.
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One of the better retail jobs around
Head Clerk (FT) (Former Employee) –  Stockton, CASeptember 6, 2018
Definitely a huge change of pace from standard retail. Customers are almost always pleasant and happy to be there. The company as a whole has been leaning more towards a corporate model and attempting to cut hours and increase work load, but still an overall enjoyable job in comparison to most retail environments.
Pros
Far more pleasant work environment than in other retail chains
Cons
Heading more towards a standard corporate model that cares nothing for its employees
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Needs improvement
Lead Bevmologist (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaAugust 31, 2018
Fun place to work if you enjoy talking about beverages. Management is easily approachable. They will work with you if you have second job. Need to improve on overall communication with staff. Not adequate compensation for workload expected of leads.
Pros
Fun environment. Good second job.
Cons
Low work wage. Training.
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Productive and fun work place
Sales Associate/Wine Specialist (Former Employee) –  Walnut, CA 91789August 22, 2018
BevMo is a great store and was a fun place to work. Everyone was always friendly and we were always kept busy. My first manager did a great job at keeping moral high and also keeping us busy and working hard.
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Relaxed on week days
Ca - clerk/cashier (Former Employee) –  Riverside, CAAugust 13, 2018
Hours were flexible because you didn't get many at all. Management was struggling but the environment was fun. Customers were great and overall a good job for part-time.
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overall great work environment and a great company
Shipping and Receiving Manager (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 3, 2018
overall positive work environment in which some of my duties included placing large product orders, as well directly overseeing all the ins and outs of all products, as well as processing all invoices for all orders and shipments.
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Employee's were great to work with. Hard work ,but fun at times
STORE MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Chino Hills, CAAugust 1, 2018
Employee's were great to coach and train. Working with the customers had fun times . Great atmosphere, but hard work especially around holidays. Learned plenty of knowledge from tastings and classes that were offered. Wrote all schedules,cash handling, inventory controls, order writing in all departments and mentoring assistant and head clerks to help them advance their careers.
Pros
Spirit and beer Knowledge
Cons
working holidays, and all Saturdays
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