Home Grown and Indiana Based
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – August 14, 2018
Big Red Liquors is overall a good company. My biggest complaints include the pay, the focus on personal margin rather than putting money back into their stores, and some managerial practices.
My typical day included opening (readying register drawers, completing the deposit and paperwork for the previous day, readying the store for business hours) and typical sales.
Management was okay. My first manager was overbearing and refused to trust anyone to do their job. My second manager, though much better and more accommodating, seemed to be on the lazier side. It left myself and another coworker to pick up the slack without the pay.
The learning curve was wonderful. I knew a fair amount about the alcohol industry but now I am proud to sport more knowledge.
The hardest part of the job was honestly the customers. I loved most of them, but unfortunately when working in liquor you do end up with the duds.
My favorite part of the job was being given the path to move up based on my own personal work ethic. Unfortunately I was unable to take the assistant position due to an issue with availability regarding school and buying a home. It was smarter to part ways though I am sad I did.