Total Wine & More
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ok but can get slow at times
cashing customers out at the cash register telling customers about the pick of the week getting to know what some customers picks were also meeting new people
Pros
wine tasting events
Cons
slow at times
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Great Company
Total Wine & More is defintley a great company to work for!
The day to day operation is very solid.

Upper Management is very informative, helpful and understanding.
Pros
The Leadership Team
Cons
N/a
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rapidly expanding company with great environment
Working for the Arizona market, supply chain management focused with weekly meetings with manager. Meeting with vendors to add additional product and grow portfolio.
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Good
Clean operations, Bad schedules
Work you for 4 hours a day no break

Work you from 9-3 no lunch break

.25 raise after 1 year.Buddy inflation is bigger than that
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Fun and relaxed
Laid back environment, fun coworkers and exposure to niche knowledge of the wine industry, interesting job to have for any length of time. Management could be improved.
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Poductive fun workplace
Great place to work.Stable Company, Progressive Growth, Valued by Management, Great "extra" Benefits, & Exciting/Immersive Work Environment.Great company foundation- they do a great job creating an environment of education and training.
The amount of time and money the company dedicates to appreciating it's teams is better than I've ever seen.
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Fast Paced | Growing Company
Exciting to be with a retail organization that continues to open new stores and grow its footprint across the country. With this growth culture, comes an ever changing work environment. Leadership listen's to employees and looks for ways to provide a positive work place.
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Good place to work for as a part-time or temporary job
The employees are very friendly and helpful, management isn't always so great in terms of scheduling and giving breaks. It's a lot of standing with no rest, but it's a great way to improve your customer service skills and meet many interesting people while expanding your knowledge of wine.
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Great organization
I would recommend this company to colleagues. Numerous opportunities to advance career. Management encouraged development of staff in products. Fast paced growth of company.
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Growing company with opportunity and growth
Working for Total Wine requires a mentality of joining a "start-up" organization. While Total Wine is not new, many of it's processes, new strategies, and systems are in a constant state of development and redesign. If you enjoy an environment that is growing and changing all the time, this is the place for you. The culture tries very hard to be a fun-loving spirited place to be. Be aware, this IS a retailer, so work during the Holidays gets quite crazy. All those working in the main headquarters are expected to support the stores in some way during the holidays. Business triples from November to January, so be ready for that! Growth within this company is real and very possible.
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Good Employer
Management and staff very helpful in your learning process. Job advancement opportunities are there and status changes and/or transfers are possible. I enjoy the team efforts at the McLean store, we work well together to complete tasks and improve sales.
Pros
Fexible working conditions
Cons
Short breaks
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Rapidly Growing Company, Culture 10 Years Behind
Total Wine & More is an incredibly successful company, showing that retail in this country isn't dead when you have the right people and right business plan. You definitely feel the weight of your contributions as you can clearly see how the company evolves rapidly to being almost unrecognizable from years prior.

The issue is some old school group think from upper management that stifles progress with company culture. It's a pretty strict 45 hour work week, with half hour unpaid lunch, and inflexible work-life balance. They say all the right things about investing in people but in practice it's pretty hit-or-miss. It is getting better gradually but there is still plenty of room to improve.
Pros
Job Security, Retail Discounts
Cons
Work-Life Balance
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Productive and fun work place with lots of opportunities
My experience working here was a good one. My abilities as a certified scrum master were constantly put to test here with some challenging projects. This helped tremendously in my growth and confidence as a scrum master, giving me the feeling that l can handle anything in my job field.
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Great Company
I learned a lot about HR Benefits while working at this company. I was able to be part of the annual review of the benefits package.

Very exciting to watch the company succeed and grow from very small to a huge company.


Watched as the company changed their infrastructure and become more innovative.


Loved the ability to get discounts on wine.
Pros
product discounts, company wide picnics
Cons
Not much room for growth
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Productive and fun place to work with lots of free wine, and classes and tatsings
A very positive team environment, with minimum micromanagement and optimum direction and coaching from the management. Great perks like - wine tastings, free wine and other store merchandise etc.
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free wine tastings, free wine and other store merchandise etc.
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Good starting point
Work ranged between dull, somewhat interesting, and fascinating. Pay was fair and method of advancement and pay increase was fair. Culture could be somewhat stressful, environment became harsh at times. Corporate America truisms. If you want to play the game and know how, you might do very well here.
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Not enough pay for the physical labor your intended to do.
You can not afford any cost of living with this job not living in the commenwealth of VA. Every store is different but they expect that you can work a 10-12 hour shift with a 30min break, break down pallettes when the delivery of our wine products get there sometimes you're doing it by yourself. Not really a team building experience, they take advantage of those they know can get work done but allow others to slack off or do nothing just because they have wine knowledge which is unfair. There is just no team, everyone for themselves. Which is why most of the people who work there are 35+ in age and that is their career but for others they try to hire younger in age they find out quick this is not a job to grow in and to go move to find better jobs or opportunities in life. Selling wine is not unless you're going to school to become a wine sommelier. They don't care about the employees who work in the store only the people who work in their cooperate offices.
Pros
The knowledge and discounts.
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Wine manager
Working at Total was both rewarding and intense. Sales were stressed and you were rewarded when accomplished.. Travel could be lengthy and frequent.
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Incredible turnover and low moral
No leadership
No Vission

No opportunity to grow

High turn over

low employee moral

Not diverse

Not innovative

In the past 4 months 18% off the employees left for another job.

Digital department is at least 5 years behind compared to other companies.

Tons of closed door meetings
Pros
wine discount on WD, pays ok, benefits are good
Cons
Not a place to grow and develop
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Great people you meet with fun culture
A typical work day consists of a lot of emails, collaborating with team members and having a strong follow through to complete projects that have deadlines. If not carefully applied, your projects will get slowed down trying to resolve. The department where I work has a very supportive management team with a open door. We all have a great passion for what we do and everyone goes the extra mile to support one another. The hardest part of the job is maintaining a work/life balance. It's very difficult to unplug on the weekends because there's so much work to do to even keep up with the fast paced environment. When our team get's finished with a project we have to work hard to catch up with our individual projects. On the plus side, you definitely learn a lot on the job and get to work with some great people. There's always food supplied and fun activities that go on around the office to keep our morale up. I would recommend working here for people whom are willing to learn in a fast paced environment.
Pros
Periodic free lunches
Cons
work/life balance
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Growing too fast to worry about its people
Company has no clear strategy or culture; no career advancement opportunities. The company is growing rapidly which is great, however, it is not done with an attention to detail that provides for long-term success.
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3.4
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