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productive, growth within the comapny
Senior Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC16 May 2018
Working for BC Liquor stores has been a great experience, has a great work place culture. The management team is great and supportive.We are given lots of opportunity to learn, and given lots of assignments.
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Development
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Fast Paced Unionized Environment
Auxiliary Employee (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC30 April 2018
Everyone working there has been working there for their entire life, which means they will have priority over you. If you enjoy the union environment then it is a very great place to work.
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Very professional management, a lot of commuting
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC22 February 2018
Friendly management and staff, however the customers can be extremely difficult and it can be difficult/dangerous to call for help in certain situations. Very few stores have security and patrons can become very aggressive. Most shifts are on call, meaning you have to be ready to work whenever they call you. A lot of physical labour and you are on your feet all day. They will have you working at multiple location across the city,
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Too antiquated of systems
Senior Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC24 November 2017
Not a very challenging job, good vacation time, starting to limit the autonomy of the management teams per store, not a lot of room for advancement, company has not yet caught up to a modern retail environment
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Associate (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC2 October 2017
Performs managerial duties in relief capacity
Discovers the customers’ needs and assists with recommendations to generate sales
Merchandising the selling floor
Performs licensee transactions
Performs all in-store functions
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Secure gov't job
Director (Former Employee) –  Head office17 August 2017
Great leadership team, and people you work with. Culture is very much government - so mentality is older, not ready to advance and heavily controlled therefore not innovative.
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Benefits
Cons
The workload -extreme!!!
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Good place to work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Langley, BC8 August 2017
Good place to work. Very encouraging and will take the time to train you. Because I have a young child the hours of operation does not work for me and also the infrequent shifts do not pay the bills.
Pros
pot lucks
Cons
retail hours
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Fun place to work that is still challenges a person to become better
Manager (Former Employee) –  Prince George BC12 July 2016
It was a great place to work that turned into a wonderful career , and wonderful training opportunities, in customer service respect in the work place and safety in work place was training in WHIIMS and labor relations, also was trained to facilitate courses for the BC Liquor Stores throughout the northern half of province which was a great experience, that I can actually take anywhere with me in any new career
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High energy and positive environment
Sales Associate/Store Clerk (Former Employee) –  Invermere, BC3 July 2016
A lot of different duties with the opportunity to learn. Management great for teaching all aspects of the business. Co-workers were also very supportive and had the team mind set. Very physical job as well as a fair amount of standing. Every day offered both. Fun and energetic group who also found time to laugh and enjoy co-workers and customers.
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Terrible Work Enviorment
Seasonal Retail Clerk (Former Employee) –  Comox Valley, BC8 March 2016
Season workers are treated like dirt. On call everyday, management is old and outdated. Toxic union environment with regular employees.
Pros
Wage is okay
Cons
Too many to list
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Good pay, good pension 75% sick pay,extended health benefits...extremely easy work!
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC14 March 2015
The most enjoyable part of the job was counting lots of money & meeting many, many people. The work is all very easy and you get two 15 minute breaks and a half an hour for lunch. Dental is 100%. Medical is covered and an extended health plan for glasses etc. The pension is A1! If you are sick you get 75% of your pay! If you are sick more than 3 days you just have to bring in a medical note. The co-workers are just as good and bad as any other place of work. The management is heartless. They gave me trouble when I had emergency calls to meet my injured mother at the hospital! I worked with a girl who had a 5 and a half hour cancer operation...she didn't even get a card from them! I brought her flowers a few times and she died a year later.
Pros
Medical, extended medical, 75% pay if you are sick, pension, high wages, job security!
Cons
Heartless management that gives people grief, in times of grief!
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Hard to believe this company makes the Top 50 best places to work
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Armstrong, BC12 February 2014
Little to no training, long time employees resistant to change, lack of support from upper managment
Pros
a lot of paid time off
Cons
archaic business model, and lack of interest in moving forward
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Great to work in a community enviroment . Be helpful and learn as you gain experience.
Auxiliary(casual) (Current Employee) –  Delta, BC10 May 2012
Embrace and enjoy everyday experiences. Interation with public while providing a service.
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