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WineDirect Reviews

Updated May 29, 2019

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Joe Waechter
19 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Awesome Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WineDirect full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is a culture of people who are really smart and ambitious and WDI gave us the opportunity to learn and grow. There isnt much growth vertically due to its size, but I was able to grow a lot horizontally and better my experience when I was there. If my husband hadnt gotten a job in another town, I would still be there. But because of my experience at WineDirect, I was able to get a great job in our new home town....

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    Cons

    I would have liked to be able to earn a bonus but this was not a possibility there. But they did pay well and it was a fun place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get rid of some of the negative people who never have a good word to say. They cover up their incompetence with negativity. You'd be so much better off without these people. They just bring everybody down!

    WineDirect2019-05-30
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Toxic Work Culture"

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      Former Employee - Former Employee in American Canyon, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at WineDirect full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Beautiful facility, office, coffee, Friday Happy Hour

      Cons

      Executive Management Team does not have a clue about creating culture but preaches it is the most important thing. Values defined are nonsense as they are not truly understood at the top. This is not High School. Stop bad mouthing employees to whoever will listen, making excuses for those with poor performance and working solid employees ridiculously long hours including weekends. The best employees have left and are...

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      Advice to Management

      Replace yourselves

      WineDirect2019-05-21

      WineDirect Response

      May 23, 2019HR Director

      Hello, thank you for your feedback. We consider feedback important as we strive to grow as an organization. We want all employees to feel engaged and excited about the work they are doing. If you would be willing to share more details about your experience, we’d like to personally ...

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    • Helpful (6)

      "A Disappointment"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Napa, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at WineDirect full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        A good concept but lacks the leadership to execute.

        Cons

        There is a serious lack of competence and emotional intelligence at the top. Promises are made to customers that are impossible to honor. The environment is toxic, where badmouthing and blame is the order of the day instead of creating an environment where solutions are fostered. Middle managers have nowhere to turn with questions or assistance.

        Advice to Management

        Begin promoting based on ability and hard work and stop covering for weakness at the top. Start recognizing the people who are coming in day in and day out, getting the job done with no drama. Without them, you would not be in business. Stop pushing difficult conversations off on those who are unable to control outcomes. Own it. Stop speaking badly about employees, clients and competitors. Look for solutions...

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        WineDirect2019-05-17

        WineDirect Response

        May 23, 2019HR Director

        Hello, thank you for your feedback. We consider feedback important as we strive to grow as an organization. We want all employees to feel engaged and excited about the work they are doing. If you would be willing to share more details about your experience, we’d like to personally ...

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      • Helpful (5)

        "Finance Temp"

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        Former Employee - Finance Temp in American Canyon, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at WineDirect full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Beautiful Facility. Very modern. Most of the employees I met were very welcoming. But the cons far outweigh the pros.

        Cons

        Horrible Management. Preferential treatment to select employees and CFO is beyond forgetful, rude and disrespectful. After only a few days in this environment I refused to return.

        Advice to Management

        Listen to your employees, not just your executives.

        WineDirect2019-05-11
      • Helpful (1)

        "Best Place to Work"

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        Former Employee - Account Manager in Napa, CA
        Recommends
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at WineDirect full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Happy Hour on Fridays were the best part.

        Cons

        Extremely busy during Christmas and New Year! Hard to take the day off.

        Advice to Management

        Keep up the good work!

        WineDirect2019-03-15
      • Helpful (7)

        "Good on paper"

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        Former Employee - Client Service Representative in American Canyon, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at WineDirect full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Good on paper. Full service product and services offering plus the reach around sales pitch experience. Nice new building and Friday happy hour to drink alcohol.

        Cons

        Leadership manages by chaos and ambiguity leaving a wake of "what did i do wrong" feelings. Not sure if it is an unintentional disorder or it's intentional but the only way to describe the after taste. If you're not part of the "A" team, your chances of promotion, development and any clear direction is equivalent to a winning the lottery. Mid-management turnover and short tenure was a bad sign while I was there....

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        Advice to Management

        Culture, behavior and actions need to change and that can only happen at the top. But, all of that seems to be the broken dream so step aside. Let good mid-management, and there are a small few, do their job and give them the tools to manage their people effectively. Inspire them and treat everyone as if the life of the company counted on it. Lastly, stop parking in the handicap spot.

        WineDirect2019-04-18

        WineDirect Response

        May 23, 2019HR Director

        Hello, thank you for your feedback. We consider feedback important as we strive to grow as an organization. We want all employees to feel engaged and excited about the work they are doing. If you would be willing to share more details about your experience, we’d like to personally ...

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      • "WineDirect"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at WineDirect full-time

        Pros

        Great people, great culture, lots of opportunity to learn and grow from different departments

        Cons

        Fairly small sized company, its a bit calm if you're looking for a fast pace work environment especially to grow.

        Advice to Management

        NA.

        WineDirect2018-07-20
      • "It's about the people in the Vancouver office – and they're great!"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at WineDirect full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Smart, supportive, hard-working team; plenty of anonymity. Leaders really work for the team and everyone is open to ideas and trying new things, both for process & technology. Unbeatable location (beside Waterfront Station). I look forward to going to work every day.

        Cons

        Hard to find! The Vancouver/Canada employee benefits coverage is not equivalent to that of the head office in Napa, CA. There are plenty of office perks, however!

        Advice to Management

        We're tempted to clone you sometimes, but keep doing what you're doing ! This is a great place to work.

        WineDirect2018-04-05
      • Helpful (11)

        "Don't work here"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at WineDirect full-time

        Pros

        Hard working people, some good management, brand new facility.

        Cons

        Move into a new warehouse facility went badly. CEO thinks he's in details but he's not. Bad culture, created by CEO, who badmouths people constantly.

        WineDirect2018-02-03
      • Helpful (7)

        "Horrible management"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenwillow, OH
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at WineDirect full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        There was nothing really good about this job, maybe the overtime.

        Cons

        Pay, work environment, micromanaged, lied to, no communication, promised things in the interview and never received, was told I could move up. Absolutely no where to go unless someone quits.

        Advice to Management

        Open your eyes and see who is actually doing the work.

        WineDirect2018-03-01
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