At Total Beverage Solution, 90 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 41 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 6.87. It was published on May 1, 2018. 770 Visitors

What Employees Say

People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
98%
 
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
98%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
95%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
95%
 
People avoid politicking and backstabbing as ways to get things done.
95%
 

What They Do

We asked Total Beverage Solution to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Total Beverage Solution is a full-service importer and supplier with a passion for history, innovation and craftsmanship.  Since 2002, we have been dedicated to uncovering the world’s most intriguing, expertly crafted beverages and sharing them with the US market.  

About this Company

Website: www.totalbeveragesolution.com Industry: Other
US Headquarters: Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 57 US Revenues: $58 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2002

team building by boat

Perks and Programs

We asked Total Beverage Solution to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Travel Abroad Program: Each year, employees are invited to travel abroad as a team to visit international suppliers to learn their traditions and customs, experience the beverages they produce, enjoy local fare, participate in cultural activities and to bond as a team. Trips have included Germany, Italy and New Zealand.
  • Wine Down Wednesday: Employees are welcome to enjoy free adult beverages with colleagues at the end of each Wednesday.
  • Wine, Beer and Spirits Discount: Each employee is able to purchase any wine, beer, spirits or cider in the portfolio at the wholesale price all throughout the year.
  • Auto Allowance: Each employee in the Sales Department is provided a competitive monthly car allowance. Taxes are paid by the company.
  • Charitable Giving Employee Directed: Each month, an employee is selected to direct the corporate charitable donation to the non-profit organization of his or her choice.
  • Thanksgiving Basket Brigade: Each November, employees volunteer as a team in the Basket Brigade. The Basket Brigade is an initiative to fill and deliver a full box of all the ingredients for a family Thanksgiving meal to low income / resource families.
  • Halloween Spooktacular: On Halloween, employees are invited to dress in costumes for the work day. Contests for the most creative, scariest and best pet costume award prizes to the winners. Team building activities also include small group pumpkin decorating, Halloween team trivia and consumption of treats and a signature cocktail created by the team for the event.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$103,800 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Market Manager 2% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 8% of salary
81% Company-paid health coverage for employees 81% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
$10,000 Average Tuition Reimbursement
touring New Zealand

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

25 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 25 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
5 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
25 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 25 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (75% use it)
  • Telecommute option (65% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (5% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (On-site stocked bar for happy hours. Free snacks. Monthly total wellness education courses. Outdoor furnished patio.)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

84 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
84 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take84 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
84 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave.

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer $5,500 Philanthropic donations in last year
Yes Recycling program

Diversity

  • VP, Human Resources oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees
  • 2 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
canoeing together

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
dinner with friends and colleagues

How to Get Hired

We asked Total Beverage Solution for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We leverage a formal talent acquisition toolkit, which includes interviews with multiple people across the organization.  Interviews are structured to include behavioral, situational and general topics. The interviewers score each of these areas with a rating of either unsatisfactory, marginal, meets expectations, exceeds expectations or exceptional.  The interview team then meets to debrief and calibrate candidate scores. In addition, candidates are required to complete a cognitive and behavioral traits assessment through Criteria Corp or Wonderlic.  The results are compared to the ideal scores for an individal within the specifc role.  We evaluate the following behavioral traits to determine if the candidate will be a good fit within the company:  achievement, assertiveness, competitiveness, conscientiousness, cooperativeness, extroversion, motivation, openness, patience, self-confidence and stress tolerance.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees can take the following steps to garner attention: 1.  Tailor the resume to the specific job opening. 2.  Construct the resume so that it has curb appeal and is easy to read. 2.  Demonstrate continuous learning, both personally and professionally.    

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Market Managers, Business Development Manager, Business Analytics and Insights Manager

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Explore positions on LinkedIn and Glassdoor.

hiring Outlook

5 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 6% Job Growth
420 Average applicants per opening 2,100 Total job applicants
11% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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