Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits Employee Reviews in United States

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Hostile work place
Manager Assistant (Former Employee) –  Layfette, LouisinaAugust 23, 2016
Hostile work place! Rude supervisors! Upper management doesn't do,their job! Upper management allows mistreatment of employees! Employees don't do their work and supervisior do nothing about it! Upper management is very poor! Ignores complaints from workers and sweeps all the unfair treatment of employees under the carpet!! This place is totally mismanaged!
Pros
Nine
Cons
Poor management and supervisors sucks, favoritism shown to certain employees!
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good place to work, needs a bit more fairness
TERRITORY MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Palm Springs, CAAugust 21, 2016
overall, I have enjoyed my time at this company. the corporate structure is well define. The only thing I disagree with is the lack of respect they offer towards education. Plus, promotional opportunities are focused more on territorial success than actual employee efforts or success...
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we were family
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZAugust 3, 2016
there really isn't anything I can tell you about how southern did things. it was a warehouse. it shipped. it received. it ran like any warehouse. The one thing I do miss is the people. My warehouse crew. When you spend that much time with people, they're no longer a coworker. You see them more than your own family, you know more about each others lives than your best friend. Made some long time friends there.
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Fun and Excellent Workplace
Customer Service Clerk (Former Employee) –  St Thomas, VIJuly 26, 2016
Nice place to work,excellent enviroment,learned a lot about wine and liquor. My coworkers was the best we laugh,crack jokes and still got our work done. the hardest part of the job was whe i first started and not knowing the kinds of products we have. The most enjoyable part was just having fun
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Fun place with a lot of perks.
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJuly 18, 2016
This was a very busy and hectic environment. I was always on the phone with a broker and on my way to another ones office to work on deals. It was all about money. This was the prime era of the the sub prime market and I was making good money but had no time to enjoy myself. The benchmarks were nearly impossible so everyday was another race to make your quote.
Pros
Great money, perks, nice office.
Cons
Stressful, no job security
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Not employee freindly
On-Premise District Manager (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJuly 12, 2016
Limited management support and must be self motivated with little tools. Large portfolio but little or no support for sales.
Pros
large portfolio
Cons
little tools for sales
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Good for Entry Level/College Student
HR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCJuly 5, 2016
Southern is a good entry level job for people to work at. You have to know people to move up in the company. They said hard work will move you up but in reality its all about who you know. Other states say its wonderful but working in the office pretty much depends on who you are with and whom is managing you.
Pros
Good Healthcare
Cons
Biased, no pay match, no where to report if you have a problem
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no stability
Project Manager, TEK Partners Consultant (Current Employee) –  Miramar, FLJuly 5, 2016
People are nice (co-workers are helpful), but management is not certain on what to do. Not stable job if you are a contractor. Employees are not let go....
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Difficult to Hit Numbers
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJune 23, 2016
Difficult to build relationships with customers with so many outages, back-orders, and logistical issues. They are making improvements, but one hand needs to know more about what the other hand is doing.
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SWS strives to create a positive culture within all departments.
Claims Analyst (Current Employee) –  Puyallup, WAJune 7, 2016
A typical 8 hour day includes answering the phone, emails and warehouse visits. Fabulous co-workers who are driven to resolve issues and refrain from fault finding.

Management is supportive, allowing you to get involved in work related issues and interested in your perspective and resolution. They allow you to build relationships with customers and vendors.

Downside: SWS does not offer a college reimbursement program or provides additional training for non-management employees. .
Pros
Frequently recognizes "National Food Days". Holiday potlucks & Christmas is catered affair.
Cons
No additional training. Limited upward mobility. Unable to use a portion of Vacation or Sick leave, must use the entire 8 hours or make up the time, etc.
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Not bad
Driver (Former Employee) –  Griffith, INJune 6, 2016
was there as a temp but would have liked to stay there full time. was passed up for another employees family member. Other than that it was a good work experience
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Typical Day
Retail Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJune 5, 2016
It was a fun company to work with but they had a severe lack of man power. In return, it made the work environment very difficult.
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Excellent place to work!
Sales (Current Employee) –  United StatesJune 2, 2016
Great company with excellent benefits as well as wonderful advancement opportunities.
Zero work/life balance, required to be "on call" 24/7
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Not bad but not great
IT Technician (Current Employee) –  Greenwood, IN 46143May 23, 2016
I prefer not to complete this section at this time.
I have worked here for 6 years and for the most part it is a great place to work.
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Fun job, but little to build upon
Sales Consultant (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAMay 22, 2016
Wine and Spirit sales are definitely a fun way to spend your day. Working with many different individuals at stores can be a bit overwhelming though. SWS offers continued education of products you sell which helps immensely with product knowledge and aids in selling to buyers. Management is lacking at times, both in realization of what happens at street level and in being proactive to fill open routes. Sales seems to have a rotating door of individuals who either don't like the pay or just cant handle he pressure of selling and being accountable. Hardest part of the job is bringing in some of the expectations for brands you represent. I would say the most enjoyable part of the job is diversity of products to sell and the independence of the sales route.
Pros
Independent, Samples, Social aspects and continued education of products you sell
Cons
Management is disconnected from street level, pay is lacking, hours can get overwhelming and no Holidays
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if you like alot of hours and someone always looking over your shoulder this job is for you.
Wine Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Columbia, SCMay 17, 2016
Most people I dealt with where nice and professional. Management could use some work. Sometimes it was hard to do the job with someone bothering you all day about things that where already covered in weekly meetings.
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USE Commitment Curve
Manager (Former Employee) –  Miramar, FLMay 11, 2016
Great People - very passionate Employee Base, most are willing to learn and develop their skills. However the lack of structure, accountability and follow through from leadership lends to a gap in establishing creditability and trust. New Leadership is earnestly working towards improving the culture with an active listening and hands on approach. Future is very bright for this company, great opportunities just some change and growing pains coming from an 80's mindset and flash forwarding to the 21st century in a short time frame.
Pros
Passionate Employee Base
Cons
Growing pains - adapting to change
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Not a job for a family oriented person
Retail Chains Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INMay 9, 2016
This job often consisted of "putting out fires". Management is clueless. Culture is lacking.More hours are always required than stated.
This job is also a great starter job for a single person. You learn many skills.
Pros
working with alcohol
Cons
unorganized, lack of associates
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Southern is a great Company with a positive future
Vice President Coastal Spirits (Former Employee) –  Denver, COMay 2, 2016
Company values employees and looks to grow in all areas of Spirits, wine, beer and non alcoholic brands. They would be more successful if they made the sales reps feel like they are building their future as well.
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Sales people rule the company.
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Miramar, FLApril 28, 2016
I only know about the IT group in general. Lots of micromanagement and mismanagement. I wouldn't go back there. Other than IT is seems to be a good place to work.
Pros
cake for your birthday
Cons
micromanagement
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3.8
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