Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits Employee Reviews

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Southern Wine
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Lakeland, FLSeptember 15, 2016
Everyday was the same routine, there was never really a change. You get there and your work hard from the time you clock in til you clock out, the manager's are strict and they make sure you're getting your work done in a promptly manner.
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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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Disciplined and Organized
Human Resources Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJanuary 12, 2016
As a Human Resources coordinator, I had to multitask through actively participating in the recruiting process, analyzing employee turnover and retention, addressing employee matters and organizing work activities for a the company. Holding this position I was responsible for preparing and coordinating any functions pertaining to employment, compensation, labor negotiations and employee relations. As the Human Resources coordinator, I played an active role in formulating methods to improve employment policies, processes and practices as well as recommending changes to management. As well as conducted a substantial amount of research, analyzing and reporting in addition to all daily tasks.
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High pressure job with bad management.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 23, 2016
Working at Southern was challenging for a people person as myself. The manager and co-workers were too concerned with being perfect and not making mistakes. I did learn a great deal about different wines and spirits and the complexities of working in an extremely professional environment. Management is what you would expect in a large corporation as well as the co-workers. It was difficult to be a cog and not be friendly with customers. I did enjoy all the knowledge about wines and spirits.
Pros
Benefits and Union representation
Cons
Ineffective managers and poor worker relations with HR.
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No Support
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  TexasAugust 25, 2016
Management is not great. Not a lot support from suppliers/upper management in accounts. Money is not what is to be expected either. Goals are set up to shove product down customers throats with no care if it sits on their shelf.
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Very Corporate
Sales (Current Employee) –  New HampshireJuly 26, 2016
A lot has changed over the last 11 years at SWSNE. Some for the good and not so good. Management hasn't been consistent and there has been an high turnover in staff as of late. Hardest part of my job was traveling (500 miles a week). Best part was being able to work independently.
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excellent company
Retail Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Miami Gardens, FLJuly 6, 2016
I left a company for a layoff due as my position was eliminated , because is for me i would be get it my retirement at this company
Pros
excellent benefits
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Operations Night Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Greenwood, INOctober 19, 2016
• Manage 20 plus employees on a nightly basis
• Ensure all orders are shipped out to the right locations in a timely manner
• Train and advise new employees to help them grow in the right direction
• Gather data on a nightly basis to create a nightly production report that reflects productivity
• Resolve any technical issues we have with our computer based systems involved with fulfilling orders
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Great company to work for
DMD sales (Former Employee) –  Miramar, FLJanuary 22, 2017
Learned a lot about the wine and liquor industry. Worked well with other employees, unfortunately the company relocated our department and for me at that time was not an option to relocate
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Should have been a driver
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Syosset, New YorkAugust 17, 2015
Great job if you happen to be a union driver. Management dislikes the fact that the drivers are unionized. They don't like having to pay union scale. Drivers get away with just about everything. Middle management ends up getting the brunt of corporate ire. We were blamed for every driver misdeed. Transportation manager unable to think his way out of a square room with one door. Very vindictive culture. Always had to cover my butt because another manager or supervisor WILL stab you in the back to make himself look good. Great pay for the drivers. Some made six figures. OT was guaranteed. They could work half a day and still get paid for a full day. And you wonder why liquor costs so much.
Pros
Pay, time off, good benefits, union shop
Cons
Union shop, clueless management, poor working conditions
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Fun company with excellent training, compensation and benefits.
NYC Combo Off-Premise Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Syosset, NYAugust 29, 2015
Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc. (SWS) is the largest privately held distributor of distilled spirits, wine, beer, and nonalcoholic beverages in the USA. Working for the largest distributor makes the job more fun because people respect the name.

SWS strives to offer superior quality products and service through continuous improvement in all aspects of its’ business based on a dedication to employee development and resulting in a continued commitment towards maximizing customer satisfaction while generating profits. SWS provides all of the tools and training needed to be successful in business and in life.
Pros
The company is a fun company to work for with excellent training, compensation and benefits if you are in sales and in the field.
Cons
Management leaves a lot to be desired, pressure to do more with less, disrupts Job Work/Life Balance requiring 6 or 7 day work to keep up.
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working with friends
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Santa Fe Springs, CAMay 11, 2016
The job was great and worth the long hours and shift schedule. i worked with a lot of good people and for a great company. The hardest part of the job was towards the end of the week because of the long hours including overtime. on the last day of the week and they handed out the checks and opened it up, it was all worth it. I learned how to work hard and know what i can do as a individual.
Pros
great pay and short week
Cons
night shift and overtime
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delivery of Company products
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Santa Fe Springs, CADecember 11, 2016
delivered spirits / wine to customer in clean box truck. liked the physical nature of the job. at times very long days but never felt stress to complete duties
Pros
good pay for a good days work. good equipment, 4-10 work sxhedule
Cons
no longer being there
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Fun place to work.
Sales Consultant (Current Employee) –  seaJanuary 24, 2017
Fun place to work.
Not much room for growth
a huge industry.
Learn as you go
A lot of freedom
Not micro managed
A lot of drive time
Manage your accounts as you please
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Very productive
Order Selector (Former Employee) –  Lakeland, FLFebruary 16, 2017
It's a good company to work for. I had great home time and the pay was good. The other drivers welcome me with open arms and would help me with any questions i had
Pros
Healthcare
Cons
Didnt really have any
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Great Benefits, Decent compensation
Off Premise Full Book Sales Consultant (Current Employee) –  Miramar, FLDecember 8, 2016
If you find a good position, you can retire from this company, the trouble is getting into a good position. Fast Paced, more than 40 hr job, weekends included
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great people to work with
Driver/Warehouse (Current Employee) –  New York StateJanuary 9, 2017
good job demanding work physical labor people nice to work with work with costumers on daily routes work with scan guns and portable printers to make any changes it the field on delivery
Pros
health care
Cons
weather conditions
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Never the same day twice.
Sales Consultant (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaFebruary 16, 2017
Constant changes in focus and directives. Selling wine, Champagne, and alcohol without much training or samples is extremely difficult.
Pros
Great experience
Cons
You're only as good as you were last month.
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No growth within the company
Customer Service Specialist (Current Employee) –  Puyallup, WAJanuary 1, 2017
There is a lot of down time in this job. The training is minimal and inefficient. The company does not look towards the well being of the work group. They do not care about work ethics.
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Fast-paced and challenging, great product knowledge opportunity
District Manager (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WANovember 18, 2016
A day consists of spending a lot of time out in the field working with sales reps, suppliers and accounts. Manual labor is apart of the daily job from merchandising to building displays if you work off-premise.
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3.7
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