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Worst career move of my life.
AREA MANAGER (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INMarch 20, 2015
Pros: none.
Cons: management, work/life balance, they treat you like a dog
Visit various accounts during the day and/or night selling liquor and promotions. For as many good accounts you have, you'll have just as many nasty accounts to deal with.
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I love working here
Inside Sales (Current Employee), Tampa, FlMarch 19, 2015
Our department is being relocated, and the company is working on new developmental positions here in Tampa. I plan on staying until I retire if possible
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Chain Sales Rep
Chain Sales Merchandiser (Current Employee), los angelesMarch 18, 2015
Cons: early hours
It was a very positive experience that opened my eyes into the world of sales. Would recommend for all recent college graduates.
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Energetic environment
Order Puller/Packer (Former Employee), Brandon, FLMarch 12, 2015
Pros: overtime
Cons: no breaks if any
Fast pace environment. Have to pull orders via invoice accurately by numbers and place on conveyor belt. Worked overnight hours so you had to get plenty of rest. Work at steady pace.
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Upper Management Needs to be Replaced in WA
Territory Sales Consultant (Former Employee), Kirkland, WAMarch 6, 2015
Since the passage of I-1183 in Washington State, the company has been in a continual quandry of how to manage the brands it represents and drive growth and revenue. It continues to re-invent divisions, reduce sales and merchandising staff and force experienced higher salaried reps to leave the company. It seems to be very top heavy with upper management and continues to place a huge burden on the consultants with the amount of work required (sales, merchandising, and admin duties) with negligible pay. If you want a sales job with low compensation and plenty of merchandising than this is the job for you.
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Fun people, great managment
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Syracuse, NYFebruary 6, 2015
awesome job period. management and staff were incredible. which i never quit. company made sure that you were healthy at work and at home. just an outstanding company.
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Wild & Fun Marketing Gig
Marketing Manager (Former Employee), Albuquerque, NMFebruary 3, 2015
Pros: i got to travel a lot and attend amazing events with great gifts and bonuses.
Cons: the hours were very taxing and you could get burned out.
This job was a 24 hour job. Depending no the season I would be up early for corporate meetings with my sales team going over products that were highlighted that week or month. I would then make my way to the warehouse and stocked up for my daily and weekly deliveries to numerous bars and restaurants. I would also ride along with each sales person and set up a monthly calendar of promotions for specific brands they wanted to push. I hired promotional models to make appearances at certain events as well as attended about 90% of them late at night so that I could oversee their progress and manage them as a whole.
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Steady job with good pay and great benefits
Warehouse / Commercial Driver (Former Employee), Albany, NYJanuary 15, 2015
We worked a four day week (Tue-Fri). Depending on the day we followed a designated delivery route for the dispersal of wine & spirits to customers.
The job required working with no direct supervision however we were always given the ability the access to company management when problems or questions arose.
Depending on the "season" we worked long days however many of us made good friends with the customers we met.
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Great Industry
KEY ACCOUNT SALES CONSULTANT (Former Employee), Denver, COJanuary 13, 2015
Fast moving industry with many moving parts. Sometimes too much to keep track of but always keeping you on your toes. Good benefits good pay and aggressive bonus programs. High expectations often overwhelming but ensures job security and never a lack of things to do.
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Good job with great people
Club Merchandiser (Current Employee), Jacksonville, FLJanuary 12, 2015
This is a good place to work, with great management and co-workers. Advancing is difficult within.
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Jobs a job
Customer Care Representative (Current Employee), Lakeland, FLJanuary 6, 2015
Pros: job security
Cons: managment and overall unclear understanding of the company
Its a decent company. Good hours and decent pay. Things change faster then management can handle.
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Overall a good company but this state is poorly run
Sales (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INDecember 31, 2014
Pros: training, friendly environment, great industry
Cons: management, compensation
Southern is overall a good company. They offer great training and resources to help you succeed. Indiana however is poorly run by executives that have ego's bigger than the office itself! Morale has been low for a while and it all starts with upper management. All other employees are great and very friendly. I would not recommend working for Southern Indiana until SWS America comes in and cleans house.
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Productive
Accounts Receivables Representative (Current Employee), Columbia, SCDecember 29, 2014
Pros: free lunches every month end friday.
Cons: benefits, breaks
Fast pace environment. I've learned to tune out distractions and stay focus. I never had any problem with management. The hardest part is staying until 5:30. Most enjoyable part of the job is the variety of work.
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Good job with easy money.
WINE AND SPIRITS SELLER (Former Employee), Metro St. Louis AreaDecember 21, 2014
I would set up a display booth for all the different wines and spirits that I was selling for that day. There was no hard part to the job, and the most enjoyable part was meeting all the different people.
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Exciting company to work for.
Merchandising Consultant (Former Employee), Orlando, FLDecember 19, 2014
Southern gave me the opportunity to be part of an awesome team with a great working environment,
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Inside sales/ Customer service (Former Employee), Syracuse, NYDecember 1, 2014
Pros: at times a very fun place to work
Cons: no room for advancement
Great job, met hundreds of new clients during my eight years there. Thought it would have been my lifelong job.
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Productive but mis-managed
CERTIFIED SALES CONSULTANT (Former Employee), Syosset, NYNovember 26, 2014
Pros: great benefits & coworkers
Cons: time management
The Saleperson performs tasks and goals to build up the Business on there account portfolio. Always working even when your out on your own time. You are building yourself/growth $. Hardest part of the job keeping a balance between getting the job done before 5pm, when many places open at that time. Time Management biggest Obstacle.
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Discriminative Management
Chain Sales Merchandiser (Current Employee), San Diego, CANovember 25, 2014
Management promotion choices are discriminative. Popularity contests and boys club at entry management level are prevalent throughout all divisions and departments making advancement an un-equal opportunity
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Productive just some bad warehouse things
Flowter (Former Employee), Lakeland, FLNovember 20, 2014
Very productive good people it was just a little hard on the paying side
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no longer a great company to work for.
Off Premise Sales Consultant (Current Employee), miami,floridaNovember 19, 2014
Everyday brings new challenges and very little opportunity. everyone in the chain division is under pay for the work they do.

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Southern Wine & Spirits of America, fueled by alcohol,┬ádominates nationwide. The company is one of the┬álargest distributors of – Read more

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Southern Wine & Spirits Salaries

Sales Representative
$50,000 per year
Merchandiser
$33,000 per year
Sales Consultant
$55,000 per year
Accounts Manager
$45,000 per year
Territory Manager
$35,000 per year