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Southern Wine & Spirits Employer Reviews

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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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Competative, fast paced environment
Territory Manager (Current Employee), Palm Desert, CANovember 15, 2014
Account management, relationship development, administrative skills.
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bad management and culture
Territory Chain Manager (Former Employee), Cerritos, CANovember 6, 2014
Pros: free alcohol once a year at meetings....
Cons: where do i begin...
don't work here, all politics and not real logic for promotions.
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long days turned into long nights
Forklift Operator (Former Employee), fife, waOctober 31, 2014
Pros: move up in the company fast
Cons: not really good at training new people
a tyipcal day was to load and unload trucks wit a forklift thats about it.
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Your job will be threatened if you don't work for free
Territory Manager (Former Employee), Cerritos, CAOctober 27, 2014
Pros: from time to time alcohol distributors might thank you with a free bottler of wine or spirit.
Cons: you will be forced to work for free.
From time to time you will be forced to work free overtime. You will be forced to work overtime which isn't all that bad but at the end of the week your supervisor will change your time card and falsify your signature because absolutely NO overtime is allowed. If you complain to your supervisor you will be told that there are thousands of people who – more... want your job. The company has been sued multiple times for violating labor laws but their labor law offenses continue. – less
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Nightmare
Sales Consultant (Current Employee), West Palm Beach, FLOctober 24, 2014
A typical day at work - treated like slave, worked like a dog.
Management - constantly threatening job security.
Co-workers - no sense of family.
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Fast-paced, adventurous job
On Premise Wine Sales Representative (Current Employee), Charleston, SCOctober 13, 2014
Each day is completely different than the last. Of course I was selling wine on a daily basis, but while also doing so much more. I treat my accounts as if I am running my own business. I never judge an account before entering and I am always closing. Southern Wine and Spirits is a great company to work for. They are very supportive of my individual – more... work and decisions. – less
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Good company to work for if you like being a work horse.
Chain territory manager (Former Employee), Cerritos, CaOctober 7, 2014
Pros: monthly incentives to chase $$, good benefits
Cons: back breaking work, micro managed
Overall I liked my management and the benefits the company offered, however in this position we are work horses and seen as free labor to the retailers we sell to. At the end of the day, not worth the day to day back breaking work you have to do for the pay you receive.
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A fast paced environment that has a new challenge every day
Night Shift Supervisor (Current Employee), Louisville, KYOctober 7, 2014
Pros: good insurance and 401k
Great place to work if you like working hard and and at a fast pace. There is always something to do and you always are guaranteed to work at least 40 hours per week.
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love my job
Division Manager (Current Employee), Spokane, WASeptember 25, 2014
Pros: continued education
Researching and managing numbers every morning, setting team and individual goals, coaching sales consultants and motivating the team to lead them to success as individuals and winning as a team.
Management is very motivated and extremely knowledgeable, a great resource that I continually to learn from everyday
My co-workers are very resourceful and – more... team oriented.
Hardest part of the job is managing 100+ suppliers
Most enjoyable part of the job is the relationship building, success as a team and the continuing education. – less
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Number one wholesaler in the USA.
Division Manager (Former Employee), Coachella Valley, CASeptember 21, 2014
Southern Wine & Spirits offered the best experience in the adult beverage industry!
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The Liqour Man
Deliver Driver- Deliver Product (Former Employee), Louisville, KYSeptember 20, 2014
Loved this place it is awesomely run. The Drivers Managers are great people to work for!!!! If you work hard for them, they will work for you.
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Customer Service Representative (CSR) (Current Employee), Lakeland, FLSeptember 9, 2014
.......great
a typical day at work
what you learned
management
your co-workers
the hardest part of the job
the most enjoyable part of the job
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Great company that knows how to work hard and play hard
Wine Demo Bartender (Current Employee), Las Vegas, NVAugust 30, 2014
Pros: lots of booze
Cons: must meet quota
Southern Wine and Spirits has been around forever. Everyone one knows the name. Huge department, so many people. I love introducing new wines to VIPs.
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very productive
Senior Sales Representative (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZAugust 26, 2014
Pros: best healthcare, management, upper management who know how to win
The best company to work for in the Distribution of Spirits and Wine. Some of the best team players i could nevr imagined working with and earning for the company.
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Interesting
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee), King of Prussia, PAAugust 19, 2014
Pros: travel
Cons: long hours away from home
The opportunity to meet all types of people, and to do business with a variety of establishments was very exciting.
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Fun place to work and very stable industry if you are organized
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Louisville, KYAugust 18, 2014
Pros: selling alcohol, training, samples, trips, incentives
Cons: low income at first, long hours during holiday season
I did very well with this company. Unfortunately, like many companies I had to start at the bottom and work my way up. I was accustomed to making a much higher income than what I was started off at and could not afford to stay on board. If given more time, I would have generated higher income. The people were very helpful, positive, and it is one of – more... the best places to work I've ever been employed with. – less
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Can't be indicative of entire company
Distribution Supervisor (Former Employee), Shakopee, MNAugust 8, 2014
- Management was change averse
- Problems were not confronted head on
- Development of direct reports was non-existent
- Technology and data was plentiful
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Excellent
Draft Wine Technician (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NVJuly 31, 2014
Pros: great pay
Cons: no cons
Met a lot of Important and impressive people including celebrities work the full time 10 years. Wages was excellent and benefits.
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Great Work Environment
Graphic Designer (Former Employee), King of Prussia, PAJuly 29, 2014
Pros: great people to work with
Cons: salary
Management is strict but co-workers more then make up for it.

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