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Fast paced
Order Puller/Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Columbia, SCDecember 9, 2013
Fast paced, multi-tasking. Great company to work for. Advancement opportunities.
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Good people to work with
Account Manager/Sales Representative (Former Employee), Tampa, FloridaDecember 3, 2013
Pros: attending major events
Cons: long days
Must be on your game and good at what you do, with over 40,000 SKU's you must keep in tune with the industry. Education on wine and liquor. Management is educated in the business and products. Co-workers were friendly and sociable as well as easy to work with. Hardest part of the job is staying one step ahead of your competition. Learning about new – more... products and being educated on existing. – less
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Human Resources, recruiter (Former Employee), NYNovember 24, 2013
Unstable at the time. Needed solid management in place. Much better now a days
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Executive Assistant
Executive Assistant (Former Employee), Union City, CANovember 21, 2013
Provided executive administrative support to the Vice President of American Wine and Spirit Division
• Scheduled customer, vendor, supplier and divisional meetings.
• Coordinated travel arrangements, and onsite/offsite meeting/events.
• Composed memorandums, letters, and documentations.
• Created presentations, and business reviews for executive meetings.
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A great entry-level job to get B-2-B experience.
Chain Sales Representative (Former Employee), Fresno, CANovember 19, 2013
Pros: good b2b experience, suppliers offer incentives to motivate you to sell their brands, great products to represent.
Cons: a lot of physical work, little pay, long hours, .
You start your day as early as 6am and can finish as late as midnight on some days. It's mostly merchandising your displays in the supermarkets in your territory. A lot of physical exertion, not for the feint of heart. The base pay is very low, but you can make up for it with the incentives that the suppliers offer. Co-workers are your biggest competitors – more... and a good manager can make or break you. Very hard to advance into broad market sales from this position. You would have to brown nose one of the branch managers for years before they give you a shot. – less
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Warehouse Clerk (Former Employee), Syosset, NYNovember 18, 2013
Organizing and processing customer orders on night shift making sure that all truck departure timelines are met.
• Operated material handling equipment as necessary.
• Responsible for routine picking, receiving, shipping and packing functions.
• Loaded and arranged pallets into trucks.
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it was okay
Merchandiser (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NVNovember 11, 2013
the managers are cool i enjoyed working for southern nice place to grow but it seems like you have to know people in the company in order to move up
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Challenging and Rewarding
Executive Admin/Account Manager (Current Employee), New MexicoOctober 29, 2013
Pros: fast paced, great pay and benefits
Cons: poor management skills
I currently like my postion. It is a cut throat industry, very fast paced and always striving fro excellence.
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Very intense work environment
Chains Sales Merchandiser (Former Employee), Cerritos, CAOctober 21, 2013
You REALLY need to be on your toes to work here. It takes quite a bit of time to advance within.
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if your ready to forget about your life this is for you
Warehouse Worker/Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Syosset, NYOctober 18, 2013
I was assaulted by a co worker ...called a racial slur...and threatend all within 10 minutes...and i got put on a final warning and later forced to resign due to a conspiracy to get me out their company . don't try to speak up for yourself because you will be putting a target on your back.
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What I have learned
Chain Territory Manager (Current Employee), Cerritos, CAOctober 15, 2013
In the year and 1/2 that I have worked for Southern Wine & Spirits I have learned that relationships and trust are the biggest factors in sales.
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Going down-hill with new managment
Customer Care (Current Employee), Lakeland, FLOctober 4, 2013
Cons: it's all cons
I used to have a good day here. They don't care about us anymore. There are new rules and procedures that roll out seemingly every week.
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good
HR Generalist Arizona and New Mexico / Payroll (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZSeptember 28, 2013
good company
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Good Hook up front
Sales Consultant (Current Employee), IndianaSeptember 17, 2013
Pros: fun time going out
Cons: pay, hours
Have taken 2 pay cuts in the past 3 years.---------------------------------------------------------------------------.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------.
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Good company overall. Needs to work on bottom of the totem pole management and training.
Chain Sales Territory Manager (Former Employee), Calabasas to Palmdale, California.September 17, 2013
Pros: promotes from within. good people. family owned company. great career potential.
Cons: lack of promotability. a lot of management hit the tip of the "peter principle"
Good, friendly and hard working coworkers. Promotes mainly from within but a lack of positions to promote into. Going the extra mile and most extra effort is unrewarded or unnoticed. Sometimes even doing what is required of the job was "not good enough" even when anything else was not possible. Management was usually guiding with the idea of telling – more... us what to do but not how to do it. Overall, The company is something I would recommend to someone, but not at the entry level position I was in. – less
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Fair & intersting company with quality products
Territory Manager (on-premise) (Former Employee), IllinoisSeptember 13, 2013
Fair & interesting employer & enjoyed interacting with customers.
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Great job at the time when I got my cdl
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee), Columbia, SCSeptember 9, 2013
Pros: discounted wine and mostly just driving
Cons: good pay, insurance and great customers
Very early days when I made deliveries to stores with very little to waste. Learned a lot about wine and foods just by talking to customers and wine representatives in meetings. Enjoyed the driving mostly and the rushing to cut off times least.
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Great company
Merchandiser (Former Employee), Tampa, FLAugust 21, 2013
Pros: good people to work with..
Great company..Benefits...advancement...
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Fun place to work
On-Call Bartender (Current Employee), Las Vegas, NVAugust 7, 2013
non stop work pace...very professional environment
hardest party of the job is the long hours...
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best job
Order Selector (Former Employee), Tampa, FLAugust 1, 2013
Pros: free lunch
Cons: long night
i learned how to used the fork lift and a cherry picker and stockin trucks

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