Young's Market

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Young's Market Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
39 Reviews
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  1.  

    Lacking

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Young's Market

    Pros

    Great start into sales. However, there is really nothing beyond that unless the alcohol industry is your career path

    Cons

    Heavily micromanaged. So much paperwork and micro managing, even if you wanted to sell items they distribute, if they are not on their priority list forget it. This is the single worst company I have ever worked for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the sales reps sell. Streamline the paperwork and its okay to set goals and expectations, but the extreme micromanaginig that occurs now is not productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    I worked at this market for 5 years. It was a good place to work at for just extra money.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Young's Market part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a good place to work at for experience in the retail industry

    Cons

    This company was a cheap company. They expected you to do more than you were hired to do. Once when they changed ownership, they paid the employees only minimum wage. Don't expect to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice since the company no longer exists.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Stepping stone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Merchandiser in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Merchandiser in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Young's Market full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You are able to work on your own without a manager constantly watching over you.

    Cons

    Not a lot of support from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reps need more support

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Dead end

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Merchandiser in Tustin, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Merchandiser in Tustin, WI

    I have been working at Young's Market full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy work and fun industry.

    Cons

    No opportunities for promotion unless you are a friend or relative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value hardwork and dedication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    good ol" boy and NO customer service

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Retail Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Strategic Retail Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Young's Market full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    pay, ease of job, ability to "win" trips to suppliers properties

    Cons

    office culture sucks, objective is to screw the customer not grow the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    customer service and not screwing them needs to be brought back to the market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not enough support from upstairs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Merchandiser

    I have been working at Young's Market full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom to get your work done in an 8 hour day, flexible start time. Pretty good pay for entry level. Life/work balance was great.

    Cons

    Have to dress in business attire which doesn't fit the job at all. Practically slave yourself in accounts to get any product in for yourself. It's a sales job but more like a barter system, maybe one case for free labor. Low compensation for amount of work given and expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider one rep can't make all his or her 25 stores a priority when they are 10-20 min apart and are expected to throw loads when it's illegal. This should be taken care of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed bag....

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Young's Market

    Pros

    You work on your own, and you can set your own daily schedule. If you are well organized and can manage yourself, this is a good position. These jobs seem to be popular with people fresh out of college, and Young's is one of the top names in the market. Free booze from time to time. An okay benefits package, and although the medical is pretty bad, it's better than nothing (slightly).

    Cons

    Not much in the way of training; they pretty much just give you a binder full of brand statistics and send you on your way. The months of October, November and December are insane, expect to work a crazy amount of overtime. Lot's of lifting and building involved (again, you aren't trained on any of this, you're just expected to know how to build displays). Some of the people in leadership positions are intense to the point of being ridiculous; they like to motivate you by threatening your job. Even though it isn't spoken, obviously, you will be expected to put in time "off-the-clock" to do paperwork and whatever. You are also going to beat the holy living snot out of your car, so much so that the vehicle allowance won't seem adaquate. There are a lot of shady people in this business (not just at Young's, but everywhere) and the people who are willing to throw anybody and everybody under the bus move up really fast, so always watch your back. Seriously, grow some eyes on the back of your head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inspire more teamwork mentality instead of going for the "cutthroat" culture. More training, on everything, from sales to how to build displays. More support in the field, not just in "prime" locations. Work on communicating incentives with the producers, reps aren't wearing out their cars and driving buyers bonkers for their health. Go to bat for your employees and tell the producers to kick down some moolah, ya dig?

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Initially rewarding then company values drstically changed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Young's Market full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The work itself, sales, was great and a good leg up on the industry, wine and spirits.

    Cons

    Managment turned on their best asset, the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what's happening around you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor structure and zero development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Orange, CA

    I worked at Young's Market

    Pros

    Flexible work structure, good coworkers

    Cons

    No professional development. No reviews with management. Poor leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from other companies and run a professional organization, not some old boy network.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is going through major changes, and they don't seem to be for the better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tustin, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tustin, CA

    I have been working at Young's Market

    Pros

    You have a lot of freedom if you are a sales representative and work independently. There is good earning potential if you have a good territory. Benefits are pretty good. You are selling wine and spirits, so its an interesting field.

    Cons

    New management throughout Southern California is not making company better. You get very little support, and management does not inform employees of whats going on within the company, they act like you are dealing with top secret nuclear items, when its just wine and spirits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just sell the company, that's the direction you're headed in anyway...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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