Young's Market Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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    Former Employee - Division Manager in Tustin, CA
    Former Employee - Division Manager in Tustin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family owned with an excellent portfolio, excellent office & support staff

    Cons

    middle management enjoyed their power too much

    Advice to Management

    ask your reps about their bosses


  2. Lots of highs and lows, either hero or zero mentality, no matter what the circumstance.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wine Manager
    Current Employee - Wine Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Young's Market full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Steady employment. Good Brands to sell. Lots of very good people in mid-level management. Ethics are a top new priority of the company. New leadership could possibly change culture of company for the better.

    Cons

    30 day sales cycles.. No days off end of months, no. Oct - dec vacation. High pressure all the time especially in the horrible 30 day numbers cycles..

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the 30 day cycles! We have trained customers to buy on end of month . In addition all managers should be required to have the ability and knowledge to effectively run their sales people's territories or mid level managers territories if need be.


  3. No growth company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, creative freedom

    Cons

    No raises, no career development, upper management is constantly changing

    Advice to Management

    Create and environment where you're employees can progress in their careers


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Lacking

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Stepping stone

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Merchandiser in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Merchandiser in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Young's Market full-time (More than a 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 Management

    Reps need more support


  7. Dead end

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Merchandiser in Tustin, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Merchandiser in Tustin, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Value hardwork and dedication.


  8. good ol" boy and NO customer service

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Retail Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Strategic Retail Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Not enough support from upstairs

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Merchandiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Young's Market full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Mixed bag....

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 Management

    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?


  11. Helpful (2)

    Initially rewarding then company values drstically changed

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Pay attention to what's happening around you



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