Young's Market

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Young's Market Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
26 Reviews

3.1
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Vern Underwood
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  1.  

    Fun job for a fresh out of school kid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chain Sales Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Chain Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Learn lots, it's a great stepping stone if you're looking to stay in this industry. I liked all my co workers, it was very diverse which is nice, sales can often be male dominated.

    Cons

    Early hours, but you get used to it. I was very upset when I quit. I really cared about the company and people I worked with. I was the teams all star for 2 years and was trying desperately to move out of the chain division to something I could really challenge myself at, but every transfer I asked for was declined. Sadly, I felt forced to leave if I ever wanted to move forward in my career. I worked my tail off for a 30 grand a year. I left YMCo 5 years ago and this pay is very low, I've been with a few other companies since then and have been paid more than double what they offered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your sales reps in the field, they're the ones doing all the grunt work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great stepping stone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Being in nightlife and a part of an industry that is fun. Learn a lot about other areas of the business

    Cons

    unrealistic goals that just roll downhill, lack of culture and the refuse evolve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get the young and loyal in management positions because the old school throughout process is hurting culture beyond repair.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Some Great People, Some MicroManagers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hours, Flexibility, People, Industry, Perks

    Cons

    MicroManage culture, Never good enough

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Started sober, now I'm an alcoholic.

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    It's a pretty steady and comfortable job - at least when you're working in the office. I know they work the salespeople pretty hard, in terms of meeting numbers and goals. The benefits package is also really nice. It's one of the few companies that still offers a pension. I didn't even know I had one when I worked there until now that I'm receiving my statements. Also the Underwood sons are very friendly and nice guys. A good family to work for.

    Cons

    It's a very "boy's club" culture and it's hard to get ahead if you're not a part of the club. At least it was that way when I was there in the mid to late 2000's. Hopefully it has changed by now. The culture also promotes drinking heavily. I didn't drink when I started working for the company and I'm now a recovering alcoholic, so be careful and know what you're getting into!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer your employees more than the standard 2% cost of living increases. The cost of living actually rises more than that each year! I worked for your company for many years and only saw my pay rise by 2% each year even though my employee review was nothing but stellar each year -- that just didn't seem fair to me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A financially stable Company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA

    Pros

    Has been in business as a privately held Company for a 125 years. Decent benefits package for those that qualify,

    Cons

    Constant job/title reassignments from top to bottom. The ink doesn't have the time to dry on the Org. chart before the next set of changes are submitted for approval.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your long term Employees are usually your strongest asset. The answer is not always hire someone away from a competitor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Being one of the biggest in the business hardly makes you one of the best...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Excellent training, great people, and outstanding work/life balance. I loved working here for the initial five years, but after realizing it's a "good old boys" club...it's total doom and gloom from there regarding your career path.

    Cons

    Lowest paid in the industry, I believe. Micromanagement on completely immaterial issues. Focus on what's important: the selling and building of these brands. Use coach management mentality instead of trying to rule with an iron fist for no real reason other than to boost your own ego.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You never reward your loyal soldiers. Invest in your workforce who want to BE there and maybe everyone wouldn't try to jump ship to someone else.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    its all politics

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    its an interesting job you get to learn about wine, you get a lot of free bottles, for the most part you are left alone and get to manage your own time so theres a lot of freedom. they don't GPS you like other companies do. and i hate to say this, but if your a woman...numbers are a little better because you are mainly selling to men.

    Cons

    where to start. if you're a morning person this job is for you. 5am start times get old real fast. you have to lift a lot and deal with a bunch of liquor managers who are on power trips. so you have to be patient and always smiling. they gave a management position to a guy with no management skills and a guy because his daddy is a VP in the company. so it doesn't matter how good you are at your job, how many sales awards you've received its all politics so if you want a company where you can move up in, look elsewhere. its also a cheap company that doesn't seem to care about their employees very much. they recently cut way back on healthcare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sell the Co.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    beats unemployment

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative  in  Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Newport Beach, CA

    Pros

    Good part time job with full time pay

    Cons

    Getting up extremely early / little selling knowledge given / no field support /

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help route sales people in high volume territories especially building displays

    No opinion of CEO

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