“Not a positive working environment. Little positive reinforcement, a lot of politics, survival of the fittest mentality. ”
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Winebow full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Some professional staff.
Many layers, if you are into corporate environments, that allow for advancement or hibernation/concealment.Cons
Not the sharpest or most strategic thinkers in the industry both at the senior executive level as well as in the middle management ranks.
Reactive organization both to outside trends and developments as well as inside needs.
Of their 2 operations, the wholesale company seems to be more innovative and exciting than the import company.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Uncircle the wagons, adopt change and be willing make mistakes in order to stay relevant in the industry and the marketplace. Open up to feedback and constructive criticism from both customers as well as employees.Doesn't RecommendNeutral Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Winebow in July 2014.Interview Details
I initially had a great interview experience. I first met with a member of management for an informal chat over coffee since I was local and was then asked in for a second interview with the same person and the head of HR. They were genuinely happy to talk to me and it was a great interview. I was told that no matter the decision they would contact me, so I set about waiting.
And waiting I have done! I have not heard back from them and the job is now not on their job board.Interview Questions
No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
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Keeping customers' chilled cedar-lined cellars stocked with premium Italian and regional wines and putting a nice bottle of Giacosa's Barbaresco Santo Stefano on their tables is Winebow's area of expertise. The New Jersey-based company imports and distributes wine, champagnes, sparkling wines, fortified and dessert wines, aperitifs, and other spirits. Winebow boasts a portfolio of more than 4,000 labels from around the world; it maintains agreements with 75 producers in Italy and 20 in Spain. The company's Italian selections represent wines from most of that country's...