Alliance Beverage

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Alliance Beverage Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Changing the culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alliance Beverage full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and fun job in the beverage industry. Samples of spirits, beer and wine. You are on the street as your own boss chasing goals and numbers. The last President did a phenomenal job in building the company to where it is today.

    Cons

    Changing their culture from more of a family/employee feel and trying to be more corporate. They are changing the company like its a sports team that wasn't winning when it was. Hiring younger, less educated people as the territories are getting bigger with less income due to expanding divisions. They can't get top talent as the pay is to low for reps. Also, all new management from the President down to line level. Each division does their own thing and the fighting for sales and placements against each other and cannibalization is out of control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change the culture of what made the company what it is. The President needs to get involved and see what his managers at all levels are doing down to the street level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Alliance has treated me well

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Alliance Beverage full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The schedule is good. They were willing to move me when I wasnt being challenged.

    Cons

    Base pay is crap...Incentives or bonuses are confusing and often standards are hard to obtain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great job in the past...corporate attitude has smothered the culture there.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Alliance Beverage full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401k, and Mon-Fri gig.

    Cons

    Reorganization has changed the company greatly this past 6 months. Lot of driving own car. Nepotism abounds. Former employees still there seem very dissatisfied. Was much more fun prior to 2012.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the people below you that really make things happen and treat them fairly and with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    It’s a job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Alliance Beverage full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    miss traffic both to and from work.
    deal with great brands
    health benefits are wonderful
    It’s an okay job for the current market and provides a steady paycheck.

    Cons

    incredibly hard to get in or advance if you don’t have friends in high places
    deal with a lot of disgruntled people in grocery store chains that hate their lives
    no matter what you do constantly hounded by unhappy customers/management/upper management/ suppliers.
    Unreasonable expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with how the industry is changing. Become more hands on. I’m sure each manager and upper manager will realize this isn’t the same sales job as it once was 4 years ago. Grocery stores are a lot more finachy about having displays up then they used to be. Make goals a little more realistic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Not what you think.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Alliance Beverage full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    At one time the pros out numbered the cons,but at this point the only thing i can come up with is weekends off.

    Cons

    My division goes out of the way to make you feel like you don't do a good job.They find ways not to pay you for the work you do on incentives.

    The District manager wil tell you "I have to do whats good for the company" I thought I was the company?

     The goals are pie in the sky numbers and an excuse to not give you a pay increase.

    Drive your car into the ground...

    VERY Negative District manager in Tucson...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please help with the cost of living.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Alliance Beverage is a professional, team orientated, rewarding place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Alliance Beverage

    Pros

    Alliance Beverage is a very professional and team oriented company. I found the management team extremely willing to train, cross train etc and to promote when performance warranted it. The team was always the most important which led to a very good working environment as well as a creative give and take atmosphere that was key to success and growth. The performance feedback and review process was extremely in depth. This led to useful and rewarding reviews and training programs that allowed the staff to address issues that were not up to standard and allowed management to build the correct training programs and tools to assist staff in the field .

    Cons

    Communication between divisions of the company could get political and red tape due to the state and federal laws could get confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work but keep the communication flowing to keep workers on board.

    Recommends
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Alliance is not what they claim to be !

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Previous Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Previous Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Alliance Beverage

    Pros

    You will gain excellent sales training which can be utilized in any sales industry. Although you are busy in the AM, you have plenty of free time in the PM.

    Cons

    Management continuously threatens your job security. Extremely Stressful ! Management has no respect for their employees or their family. Tthey will say that there wages are "competitive" but the fact is that they are simply unreasonable. Wear & tear on your own vehicle with no compensation. Virtually 6 day work week. Upper Management predeterminds who will be promoted without regard to work performance. Very big on nepatism - numerous manager have jobs created for them based on whether or not they have family that works there. Company is a large rumor mill and HR is not discreet about personal matters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the old saying "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" - The employees will work harder for you if you show you care about them rather than continuously talking down to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Come Join Us Now!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Alliance Beverage

    Pros

    Location is close to downtown, compensation for management is withing industry standards, co-workers all get alone and work in a team enviroment, clean atmosphere where you have your own office, new furniture and flooring, free products, front lobby feels like a lobby, employee breakroom has a kitchen and TV for true breaks. Benefits are great and are standard and there is a great PTO plan

    Cons

    To many resources are allocated to company overhead which can lead to employees not having enough work to do therefore there is the risk that positions can be consolidated to where someone will be let go. Not enought parking for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing, communication is great!

    Recommends
  10.  

    My years had ups and downs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alliance Beverage

    Pros

    The company did care about their employees..

    Cons

    The pay sturcture. Also they need to give the sales reps computers to be competitive in the field.

    Recommends

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