Bernicks

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Bernicks Reviews

8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company, Great People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Driver in Saint Cloud, MN

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

    Pros

    Great Culture
    Competitive wages
    Lots of extra perks

    Cons

    I cant think of any, I really like working for Bernicks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good way to get experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Waite Park, MN
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Waite Park, MN

    I have been working at Bernicks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun people and industry
    Great way to get your career jump started, but very limited with growth opportunities
    Family culture
    Not micro managed, but that was starting to change as I left.
    Work/ life balance is great!

    Cons

    They changed the pay structure almost every year I was there which can be frustrating because I noticed a significant drop in pay.
    Benefits are relatively poor
    Underpaid for the industry standard
    You already know what your sales are going to be for the year, beverage is rather predictable even if you place in the extra effort. Really depends on the weather and account base you get assigned.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandising Associate in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Merchandising Associate in Saint Cloud, MN

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

    Pros

    Job is pretty laid back, and so are the employees/management. If you don't lose track of money, drive poorly, or over-order product you're generally good to go.

     Its a good workplace environment and base pay is good for the position itself.

    Cons

    Insurance benefits are terrible. Bonus is tied to performance of entire company, not your division -- meaning you can have a great year but it doesn't matter if a new product roll-out flopped in another area. Upward mobility difficult, especially depending on location.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    like working with your head in the clouds

    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Sales in Saint Cloud, MN

    I worked at Bernicks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company, good people, everyone is super nice. A company that plans to grow and will continue to hire more people. Employee growth is also important.

    Cons

    Compensation is low for the industry, extremely top heavy company that likes to waste time in meetings, they also spend too much time shining each other and do not make decisions that are plausible in the real world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time and money on meetings and more time in the market

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Duluth, MN

    I worked at Bernicks

    Pros

    Bernick's had great involvement in the local community and they were involved all over the state in various events. Benefits were also ok.

    Cons

    Bernicks was a terrible company. All the rollouts that the company were poorly thought through, and poorly executed. When harm was done to the customer, they did not care, they looked for their own efficiencies, as they had the markets cornered. I can't believe they are as big as they are, my 7 year old could manage better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to deal with change better, when buying other distibutors, have a better plan on how to deal with the employees, and to also be ready to supply the customers with the products they want.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pop and Beer sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Cloud, MN

    I have been working at Bernicks

    Pros

    Great people, fun products, good compensation and OK benefits. Medium size company so it is easy to build relationships with large numbers of employees.

    Cons

    Management is very numbers focused, often times employees get in the way and are pushed aside. Concrete silos between sales and distribution so it is often difficult getting things accomplished. You will be OK if you are a "YES" man and don't make waves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The executive team needs to stop acting like they reach out to employees for ideas and really listen to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great company!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bernicks

    Pros

    Great company everyone was close and fun to work with

    Cons

    I have no negative things to say about this company

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Bernicks

    Pros

    They have benefits & SOME really good people working there.

    Cons

    They will find a way to cut your pay. The people in the main office are "bullies." They do not care about their customers. All they care about is pushing the next product and making a profit.The HR department doesn't know what they are doing. If you call them with an issue they will take weeks to get back to you and they will give you the wrong answer.

    And like the previous person said: Management is very numbers focused & You will be OK if you are a "YES" man and don't make waves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find new upper management so the good employees stop quitting.

    Doesn't Recommend

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