Empire Merchants

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Empire Merchants Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
11 Reviews
3.4
11 Reviews
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E. Lloyd Sobel
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  1.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    I work in back of house, and company is very forward facing (sales). Most of the attention is given to sales group, and most of the benefits too, but the rest of the company is well taken care of. Good benefits, lots of time off and old fashioned company (in a good way). Good work-life balance as well.

    Cons

    If you're not in sales, it's pretty difficult to get noticed or recognized for your work. Which can be fine for some, or frustrating for others, depending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not a lot of opportunity to move up in the company, this could really be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Trade Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, Great sales force

    Cons

    Access to upper management and advancement is difficult

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Marketing Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Empire Merchants

    Pros

    Great opportunities for personal growth and three weeks off.

    Cons

    Training is no the best.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice Atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in West Coxsackie, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in West Coxsackie, NY

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Full-Time, Interesting work environment, good breakfast/lunch free, close to home

    Cons

    snobby people, unfriendly coworkers, no training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need Better Training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Decent Hours, Aggressive Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Empire Merchants

    Pros

    Good exposure to many brands, good hours. The people around you are helpful and fun working environment. Get to meet many people.

    Cons

    Hustling managers that dont like to listen to what employees have to say. Work can become repetitive, and very fast pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Give more feed back consistently, and also show that you can do the work yourself too.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Driver in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Empire Merchants

    Pros

    As a teamster, the job is very satisfying and the pay scale is very good. The management is fair and the workforce is friendly.

    Cons

    At times management pushes a little too hard and the drivers and helpers feel like they have no one to turn to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that if the men and women at the company were made to feel like they belong, the company would get a lot more from them.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lyons, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lyons, NY

    I worked at Empire Merchants

    Pros

    I loved my job it was like getting paid to work out and its a very no stressfull Job

    Cons

    Soreness of body until you get used to the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None Excellent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    No room for growth, your opinion is never heard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Astoria, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Astoria, NY

    I have been working at Empire Merchants

    Pros

    Great products to sell
    Has a department just for lead accounts which helps with new accounts
    Can make your own schedule for the most part

    Cons

    Management is terrible
    District managers and Directors claim to listen but just blow you off
    Too many delivery problems
    Too many credit issues with accounts and the company workers themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening more to the reps rather then telling them NO each and every time
    Stop treating employees like 1st graders with meetings just to make sure we are around

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Empire Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Empire Merchants

    Pros

    great portfolio of products. power in the market place. You are one of the big dogs. Really just you and southern wine and spirits.

    Cons

    All about moving boxes here and thats really the bottom line. Pander to whims of major suppliers very easily. still navigation how to manage and work with a unionized sales force. layers and layers of tracking. trackig for tracking.

    was given guff for attending mothers wedding durring OND.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management needs to worry less about charme sunbelt beaureucratic red tape and more about what will help reps sell easier in market place

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    honest opinion of a frustrated employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Clerk in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Empire Merchants

    Pros

    Sales Management and personel are generally amiable and supportive, and show true desire to help and teach others.

    Cons

    most employees are unfriendly, management only seems to point out mistakes instead of helping to correct them and hr heads are completely inept on matching employees to positions acording to their skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more supportive and understanding of your employees and try to be more helpful instead of simply looking for ways to punish, also if times are hard and you want the employees to go the extra mile for you be more appreciative and dont discriminate according to which plant or department you came from.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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