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Manipulative, Lack of Common Sense...Only the Young Survive

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Casual work environment, little accountability, free beer once a month.

Cons

All while preaching "One team, one dream", they will deceive and manipulate. I know of several people who were pushed out of their job or gotten rid of in "creative" ways. They will do what they can so former employees cannot collect unemployment.

They care only about the budget, but not with a common sense frugality. They will take away the water coolers, but spend money on decorations for the office. They will deny sales reps, signage and POS for their accounts to have in-house posters printed for the meeting room.

They hire young, unqualified managers, passing over qualified people who have been with the company for years. They falsify timecards so they don't have to pay OT.

It's their way or the highway. When they take over a distributor they change everything, but not for the better. They make everything more complicated and expensive. Our water to the building has been shut off (think no flushing toilets, not water to wash hands), the phones were nearly shut off, the driver's had to get fuel from a much more expensive supplier because they refuse to pay their bills before 120 days.

They no longer credit accounts when beer is not delivered or there is breakage - they literally say "it's their word against ours". We have lost many accounts because of this one policy alone.

There is no concern for the customer any longer. It's almost as if they do not understand they must actually SEEL beer in order to make money, and in order to make money you need customers/accounts.

It has a very foreign feel to it...including important documents that are written with an obvious poor understanding of English.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want to stay in business and not over taken by your competition, actually pay attention the local market...not everyone will buy Budweiser and Stella if you "just push hard enough".

Treat your low-level employees like the mean something, because they are doing the REAL work, w/o them there will be nothing FOR you to manage.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    No work-life balance. Everyone feels overworked.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Informal culture, not a lot of politics,

    Cons

    Cost-cutting left and right, company says that it values "healthy conflict" , but in reality values conflict for the sake of conflict...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make employee development part of Sr. Management KPI's. It is cheaper to develop from within than hire from the outside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fun work environment, poor handling of high potential employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Fun work environment
    Very open lines of communication
    Employees given the autonomy and resources needed to complete personal targets
    Work/life balance is satisfactory

    Cons

    Though communication with upper management is common, actual change is very slow to happen. It seems repeated suggestions on how to retain employees fall on deaf ears, resulting in high turnover.
    Promises of opportunities to advance, though no control over actual career path.
    Discrepancy in the compensation of similar level positions across departments.
    Departments held to different standards with regard to targets.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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