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Very confused company, always a step behind.

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Current Employee - Sales Representative
Current Employee - Sales Representative

I have been working at S&M Brands

Pros

They do pay for all of your expenses and make like easy as far as being new to the sales rep position.

They have a good idea of where they want to be in the tobacco market.

supervisors are always looking to give you advice.

Cons

They micromanage their employees, it does not seem like they trust their employees. They are constantly trying to tell you how something should have been done. The head office will make broad assumptions about individual accounts which impact your daily activities.

Management changes their mind on a weekly basis on "what is important" this leads to a lot of confusion on the sales force.

goals are dangled in front of employees like carrots on a stick, the sales goals are close to impossible to achieve.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would recommend that they allow more freedom to the employees, they need to have more control of their schedule and not be hassled when they make 1 stop out of sequence.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for S&M Brands

  1.  

    Working for a family business is great but raises are necessary.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant  in  Keysville, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Keysville, VA

    I have been working at S&M Brands

    Pros

    They are a small more personable employer.

    Cons

    Very little appreciation by means of raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider our devotion to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A company that does not value their employees at any level.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Owners  in  Keysville, VA
    Former Employee - Owners in Keysville, VA

    I worked at S&M Brands

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment able to make changes quickly if warranted.

    Cons

    Owners do not lead by example or take care of their employees at any level, financially or work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get heavily involved in the business, work in the field with sales personnel in all markets, start early/finish late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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