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Great at first but now just another job

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Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Beaufort, SC
Current Employee - Merchandiser in Beaufort, SC

I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

great pay and benefits for where i live in south carolina

Cons

been working with southern for almost 5 years and have been passed over for a sales position twice to people from outside the company. It all depends on the branch manager, if he/she likes you, how fast you get promoted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote good hard workers instead of keeping where they are cause you like them there.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Southern Wine & Spirits

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great entry level, but after 6 months you start to see the BS.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Neat products, friendly coworkers, not too much busy work

    Cons

    Lower end of the pay range for positions similar in industry. Took away salaries and made us hourly. Time Clock must be from the 80s. Most of their IT is fairly archaic in today's business world. Lack of communication from management to clients, leaving the administrators to clean up their mess. Sorry, I don't get paid to do your job for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a reason you look good. It's the support you are getting from your employees, so take care of them the way you take care of yourself.

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

    A review from a happy employee ready for the next step

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - On-Premise Sales Representative  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - On-Premise Sales Representative in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you're a foodie, you'll love this job. Lots of opportunities to taste wine. Your team makes all the difference and Portland's on-premise team is awesome!

    Cons

    Raises and promotions are very rare. It's all about timing since the market is small, so you can end up waiting a long time to move on. Management makes a lot of promises but they take a long time following through or they never do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic with your employees about timing for raises and promotions. Don't promise things you can follow through on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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