Southern Wine & Spirits

www.southernwine.com
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Great at first but now just another job

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Merchandiser in Beaufort, SC
Current Employee - Merchandiser in Beaufort, SC

I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits full-time (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

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    Great hhh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great product brands to work with - compensation and bonuses can be competitive - Industry is not boring.

    Cons

    Political Challenges - Short term sales were often more important than long term relationships and consistent selling habits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make good, smart decisions even when things get tough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overworked, underpaid, zero integrity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Good hours, decent benefits, occasional free samples

    Cons

    Privately encouraged to embellish case counts and work off the clock, then publicly reprimanded for the behavior, district managers spend more time in meetings and responding to emails then actually managing, the car allowance is absolutely pitiful, almost no overtime approved, unrealistic expectations, no regard for employees, everyone is reminded they're disposable. There is almost no room for advancement unless you "know" somebody.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the training, the car allowance, the amount of suppliers each rep has to satisfy and don't encourage fabricating numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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