Southern Wine & Spirits of America

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Helpful (2)

It's like selling on a roller coaster while someone repeatedly punches you in the face

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Representative
Former Employee - Sales Representative
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Southern Wine & Spirits of America full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Excellent Proprietary Sales Software. Easily the best in the industry. Terrific portfolio filled with brands that sell through.

Cons

Brutal hours with zero work life balance; insane quota levels with qualifiers changing every other month; pointless boiler room sessions to intimidate reps; way too many superfluous meetings; complete disconnect between warehouse, office, and sales management -- it's like they're in 3 separate companies.

Advice to Management

It should be apparent by the massive turnover rate that you're burning out reps right and left.

Other Employee Reviews for Southern Wine & Spirits of America

  1. Helpful (1)

    Outside Sales Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Wine & Spirits of America full-time

    Pros

    good work-life balance, good incentive opportunities, decent base salary + commissions

    Cons

    Not much support from management, no compensation for high personal expenses (gas, mileage, cell phone, etc.), unrealistic goals, weak upper management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Room to Grow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits of America (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experience, lot of opportunities to grow and expand business. Many locations around the United states offer great benefits. Be prepared to work extremely hard with no pat on the back. Extremely heavy on corporate culture and good ol' boy mentality.

    Cons

    While you do receive paid vacation, half the time it's blacked out, and you will be scorned for taking vacations, even though you've earned it and need time off. If you allow yourself to work 23 hours a day, it's not enough for this company.


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