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Just a place to work, not a career and is primarily a bad place

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Winebow full-time

Pros

Young workforce, a somewhat vibrant work environment.
Employee discounts on wine and spirits.
Very little cons working at this organization.

Cons

Many downsides with this company.
-Little upward mobility and lower than average pay. Employees with more responsibities and better performances could be paid less than other employees that have less responsibilities
-No performance review procedures put into place by HR leader - No objective, progress on objectives and final review process in place for all employees.
-Poor senior management on the Import side. Very little positive interaction and movement on new and better strategies. The company's systems and reporting abilities need to be upgraded and streamlined to the rest of the market. The budgeting process is very crueling as many employees lack technical skills to produce efficient and efffective reporting and many tasks are done manually.
There is very little plannning done when new processes and strategies are put into place causing much confustion and discontent between workers.
-Response time for email responses are consistantly later than usual.
-President never address's the employees in meetings on the performance of the company. I worked there for about 2 years and the only time he addressed the employees is when layoffs occured. The ownership of the company is primary of the interest of a small board of directors who are not known by a common employee.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior mangement needs to plan better and recognize which employees are good performers and weed out the ones that do not perform to expectations.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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    Not a positive working environment. Little positive reinforcement, a lot of politics, survival of the fittest mentality.

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Winebow full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some professional staff.
    Financial stability.
    Many layers, if you are into corporate environments, that allow for advancement or hibernation/concealment.

    Cons

    Not the sharpest or most strategic thinkers in the industry both at the senior executive level as well as in the middle management ranks.
    Reactive organization both to outside trends and developments as well as inside needs.
    Of their 2 operations, the wholesale company seems to be more innovative and exciting than the import company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Uncircle the wagons, adopt change and be willing make mistakes in order to stay relevant in the industry and the marketplace. Open up to feedback and constructive criticism from both customers as well as employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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