Glazer's Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
77 Reviews
2.9
77 Reviews
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Glazer's President & CEO Shelly Stein
Shelly Stein
28 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, family company but professionally run (in 8 reviews)

  • Fun atmosphere, the people are great, a lot of perks in the bar and restaurant industry, great benefits, family owned (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Getting into upper management is incredibly difficult (in 11 reviews)

  • Work/life balance a struggle at times (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not the Same Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Glazer's full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Informal atmosphere: job not as stressful or technical as most in this field; generally good managers

    Cons

    This is a private, family owned company. The new generation of owners came of age after the company was well established so they have no loyalty to the employees who helped build it. They also do not seem interested in being in the business so all they want is the money. Company control was taken from longtime loyal employees and handed over to an "investment banker" (actually a lawyer) and his associates from NYC. They immediately launched huge lay-offs which targeted older employees (but they hid it by bringing on tons of young people to work in the warehouses for a few weeks/months which they also let go) and started the usual steal from the poor give to the rich US business practices: stopped paying bonuses, froze salaries, combined job loads, etc. If you've come from a typical modern company then you won't notice. If you've come for what you heard about the old Glazer's: loyalty, good pay, caring management, etc. just go in knowing that era is over. It really is a shame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    These guys have a record of stripping out companies or burning through the company's cash and then bailing once it's gone or they get board. Get your family business back while there is still something to take back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Paramount sales. Run away!

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Glazer's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you work for the right division you get trips, samples, parties etc

    Benefits are very good

    Cons

    You used to have freedom to make a schedule now they nag and follow you.

    There are tracking reports, for one goal I had to do 5 reports to 4 people. This goes along with 5 different weekly reviews

    Mgmt can make up any rule or goal despite what corporate mandates

    Mgmt spends more time sitting in the office complaining about sales and blaming us for everything.

    Employees are treated like minions can't get samples (even when asked for your own wedding) no discounts or benefits for working for alcohol company.

    Mgmt talks down to you and questions everything. Selling a 100 case display you'll get asked and degraded for it not being 125 cases

    Salary is a joke. Wben commision wrnt away so did the positive additudes You only get paid for certain goals but still must sell products that have no goals or benefit to you only to have the same goals next month after you pounder every case you could.

    Computer system that they spent millions on is horrible, crashes and messes up deliveries.

    You have a direct mgr, one above them and then one more layer, and there is supposed to be chain of command but you'll get calls all day from all of them about silly useless stuff like paperwork and tracking forms. Instead of all those layers communicating with each other they are on top of sales all day instead of letting us sell!

    Paramount division has entirely too many products. They all think they are no. 1 and are all competing with each other. There is no way to prioritize based on your accts it's a blanket for entire company and that's ridiculous. Each market is different and should be treated as such. Sales used to be allowed to control it's own territory and make decisions based on what they know is best. Esp since we are the ones in there day in and day out.

    No vacation from Oct 1 to Jan 5

    Expected to work 6-7 days a week. You get hassled all weekend by Mgmt who is sitting at home.

    Made to work during hurricanes when people are being evacuated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire them all.

    Let sales do its job

    Actually leave the office to help instead of question every move sales makes

    Dump SAP it's horrible. It takes 20 clicks on the computer to look up something. Sales doesn't have time for that. We aren't at a desk!

    Spend time realizing the market is changing
    Admit products are dying instead of making unreachable goals

    Change up pfp goals each month so sales can actually get paid. Having same product every month with a goal of 400 cases is unrealistic

    Try and be positive from time to time. Sales in this economy is hard. And people like to feel appreciated from time to time. Not continuously told how lazy we are or that we aren't good sellers.

    Quit put to good every single new product under paramount division. You can only sell so many whipped cream vodkas that are your own competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Rep off premise

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Glazer's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You have a lot of freedom(depending on your boss) to manage your sales territory Many supplier events. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Taken quite a number of paycuts over the years due to them changing compensation rates. No more commission. Base salary and PFP's. which can be unrealistic. New regime is trying to run us like a bank and the new SAP system has caused many issues from top to bottom. Doesn't have the family owned feel to it anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to take care of your loyal good employees more and maybe they will stop jumping to the competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    If you love life and respect yourself, DONT WORK HERE

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Glazer's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Freedom of travel throughout the day. Not stuck in an office. Occasional free wine

    Cons

    Lots of travel and damage on your car. managers do not care about team members, only about meeting sales goals. Work 6 days a week. Surveys are horrible and stressful. If you get a horrible territory, don't expect to make much money at all. Had a bad territory an hour from my house and managers wouldn't allow me to change territories after 9 months. Had 7k miles on my car. After 5 months, had over 24k miles on my car. Gas compensation is not enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company culture needs to improve

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Glazer's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Family and value based organization from the top down. Genuine concern for employees, and importance placed on having FUN.

    Cons

    Pay not always commensurate with market salaries. Difficult to earn merit increases that meet even COLA and inflation. Work/life balance a struggle at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within, look at your lower ranks and grow the talent, it is there. Keep up the great work with training initiatives and project management office, they are such a joy to work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My time at Glazers has been a wonderful education in the wine and spirits industry.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Glazer's

    Pros

    Glazers is a wonderful family owned company that encourages teamwork while rewarding individually.

    Cons

    The biggest downfall is the lack of communication & teamwork between different divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to further encourage divisions to work together to service accounts.

  8.  

    Fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Glazer's

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Great perks.

    Cons

    Upper management. Always changes in system

  9.  

    B.S JOB

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glazer's

    Pros

    mon - thursday, free alcohol on holidays and christmas bonus

    Cons

    6pm to 6am and never enough work to finish the shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to take care of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work unless you are working in the warehouse.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glazer's

    Pros

    Pay was decent $10.00 an hour. But you make more than most people with that hourly rate because of all the overtime you accumulate. Also you can get bonuses at the end of the year plus a free case of whatever beer you drink as long as your of age.

    Cons

    The hours in which you work. You would start at 12pm in the afternoon and depending on the amount of cases you had that night you wouldn't get off till 4am or 5am in the morning the next day. There is no air conditioning of any kind in the ware house except for the keg vault and the beer vaults. So when it was cold you were freezing and when it was hot you were sweating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better working conditions for your employees. And better staffing so the crew wouldn't be so short handed from all the people quitting, and could get off at a decent hour. Also instead of promoting seniority maybe you should promote the hardest working more feasible candidate for the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Glazer's

    Pros

    A lot of people are leaving so potential opportunities to move up or around.

    Cons

    It used to be a good company to work for. Now even the Glazer family wants out. They are setting the company up to appear more profitable on paper, probably trying to sell. (Meaning laying off people and decreasing wages)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What's the feedback from those surveys lately? Maybe you should consider what your people have to say and at least try to implement some of it.

    Disapproves of CEO

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