Oak Beverages

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Oak Beverages Reviews

Updated June 8, 2014
Updated June 8, 2014
4 Reviews

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    Not a bad place to work

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

    Pros

    I understood the monthly incentive program, and hit it every month. Those that ignore this, won't make the great money.
    Good place to work if you are self motivated. I was glad that Oak let me develop my own territory.
    Trucks deliver every weekday, so easy to keep fresh product in.
    Best Holiday schedule ever.

    Cons

    Oak is slow in paying out the bonuses, so you are usually 30 days behind. Alot of time is spent on picking up money from accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a faster inventory system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    What it is like to work here

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

    Pros

    You get to meet some really nice customers

    Cons

    This is not a 40 hour a week job. You wind up working evening and weekends and there is no extra compensation. No vacation days until you are there for 1 year.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    They have a decent portfolio of products, some are excellent.

    Cons

    GM didn't understand the craft category. He liked to control his employees so that only the weak stayed with him. I asked every week for my expense money and every week I was given an addition to the procedure. That last denial came when I was told the report needed a paper clip not, a staple. He walked away and I found a new job the next day. I never did get the expense money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There has been a change in management since I left and I hope it's a change for the better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Rude, condescending, vulgar and unprofessional upper management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Blauvelt, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Blauvelt, NY

    Pros

    Working for a beer distributor is kind of a perk in and of itself, and they do give you a generous employee discount on their products. Also, there is great camaraderie between sales reps and lower-level management, I suppose as a result of our understanding that the company treats everyone equally terribly.

    Cons

    Where to begin... What they pay is not remotely close to enough to live on anywhere in the NY metro area. Monthly incentives and supplier incentives are paid 5-6 months late if even at all. When management closes the office due to inclement weather they dock all employees a vacation day. In the time I worked there I was promised three different promotions, none of which ever materialized. They provide horrendous customer service, including but not limited to refusing to accept returns of defective kegs, damaged cases and outdated product, which in turn reflects poorly on the sales reps. Upper-level management scream, yell, curse and belittle everyone below them as if they are all idiots with no idea how to do their jobs, and purposely keep objectives, policies and rules vague and undocumented so they can change them to suit their purposes as they see fit and without notifying anyone of the changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The guidelines of this website will not permit me to say what I would really like to tell the management of Oak Beverages.

    Doesn't Recommend

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