PRP Wine

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PRP Wine Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
18 Reviews
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    Wine Consultant

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    Former Employee - Wine Consultant
    Former Employee - Wine Consultant

    I worked at PRP Wine full-time

    Pros

    There are some Pros at PRP Wine... You get to try lots of amazing wines and you get to meet a ton of people while in the process..

    Cons

    Well here it goes.... This job is totally what you put into it..... And you have to put a LOT into it the first few years to get anything at all out of it..... I worked more 60 hour weeks than I have ever worked and barely made ends meat....They tell you that you can make your own schedule but be advised that this is not the job to come into when you have a single income a child or need money right away... If you have the time to put in you may be successful later down the road but it is a long road to get there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should tell people when they start that they will be working 60 hours a week for at least the first year to make it worthwhile at all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sales Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PRP Wine

    Pros

    Family time whenever you want.

    Cons

    NO MONEY TO BE MADE!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run Fast - Do not accept a position at this company

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    Former Employee - Wine Sale Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Wine Sale Representative in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at PRP Wine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are no pros that I can come up with. They try and work you like a dog for no pay. If you are looking to be exhausted and broke, consider that a pro

    Cons

    They sell a flexible schedule, however the employee handbook says 10am-8pm monday - Saturday and they are serious about this. Just wait until you get your pay. They sell you on making 20% commission but you get 15% and the last 5% after 90 days due to the turnover rate. They win! They also sell a training base of $900 for one month and won't pay that if you quit but they sure will work you hard in that first month. In order to make any kind of money - you need to sell about $20000 a month in wine. Do the math! Not doable. Crazy crazy crazy company!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start being fair to your employees and you just may not have to train and retrain. Terrible management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great product, relaxed work environment, but false information about pay to lure new employees.

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    Former Employee - Wine Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Wine Consultant in Orlando, FL

    I worked at PRP Wine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great wine and relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    Low pay, drive your own car to remote locations and extremely false information about pay and hours. This job cost ME money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not give false pay expectations during hiring process because employees will find out and quit because they will feel no loyalty to a dishonest system. Also stream line your sales training process to be consistent and concise. My on the job sales coaching was fumbling, unclear and far below what my own skills are, and I was the trainee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic products and unique wines at reasonable prices.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PRP Wine full-time

    Pros

    You can get paid for what you earn.
    The harder you work the more you can make.

    Cons

    Too many hours with expectations that are not reasonable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show that you care about all of your people from the top to the bottom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Reap what you sow. Hard work pays off.

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    Current Employee - Wine Consultant
    Current Employee - Wine Consultant

    I have been working at PRP Wine full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -This is a sales job, so you get out of it what you put into it. If you are willing to work hard your initial few months (with limited income during that time), it can definitely pay off.

    -Very "pipeline" driven, meaning that once you get your pipeline of wine tastings developed, you'll likely keep quite busy, establish great relationships with clients who become repeat buyers. The pipeline development requires lots of networking, prospecting local businesses for private label wines, mailing out complimentary tastings to charity auctions, calling on inactive client files, and spreading the word to your own social circles. All achievable but it requires a lot of hours the first few months.

    - Once your pipeline is built up, you should be able to get between 4-7 in-home wine tastings a week. Combined with various events and sales, you should be able to make a decent living. Repeat business that just comes in periodically is icing on the cake!

    - Meet a lot of interesting people. This job takes an energetic personality. We try to make wine fun, while also teaching people about it. You're teacher, friend, salesman, and more to your clients!

    - If you've got an entrepreneurial spirit, this is a good fit! Company is very open to new ideas to meeting new clients and promoting wines, so long as they're very low cost or free ways to do so. Requires some creativity but can be rewarding.

    - You control your own schedule (aside from one or two required office days a week), so if you plan well, you can still have a social and family life.

    - Commission plus bonuses. You work harder, you make more money. Bonus structure very detailed and achievable. You just need to be willing to keep track of it and plan accordingly.

    - Training is good, but to really excel, it's best to seek out additional wine knowledge resources.

    Cons

    - Company is quite behind on technology, which means they are often leaving money on the table due to a lack of a salesforce-usable client database, scheduling system, or simply more templates. Often feels like each individual wine consultant is re-creating the wheel in terms of organizing their file.

    - Long hours, with lots of weekend hours. If you're not working Friday and Saturday evenings, you're not making money. Everything else is just icing on the cake. Most weekend evening tastings are done by 9/10pm though.

    - Pay isn't great. This is 100% commission, so it's up to you how much you make. That said, there's only so many hours in a day and evenings in a weekend. A gas allowance would be a huge help.

    - A good amount of employee turnover, especially among newer wine consultants. This is most likely due to those new hires not working hard enough to be successful, but management could do more tha

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Find ways to reimburse employees for gas and "no-sales".

    - Get more feedback from your employees in the field and listen to it. Managers are great, but when so many decisions are made without input from those in the field, stupid decisions get made that create more work and hassle for the front line.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun and great potential

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    Former Employee - Wine Consultant in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Wine Consultant in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at PRP Wine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Work with wine and learn more every day.
    -Fun to do if you like wine and talking about wine.
    -Attend fun events and pour wine at them.
    -Meet new people almost every day. Go to some very nice houses to do wine tastings.
    -Hold dinner and wine tastings at some very good restaurants.
    -Unlimited income potential.

    Cons

    -Office work is tedious
    -It's sales... You have to work hard to find and get clients.
    -There is no roof on the income you can make. There is no floor either.
    -Have to sell A TON of wine to make a livable income.
    -A lot of driving around in your own car, using your own gas that you have the "potential" of getting reimbursed on IF you hit your sales goals for that month. If you're good at what you do and you know how to talk to people, you will do fine at this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold more and better training classes. Give the employees something to be more motivated. Making 400+ phone calls and getting 1-5 actual stop-bys/sales/contacts is very discouraging and hard to bounce back from.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Horrible company. They lie about pay, hours, job description and opportunity and are not even legal

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    Current Employee - Wine Consultant
    Current Employee - Wine Consultant

    I have been working at PRP Wine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not really any except that you can learn about wine, but can do that on your own.

    Cons

    Just a joke of pay structure compared to work requirements. They pay commission only, but the position is actually many jobs: promotions, marketing, branding, sales, delivery, public relations...basically everything that needs to be done to bring a new company to a new market, but they dont want to pay for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    The company is a dinosaur

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    Former Employee - Wine Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Wine Sales Representative in San Diego, CA

    I worked at PRP Wine as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The wine knowledge I received was great. The people I was working with were great for the most part.

    Cons

    Redundancy of paper work, the negativity streaming around the office. It is a sales job...some people are not cut out for sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrade to a paperless system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exciting, with many possibilities!

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    Former Employee - Wine Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Wine Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at PRP Wine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Many good things happening. Manager was helpful.

    Cons

    Training was 2 days out of 2 wks! Because it was Thanksgiving and Christmas time! VERY busy! Don't start then. It's 100% commision. But, if you can make it for 6 mo, it's worth the stress. Alot of work to get started. Nights and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train, train, train.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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