Paulaner HP USA Reviews

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  1. Fun place to work, but long hours and constant fire drills.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Littleton, CO

    I worked at Paulaner HP USA full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Every day is different Experience in all different parts of the business Fun co-workers

    Cons

    Sometimes unrealistic work load/time frames Little support from co-workers since everyone is so busy themselves Everything is done last-minute High turnover in the sales team which makes everything difficult

    Advice to Management

    Hire additional marketing and sales staff, also need to add an assistant warehouse manager/special events manager.


  2. Worst Company Ever! Management is indecisive and incompetant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Littleton, CO

    I worked at Paulaner HP USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free beer once a month

    Cons

    If you have any self worth RUN!!! Good people go to waste here. You will never get out from under Jeff or Colleen's thumbs. Jeff will have you going in circles with his indecisiveness. Jeff and Colleen will squeeze ever minute out of every day out of you. If you value any type of home life and family; this is not the place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Stay out of matters you know nothing about and let the professionals do the jobs they are hired to do.


  3. It's a challange

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - 2012 National Biergarten Tour Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Contractor - 2012 National Biergarten Tour Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Paulaner HP USA as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good product base and decent working environment. Travel opportunities and entertainment galore. Definitely has it's great times.

    Cons

    Definitely has it's horrible times, though. Long seasonal hours, an obvious lack of effective communications between suppliers and distribution (no one know's what's going on half the time), demanding and often overburdening work loads. A lot of distributors laugh at and mock the company due to its lack of coordination and constant haggling and often refer to it as an example company to avoid. Too many battles to fight with too little troops. Plus Germany likes to meddle and "know what's best" for the American market, which ends up tying up the administration for hours or days on end, distracting everyone from their main objectives.

    Advice to Management

    More feet in the field, better brand exposure with better distributor sales incentives and rewards programs. Plus, your high turnover rate seems to affect your employee and customer confidence. Plus, your high goals and demands on individual work load burns your employees out very quickly.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Not a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales in Denver, CO

    I worked at Paulaner HP USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great German Brands with a very strong tradition. Two of the six brands found during Oktoberfest. People love the brands.

    Cons

    Management is awful. Budgets are low. Beer is too expensive to sell effectively. Expenses aren't repaid quickly and are haggled. Salaries are low and base salaries subject to bonus type qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Much about the management team seems to be lacking. Turnover has been high, the brand trends are awful and almost everyone wonders what the brands are doing with this management team.


  6. HP is GOOD place to Enjoy your life Not for Work(you may loose your skills by working here

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tecchnolgy Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Tecchnolgy Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Paulaner HP USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Poor mangaement, Manager even wont bother about their project Members Rating is Depends on Politics and relation ship with your manager Testing Job Are getting sold HR people knows this even though they couldnt able to terminate employees who did this fraud in HP

    Cons

    Its like a government job you can go by 8 am leave by 5pm,no one can can stop you... unlimited access to internet... Internal trainings are good

    Advice to Management

    Think about employees who is working for Hp growth Reward them ,retain them...concentrate on employees not on Acquisition's of new companies...if you forget your employees one or other day you not have new joinees to join in hp...hp name is already effected very badly in market. HP testing jobs are getting sold in market through few internal culpirts just think of it.


  7. Good young growth company - a few bad eggs now spewing, jealous that company is growing despite them

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

    I have been working at Paulaner HP USA

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice mix of young, progressive people, with support of quite a few wine and beer industry veterans. Generous on free beer, free wine, and time off when needed. Management has a solid plan and won't be denied.

    Cons

    German ownership visits and while friendly, seem to always be looking for something wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know Colleen and Jeff. They know what they are doing, and are supportive of people who want to learn, growth, and excel.


  8. Helpful (1)

    This place is a joke

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paulaner HP USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great brands Middle management are good people, just caught in a bad company

    Cons

    Where to begin? Low pay, not close to other companies in the business. Distributors think the company is a joke, no follow through on incentives and crazy ordering requirements

    Advice to Management

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  9. Helpful (1)

    You people don't know what real work is!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Paulaner HP USA

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great brands! It's a new company so bumps in the road should be expected. To the person who just replied they agree. You either just left and were overwhelmed by BUILDING a company. Or, you're just not able to put in a good days work. IF you still work for us, please do us all a favor and resign. We have beer to sell and you're obviously more of an ordertaker!!

    Cons

    Young company with growing pains!

    Advice to Management

    Less admin work and more time on the streets! We're Herr to sell beer and there has to be an easier way to effectively track the numbers Germany wants from us.



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