Premier Beverage Company

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Premier Beverage Company Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
11 Reviews
3.2
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    A Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premier Beverage Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Premier Beverage Company has a great culture which started for me the day I walked in the front door. You can tell people really enjoy their jobs and it was voted as a Great Place to work. The work is challenging and the company provides great direction especially for sales with their goal setting and management. I have yet to meet a manager here that I didn't feel was fair and acting in the best interest of the company. Their education and sales training are exceptional.

    Cons

    Like any competitive culture with not a lot of turnover, areas of opportunity for advancement can be limited. As the company has grown, there are more specialized positions that have evolved. The growth of major chains like Total Wine have adversely affected many small customers and sales reps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our industry lends itself to a lot of rumors, either from customers, suppliers, competitors and other sales reps related to industry mergers, brand movement, etc.... Would like to here more form our top management on the vision and future. Understanding of course there may be areas of confidentiality that can't be discussed at certain points in time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    General a good experience. Frobes top 100 privately owned company on the rise!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at Premier Beverage Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Good benefits, Fun events

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities for administrative staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with yur associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place if you are in the sales force.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at Premier Beverage Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co workers are great. Office environment is pleasant, adequate training is provided.

    Cons

    No growth potential for administrative staff. No incentive for office personnel. Sales and management enjoy various bonuses, trips, outings awarded by suppliers and company. Support staff has jobs with no advancement opportunities and is never included in bonuses or incentives of any kind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Things have gone downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Miramar, FL

    I have been working at Premier Beverage Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work hours are usually 7-4 and work load, while sometimes high, isn't exhausting. HR will usually work with you if there's an issue with management.

    Cons

    Lack of overtime due to wanting to keep employees as close to 40 hours a possible. Management can be very cold, tactless and uncaring. I was a perfect fit in my department and Management moved me to another department and wouldn't switch me back after multiple requests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read "The Art of War". It has a lot of good information on how to treat your subordinates, ie: "Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death."

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

    At one time it was a great industry

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

    I worked at Premier Beverage Company

    Pros

    Great products, fun environment, fast paced atmosphere

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals, impossible and unforgivable goal model

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your goal model

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Physically Intensive and slightly stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premier Beverage Company

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, training, incentives and pay

    Cons

    Not compensated for the hours pulled out of the market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    More pros than cons.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL

    I have been working at Premier Beverage Company

    Pros

    Fun industry to work in. Work schedules can be very flexible. Good management. If you have plenty of initiative you can do very well. Great training.

    Cons

    Physical labor maybe required at times depending on job title. Some of the information isnt given out in a timely manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get information into the sales team earlier. Better incentives and a better ordering device for the sales force. Tthe current one can be unreliable and can be uncomforable to use.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to work in South Florida. A diverse and exicting company in a growing industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales Manager in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Field Sales Manager in Miramar, FL

    I worked at Premier Beverage Company

    Pros

    Excellent Reputation
    Industry Competitive Salary
    Good Benefits Package
    Good Work Life Balance
    Fun, Enthusiastic Work Environment
    Extensive Training and education opportunities
    Personal Growth Opportunites Beyond the Office

    I looked forward to going to work everyday due to the product I was selling, my colleagues, and my customers.

    Cons

    Poor performance feedback
    Employee's needs occasionaly not met

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more involved with your employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Satisfying, fast pace

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

    I worked at Premier Beverage Company

    Pros

    Close knit teams with plenty of support when you need it. Exciting and fast paced industry. Liquor suppliers provide plenty of incentives.

    Cons

    There is no reimbursement at sales rep level for cell phone costs, automobile costs (gas or mileage)...can take up a significant portion of your take home pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a strong need for some sort of subsidy to cover automobile costs and to a lesser extent cell phone costs. Provide a cell phone in order to tether sales computer and dispose of air cards.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Premier treats their field managers like sweat shop operators

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

    I worked at Premier Beverage Company

    Pros

    If you like the Liquor or Wine Industry, they represent the best brands

    Cons

    Lack of Management Support from top down. Lack of respect from them as well to their field sales managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales reps watch how their direct supervisors are treated and would not consider moving up the corporate ladder and being treated the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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