Republic National Distributing

  www.rndc-usa.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Republic National Distributing Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
72 Reviews

2.6
72 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Tom Cole
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy job, great people, and you're always in the know of local events (in 5 reviews)

  • people below upper management feel like a family (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is non existent (in 5 reviews)

  • My upper management was uneducated, so they don't really value college degrees (in 7 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great company, great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - On-Premise Sales Representative  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - On-Premise Sales Representative in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    good opportunity for movement and great work culture

    Cons

    gas reimbursement, work nights, weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Strong company that is behind its employees.

    Current Employee - Wine Merchandiser  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Wine Merchandiser in Austin, TX

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities to advance within the company and they do a great job of laying out your options and routes as you enter your starting position.

    Cons

    The health care plan is not as sufficient as it could be. They take lots of money out for very insufficient pay plans.

  3.  

    RNDC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor  in  Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Grand Prairie, TX

    Pros

    it is a great place to establish yourself and even better place to move up. I started not knowing anything about a warehouse but look at me now.....

    Cons

    the work is hare and working nights is a pain when you first stare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thank you for making me what I am today, and even though I am not there I will never forget what I have learned.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Started as a commissioned sales rep, now fine wine specialist/key accounts manager SoVA

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

    Pros

    Large portfolio, flexible work hours, incentives/trips, goal structure

    Cons

    Micromanaging, lose sight of employees as individuals and more as 24/7 work machines. Warehouse staffing can be an issue and leads to sales team having to clean up the mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the sales team sell.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place

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

    Pros

    Family balance. Great people. social environment

    Cons

    over worked under paid. executives are there for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your middle management more. Take more risks. its ok to execute quickly. and get a head of the times. stop letting HR get so involved in culture. hire a culture specialist

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    They promise more than they deliver

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

    Pros

    The training programs they offer are good, especially if you go into sales. You get to talk about alcohol and taste product for your job, which is fun. You will never be bored due to too much work.

    Cons

    Work life balance is non existent. They tell you that they care about you and your family and preach work life, but they don't let you take time off during the holidays. Their vacation policy is a joke. Because sales reps are commissioned, your manager takes over when you are on vacation and they dont care that much so you make less money on vacation when other non commissioned employees get their regular salary. Maybe RNDC should consider taking your average commissions and paying you that during your vacation. Also, you only get 2 weeks vacation for the frst 8 years! Why 8 years before I can get another week? They pay increases are basically non existent. Management will restructure your territory if you make to much or they will make your commission rates lower. The worst thing is the health insurance! I pay over $100 a month for a plan that has a $2400 deductible! It is like taking $2400 out of my paycheck just so I can go to the doctor. And they dont offer any other options. Thats all they offer. I wouldn't recommend this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually live by what you say. You say you care about your employees but then keep cutting back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - On-Premise Sales Representative  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - On-Premise Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great trips when they offer and free product. MAnager your own time

    Cons

    you basicaly have no work like balance. They expect you to be always out and go to mandatory events. The pay is ok but you really have to get ready to be overwhelmed. Suppliers are always expecting more and more. Managers don't help and always say "in meeting". They just sit back and wait to get paid.
    They have a high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seriously needs to be checked in Spirits world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Worst Company Known to Man

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

    Pros

    The only positive aspect about employment here is filling a space on your resume while looking elsewhere for a legitimate company to work for.

    Cons

    The entire organization is completely backwards, unorganized, and patronizing. Without a doubt this has been the worst working experience of my life. The company is so horrid that it's probably just used as a front or tax break for its private owners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The good get or are getting out. Scratch your entire business model - everything - and start completely over if you actually care about building a company people want and seek to work for during an eventual vibrant economy. You think your astronomical turnover is due to bad coffee?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    This Place IS a MESS!

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

    Pros

    No MICRO managing! You can skip a lot of work! That is it!

    Cons

    Locking you into horrible pay for too long, advancement from betweens divisions next to impossible! Requires a lot of useless driving that the company refuses to pay for gas for! Very few holidays off, and they put holds on vacation time! Bonuses and Incentives are horrible and usually not given till halfway through the month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY MORE! and PAY FOR GAS!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    No Career Opportunities !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nightshift Warehouse Worker  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Nightshift Warehouse Worker in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    The ONLY pro about this job is the Monday through Thursday 4 day work schedule .

    Cons

    Treated like a workhorse for very small pay . They push the JPMorgan 401K plan that you can't afford on you but say they don't benefit from it ..... I find this very hard to believe .Insurance is by far the worst I've seen , high rates and low coverage. This is a dead end job . Keep looking .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Worked for Republic National Distributing? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.