Sid Wainer & Son Reviews

Updated July 18, 2014
Updated July 18, 2014
3 Reviews

2.4
3 Reviews

Recommend to a friend
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Henry B. Wainer
2 Ratings

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  1.  

    Great company to work for with a promising future

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

    I have been working at Sid Wainer & Son full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of different opportunities to move throughout the company. It is constantly evolving and with it, there is always room for growth. If you demonstrate a hard work ethic and the ability to be a forward thinker, you will be successful. It is a family business with a family mentality and a ton of longevity. The management team demonstrates a strong desire to promote from within.

    Cons

    I have no negatives. It is a great company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't Bother

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

    I have been working at Sid Wainer & Son full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can't think of one, I worked there for 3 and half years and can't think of one

    Cons

    Management, No commission reports, no real benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a former employee, I agree with most of the reviews here. This company's management and staff are among the worst in the business. They do nothing to assist their sales people in the field. Instead they blame sales people for not making it happen. The prices are astronomical and obviously chefs and restaurants have a problem with that, but the company does nothing to address this concern. They just want to make money and it's up to you to figure out how to sell overpriced products in a competitive industry. Over and over I was told by my manager that he didn't have time to help me and I just had "to figure it out." And when I did receive guidance the messages were mixed and management contradicted each other. Most important, especially for a sales person, is to see your sales numbers, and this company did not provide any information about sales other than "you have to make it happen" and "you're almost there." This was very suspicious to me. The staff in New Bedford has a very high turnover rate so it's hard to create a rapport with anyone. And most of them are complete morons who impede rather than assist the sales people in the field. I spent most of my days doing damage control for mistakes made by the inside reps, like incorrect orders, late orders, shortages, etc., which was all a huge waste of time. Communication is non existent. Emails would be forwarded with no explanation. At the heart of this company is a bunch of lazy, delusional people who don't care about their jobs, a product of the culture created by management. The benefits are pathetic. You are expected to work outside in the elements and you get 2 sicks days a year, no vacation days until a full year of employment, and no personal days ever. You are expected to work your territory even in blizzards or hurricanes, both of which happened in the past two years, even when restaurants and the entire city were shut down. If you are a chef and you want to get out of the kitchen, then go ahead and try this company for year. Then if you want a real sales job, try Sysco, Baldour, or DairyLand, more transparent practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sid Wainer & Son

    Pros

    People outside the company think you have a cool job..

    Cons

    Everything. False promises about salary & wages. No commission reports. No sales reports. Horrible sexism. Just all around a horrible mistake.

    Stay away. Look for a reputable company.

    Doesn't Recommend

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