Southern Wine & Spirits

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Southern Wine & Spirits Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
152 Reviews
3.0
152 Reviews
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Southern Wine & Spirits Chairman and CEO Harvey R. Chaplin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great pay and benefits for where i live in south carolina (in 7 reviews)

  • There is opportunity for advancement even for a woman (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management clearly does not care about those working at the entry level (in 13 reviews)

  • There is a noticeable "good ole boy" network in action (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It's been great so far.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits

    Pros

    Good hours, decent pay, and my boss is pretty awesome.

    Cons

    It is a lot of physical labor, and they don't allow overtime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great partner to work with!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    From proactive communication to emergency stock replenishing, we always strive to provide our valued customers with the finest, reliable and respectful service and consideration Southern Wine & Spirits can deliver!

    Cons

    It is a FULL TIME JOB...but that goes with the territory, that you know going into it. There is not much else to complain about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to create ways for the employees to excel, be promoted and maybe some additional, after hours team building events.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    it is great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits

    Pros

    great place to work for.

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

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  5.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Assistant in Monroe, NJ
    Former Employee - Inventory Assistant in Monroe, NJ

    I worked at Southern Wine & Spirits (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great structure and great people

    Cons

    Too Far from urban areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep It Up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    When you work here, you are part of the family

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

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits full-time

    Pros

    Family run company, albeit 14k employees. Will provide you with technology and invest in high performing employees.
    Largest in the industry for a reason, we make our numbers and ship the cases out the door on time. Pleasure working here. Paycheck every two weeks, never late.

    Cons

    I like it here... no complaints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in leadership development, promoting from within and getting your employees involved in national decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company, love working here

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

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits

    Pros

    Great pay, friendly staff, awesome

    Cons

    Love my job so much I don't spend enough time with my wife.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Merchandiser

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very big company planty of places to move to, and room to advance

    Cons

    Agressive environment, if you are not willing to work hard then this is not the job for you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Comapny

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

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits

    Pros

    Great People and work environment

    Cons

    Upper management is to busy at times. Company is going through some restructuring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    yes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    We can't teach personality ! Certainly not a boys club

    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and excellent people .

    Cons

    The hours are sometimes crazy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people. Make more divisions

  11.  

    Fast, challenging, rewarding career

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 Southern Wine & Spirits full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great book to sell
    Six figure incomes

    Cons

    Pressure and stressful
    Lots of fire drills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management pushes the envelope onto employees because of the pressure from suppliers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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