Southern Wine & Spirits of America

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Southern Wine & Spirits of America Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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Southern Wine & Spirits of America Chairman and CEO Harvey R. Chaplin
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Pros
  • Great pay, friendly staff, awesome (in 7 reviews)

  • Many locations around the United states offer great benefits (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • No person should be treated like upper management treats their employees (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours, good ole boy network (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Southern Wine & Spirits the best distributor in the country.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Louisville, CO
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Louisville, CO

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits of America

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great professional attitude within the company. Senior Managers act more like mentors than bosses. Each person is given a job and expected to do it. When someone fails in a job they are re-assessed and moved to another job. They may lose pay and levels but they don't lose the job as long as they are contibuting. THose not contributing are let go.

    Cons

    Depending on your location and sales as well as Executive Management's feelings budgets may be tight to the point of restrictive.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in technology as they are. Continue to look for ways to consolidate sales and locations to maximize sales and minimize calls from other divisions. Having multiple sales reps visit the same stores daily annoys the big customers & wastes fuel ultimately leading to missed calls on the little guy.


  2. Sales

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

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits of America

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement etc.

    Cons

    Compensation package/ Southern wine and spirits


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very concerned about the development of their people.

    Cons

    Can be a stressful work environment at times.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Advancement possible in this growing company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation competitive to the market, incentive to work hard

    Cons

    Long hours, good ole boy network.

    Advice to Management

    Better training moving forward.


  6. Southern Wine & Spirits is a Great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Southern Wine & Spirits of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Southern Wine & Spirits treat you like family.

    Cons

    Zero Cons with Southern Wine


  7. great place to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Lakeland, FL

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits of America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits, great pay, great work environment

    Cons

    I have no issues with the company


  8. Great People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant I in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant I in Miramar, FL

    I worked at Southern Wine & Spirits of America full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great People

    Cons

    Difficult management. Tends to micro-manage

    Advice to Management

    Promote office comrodary


  9. Fast, challenging, rewarding career

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great book to sell Six figure incomes

    Cons

    Pressure and stressful Lots of fire drills

    Advice to Management

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


  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 of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and excellent people .

    Cons

    The hours are sometimes crazy

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Make more divisions


  11. Great Comapny

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

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits of America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People and work environment

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    yes



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