Wine Warehouse

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Wine Warehouse Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
7 Reviews
3.4
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great family owned company.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Commerce, CA

    I worked at Wine Warehouse full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family environment, good pay,great benefits and always willing to train and answer questions.

    Cons

    No cons, the Myersons and my superiors were always very good to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The "fun" never stops

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    Former Employee - Chain Sales Representative in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Chain Sales Representative in Commerce, CA

    I worked at Wine Warehouse full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They pay much quicker on incentives and car allowances than any of the other companies. Great portfolio of beer and wine. Good benefits, and they give you enough space to work independently.

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales expectations, especially on their worst selling products. Expect to put in an average of 50-60 hours a week if you want to get everything done the way they expect you to. Compared to all your competitors, you have way more to do in a bigger territory with much less support. Taking care of beer alone could be a full time job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more access to merchandisers, and maybe even have somebody take care of beer all around to give sales reps some time to focus on kissing butt and selling wine.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    WTF?

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    Former Employee - Sales in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Richmond, CA

    I worked at Wine Warehouse full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    *Friendly people... mostly; some top management are aloof, particularly in chain division and top brass
    *Good portfolio
    *Decent salary and good incentives in broad market; average salary in chains with below average incentives

    Cons

    *Leadership often barks like a big dog, but pees like a pup
    *Little room for advancement
    *Ok initial training, but zero follow up training
    *Archaic systems
    *DIzzying amounts of paperwork
    *Medical/Dental benefit providers change every 2 years, and aren't very good to start with
    *401 K program, but matching is only to 1% after like 7 years
    *Chain account load is 3-4 times larger than other wholesalers
    *Chain leadership has huge expectations but provides little training or support to help achieve those goals - some have never spent a full week in a territory doing a reps job, so they have no clue how time and labor intensive the position is.
    *Broad Market sales leadership mixes messages and demands regarding what is a priority and what isn't
    *Broad Market oftentimes would rather have you sell one item into a high profile account than sell several into an account with "lesser cache"
    *Gallo seems to control the agenda of both divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a week in the shoes of your sales team. You have no clue how much time and effort your teams put in. Your sales teams work hard, but your demands set them up for failure at every turn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Out of all of the big Distributors, these people are the sanest and fairest

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    Former Employee - Account Representative
    Former Employee - Account Representative

    I worked at Wine Warehouse full-time

    Pros

    Good money, nice perks (wine trips etc), excellent benefits, involved/caring management.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Even if you curry favor, it is what it is. They don't move people into more desirable territories. Some nepotism (cousins of suppliers, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. Give people options to improve their future!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great to employees compared to other companies in the industry

    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Wine Warehouse full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -highest pay for this position in the industry
    -commission (no other company gets that) on top of salary
    -Samples of wine
    -Friendly upper management
    -Everyone knows each other

    Cons

    -Not a ton of upward movement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with the staff to help them move up in the company if they want to.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unrealistic goals, Overworked and underpaid

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    Former Employee - Chain Sales Representative in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Chain Sales Representative in Commerce, CA

    I worked at Wine Warehouse full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, health/dental insurance, company paid holidays, commission

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales goals, poor management, no overtime (and expect to always work overtime, including your time off), physically demanding, overloading employees with too much work (prepare to work three times harder than most other sales reps from other distributors)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the number of accounts per rep (too many accounts and too large territories), have reps focus on one thing and only have one job role (they can't be wine reps, beer vendors, and merchandisers), support reps by joining them in the field, better communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    fun people, cool perks, but low salaries

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA

    I have been working at Wine Warehouse

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment
    Flexible hours
    Exposure to a lot of different wines, beers, and spirits
    Great training

    Cons

    Low salaries
    Bad benefits
    Not much room for advancement

    Recommends

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