Wine Warehouse
3.5 of 5 6 reviews
www.winewarehouse.com Saint Augustine, FL 16 to 50 Employees

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Updated Apr 24, 2014

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great family owned company.

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Commerce, CA

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

    ConsNo cons, the Myersons and my superiors were always very good to me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    WTF?

    Sales (Former Employee)
    Richmond, CA

    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 Senior ManagementSpend 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Account Representative (Former Employee)

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

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementPromote from within. Give people options to improve their future!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great to employees compared to other companies in the industry

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)

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

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    Unrealistic goals, Overworked and underpaid

    Chain Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Commerce, CA

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

    ConsUnrealistic 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 Senior ManagementReduce 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    fun people, cool perks, but low salaries

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Richmond, CA

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

    ConsLow salaries
    Bad benefits
    Not much room for advancement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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