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S&M Brands Overview

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Keysville, VA
51 to 200 employees
1994
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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S & M Brands, Inc. manufactures and markets cigarettes under the Bailey's, Tahoe and, Riverside Cigarettes brand names and little cigars under the Lex12 brand name. CEO Malcolm (Mac) Bailey and his son Steven established the company in 1994. The ... Read more

Mission: S & M Brands, Inc. is built on our commitment to quality, value and service to our distributors and retail partners, and consumers. This commitment began in the 1860’s, growing some of the finest tobacco on our family’s farm in Virginia, and ... Read more

S&M Brands Reviews

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    "A company that does not value their employees at any level."

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    Former Employee - Owners in Keysville, VA
    Former Employee - Owners in Keysville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment able to make changes quickly if warranted.

    Cons

    Owners do not lead by example or take care of their employees at any level, financially or work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get heavily involved in the business, work in the field with sales personnel in all markets, start early/finish late.

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S&M Brands Interviews

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    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at S&M Brands (Atlanta, GA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Four "rounds". Phone interview is round 1, In-Person interview is round 2, Background check/credit history scrutiny is round 3, finally a "ride along" is round 4.

    The interview questions are completely generic and don't really serve a purpose other than to see if you can come up with a decent answer. They base hiring decisions on what is on your resume. If you don't have what they want to see on your resume then you will not get hired. However, even if your resume disqualifies you from the position they will still take you through all 4 rounds of the process before informing you that you didn't have the experience they wanted and are passing on you. This is not very courteous as the process is time consuming and takes many weeks to play out. The decent thing to do would be to inform candidates right away that they will not get an offer because of their resume instead of consuming their valuable time.

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