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Empire Distributors Reviews

Updated December 25, 2018
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  1. "Such a Fun Job!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Empire Distributors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    there is a lot of potential to meet great people to network with

    Cons

    Hours can be very long sometimes as you are required to do tastings


  2. "If you work hard and build good customer relationships you will do well here."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Empire Distributors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Earning potential and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    The health insurance isn’t the best.

    Advice to Management

    Training could be better for new people.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "On-Premise Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Empire Distributors full-time

    Pros

    Very Flexible work life balance

    Cons

    Constantly fixing operations mistakes. When operations messes up it is your dime to fix or you don't get paid. Company expects you to use personal car,gas,cell phone for all business.


  4. "Good atmosphere, can be rough time wise"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Empire Distributors full-time

    Pros

    Room to grow, promote from within

    Cons

    Long hours, no real break as management

    Advice to Management

    Look at your employees, not the bottom line


  5. "No training"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Empire Distributors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Different every day
    Free wine tasting
    You get to meet tons of different people

    Cons

    They did not train me at all and then have the audacity to be upset when I would make a mistake.
    The commission only pay structure was not communicated to me so I expected a salary
    Because it’s only commission based any work you do apart from selling (unloading, shelving, driving, etc.) is completely unpaid
    The hiring process is unclear (I was interviewed by 2 people from different sectors and when I got the job no one could tell me where I would be working or how much I would be making

    Advice to Management

    Communication and clarity could be improved. There seems to be a lot of confusion and miscommunications happening
    Refine your hiring process to be more streamline
    Invest in more and better training

    Empire Distributors Response

    Jul 18, 2018 – Director of Marketing

    We would like to get some more information from you regarding the above comments. Would you mind reaching out to us? Please email us at: careers@empiredist.com and use the subject heading : GLASSDOOR... More


  6. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Driver in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Empire Distributors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    they have great pay with opportunity for bonuses

    Cons

    none i liked it here

    Advice to Management

    nothing


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    "Awful experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nash, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nash, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Empire Distributors full-time

    Pros

    I can’t think of any to be honest. Working for empire was the worst experience ever. If you like being stuck in a position with no career progression then this is for you

    Cons

    Pay is terrible. Management was awful. Boss was hardly present and when he was he wasn’t helpful. Awful experience. Don’t waste your time

  8. "It was an easynjob loading trucks. Unfortunately, not many hours until the holidays."

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    Former Employee - PM Warehouse Worker in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - PM Warehouse Worker in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Empire Distributors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Lots of down time. If cases of redbull get busted open you can take some for free.

    Cons

    Extreme favouritism. Low hours throughout the year. The boss and a couple of employees are always too busy watching basketball to get much work done.


  9. "My Two Cents"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Empire Distributors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Reasonable expectations for performance
    - Decent pay and benefits for this area
    - Always buying new equipment and trucks and technology to improve

    Cons

    - Has to operate within the limitations of its parent company.

    Advice to Management

    - Put as much focus into the employees as is put on customers and business performance.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Old Boy System"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Empire Distributors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There really aren’t that many other than the fact that you are the “top dog” in your industry in the state.

    Cons

    Managment, Pay, Benefits, and warehouse workers. DSD receivers dread seeing our reps/drivers. Sales reps who have no clue how to do their jobs.
    Management is unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Promotion to management should not be determined by who you know. There is clear favoritism shown by management. Those who work hard are not rewarded those who suck up to management are. Management seems to be afraid to move those up who are driven to succeed. They are mor concerned with keeping their own positions. The annual review process is a clear example of this. Managers are advised never to give anyone a perfect review. This company will lose good employees, who feel neglected by the current management in place. Drivers are a perfect example. When compared to other companies (Mutual) the drivers are paid below their value.