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Empire Merchants Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. "Empire- Top Liquor & Wine Distributor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sociable community, open door policy, autonomy of schedule as a sales consultant, high commission based on work ethic, supportive team

    Cons

    Difficult to grow career (although commission growth potential is good), protected union employees with lack of skill diminish company productivity


  2. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverdale, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverdale, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Empire Merchants full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Busy night life and events

    Cons

    there are almost no career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    quit hiring people that are suggested by friends and hire those who can actually do the work

  3. "Worst company for pregnant workers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Present Traffic Analyst in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Present Traffic Analyst in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Empire Merchants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of holidays 15.

    Cons

    Pregnancy discrimination, though they have unlimited personal and sick days they complain about you taking them. Very industrial neighborhood. Need to have a car or wait for the bus which comes every twenty minutes just to go to the nearest restaurant. If you don't live in Brooklyn or Queens don't commute.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the law.


  4. "Wine Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - On Premise Wine Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - On Premise Wine Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great Wine portfolio and spirits, awesome continuing education, training, team building with management, Healthcare & dental, travel, salary based on your efforts (meritocracy), lots of tasting,

    Cons

    Goals are sometimes very hard to attain, hours could be and are dangerous for workaholics,


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Positive experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Development Specialist in Astoria, NY
    Former Employee - Account Development Specialist in Astoria, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, expense account, sale experience

    Cons

    Lack of structure, lack of direction and growth potential

    Advice to Management

    Lack of direction and growth potential


  6. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work in back of house, and company is very forward facing (sales). Most of the attention is given to sales group, and most of the benefits too, but the rest of the company is well taken care of. Good benefits, lots of time off and old fashioned company (in a good way). Good work-life balance as well.

    Cons

    If you're not in sales, it's pretty difficult to get noticed or recognized for your work. Which can be fine for some, or frustrating for others, depending.

    Advice to Management

    Not a lot of opportunity to move up in the company, this could really be improved.


  7. "Nice Atmosphere"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in West Coxsackie, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in West Coxsackie, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Empire Merchants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, Full-Time, Interesting work environment, good breakfast/lunch free, close to home

    Cons

    snobby people, unfriendly coworkers, no training

    Advice to Management

    Need Better Training

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Hours, Aggressive Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure to many brands, good hours. The people around you are helpful and fun working environment. Get to meet many people.

    Cons

    Hustling managers that dont like to listen to what employees have to say. Work can become repetitive, and very fast pace.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Give more feed back consistently, and also show that you can do the work yourself too.


  9. "A great company to work for."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Driver in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a teamster, the job is very satisfying and the pay scale is very good. The management is fair and the workforce is friendly.

    Cons

    At times management pushes a little too hard and the drivers and helpers feel like they have no one to turn to.

    Advice to Management

    I think that if the men and women at the company were made to feel like they belong, the company would get a lot more from them.


  10. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lyons, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lyons, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved my job it was like getting paid to work out and its a very no stressfull Job

    Cons

    Soreness of body until you get used to the work

    Advice to Management

    None Excellent


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