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"Great place to learn a aggressive sales strategy"

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Current Employee - Off-Premise Wine Sales Representative in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Off-Premise Wine Sales Representative in Houston, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Republic National Distributing Company full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Freedom to manage your own day. Great place to learn about wine and the industry as a whole. Pay can be great during the holiday season.

Cons

No car allowance, no expense account, this is 100% commission position, so if sales are slow there is no base pay to back you up. Once you reach a high amount of commission dollars, the company will cut your commission so you do not make more than managers.

Advice to Management

Pay sales representatives what they sign up for, and not cut there pay when they do well. Hire competent merchandisers, and spend more time talking to buyers. Stop cutting commissions.

Other Employee Reviews for Republic National Distributing Company

  1. "Don't get sick!"

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    Former Employee - On-Premise Sales Representative in Brownsville, TX
    Former Employee - On-Premise Sales Representative in Brownsville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Republic National Distributing Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun trips with suppliers.
    You can average 20 hrs/week if you know how to work the system. This can be due to incompetent upper mgmt, and being smarter than them, of course.

    Cons

    Don't get sick. I was hospitalized and when I was able to go back to work HR told me my job wasn't available for me anymore. So get long term disability!
    Pay is not enough for what they expect of you.
    Social life is work, and that's not a good thing.
    My upper management was uneducated, so they don't really value college degrees.
    They will call you even when you're on vacation!
    No life during OND, so don't even ask for a day off.
    No reimbursement/allowance for gas or any other expenses.
    Management made you feel as if this was the only job you could ever have. Economy was suffering and they took advantage of that by not giving raises.

    Advice to Management

    Any advice I'd give is sure to fall on deaf ears.


  2. "Great Company poor mid level management"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - District Manager in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Republic National Distributing Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good training and development of getting the most out of the employees
    some really good upper management, and great team individuals
    great supported sales training

    Cons

    stacked levels of mid managers more interested in own advancement rather than true development of there sales force

    Advice to Management

    Grow up, and see that development of your people truly will show your growth in the company


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