Southern Wine & Spirits of America - It's not a bad company - but they need have significantly better training - I received almost none. | Glassdoor
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"It's not a bad company - but they need have significantly better training - I received almost none."

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Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Buffalo, NY
Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Buffalo, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits of America full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Competitive salary, work life balance - there is a lot of freedom

Cons

Very boys club atmosphere - not much help from anyone. Also Benefits aren't great, can be extremely stressful if goals aren't met

Advice to Management

Get better training, and have clear expectations of KAM's. Just be more visible.

Other Employee Reviews for Southern Wine & Spirits of America

  1. Helpful (1)

    "25 warehouse employees have quit since new night warehouse manager started."

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    Current Employee - Night Warehouse in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Night Warehouse in Shakopee, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits of America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Weekends off. 3rd shift supervisor actually a nice guy, even though his boss isn't.

    Cons

    Working for a vindictive manager from Florida. The day warehouse manager is even worse and worse yet, is incompetent. Very low pay for working overnight shift. A slap in the face, fifty cent 3rd shift differential. Paying $300 a month out of pocket for health insurance, while already being underpaid. Unneeded and unwanted stress from night manager, ad he/she spies and tells the last of us workers who haven't quit yet, how worthless we are. Since this manager started, over have the third shift crew has quit.

    Advice to Management

    The experiment with making a person with no managerial experience a supervisor is not working. Keep a closer watch on the third shift manager, as he/she is making up his/her own rules on the fly.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Poorly managed at all levels. Not a team atmosphere."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Wine & Spirits of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A fun industry, selling fun products. A good choice if you are self motivated and don't like the 8:00-5:00 gig

    Cons

    Lots of pressure from big suppliers to make the sales numbers and they don't care how you make them or if the products fit the account. Unorganized Management - the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing.

    Advice to Management

    Every Sales Rep hates their job and would quit tomorrow. You have a PR problem in the industry and in the Company.


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