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Manhattan Beer Distributors Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  1. "Good company, promotes within"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wyandanch, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wyandanch, NY

    I worked at Manhattan Beer Distributors (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Promotes within, benefits, friendly, welcoming company culture. Management was helpful and respectful.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great however the position was entry level.


  2. "Sale supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Manhattan Beer Distributors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Horrible culture, President/Ceo was one of the nicest people back in the mid 90's he was so humble he used to talked to his employees. I remembered as a merchandiser coming back to the branch from a 12 hrs pack out with no overtime pay and he will stop and talk to a group of us and ask about our day, that meant so much that we really didn't care about how many hours we put in without getting pay. I remembered the President of this company moving trucks in the parking lot driving a Lincoln- So humble, I don't know how can people forget their roots. This company does a self company evaluation where every employee lie due because are afraid of getting fired, and that's one that this company does very well. If you come to work with a wrong color shirt they will fire you and that's because culture sucks there.

    Cons

    Lot of training, lazy upper management with lots of BAD HABITS in every way you can possibly think.

    Advice to Management

    Mr President when you have one bad Apple "VP" but that Apple protects his seeds is not a good thing.

  3. "It was an environment for someone to get their feet wet and gain some experience to then proceed to a better position."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthcare was low in out of pocket costs compared to other employers. Family setting. Decent amount of off days and holidays. Parking on site.

    Cons

    Long hours in certain departments. Pay did not compare to the amount of work they want you to put in. No room for advancement unless you were in Sales.


  4. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative/Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative/Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manhattan Beer Distributors (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good benefits, great place to network

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for growth


  5. "Sales Supervisor"

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

    I worked at Manhattan Beer Distributors (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a good company to start a career in sales. The environment is fast paced and competitive. Most coworkers are fun and supportive. Fun outings!

    Cons

    Commission and bonus structure is completely unfair based on the amount of brands and hours. Upper management sees themselves as a separate entity so if you are having issues or need help you are on your own.

    Advice to Management

    The quality of customer service used to set you apart from the competition. Now there is no difference.


  6. "sales rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, weekends off, only work till 4pm , 401 k , flexible , lots of vacation, you learn a lot about beer. You get to understand how the other small business operate so if you one day want to run a business of your own you get to choose what path you want to go

    Cons

    lots of packing out beer, very little help from merchandisers, very high abs objectives and incentives these are suppose to be achievable and they are not

    Advice to Management

    add a person just to put up POS


  7. "MIS Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Manhattan Beer Distributors (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard work. Pressure building. Communication is key

    Cons

    Long commute and that's it

  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Suprivisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Suprivisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    Good Company
    Treated you like family

    Cons

    Like all big companies there are some minor headaches but nothing crazy


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Former Sales Rep (On Premise)"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Rife with networking opportunities. Team mates were great. Pay and benefits were competitive. Can be very rewarding for a person looking for entry into the sales world and willing to work hard. MBD does a great job investing in training their employees in a consistent and professional fashion.

    Cons

    Ascension into higher salary management positions takes time. Intelligent and talented employees may be frustrated by lack of opportunities to move up. The company seems to reward "by the book" and less creative employees.

    As a sales rep, be prepared to run your car to the ground and spend a lot of time and money outside your "regular" hours. Company does not compensate for phone (at least not at the time that I was employed). Be prepared to get an unlimited plan.

    Work/life balance very difficult for an on premise sales representative. Promotions, A/R monitoring, seeing accounts, opening new accounts, sales meetings (your office is usually pretty far away from where you live and where you work) can leave you feeling overwhelmed very quickly. You must be extremely organized or things can snowball very quickly.

    This is a high turnover position. Very few can stick it out more than a year or two. They will usually look to move to a supplier or some other opportunity. Some don't make it more than 6 months.


  10. "Awesome work culture."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company perks (according to position type). Lots of incentives for extra money. Bonus (AkA ABS)
    401k with company matching. Paid vacation. lots of sick leaves. personal days off. Self dependent job responsibilities.

    Cons

    Chains of commands always applying pressure from top to bottom. Usually falling on to the sales rep to take all the heat and do all the hard work. Constant pressure to meet distribution goals and sales objectives. Sale associates sucks at doing their job so you have to always clean up after them because "NO MATTER WHAT" sales rep are always responsible. Must attend boring meetings like twice a week early in the morning. 7pm on the dot "don't dare to be late". Supervisors always trying to look for ways to write you up and get you fired, unless your cool with them or doing your job extremely well.

    Advice to Management

    This company can be so much better than what it already is if only managers, supervisors, and over to position leaders were to be more unified towards mistakes and problems that occur on the daily bases. This company would fire you in a hard beat no matter the years and experiences you posses. Managers and supervisors need to let their pride and ego aside because they think earning 100k+ makes them any better than anyone else, "no". Sales rep have to deal with a lot and half the time no one is there to admire that or show appreciation. They simply focus on all the negatives and love to yell and bark all the time, which only makes the situation worst.


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