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Mark Anthony Group Reviews

Updated September 9, 2017
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  1. "A Great Company to Work For"

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

    I have been working at Mark Anthony Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've truly enjoyed my 5 years at Mark Anthony Group. The freedom and support you receive are phenomenal, and the culture that has been created here is second to none in the beer industry. I read some of the negative reviews on the site and felt inclined to weigh in because I feel those do not fairly represent the company. This is a place that talented people can become empowered and grow their career.

    Cons

    As a growth company, we are learning and getting better as we go every single day. This can cause you to stretch your bandwidth a bit at times, but it keeps things exciting and forces you to grow and adapt.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide employees with autonomy and freedom to run their business, it creates a great environment to work in and allows people to truly leave their mark and find fulfillment and passion in what they do.


  2. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They provided flexibility and access to good markets

    Cons

    There was not a lot of back office support

  3. Helpful (2)

    "No management or focus, no loyalty to employees. Turnover rate tremendous"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mark Anthony Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, mid range payscale for the industry, nice 401K match

    Cons

    This is a company that has quickly destroyed its credibility with it's wholesale partners, making it very difficult for brand growth. Lack of clear leadership and focus has caused massive firings and rampant distrust among employees, everyone watching their back and walking on eggshells. Successful, loyal, long term employees let go and replaced by new college grads. HR dept famous for screwing you with severance terms that are against federal law. Hire a lawyer immediately if you're put on a "personal improvement plan." No one comes out of those alive. Better yet, steer clear of this company.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Communication breakdown. Nobody knows what anybody else is doing in the company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent salary and great benefits. You receive a couple new toys, and a company AMEX. The novelty of their seemingly generous and team-like work environment quickly fades, and the reality of a broken corporate structure soon rears its head.

    Cons

    It seems all levels of management are merely trying to keep their heads off the chopping block, as a weekly "people on the move" company-wide email is sent out. Due this passive (useless) management roll, nothing important EVER gets done to help drive sales/distribution. Good, factual, data-proven results are not rewarded or acknowledged in any way; but instead are pushed aside and replaced with ridiculous busy work, random wild goose chases and errands fit for an intern. Also, there is no unity within the company. Never have I witness such harsh rivalries WITHIN a company. It seems different teams are pitted against one another by upper management, and an elitist, contemptuous corporate structure emerges. You like drama? Welcome to the Super Bowl of office politics.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to do something--ANYTHING to earn your way. If someone under you is not performing the way you want them to, listen to them and teach them how they can reach that potential. Ignoring all the problems brought to you from the field has got to stop. There is a reason the company hired people to report these problems to you; so fix them. Also, extramarital affairs going on in the office is not at all appropriate.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Line up to walk the plank"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Field Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mark Anthony Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This used to be a great company to work for about 3 years ago. I was here for 9 years, spent 1 year on a "personal improvement plan" which the entire company knows you're next to be fired.

    Cons

    Mass firings. HR dept famous for asking you to sign rights away illegally and severance agreements are full of broken federal and state laws. Hire a lawyer, but know that their lawyers are bigger then yours and it won't get you much. They only want to screw you.

    Advice to Management

    What management? They've all been fired.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company with great Entrepreneurial environment!"

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

    Pros

    This company is perfect for those who possess an entrepreneurial spirit who thrive in an autonomous environment. The company supports fully its people and products and gives everyone an opportunity to be successful. The opportunity for advancement is almost unlimited and with its growth offers everyone a chance to grow personally and professionally with the company. The company in very generous in terms of salary, bonus and benefits. In addition to the compensation the company is always willing to invest in those people who are willing to contribute to its long term success. This is a great place to start a career and grow with the company.

    Cons

    Must be willing to excel in an autonomous environment and in some cases less direction with which some are comfortable.


  7. "Make it happen while thriving in ambiguity with a humble attitude"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mark Anthony Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The rates on health benefits for PPO BCBS coverage are way better than when I was with other huge CPG companies. Participate in their wellness program and you will save thousands in healthcare expenses if you are an employee in the U.S.. The founders values are to respect everyone at no matter what level which is refreshing in other highly bureaucratic large CPG environments.

    Cons

    Due to a fast paced and innovative environment their are not a lot of written policies in place so it's a bit of a leap of faith in some areas. If you are someone who can't thrive in ambiguity it might be a tough transition.

    Advice to Management

    Onboarding needs to be more automated.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great brands to sell
    Work environment supports a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Too much change with management (culture, philosophy, company direction) makes it tough to see where your future lies


  9. "Good place to work due to the people who work there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mark Anthony Group full-time

    Pros

    The main pros are that my coworkers were a really fun and friendly bunch, the company occasionally provides free alcohol, and it is located close to Skytrain so it's an easy commute.

    Cons

    Not exactly a con, but I don't feel I was a good fit for the work since it wasn't very interesting to me.


  10. "Great IT environment"

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

    I worked at Mark Anthony Group full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership within IT and co-workers who were easy to get along with. Know how to work smart and have fun.

    Cons

    Salary isn't competitive when you start at the bottom and gain tenure and responsibility

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, forward thinkers!


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