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National Wine & Spirits Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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  1. "Controller"

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    Former Employee - Controller in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Controller in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Wine & Spirits (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and high activity environment

    Cons

    Pressure from competition entering market and taking suppliers


  2. "Under Valued"

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    Former Employee - Point of Sale Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Point of Sale Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at National Wine & Spirits full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of exposure to sales side

    Cons

    Short sighted, didn't invest in employees.


  3. "RNDC chain sales review"

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    Current Employee - Chain Account Sales in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Chain Account Sales in Elkhart, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Wine & Spirits (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Great ability to move up if willing or able to relocate. Excellent management team.

    Cons

    If unable to relocate, moving up within the company is difficult. Pay increases strictly depend on sales.


  4. "Good experience and great coworkers"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Wine & Spirits full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked in the IT Dept as a developer. Great group of people. IT director was laid back, but efficient. Not a lot of micromanaging which makes a better work environment. Everyone in my dept were very helpful and I didn't have to deal with over inflated egos especially since the majority of dept. were men. Overall, a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Very unstable industry to work in especially as a distributor. It seems the business is fully dependent on the company's history with the suppliers.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to be more proactive in dealing with their people and depend less on the "seniored" employees in dealing with the departmental issues. Not so much in the IT dept, but definitely in other departments where I've seen squabbles and pettiness.


  5. "My experience was horrendous. Treated with lower level of respect than anywhere else I've ever worked."

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    Former Employee - General Laborer in Byron Center, MI
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Byron Center, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount on up to "a" case of wine.
    Job stability...Hardly ever lay off.
    Definitely will keep you in top physical shape!

    Cons

    Upper management treats employees like they're in a zoo. No compassion for anything.
    Always possibility of strike.
    Weird hours for warehouse crew.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to some of the quarms of your employees. You should institute a policy that drivers have to work warehouse before they can drive to see how hard the warehouse crew has to work to fill those trucks. It's NO cakewalk.


  6. "Best JOB ever!"

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    Former Employee - Wine Representative - 35th Street Division in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Wine Representative - 35th Street Division in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful training, effective communication by supervisor and coworker, solid team spirit that was promoted by the leaders, positive recognition and management support and follow-up, good pay and bonus structure, great health benefits. The company really cares about their customers and employees.

    Cons

    The type of business often calls for some long days, a lot of driving, and some weekend duties. But it well worth it. The company sold and is no longer in business in ILL.

    Advice to Management

    Start over again, rebuild in more states. You have winning formula.


  7. "Fun job representing some of the biggest brands in the world"

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    Current Employee - Key Accounts Manager in Brownstown, MI
    Current Employee - Key Accounts Manager in Brownstown, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to go to events that wouldn't normally go to.
    Bonus opportunities and opportunities for advancement fairly quickly as long as you establish that you are able to handle the workloads

    Cons

    Poor communication by management.

    Expectations of managers for certain things that are simply unattainable. They would know that if they spent time in the market with Account Managers.

    Advice to Management

    Proper communication even if it is bad. Communication is asked of the sales force and it should be recipricated by management. Transparency is always key.


  8. "Could have been better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Wine & Spirits full-time

    Pros

    Steady employment. Very happy that the new owners have taken over. There is a lot of promise for the future.

    Cons

    Small minded, zero foresight. The company would spend a dime thinking they could save a nickel. It never would have survived had it not been taken over.

    Advice to Management

    ALL employees are important, not just certain ones. Sometimes you have overlooked some of the best people and their needs just because they don't whine.


  9. "NWS Indiana"

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

    Pros

    Senior Management is very proactive and engaging with employees. First Class organization with great people!

    Cons

    Salaries, insurance, and incentives could be better.

    Advice to Management

    none to give