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Oak Beverages Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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  1. "Fun satisfying work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oak Beverages full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A fast paced team based job that brings the best of you and you coworkers making lifelong friends

    Cons

    Truck routing could be better needs improvement to make us a better machine.

    Advice to Management

    Truck routing could be more elegant.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Uncertain, unsatisfactory pay for amount of work and wear on own vehicle"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oak Beverages full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working independently, sell beer,wine,liqour, being outdoors. Learning about craft beers.

    Cons

    Weekly meeting at office located very far from territory, out of pocket toll expense. Bonuses not paid. Managers and supervisor are non existent only appear when they get a complaint they are clueless about the routes, and are very unprofessional. Expected to work overtime and not get paid. Company has changed policy many times and sales reps were not to benefit from the changes. Your car will pay the price. Not enough support , things can take up to month for anything to be taken care of.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for your sales rep you represent them. Otherwise more sales rep will leave and company will loose money to train reps and relearn the routes all over again . It's like starting from square one.


  3. "district sales manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Blauvelt, NY
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Blauvelt, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    great opportunity to use my talents and offer new ideas and success I was also offered a promotion

    Cons

    I really did not see any cons it is a good company, family owned and in business for a long time

    Advice to Management

    My advise was to update their sales tools to make an overall more efficient company since then they have added new technology


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Blatant favoritism, weak management."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oak Beverages full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You sell beer, you meet great people and make great connections in the industry. Great sales reps.

    Cons

    Lack of support from management. Meetings at the office upstate during the week which cut into your time in the field. Credit department can be tough to deal with. There's a definite disconnect between the sales force and upper management which almost creates a rift between the two.

    There is a certain amount of favoritism as well. People with no experience in sales can be thrust into management quickly if they're on the "right side of the fence"

    Advice to Management

    Work on boosting morale. A happy employee is a productive employee. Close the gap between sales and management. It's a great feeling to be part of a team but viewing management as "the enemy" is not such a great feeling.


  5. "Not a bad place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oak Beverages full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I understood the monthly incentive program, and hit it every month. Those that ignore this, won't make the great money.
    Good place to work if you are self motivated. I was glad that Oak let me develop my own territory.
    Trucks deliver every weekday, so easy to keep fresh product in.
    Best Holiday schedule ever.

    Cons

    Oak is slow in paying out the bonuses, so you are usually 30 days behind. Alot of time is spent on picking up money from accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Need a faster inventory system


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Starting Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Managers, They are down to earth.

    Cons

    Salary is too low for NYC.


  7. "What it is like to work here"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Oak Beverages full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to meet some really nice customers

    Cons

    This is not a 40 hour a week job. You wind up working evening and weekends and there is no extra compensation. No vacation days until you are there for 1 year.