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Geoff Dubbins
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  1. "Senior Wine Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Wine Consultant in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Wine Consultant in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PRP Wine (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    wines are fun to taste.

    Cons

    Salary is offered is bad.

    Advice to Management

    More detail to performance


  2. "Many changes for PRP Employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PRP Wine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get out of it what you put into it. Consultants get paid $10/hr plus commission on what they sell at events. Amazing company, fantastic wines, great opportunity to make good money.

    Cons

    If you are not motivated, you will not do well. Like any sales/marketing position, you need to put in the effort if you want to make money.

    Advice to Management

    Hire positive people that have been in the restaurant industry


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Nice company BUT..."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Pleasant Hill, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Pleasant Hill, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PRP Wine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, the company environment and culture are fantastic.

    Cons

    You end up paying to work; your pay is based on commission and the 500 dollar stipend that they like to dangle in front of you is not available unless you sell at least 1200 in product a month. Which is all well and good for people with established customers who actually buy. If you are just beginning you rarely get the customers to buy an expensive product.

    Advice to Management

    Offer minimum wage, or at least waiter's wage to employees. You would have less turn over.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Pampered Chef of Wine"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wine Consultant
    Former Employee - Wine Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PRP Wine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Branch manager was a nice enough guy and understanding when I decided this was not for me.

    Cons

    You’ll be the Pampered Chef party host of wine tasting which was not how it was presented to me. One or two ‘seasoned’ sales staffers were very gruff and did not make for an enjoyable experience.

    Advice to Management

    Join the 21st century with smart phone technology. Provide base salary for qualified sales people. Make available a clean work and warehouse space that is more inviting to customers.


  6. "it's sales, you gotta think out of the box."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PRP Wine full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for the most part. Ability to work remotely half the week. Access to good wines and fun co-workers.

    Cons

    100% commission is sometimes difficult. Especially with a couple bad appts in a row. Gets frustrating.
    Mandatory office hours during phone sales whether you have anything to do or not. Being forced to telemarket when the job is outside sales.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to sales staff more. Beta test sales campaigns before national release. Focus on keeping our prices competitive. And managers need to focus energy into making a few successful sales people who will stay the distance. Too much turnover in person to person
     sales is bad.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Too Good to be true"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wine Consultant
    Former Employee - Wine Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You might get to learn a lot about wine, and drink a lot of wine, maybe meet some people with more money than sense. Geoff is the nicest man ever, it's hard to believe that he's the CEO.

    Cons

    In today's economy, nobody wants to drop $200+ on 12 bottles of wine every month practically sight unseen, it's hard to sell, it's hard to earn money, and everything is commissioned base. PLUS, you're expected to be in the office from 10am-8pm for phone sales (which is cold calling, something they swear you'll never have to do), and in the office 10-5 every other day, but you won't see a penny for any of this office time.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a base salary. If everything is going to be computer based then provide enough computers for employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Brand Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PRP Wine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to drink a lot of good wines. My office had a lot of young people and so it was a fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Management knows it needs to evolve to stay in business but does not actually want to change. They were not open to new ideas and continued to force antiquated methodologies on new consultants. Also I was not given the authority to manage my client file as I saw fit (constant harassing of clients during phone sales)

    Advice to Management

    Actively engage your new consultants in development of new sales tactics. Throwing ideas at us will do very little. Also, enough with the phone sales!! Lastly, please have seminars or education or something about drinking and driving. Too many consultants have DUIs. It is not safe.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "You either make it or break it."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wine Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Wine Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PRP Wine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Increased wine knowledge, flexible schedules, meet wonderful people, great networking opportunities, unlimited earning potential, car allowance plus commission plus bonuses can make your earnings be where you need them to be to make a living, medical insurance, training pay for the first month etc.

    Cons

    where to begin: no base pay after the first month, short training, you need to bring and use your own laptops, no customer database so often times two people have the same file and call on it angering the clients, many of the offices are very unorganized, long hours, 15% commission on your every day sales then you get 7% commission on what you have sold each quarter plus if you reach targets you get additional bonuses plus if you sell $4000 a month you get a $500 car allowance. The con is that there are too many "if's" in the equation.

    Advice to Management

    Supply your employees tablets that are easier to carry around than their laptops, actually listen to the employee in reference to advertisement, streamline the sales file into an MS Access Database so notes could be electronically captured, pay a base salary at least for the first year even if it is as low as $250 weekly plus commission.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Long hours Little pay"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director of Sales in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Sales in Brookfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PRP Wine full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You're selling over priced wine by the case to private individuals by doing home wine tastings. You meet big money people. It's a great way to find a new job...

    Cons

    Long hours, poor commissions. No holidays, evenings or weekends with the family. Benefits were pitiful. No car allowance. No cell phone. They hire anyone with a pulse to generate leads for their existing sales force. Average new person lasts a few months. If offered this, run, don't walk away. You'll make more part-time bar tending..

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your act. Move into the 21st century. You were still using note cards in German when I worked for you.


  11. "A well balanced management opportunity with unique benefits."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PRP Wine full-time

    Pros

    Control of your own schedule, affordable health insurance, generous resources, the product

    Cons

    Slow to initiate change, lagging technology, dated marketing methods,

    Advice to Management

    Revamp sales strategies, update website, create retail sales at the local office level



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