Winebow Employee Reviews about "upward mobility"

Updated Nov 18, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great portfolio of wine, lots of nice, knowledgeable people about wine and spirits.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Excellent Pay(in 5 reviews)
  • "Great company to work for with great management.(in 4 reviews)
  • "Decent benefits.(in 4 reviews)
Cons
  • "upward mobility can be tough based on position, sales reps are annoying and dissociated with the cooperate side but that's all sales(in 3 reviews)
  • "Managers act as analysts and don't provide much guidance(in 3 reviews)
  • "Leadership, lack of communication, lack of job growth from within ranks(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Solid Company

    Nov 18, 2021 - Data Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    location is good for commuting, great employee wine purchase program, management is friendly and nice along with collogues. good place if you are passionate about wine and want to learn or if you want to have an easy desk job with good benefits

    Cons

    systems outdated, not a big deal if you don't mind a slower pace of work set by an old system VA team has a different speed/ style of working than north east team upward mobility can be tough based on position, sales reps are annoying and dissociated with the cooperate side but that's all sales

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    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Best portfolio in industry

    Feb 4, 2021 - Sales Consultant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Winebow is definitely a premier distributor/importer to work for if you are truly into good, quality wine & spirits. While things are changing rapidly, the majority of the portfolio is still smaller production, family owned, quality product. That said, some of it is tougher to sell, especially on the off-premise side, as it is lesser known. As the consumer base moves towards more sustainable and family owned "craft" consumables, Winebow is well positioned in that regard. At least when I was there, their compensation is one of the best in the industry. If you work hard and meet your targets, you will be paid well.

    Cons

    Winebow has undergone a lot of restructuring and expansion in recent years, and naturally with that comes a lot of change (some good some not so good). There is definitely a strong push on not so "boutique" brands, as Winebow aligns with some larger suppliers (to be fair most large distributors have this pressure, and actually a lot more). So they are starting to move from "hey we sell awesome craft brands" to "hey we need to get this wine out in a big way", because it is a commercial brand. Again, that is more the case with larger distributors. As for upward mobility, at least in my experience, there is little turnover on the sales side. So you may not move up if that is your goal, but you also may make more money than your boss (and your boss' boss!), although they may start curbing that. All in all, still a great company that sits between the super large commercial distributors and the smaller craft distributors with a killer portfolio that wine and spirits enthusiasts really love.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  3. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Just a place to work, not a career and is primarily a bad place

    Oct 4, 2012 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Young workforce, a somewhat vibrant work environment. Employee discounts on wine and spirits. Very little cons working at this organization.

    Cons

    Many downsides with this company. -Little upward mobility and lower than average pay. Employees with more responsibities and better performances could be paid less than other employees that have less responsibilities -No performance review procedures put into place by HR leader - No objective, progress on objectives and final review process in place for all employees. -Poor senior management on the Import side. Very little positive interaction and movement on new and better strategies. The company's systems and reporting abilities need to be upgraded and streamlined to the rest of the market. The budgeting process is very crueling as many employees lack technical skills to produce efficient and efffective reporting and many tasks are done manually. There is very little plannning done when new processes and strategies are put into place causing much confustion and discontent between workers. -Response time for email responses are consistantly later than usual. -President never address's the employees in meetings on the performance of the company. I worked there for about 2 years and the only time he addressed the employees is when layoffs occured. The ownership of the company is primary of the interest of a small board of directors who are not known by a common employee.

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