Winebow Employee Reviews about "wine"

Updated Nov 18, 2021

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Winebow President and CEO Dean Ferrell
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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. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Portfolio

    Jul 3, 2021 - Sales Representative 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    One of the more diverse portfolios, with a lot of freedom to take out samples. Great education for staff, lead by a Master Sommelier.

    Cons

    As with any wine sales rep job, must be flexible with schedule, be prepared to answer emails and phone calls at all times during the day/week, as well as work events some weekends, depending on your market.

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  2. 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    systems outdated, not a big deal if you don't mind a slower pace of work set by an old system VA team has a different speed/ style of working than north east team upward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
  3. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Life at Winebow can be good

    Nov 16, 2021 - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    great portfolio, incredible depth of wine choices

    Cons

    corporate nightmare, sales goals are unreasonable and not catering to individual markets

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great Company but Very Little Opportunity for Growth

    May 24, 2021 - Sales Consultant in Greenville, SC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Hours and Responsible for your own territory Wine business is booming

    Cons

    Growing company that is going through some pains. Constant changes to the portfolio and an absurd amount of different goals and priorities to focus on.

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  5. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Working at Winebow

    May 30, 2021 - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Wine portfolio is extremely strong.

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales growth expectations from leadership.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Contractor

    Frustrating

    Apr 25, 2021 - Distribution Center Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pays well, and you get some free wine sometimes

    Cons

    Faulty equipment, unaccountable and unconscientious employees

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Not a bad place to work!

    Mar 30, 2021 - Corporate Education 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Wine discounts, generally very good people to work with, you will learn so much working here. It was a good experience overall.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Best portfolio in industry

    Feb 4, 2021 - Sales Consultant 
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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
  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Laid off for pandemic

    Dec 30, 2020 - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Get to drink great wine and eat great food with clients

    Cons

    Commission based no salary. Have to use personal phone for work and you use it a lot.

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Merger Pains with Focus on Sale

    Sep 15, 2020 - Wine & Spirits Sales Representative in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Large portfolio of top notch wine & spirits producers Well-branded name and recognition in the field Own warehousing and delivery Solid people in middle management and below

    Cons

    Post merger focus on sale distracted from growth priorities Upper management and hedge fund ownership looking to cash out Sales team disruption early 2019 due to merger Lack of honest and concise communication top down

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    4 people found this review helpful
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