Southern Wine & Spirits of America Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated 6 Aug 2019

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Southern Wine & Spirits of America Chairman and CEO Harvey R. Chaplin
Harvey R. Chaplin
171 Ratings
Pros
  • "Met some great people & life long friends(in 23 reviews)

  • "Good benefits if you are in the union and you will never go thirsty(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management treats you like a number(in 21 reviews)

  • "Long hours can be hard and getting up early can be a bummer(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Wishy washy"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Met some great people & life long friends

    Cons

    Managers & owners are flaky. Favoritisms all around the store. The guys get paid more than the girls do. They expect you to do more work than your title for no extra pay. No paid vacations or holidays. Only closed one day out the year.

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  2. "Great company to work for!"

    5.0
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    Sales Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits of America

    Pros

    Pay, health benefits, holidays off, perks. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Drive your own car and no gas for sale consultant.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Starting sales job"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Sales Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Wine & Spirits of America for more than a year

    Pros

    Great job if you are just getting out of college. Learned the basics of selling. Met some great people and had fun working with them. Lot's of happy hours and got educated on wine.

    Cons

    Holiday time was rough working everyday of the week. Pay was not that great! Get dirty almost everyday working back stock and building displays.

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  4. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great environment. Also industry leaders

    Cons

    Building a foundation for a strong IT

  5. "Warehouse Clerk"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits of America

    Pros

    Great people to work with, management team is awesome

    Cons

    Haven't came across any cons

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  6. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits of America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people from VP's, managers, sales reps to office personel. Everyone works hard and wants to succeed as best in sales. Family owned company that gives you the tools to be sucsesfull.

    Cons

    Sales is a hard job

    Southern Wine & Spirits of America Response

    April 25, 2016Inbound Marketing Manager

    Thanks for you review. Our priority is supporting our employees and we're thrilled to hear of your great experience. Thank you for your hard work with the company!

  7. "New management began changing 3-4yrs ago and have since weeded out experienced employees"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Wine & Spirits of America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you're young, single and just starting out your sales career then this is the place for you. Pay and incentives are decent but have reduced dramatically over the years. Non managers are great people to work with and of course, events, parties and new product kickoffs happen almost nightly which means free booze.

    Cons

    Bad management starts from the top and all have no street experience. Goals are unrealistic and do not support organic growth in the market. Constantly threatened to hit your goals or lose your job.

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    Southern Wine & Spirits of America Response

    April 25, 2016Inbound Marketing Manager

    Thanks for the honest review and providing us with this information. We want to provide the best environment for our employees to grow in. Would you be interested in providing us with more information? Please email us at SWSCorporateTalentManagement@southernwine.com with your name, location and a description of the issues you've faced, we'd like to be of further assistance.

  8. "Analyst"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Wine & Spirits of America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people on the team, Good hours, Pleasant environment, Good salary.

    Cons

    There could be better communication between management and employees. Employees don't feel appreciated.

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    Southern Wine & Spirits of America Response

    January 14, 2016Inbound Marketing Manager

    Thank you for leaving your honest review. We are wondering if you would be interested in providing us with more information related to your concern that SWS management did not seem to communicate and appreciate employees. We strive to provide our employees with an environment that each person feels heard. Please send us an email at SWSCorporateTalentManagement@southernwine.com with your name, your location and the problem description.

  9. "Analyst"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits of America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, benefits ok. Room to grow professionally

    Cons

    management is contradicting, and plays favorites

  10. Helpful (3)

    "It all depends on your boss...."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits of America full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits; work with great people; fun industry; lots of side perks and the company is very family-friendly. Encourages personal and professional growth, pays for tuition and much room for advancement.

    Cons

    If you have a bad manager, there is no recourse for you. You will lose money because part of your annual bonus is based on their appraisal. You will even lose your job for refusing to break the law. Do not bother with HR - they do not care about anything except the company. Pay is not competitive past the sales force level.

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