Würth Baer Supply Co. Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Würth Baer Supply Co.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work if you like a fast paced environment where hard work, teamwork and performance are important and rewarded. Our Company has great potential. I work with great people daily.

    Cons

    The challenges are real and at times can be difficult to understand and overcome.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, work to minimize the noise.


  2. Worthless company with head in the clouds

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - N/A in Vernon Hills, IL

    I worked at Würth Baer Supply Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were fantastic. A few people working through home office were real good and great to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management very unrealistic and NEVER practiced what was preached. A lot of talking out of both sides of the mouth. You could make some money but goals were ridiculous and NOT in line with industry expectations. Customers constantly complaining about the company and total lack of continuity. Customers would joke and laugh at senior management's feeble attempts at connecting with them on surprise visits. Which were clear attempts to check up on their sales reps. Trust seemed to be a huge issue here.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue and get off of people's backs and let them do their job. Stop with the stupid sales blitzes. It's become an industry joke among customers and competition.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Don't work here if you are a sales rep.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Würth Baer Supply Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, Benefits, and overall not a horrible company. Management was strong and they do a good job having available promotions.

    Cons

    Micro-management, and poor compensation plan. Compensation changed every couple years and it never seemed to be in the benefit of the sales rep. Not a positive sales environment.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Helpful (1)

    driver/closed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Guilderland Center, NY
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Guilderland Center, NY

    I have been working at Würth Baer Supply Co. (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    in side. nice job . good people to work for

    Cons

    stress . people not understanding , kid games

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Hard driving, but fair and honest

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hourly in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Hourly in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Würth Baer Supply Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay, new office, health programs, people, top level management

    Cons

    stress, hours, others that don't care, mid level management

    Advice to Management

    get the mid level and floor managers like the top management


  7. Helpful (1)

    Poor Sales Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Person in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Person in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Würth Baer Supply Co.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is well know in its space. They will invest in inventory and have the systems in place to ensure good deliveries.

    Cons

    Senior management is just not honest or realistic. The CEO thinks of himself as knowing everything about selling but he really does not.....customers that have met him joke about him after he leaves. The COO is a stuffed shirt that barely puts a full day of work in. If you are an outside sales person with any skills at all do not waste your time here

    Advice to Management

    Stop managing the company to please your overlord in North Carolina. Be honest with your sales employees and do not ask them to do things that you are not willing to do.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL

    I have been working at Würth Baer Supply Co. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company treats its employees very well. My pay is competitive, the benefits are great, and the work is challenging. I've seen good performers advance and grow with the company, which means leadership values and recognizes the contributions of the good people. Some other reviews have talked that management doesn't know what's going on or isn't involved or knowledgeable about the industry. I just don't see this. Management is very well known and respected in the industry and if any employee wants to talk to top management, they can! Not many companies have a CEO that spends most of his day out on the "floor" speaking with employees whenever he's in town. Anyone can call or email Tom (CEO) regardless of position and voice their opinion/comments/concerns.

    Cons

    This is a job. All jobs/companies have a con or two. For me, there is nothing significantly bad to note about Wurth Baer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. Stay involved, ask for opinions and ideas from all levels to keep creativity flowing.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Grass wasn't greener on the other side.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL

    I have been working at Würth Baer Supply Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are competitive. The company takes care of its employees with many options for healthcare and low premiums. The costs actually dropped for this year! The leadership team values the associates so much they give bonuses even if it means sacrificing their own.
    The company realized that the work environment is where we spend most of our week. As such, they have remodeled or enhanced many of the work locations.
    The company and parent company really value training and development. If you're vocal with your aspirations you can really take advantage of some great opportunities.

    Cons

    The culture is very fast paced. It seems there was always a new hot priority that overtook the last priority. This is one reason I left. What I found out from leaving and working elsewhere is that I actually thrive in this situation. The constant pressure and switch up of high priority topics makes each day exciting.
    Some managers haven't received proper training to be managers. This can negatively Impact associates reporting to the ill-trained supervisors. I realized that the top leadership team is open to hearing these concerns (after leaving) and will work to fix these mistakes by either offering training or re-assigning someone to a new role.

    Advice to Management

    Communication with employees needs to come directly from the top to the lowest level. Cut out the middle management by sending out a quarterly update or having a large conference with all staff.


  10. Helpful (1)

    NOT A GOOD CAREER MOVE!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Würth Baer Supply Co.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health Benefits.......nothing else to really say in this category. Pretty sad statement of the company. Work harder and smarter so more can be added to this section by future reviews.

    Cons

    Archaic management, promises with absolutely no intention of coming through, poor understanding of customers, competition rapidly catching up and surpassing, office cliques, poor pricing structure.....they think people will buy because of "who they are", arrogant, poor decisions on hiring and promotions of managers, etc, etc, etc.......the list could go on and on. This is all a shame because the company could be the greatest of their market.

    Advice to Management

    Become humble and get your head out of the clouds. Make changes to pricing and offerings or your competitors will overtake you. You make the mistake of choosing managers who "crack the whip" rather than work with and develop their employees. But I suppose that's because of your, at times, arrogant (looking down your noses at people) attitude. You may be upper management but you DO NOT know everything and are not the best in your industry or profession.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Miserable senior management who only know how to manage thru fear and intimidation.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Würth Baer Supply Co. (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay well...but they have to in order to keep people. There's just no other reason to put up with the daily beatings these jerks seem to enjoy inflicting.

    Cons

    From the CEO on down, Baer Supply has been managed by a succession of miserable, hateful, mean-spirited people who don't give staff the equipment or support they need to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Retire. I was there before Tom O'Neill became President, but he didn't look any different from Zettek and Mulvaney before him.



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