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Wurth USA Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
46 Reviews

2.5
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    Hard work and commitment pays off

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Unlike other sales companies that make you a 10-99 employee (have to pay for own insurance, expenses), at wurth you are employed by them.
    Company vehicle is available if you can maintain sales (which is quite easy if you put some effort into it).
    Tablets are now used in the field which cuts down any after hours work.
    If you are willing to put 100% in this sales role and are to a certain extent self sufficient, then your pay will increase quite nicely.
    I find it funny that people complain about low pay, these are usually the ones that only want to work a couple hours a day, and they get found out pretty quickly.
    If you worked in an office environment you have to work a full 8 hour day, this sales role shouldn't be any different.
    Management is very supportive, and for the most part, will do what they possibly can to ensure you are happy and successful

    Cons

    We need to be more proactive with national accounts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Wurth USA Response

    Aug 14, 2014Sales Recruiter

    We are so grateful that you took the time to share your positive experience! We couldn’t agree with you more that the team members who put in consistent effort are successful and well rewarded for ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    alot of work .....negative rewards

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager  in  Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Lakeland, FL

    Pros

    great training, interesting diverse customer base, ability to grow territory, some good loyal customers superior product and reputation, creative and new products.

    Cons

    mega hours after being on the road all day, over micro managing of reps by district mgr., non-competitive, pricing strategies, over saturated product market, highest turn over in a sales force I've ever seen. Questionable commision and bonus structure, always changing . Alot of miles on your own vehicle, no laptop, no cell phone. At the end of the year you break even.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce turn over, stop the "beat down " of your sales force, re-align territories so reps can make a living without fear of being canned after a year, make it so the sales person is set up to win. Each market is a different animal. Treat it that way. Lower or change your expectations to REAL ones and the turn over will be reduced and you will create more time helping reps make money instead of always reviewing them and beating them "down".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Territory Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Lots of training to become familiar with the vast product line and to improve sales techniques. New products constantly being developed. Assigned, grandfathered territory with no overlapping.

    Cons

    Commission structure makes it difficult to improve pay once at a certain level. Turnover in management is non-stop. Excellent product line, but price of comparable competing brands are lower.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The Reviews are slighted

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager

    Pros

    Freedom would be the best word to use. As a territory manager you had better be careful here though, daily and monthly goal had better be met.

    Cons

    Corporate manages by fear, and intimidation. Including these reviews here. The only reason there are any recent positive reviews documented are a direct result of corporate intimidation via requests to submit. Re write history if you may.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Complete revamp. New RM's. Complete revamp of the payplan, and benefit structure. It is a disaster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Wurth USA Response

    May 7, 2014Sales Recruiter

    It is unfortunate that Glassdoor allows such false statements to be held on their website. The type of environment described is not one that would be tolerated at this organization. Our mission and ... More

  6.  

    Great!

    Current Employee - QA Tester  in  Ramsey, NJ
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Ramsey, NJ

    Pros

    Friendly team members and helpful!

    Cons

    Less documentation; so that I have to ask always to do the work...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, Fun Career, Best Products On The Market

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    I love working for this company, we have the best products on the market. Customers think of Wurth and they think of quality. The training is structured and consistent, and I can call any of my colleagues for help at any time. Our benefits are among the best in the industry. We are starting to become a known brand with our partnership with Penske Racing and being affiliated with NASCAR.

    Cons

    We are continuing to bring in new products, and continuing to hire more people, I wish we could do it faster. We are growing!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep cultivating Territory Sales Managers into other opportunities. It truly is the best way for us to continue to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Wurth USA Response

    May 7, 2014Sales Recruiter

    Thank you for the great feedback! We are always looking at traditional and innovative alternatives fostering the development and growth of our sales team.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Endless career opportunities exist here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Key Account Manager  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - District Key Account Manager in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    If you are a take ownership type of person there are tremendous opportunities available to you. I have all the support from my immediate supervisors and all of the support staff at the corporate office. I am not micro managed buy supported which is an environment I can thrive in.

    Cons

    In the beginning you will put significant hours into learning the business, the paperwork, the routing etc.. It is what you will have to do initially to get more familiar with the product, services and systems. There can be some frustrations in regards to out of stocks and back orders in the warehouse, pricing system delays, and items selected incorrectly in the warehouse that do occur. I know the company is working on those issues. Not unlike many other companies that experience what I call growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to have more communication with buyers, customer service, special orders, to assist in rectifying issues before they become more painful in the field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Success is rewarded!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I've had great success at Wurth. This is because of the many programs and support the company provides. Not only for the employees but also for the customers. Which is why we are unparalleled in this industry! Ultimately, as with anything in life, you get out of this job what you put into it. With hard work and motivation, you will find success! Their is freedom to truly blossom as a sales rep!

    Cons

    We have such a huge range of products, it's challenging to keep up with them all. It's also exciting to always have something new to offer our clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue seeking out self motivated individuals that will be an asset to our team. Look for those that can give a positive contribution...

    Wurth USA Response

    May 7, 2014Sales Recruiter

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience! We know this to be how the majority of Würth USA employees feel. By far, our employees are our most valued resource and we are grateful for the ... More

  10.  

    The reviews have it right.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I would have to say very little here. Probably quality product. But, that is only as a result of the parent company. If they could cheapen it they would.

    Cons

    No field support. Nothing supplied in the way of electronics. Laptop, cell, printer. It's all on us. Pay an is a complete sham.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Payplan overhaul. Look at what you are paying salespeople. Really LOOK at it. Not pie in the sky, but real payroll.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst job of my life!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Nash, TN
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Nash, TN

    Pros

    The pros are that the guys in the field are pretty hard working blokes, and the products stand up to most competition, the customers are fun.

    Cons

    When I say the worst job of my life that's saying a ton. The compensation plan just plain bad. The product prices are high. And it will be one of those endeavor's that you may look back on and realize that you did not make any money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its beyond my expertise to fix at this point

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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