Fun place to work meetings are very helpful and full of information with samples
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Belleville, IL – 7 June 2016
Do daily planning on my work computer. Plan for daily and monthly goals. Route selling so have to plan my day properly. Management was helpful and supported us. Had to make relationships with store managers and gain there trust. Liked the freedom of driving my route.
great meeting lunches and product samples
A lot of after hours computer work sometimes up late at night.
office manager (Current Employee) – Delaware – 12 January 2016
This company does not care about employees. The management is uneducated and rules by demeaning subordinates. Many employees are overworked and under paid. Especially with go to market. Think twice please.
It was a very culture rich and driving company in the liquor industry. They have an extensive training program to help educate you on product lines and selling initiatives. However, they take a back seat on customer service in some geographical locations and want to see numbers as more a priority than relationships and building one with the customer.
Director of Sales (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – 11 August 2015
Daily interaction with sales reps and customers with emphasis on training, brand building and specific performance updates in order to achieve company objectives. Managing multiple brands in multiple state markets provided new opportunities on a daily basis!
A challenging and fun workplace that creates opportunities for employees
Sales Consultant (On-premise) (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – 1 April 2015
A typical day would to be to wake up, look at your updated sales numbers, prepare for your sales calls and then go out and call on clients Monday- Thursday. Fridays are office days to review how the team is doing, go through product training, and share best practices.
The thing I loved about this company the most is how much training and knowledge they put into their sales force. They were always trying to give support to employees to help them do well.
sometimes there would be computer issues that interferd with sales
Employee (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – 14 March 2013
If you are looking to challenge yourself and work for a company that has integrity, Wirtz is a great place to work and build a career.
I have found that the smarter you work the shorter your days are, largely you are in control of the pace and schedule of your day. Holidays are the most busy time of year so if you want to take off from Thanksgiving to New Years I'd find something outside of the beverage industry.
There are a lot of resources and opportunities to grow, the company wants their employees to continuously develop skills related to the industry. Cicerone, sommelier and other certifications are encouraged. The benefits are excellent as well.
I love the people I work with and encounter daily. There is passion, dedication and a sense of teamwork found here, something that is increasingly rare these days.
Worst place to work unless you are Very Aggressive
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Las Vegas – 16 December 2012
Culture: Dog eat dog everyone for themselves. Be sure to walk on eggshells so that you do not get targeted for the retribution list especially in some departments. Finance is the worst department to work in and is notorious for its revolving door policies. All the other departments are normal. Otherwise, pleasant place to work in the other departments.
People: Nice overall except for a few department pets and a few overly sensitive troublemakers, and that depends on the department. Management has gone downhill since 2010, and no longer seems to be genuine or to care about their employees as they have in years past. Example, everyone used to earn bonuses now just management, even with a 10% increase in Sales over the previous year. No matter how hard you work increases range from $0.00 to $0.50 cents, and it depends if your well liked by your manager. Catalytic Coaching means nothing its just a Ponzi scheme to see what you are thinking and an instrument to use against you in retribution. Meanwhile, managers receive massive increases and bonuses very much like Wall St, and the employees are definitely riding down Main St.
Cons: A lot of nepatism, railroading and bullying by certain managers especially in the Finance Dept if they do not like you or want to force you to quit by breaking your morale, the workforce is very homogeneous needs more diversity in age, race, and gender areas. Unfortunately,they have the typical corporate elitist attitude. LV upper management needs to focus more on the customers and their employees; not themselves and their bonuses. The company has a lotmore... of potential with the right management in place, and seems to be a great place to work in their other out of state locations. Unfortunately, the LV office is a Hot Mess and their gangsta mentality will one day eventually get them sued for their wrongful termination tactics against people in order to avoid paying them unemployment. In fact, their have been employees who turned in two week notices and they either paid them on the spot to leave or gave them ultimatums to make them quit on the spot..Very Strange!less
decent medical and dental benefits, 401k, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement
railroading tactics, indecisive, unstable, manages finance dept by emotions, brown nosing, old school management style to break morale.
Striving distributor that sets high expectations out of their employees
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – IL – 29 September 2012
Wirtz Beverage is a liqour distributor in Illinois, Nevada, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. They are a competitive sales organization that allows you to make a nice paycheck if you hit goals/quotas for selling cases of alcohol to various accounts
typically work on your own driving to and from various accounts making 8-12 sales calls a day. I have learned to deal with many different types of buyers that require many different needs.
Management has gone down hill since I started in 2009 and it no longer is a team based organization, everyone seems to be looking out for themselves rather than the overall outcome of the entire teams goals.
The hardest part of the job is the day to day monotony if driving and lifting cases to the shelves in grocery stores.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the freedom of making your own schedule and not having a direct boss looking over your shoulder everyday