merchandiser (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – February 2, 2016
A typical work day consists of me starting my day no later than 7pm. once started i get to my first account once the load is dropped and i merchandise the beer box thoroughly, i set up and rotate displays throughout the store and i also interact with store mangers and customers 90 percent of the time. I learn something new every day, like how to sale a certain beer product to a particular customer and etc... we currently have approx 10 merchandisers whom i rarely see unless we are working an account together. the hardest part of the job can sometimes be dealing with rude customers, but my communication and people skills always seems to make that less of a problem. the thing i enjoy the most about merchandising is beating out the competition.
work at your on pace. no hassle.
harder to get a promotion if you're good at merchandising.
Driver (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – August 31, 2017
Day start at 4-5am, check truck and get to work. More than likely you will go out by yourself and it will be seldom that you receive help. Do not lose your 2 wheeler, break your 2 wheeler, accept a check if the account is on money order or get too big or small and need new uniforms because you will be charged for these things
Off Weekends, home daily
Have to pay for eveything now; uniforms, bounced checks from accounts etc. low comission and base pay
A typical day at work was long. What I learned from this job is that they show favortism. Management only cared about themselves. Co-workers did not care about anything. The hardest part of the job is was dealing with those rude customers. The most enjoyable part of the job was when I quit.
This is a company with the potential to be a dream job. You're pretty much on your own throughout the day. Take care of your accounts, make your orders and go home. The hardest aspect of this job is meeting your volume numbers and getting your pay for performance if you're in a low income urban area. They don't look at trends based off social economy in certain areas of the city. Overall though, this is a really good job and they take care of their employees for the most part.
Company vehicle with gas card, Decent pay, Free adult beverages from time to time, Great co workers
Everyone is not held accountable for their own job, have to pick up the driver & merchandiser slack alot, ASR take the blame for everything that goes wrong. Very difficult to hit numbers in certain markets.
Area Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – November 3, 2014
Early mornings More physical than I thought, rotating and stacking cases of beer isn't easy. Kegs aren't easy either. The whole company is based on teamwork and most employees don't help each other out. It's an all about me style. It's the hardest part of the job, people turnover and are lazy and not doing their job. Beer rotation is very important, merchandisers, salesmen and drivers are responsible at different times and everyone just wants to get done. Inconsistent leadership The best part is you will make some friends that really understand what is going on, and most of the team leaders really help out.
New ownership soon, things can only get better.
health care, company car, gas card, uniform
No free/ discounted beer, long hours, some nights and weekends, lots of phone calls, inconsistant income
The company is in decline. Recently our checks have been coming up short due to some clerical error. I have the hardest route in the company, however, my bi-weekly check was $1500 short this week. I am an extremely smart, detail oriented, efficient worker. I refuse to accept the conditions that we are forced to deal with on a regular basis. I was told that I would not receive a reimbursement. As of now, this company doesn't even have enough employees to sustain distribution.
Health Insurance, freedom on the road, and incentives if you are able to achieve them
Sales (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – October 25, 2013
Visit accounts and sell them beer and possible beer displays how to interact with different types of people hardest part was dealing with the repetitiveness of the job. Being on my own time and not being micro-managed
My day typically starts with me checking in with my team members. I ask them about their night and how their doing that particular day. Then we talk about their work goals and needs for the day as well as if I can assist them with anything. After meeting with my team I return to my desk to begin responding to emails from the previous evening and that morning. I look over all pending contracts and donation request for the period. The hardest part of my job is work with some of our media partners with their cost. The most enjoyable part of my day is when I meet with my team in the morning and when we talk doing lunch.
my relationship with my team members and media partners
Area Sales Representative / Pro Sales Manager (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – September 11, 2012
This is a great marketing and sales position for a name-brand company. There are many exciting days as each day brings new challenges. Manageent is great to work for, and they bring several years of experience to the field to help add resources to the job. Although the 10 - 12 hour work days can be the hardest part to get accustomed to, the rewards make it great and motivating to build lasting relationships in your territory. These relationships are vital in competing every day with other companies who are targeting the same results as you.
great challenges and incentives for bonuses and rewards. company vehicle.
long hours, no lunch breaks, can be physically demanding.
a typical day at work consists of arriving early as possible to find out that the guy who verifies the computers before you depart hasn't made it to work yet(this guy is late 3 days out of the work week. We have meetings but no one has made any action to improve it.) Then, when he does finally arrive he has to do his routine rounds which consists of: unlocking trailers, syncing the computers etc. something that is supposed to be done when we get in to work. Then, when i get out on the route, i have to deal with customers who bounce checks which thy blame me for, and threaten to deduct from my check if i don't collect the money. on top of that, my salesmen lie on me to the customers and the company and being that we are the last line of defense as drivers there's no way to defend ourselves. Team leaders, well so-called team leaders are horrible. They make sure they do less work as possible, and instead of helping guys who are overloaded with cases they sit at the warehouse and do nothing. they say we are on one-man routes but that's a lie because there are no one man routes at Budweiser. Im a Bulk truck driver, and my route consists of 850-1100 cases Mon-Fri. Being a delivery guy is a tough job, but the hardest part is dealing with shady customers, and salesmen who seem as if they want your job to be hard as possible. It seems that whatever it is it always goes back to deductions from our check. whether its the product going out of date or a customer bouncing or short paying a check. Although its a lot of Cons of working for Budweiser there are some Pros like not having a timemore... limit to get done, it teaches you good communication skills because you interact with different types of people daily. Definitely a good workout because you're constantly moving pulling and pushing all day so staying in shape is not a problem. I have learned that Budweiser is a great company from the outside looking in, but as an employee they are not good at treating their workers fairly. They have one of the highest turnover rates in memphis and its not suprising to me at all. It doesnt seem to be getting better, only worse.less
no time limit to get done, can arrive at work anytime before 7, off on weekends
work long hours and do not get paid hourly, no overtime, over worked and under paid(ex. 1, 000-1, 200 cases and no help is given at only $.13 a case) very unorganized