WEX Reviews

Updated March 24, 2014
Updated March 24, 2014
23 Reviews
3.3
23 Reviews
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    Politics and deadwood

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Portland, ME

    I worked at WEX as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    There are some decent and smart people, but watch your back. If you put in the years, you can take month long vacations. Company is well positioned and makes a lot of money.

    Cons

    Lifers hanging on because they know they are antiquated and could never come close to what they are being paid by Wex. Very rigid bureaucracy. Fiefdoms are everywhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall friendly ethical company but lacks in training and direction

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I have been working at WEX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Healthy finances, growing, national and growing internationally.

    Cons

    Disorganized structure. For example one manager may cover many different brands from coast to coast, so your team mates are your direct competition. Too much focus on CRM tool. Unrealistic quotas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak to your staff more and get more down to earth as far as expectations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    OPPRESSIVE work environment

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at WEX

    Pros

    Good, competitive products/services. Good company vision. Pretty good benefits and co 'perks'. Co car, corp card, matching 401k, flex spending, reward cards, awards

    Cons

    Sales Mgmt (at all levels) irrational and unsupportive. Most 'lead' through threats, negative reinforcement and ridiculous micromanagement. Highly inflexible to change and poor communication skills. Set unachievable goals and expectations. (VERY small % achieve them)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some unbiased, experienced, well trained outsiders who can actually 'help' grow sales, improve morale, communication and internal procedures. Focus more on experience and proven success as opposed to always promoting from within ~ those who fit the 'existing club' mentality. Mgmt w/ positive, rational temperments and open communiation style ~ should have a trickle down effect. It all starts at the top!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales management is new and destroying the sales engine that got the company to where they are today.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WEX

    Pros

    Company as a whole is moving in the right direction with very strong senior leadership.

    Cons

    Micro-managed. Reviews weekly-monthly. Pressure cooker environment where the customers are sensing aggression not value or partnership.
    The sales teams are being treated as no-talent children and pushed in the wrong direction,ultimately leading them to the door. The lack of experience and common sense approach will leave the managers spending most of their time filling positions with rookies like their competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revert back to the days where you were judged by your year end results not daily, weekly and monthly! Too much time is being diverted on "to do" lists by managers so they have something "to do" resulting in poor performance across the board.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place to park, but not to be challenged.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WEX

    Pros

    Some good, talented people, appropriate focus on financial and fiscal responsibility. Company is growing and has excellent CFO and financial leadership. Leadership is passionate about staying in Maine and continuing to employ people in Maine. CEO places a high value on associates, and communicates regularly to them.

    Cons

    Company is run like a small owner-operated business, whims of executives become strategic initiatives, distracting from real opportunities. Sedentary culture, lifers running most departments and teams. Because of this, it is a very political place with favoritism rampant. Benefits are below average, pay is 20-30% below market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick 1-2 initiatives and focus. Stop pretending to innovate and just do some things well.

    No opinion of CEO

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