WAC Lighting Company

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WAC Lighting Company Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
4 Reviews
4.3
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Growing extremely fast and very entrepreneurial

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in Port Washington, NY

    I have been working at WAC Lighting Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Senior Management is very open to process improvements. They want thinkers not robots.
    Growing company with assets to invest.
    Solid bonus plans tied to company performance.
    Room for growth in all departments.
    Industry is booming with new innovations.
    Family orientated, values your longevity and loyalty.
    Not a lot of red tape.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but employees have to be fast paced and think on their feet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mid size lighting manufacturer - family company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at WAC Lighting Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family owned, president of company and her husband are very nice people who care about their staff and organize events throughout the year to keep the spirit going.
    Good for entry level kids out of college with no experience , they recruit on this segment heavily
    Pay is OK.
    Entry level experience gained here can get you a potentially better job.

    Cons

    Humongous turnover rate with employees, inside sales manager and the term micro mananegement is an UNDERSTATEMENT. Give employees some freedom to make independent decisions and not weigh in as much on monitoring employees like CCTV.
    Not much promotional growth. They know they are a company that harvests fresh college grads and turns them out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not police your staff like a penitentiary. Give more opportunities for promotion or maybe a commission base. Recruit professionals and you may have more longevity with your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A Close Family Run Business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Garden City, NY

    I worked at WAC Lighting Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    WAC Lighting has a young energetic staff. The customer service call center is very efficient. the team managed to build a "family" environment aside form management.

    Cons

    There are some stringent rules that could be more a bit more relaxed. As with most jobs there are a lot of internal politics. Sometimes the politics can slow down your work production,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say they should trust employees more in their job.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    One of the most professional companies I've ever worked for.

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

    I worked at WAC Lighting Company full-time

    Pros

    WAC is an amazing company and a pleasure to work for. They are fair in every aspect and are above average in salary and benefits. With their focus on the sustainability of their products, they are forward thinkers who have the big picture in mind over their competition. The people are what makes this company what it is. Everyone is highly trained at their respective positions and their Inside Sales Staff is 2nd to none in their knowledge of their products inside and out. WAC empowers their staff across the board to do whatever is necessary to take care of the customer within reasonable limits.

    Cons

    If there has to be a con, it would only be that they don't cover enough categories in the lighting industry. But they have introduced some new LED decorative recently so that covers one of those lacking categories.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Your customers and reps appreciate your hard work on R&D and bringing the right product to the table. Your employees are happy and well trained. Bring some of the Inside Staff to Dallas Market on a rotating schedule and let them invest in the industry beyond WAC.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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