WESCO International
2.8 of 5 47 reviews
www.wesco.com Pittsburgh, PA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 13, 2014

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WESCO International CEO John J. Engel

John J. Engel

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Old school company, enjoyed the people, relaxed work environment.

Buyer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsWork-life Balance is good.

ConsThe company as a whole is averse to change, communication across departments is poor, and the opportunities for growth are slim.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Current employee in Mid-West

Field Sales (Current Employee)

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

ProsThere are many training opportunities available to every employee.

ConsI think their computer system is cumbersome

Advice to Senior ManagementSo far so good

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worst work experience of entire career

Marketing (Former Employee)
Carol Stream, IL

I worked at WESCO International full-time for more than a year

ProsA few great people on the team

ConsInsane amounts of micromanagement by middle and upper alike. The rampant incompetence of upper management is unparalleled in the industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower your employees to do things. Don't create a hostile work environment. Train anyone on at least something. Show some transparency in the decisions. A work environment does not have to be one big blame game and the most stressful place on the planet. Upper management should take some time to actually figure out how their team is feeling/ viewed in the organization and if middle management is able to manage others, much less themselves.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Office (Former Employee)
Waxahachie, TX

I worked at WESCO International full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat company growing in the chemical business

Consnot enough time to adress issues

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wesco treats people poorly

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Odessa, TX

I have been working at WESCO International full-time for more than 3 years

Prosmany branches, good local coworkers

Consunethical treatment of employees and customers, worst management in the industry. hire in experience managers and never check in with them

Advice to Senior Managementstop lying to employees and remove middle managers and inventory controls

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Has potential, needs to deal with internal issues.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsFair salary in my case. Depending on what group you work with it can be a good place to work.

ConsInternal politics, unhealthy work environment is prevalent at the Houston branch. The concept of "One WESCO" is a widely mocked concept at this particular branch.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at what your management is doing, they need coaching on how to manage people effectively.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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This company is a joke

Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at WESCO International full-time for more than a year

ProsNone that I can think of.

ConsI was in outside sales. Wesco has no training, no mentoring, no support. This company is not a distribution company; it is nothing more than a broker with no structure. Working there was a miserable experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport and train your sales reps.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Here's your desk and one third if the tools you'll need; good luck...

Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

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

ProsGet some product knowledge and get out.

ConsThey have their own software and zero training available. If you're in sales the only people who can teach you what you need to know are your competition. It's not in their best interest to train you and most won't. Managers also use software that no one is used to in the outside world and mine spent the day calling all over the country for advice. Yeah... that's productive!

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you don't come up with training soon, you'll be in big trouble when your beloved dinosaurs retire

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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no help but alot of bosses

Parts Room (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

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

Prosnone at all to maney cheifs

Consmicro managment they even micro each other i have had 4 bosses in the last year no one will stay they dont even like each other

Advice to Senior Managementlearn how to be management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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WESCO was a great company to work for years ago

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at WESCO International full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSolid company; great remote warehouses; good benefits. There are locations worldwide so relocating is always an option if one likes to move around.

ConsTurnover, micro-managers that do not understand their own roles; they hire people with no experience into management roles . No inventory on local shelves. Hard to understand sales system and invoice process.

Advice to Senior ManagementTurnover is costly and should be addressed; get inventory on the shelves.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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