WESCO International Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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WESCO International CEO John J. Engel
John J. Engel
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Pros
  • Company offers good benefits and PTO options with holidays (in 4 reviews)

  • people in the branches are excellent (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • In the list of employee attributes (hard working, resourceful, etc (in 3 reviews)

  • No one knows how to run a project (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist

    I worked at WESCO International

    Pros

    Great people, good pay, good benefits. They are adept at onboarding new employees and making them feel welcome

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons to say. Maybe some of the employees seem unnecessary and their jobs could be condensed into one.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Things are looking up for the company and they seem to be doing well already.


  2. Wesco sales development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WESCO International

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company atmosphere laid back but result driven

    Cons

    Economy driven company so like everywhere has its slow times

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


  3. Helpful (3)

    Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WESCO International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with countless opportunities in many countries and almost every state. For someone who works very hard and who is willing to relocate the skies the limit on how high up the company they are able to go.

    Cons

    The company is in shambles and is now being run exclusively by the HR and finance department. local and regional managers are unable to make decisions and the bureaucracy has become incredible. Also there are two standard one for the C-level execs and another for all other employees from the VP level down.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to what helped you grow at double digit rates for more than a dozen consecutive quarters. Also Sales and operations should run the branches not HR making virtually every decision.


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  5. manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at WESCO International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable on work hours and flexibility as long as work gets done. A few good execs still care about the work force which is a bright spot for the few that do, Reasonable autonomy to perform the job without controlled supervision.

    Cons

    Poor environment with execs far more concerned about their bonuses and profits rather than the workforce which is overall dedicated and hard working. This creates low morale and resonates to customers as well as internally.

    Advice to Management

    Employee engagement surveys and "dignity and respect" campaign are a falsehood, yet have been spread as values in the Company. Senior Management really needs to do some sole searching on these campaigns in the current environment.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Economic Downturn??

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

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good, stable company. Good opportunities however low salaries

    Cons

    Cost saving intiatives not targeting appropriate elements

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking and start giving.


  7. Helpful (1)

    OK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WESCO International full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some ability to work remote (depending on manager)
    Company pays for travel related expenses
    Extensive travel (could be pro or con depending on preference)

    Cons

    Company leaders are out of touch with front line
    Extensive travel and not paid enough to be away that often
    Unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and look at the step up from ground level. There are lots of changes that could be made that would make everyone happier and more productive


  8. Great potential but lots of frustration!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well established name, lots of resources.

    Cons

    Executive level cares more about Wall Street than Main Street. Antiquated systems combined with extreme micro management make WESCO a frustrating place to work. Once hired it is basically impossible to achieve significant pay increases with or without promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out the best way to serve customers and Wall Street will take care of itself.


  9. Inside sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Houston, TX

    I worked at WESCO International full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I did receive a paycheck.

    Cons

    Management was absolutely clueless in leadership and leading by example. Seniority seemed to be more important than knowledge or potential.
    Most of the management I dealt with was straight up anti military and seemed to have a "short man syndrome" because of their own lack of military experience.
    Majority of sales managers in this finally have complete list touch of reality and absolute cannot relate to most people in the industry because of their age and incompetency in their ability to build new relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within and encourage personal growth.
    RecognIze that experience is not always better than youth.
    Self analyzation isn't a bad thing.


  10. Low morale, out of touch management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at WESCO International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very few. The people who you work directly with, tend to be very good people in a bad situation.

    Cons

    Management is completely out of touch with everyone else. Micro management is rife and rumors/stories of impropriety are distracting. Morale has been decimated.

    Advice to Management

    Visit a branch, talk to your employees, stop believing you are bigger and better than anyone else - the Company is being run into the ground.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Unorganized

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

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of room for growth. Corporate tends to let the branches do things the way they'd like so you feel like you are working for a small business but still get the benefits of corporate America.

    Cons

    The company is unorganized. They send out weekly emails stating all they are doing for their employees but none of the benefits really ever get past corporate. A lot of restructuring. The company is able to keep "growing financially" because the continue to buy businesses.



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