WESCO International

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WESCO International Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
61 Reviews
2.9
61 Reviews
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WESCO International CEO John J. Engel
John J. Engel
23 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Solid company; great remote warehouses; good benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • Deep pockets, branches located everywhere, good hard working "low level" employees (in 5 reviews)


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

  • Wesco has no training, no mentoring, no support (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Career! Enjoy the customer side of my business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pretty much left alone as long as I'm growing my business

    Cons

    Sometimes work to get customer request passed through if they are small opps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    So far so good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Adult approach to management of team

    Cons

    Still working through acquisition assimilation

  3.  

    Not too bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Its a very laid back environment, with a lot of autonomy within my job.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't very good (specifically health insurance), they like to withhold raises even though doing well, and although progress has been made, they're still behind the times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize the true worth of your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning oppurtunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time

    Pros

    salary
    number of office around the country could live anywhere

    Cons

    not all departments interat well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Could be better!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Being able to work close to home.

    Cons

    Working with some people that seem to get away with what ever they want to do and nothing gets done about it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The boss is everything...beware

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bus Dev Manager
    Current Employee - Bus Dev Manager

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

    Pros

    Large company..... theoretically promotions available

    Cons

    Don't present ideas above your pay grade....very political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an environment that allows sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Micromanaged and unfulfilled

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WESCO International

    Pros

    Pay is average/above average. They improved the number of PTO days a few years ago. Executive management has a great vision for the future and the company is extremely financially healthy.

    Cons

    Poor employee morale, negative environment. The micromanagement will drive you crazy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent place to work but not one of the best.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company culture is to leave at 5 every day which is fairly unusual for large companies. I assume this is because the company used to be mostly focused on branches which had no reason to stay late. Pay and benefits are decent. Nobody ever thinks they are paid enough but I have no complaints. And there is nobody cracking the whip like I have experienced at previous jobs. In general, the atmosphere is laid back as long as you're getting your work done. As one of the few local Fortune 500 companies, WESCO looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    In the list of employee attributes (hard working, resourceful, etc.), length of service is #1 by a mile. They will take a long-time mediocre employee over a newly hired superstar every day of the week. This obviously has caused retention issues since superstars are used to being rewarded and know they are in demand at other companies. 2% annual raises aren't helping retention but it's not like other companies are throwing around 10% raises either. While I think the many acquisitions have helped keep us afloat financially, we do a poor job of integrating them into the company. Managers are quick to throw each other under the bus which I think points to poor senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest hiring more management from outside because things will never get better the way they are currently. There do seem to be some attempts by HR to change the culture and I've heard managers discuss retention being a focus but there are just too many long-timers in charge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    So many opportunities and wonderfully supportive management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WESCO International

    Pros

    Wesco is still growing. It is a blank slate full of hope and opportunity at all levels. The company and management care about the progression and interests of the employees.

    Cons

    Some business units are challenging to work with and are not fully integrated into core business and culture.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong outlook, focused on growth, excellent career advancement opportunities, freedom to manage yourself, training opportunities are great, top down push for a lean culture.

    Cons

    Weak spots in mid-level management that allows employees to lose focus and adopt an "it's not my job attitude". When an employee leaves, the company also tends to increase workload of remaining employees instead of providing a replacement even when they should.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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