WIS International Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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WIS International CEO Jim Rose
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6 Ratings

Pros
  • Get to travel, meeting new people, liked the job itself (in 13 reviews)

  • It's an easy job and some of the people were fun to be around (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, and you're "part time" to avoid having to pay benefits (in 10 reviews)

  • 65K per year to be in line with the amount of work and garbage you have to deal with (in 5 reviews)

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  1. It was a good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in Bronx, NY

    I worked at WIS International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    weekly pay
    Direct deposit
    You are driven by a company driver to the job site
    If bad weather happens you are put in a hotel payed for by the company

    Cons

    Alot of early mourning jobs ( 3-4 am meet up time) Not a problem for me
    No before job training with the equipment beside a demonstration i had during my interview
    I emailed supervisors and really did not get a response.

    Advice to Management

    Provided an optional hands on training with the equipment to new employers so they can understand the equipment better & work more efficiently before their first job.

  2. Theres not a lot of room for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at WIS International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment, everyone gets along with one another.

    Cons

    Scattered schedule, sometimes I would only get two shifts per week
    Long hours, some stores take 12+ hours to complete
    No equality some employees are favored over the others

  3. inventory associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in Staten Island, NY

    I worked at WIS International part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Long hours, back to back shifts, sometimes 3 in a row. Not a lot of pros.

    Cons

    Unreasonable hours. I once worked 18 hours straight in a jcpenny's in Manhattan. Management is a joke, they disrespect and undermine their workers, mistreat them. Expect us to work triple, sometimes quadruple shifts on no sleep. Underpaid. If you finish a job and you're out of state and can't go home till they drive you man's you're waiting 3 hours they'll not pay you for waiting 3 hours. Miserable environment. Upper management has its head in the clouds; out of touch with reality.

    Advice to Management

    Pay and treat your inventory associates with respect and pay them at minimum $10 an hour,j what they deserve! Stop treating the associates like they're worthless, meanwhile we are the real workers keeping this sorry company above water.

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  5. Inventory Auditor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at WIS International part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    If you breathe you are hired. Mostly part time <30 hrs. Pay is weekly, so you have regular cash flow. Travel after one hour is considered travel time so in offices with large areas to cover you get paid for riding around in a corporate van-min wage

    Cons

    Corporate management is extremely cheap when it comes to dealing with employees. $14 day meal money-paid after being gone overnight.
    The main stat used by corporate is CPH (count per hour)-what you are expected to count. Often this figure appears to be pulled from air and has no resemblance to reality-I dare the CPH guru to come out in the field and count 2500 pieces an hour at Dollartree.
    Little work in Oct, Nov, Dec

    Advice to Management

    1) Fix CPH to where it is realistic. 2) Get HQ types in the field to count stores early and often. 3) When it comes to travel-don't micromanage. Let the field crews decide where to stay as long as they are in budget. (Most Motel 6s suck) 4) Loosen the driver requirements 5) Fix the pathetic website. IRS.gov is better. On the website-post qualification cards so every employee can know exactly what they need to do to promote/get specific skills

  6. A great first step into employee management and leading a team. Allows for many opportunities for advancement.

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

    I have been working at WIS International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment to advance and WIS is a company that likes to promote from within. I like the opportunity to have interaction with our customer management teams.

    Cons

    Sometimes with a large corporation employees may get lost in the large picture of things. Be persistent and patient.

  7. There are some positives and negatives of working here .

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

    I have been working at WIS International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can still go to school or have a second job because they're willing to work with you. Its really simple, as long as you can count. It pays pretty well and you can get raises every 6 months. The managers are some of the nicest people I have ever met.

    Cons

    When you do mall stores, the mall is closed so if you don't ride in the van you have to figure out where to enter. The vans can only go 55 so sometimes you're in them for a long time. For over night trips you have to hold all your luggage because there's no more room in the van.

    Advice to Management

    If you tell people they can't have their raise or 50 for a referral you should tell them why so they can fix it. Figure out where workers should be/park ahead of time. Put less people in the vans when we need to bring luggage for a long trip.

  8. good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in Southfield, MI

    I worked at WIS International

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

    Pros

    Loved working environment
    Never bored
    Transportation provided

    Cons

    Hours varied and
    Part time hours

    Advice to Management

    More Full Time Work
    Not enough to live off

  9. Inventory associate / driver

    Former Employee - I A in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - I A in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at WIS International part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a driver you get paid during the trip. The work is easy, and you get close to your team. you do get paid drive time between jobs.

    Cons

    unpaid driving time in the work van, unpaid lunches where you don't get a break or paid for the 30 minutes. (frequent) and unpaid 60 wait time after the job but before the ride home. three hours a day not paid for.

    Advice to Management

    Make the lunch a time variable on the supervisor payroll screen, not a mandatory 30 minutes off every 8 hours (the 20 hour days hurt for not getting paid)

  10. Okay for a job part for time. You have to pay your bills and it good to in this time of unemployment to be hired.

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

    I worked at WIS International

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Trips, and meeting people. Always work your hardest to get what you need from each job that you are hired at.

    Cons

    It's a job. But keep looking for something that suits your needs and talents,

    Advice to Management

    Keep open minds for work experience while you work with different personality types.

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    Inventory Supervisor

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

    I worked at WIS International

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

    Pros

    You get paid every week

    Cons

    Having to be at the assigned meeting place at 2 or 3am, so you're at whatever store you're counting by 5 or 6am.
    Lack of consistent hours per week.
    The pay is not worth the work.
    The stores you're in are always dusty and dirty.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth.

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