Wei Laboratories, Inc.
1.8 of 5 8 reviews
weilab.com Santa Clara, CA 16 to 50 Employees

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Jeffery Wei

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17% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Relaxed work environment with lacking management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsWork environment consists of fresh college grads in their 20s. This is cool in that there will be people you can want to get to know.

    ConsThe senior management is straight up awful. They are spontaneous and not in a good way. Expect mood swings and lay-offs depending on the current financial situation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out what you're doing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst work experience ever

    Technical Specialist (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsFree lunch
    No work to take home
    Reasonable hours

    ConsVery poor management style, CEO is very inappropriate on many levels.
    Low salary ( they call it salary, but it is actually hourly wages since they dock your pay if you leave early and deduct if you take a day off)
    No sick days or PTO
    They say you can earn 80-90k, but you never can. Most will earn just a bit above 42k after 6 months.
    Sales strategies change on a whim at any time. Expect a different set of expectations every few months.
    Research on efficacy of their products are made up. There have been no scientific studies of the product. They only have a few case studies for each product. People who don't improve on the products they ignore.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to manage

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

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    Bad Experience - Still have nightmares about this place

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Free Lunches
    - Free herbal prodcuts
    - Young environment since they hire new grads for cheap labor
    - Gives you a first job since little experience is needed.

    Cons- Low salary
    - No vacation days until you've been there for a year. If you call in sick, they will take it out of your paycheck....even though it's a salary...not sure if that is legal.
    - Management is very unprofessional and it's sometimes hard to understand them (Not native English speakers)
    - Managers will talk about employees behind their backs to other employees, but won't tell employees directly what their thinking. The only way you'll know how they feel about you is what your fellow co-workers relay back to you.
    - Expect you to know the ins and outs of their products and will get mad if you don't, when they don't really train you on the products (and their products usage / effectiveness / research constantly changes).
    - No job security. You can be let go without any warning at any given time.
    - Management stresses about sales on a daily basis and as a result, layoffs happen.
    - Management have theories about which employee has "bad energy" or who is "sabotaging" without solid evidence.
    - You are only treated well if your sales are doing good; people in other departments are favored less.
    - After not working for them, I still get nightmares about them :( Get them out of my head!

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't look at your employees as just dollar signs, they are human.

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

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    Horrible treatment of employees and hostile work environment

    Territory Manager (Former Employee)

    Pros-Used as a stepping stool for other career paths
    -Only perk is the free lunch and herbal products
    -Owners hire people with no work experience

    Cons-Owners are very unprofessional, like to micromanage, make rash decisions
    -Company runs as a dictatorship where your voice does not matter
    -Poor and unfair treatment of employees
    -You can never trust a single word management says
    -Paid salary, but treat you like hourly
    -Absolutely no job security
    -Hostile work environment, does not know how to motivate employees
    - It's a contract job until you can make sales

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell the company, learn some manners, don't be cowards

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

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    Get it, get out and get your experience, thats it!!

    Territory Manager (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Pros- only good thing is that you can take days off and they just dont pay you
    - you never have to take any work home with you

    Cons- they don't care about your ideas
    - they want you to lie to doctors just to make a sale
    - management constantly micromanages all of their employees
    - employees get fired without any notice or reason
    - no such thing as sick days - if you are sick and don't come into work - you don't get paid
    - they are constantly implementing new programs that don't make sense
    - they treat their employees badly by name calling behind their backs
    - they make their employees feel very disposable - they will just hire a new person to replace you
    - very stressful environment - they look at sales on a DAILY BASIS - and if sales are down they pace back and forth and question what you are doing

    honestly I wouldn't work here unless you have no other option - just a warning - it is not a fun place to work at all and all of the employees feel the same way.

    Advice to Senior Management- treat people with respect
    - don't lie to prospective employees about their salary (you will NEVER make 90K per year)

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

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    Excellent Place to Begin your Career!

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsOpportunity to make a lot of money in sales after 6 months (if you are good and you put in the work). Get to gain experience in sales, consulting, training, management, hiring and account management. Work with interesting, smart and fun people. This is a family owned and operated business and the management is very nice and accommodating. It's a small environment so you get to have a say in many decisions.

    ConsAs a small business, the company strategies can constantly change. The company takes on new ventures and ideas quite often to see what works and what doesn't. So you need to be tolerant of change. It is a very small company so there is nowhere to hide...if you do poorly it will be noticed but you will also be noticed if you do well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a bit more meritocratic about promotions, raises, etc. Add PTO/sick days. don't forget the little people that help your company run smoothly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start up. But after a year, get outta there.

    Technical Specialist (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThe structure of the company is very brutal but very beneficial for a first time sales position. If you can survive at wei labs you can do sales at any company. They feed you to the sharks and you are expected to survive. I learned a lot about business and management throughout my duration of work here.

    ConsThere is only one step to growth in this company and that is after 6 months. After than you are stuck. Do not expect to make this job a career. Get your experience and get out of this place. Very cut-throat model of business. Management doesn't know a thing about business but expect a lot.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn something.

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    Micromanaged by the owners/ management is sloppy

    Account Manager (Former Employee)

    Pros-chill atmosphere, as long as you get your work done, you won't be bothered
    -the owners are really nice and concerning, almost like a parent figure when you are sick, but management is delegated to people who might not be qualified to handle the decision-making and roles

    Cons-pay is not so good
    -they could treat their employees a little better in terms of work atmosphere and perks
    -it is a young start-up and younger professionals in their 20's are handling big decisions as well as being in charge of work which they aren't really qualified for

    Advice to Senior Management-have a structured and defined system that is clear and organized

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