Wei Laboratories, Inc.

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Wei Laboratories, Inc. Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company to wet your feet, but don't stay long

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Wei Laboratories, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Catered lunches
    Easy mindless work - cold calling doctors to offer free samples
    Good practice for sales. Good way to gain experience.

    Cons

    Products sometimes do not work, need to deal with angry customers.
    Management does not respect your contract. They made changes and took away benefits without any compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time and training with your employees and they will be willing to stay longer and be happier at work.
    Please don't make your employees stay an extra 1 hour past the time they are suppose to leave to hear your daily rantings. Hold a meeting during work hours and rant to us, I want to go home after work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Worst work experience ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Wei Laboratories, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free lunch
    No work to take home
    Reasonable hours

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Experience - Still have nightmares about this place

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

    I worked at Wei Laboratories, Inc. full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't look at your employees as just dollar signs, they are human.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible treatment of employees and hostile work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Wei Laboratories, Inc. full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company, learn some manners, don't be cowards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Relaxed work environment with lacking management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Wei Laboratories, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you're doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Wei Laboratories, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent Place to Begin your Career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Wei Laboratories, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity 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.

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Wei Laboratories, Inc.

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn something.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Get your experience then get the hell out.

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

    I worked at Wei Laboratories, Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Relaxed work environment: everyone is fresh out of college so friendships are made among coworkers, no dress code, not a strict business atmosphere you might expect
    - Free lunch
    - Experience: You can use this job as a stepping stone. Only reason I don't regret working here is because I was actually able to use this experience to my advantage and get my current job now.
    - Owners: As people (not work related) they are actually very nice and caring, somewhat like parents. Business-wise is another story...

    Cons

    - Money: They lure you in by saying you can make up to 80-100K annually.. BS. You never will. Expect to make about 30K annually, more like $15/hr. If you ask to take a sick day or leave early, they dock it from your paycheck. How is that considered salary?
    - No vacation days until you've been there for 1 year (then it's limited)
    - Management: Terrible. Micro-managing at its finest. Unprofessional. I've seen employees get fired for the dumbest reasons. Business strategies constantly change without reason. They make rash decisions and it makes them hard to trust. Strict about making 2 1/2 hr call time per day. Strict about when you come in, leave, and go to lunch. Felt like I was in high school being treated like students, not a full time job. Daily, yes DAILY meetings where the CEO will just ramble about who know's what. It's a joke.
    - No job security

    Honestly, just save yourself the headache and don't work here unless you simply have no options. All that being said, I don't regret working here because it helped me out on my resume and I met the best people here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micromanaged by the owners/ management is sloppy

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

    I worked at Wei Laboratories, Inc. full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -have a structured and defined system that is clear and organized

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