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World Fuel Services Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
44 Reviews
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World Fuel Services President & CEO Michael J. Kasbar
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Benefits but customer service managers are shady

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

    I have been working at World Fuel Services

    Pros

    Managers look out for you the employee more then the customers so it is nice knowing they have your back.

    Cons

    Managers will ask you to falsify information on customer accounts. When a customer leaves World Fuel managers will leave their account open with the oil company so little charges will drain their deposit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are too big of a company to allow this stuff to go on.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It is a good company to work for; however, it is the people that make it a dreadful place to go.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Functional Analyst - Financial in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Functional Analyst - Financial in Miami, FL

    I have been working at World Fuel Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    First are the benefits, decent pto accrual and stable company. A gym and soon a cabana on the roof of the building

    Cons

    People. No room for growth unless you are in the "in crowd." Too much buracracy. Dont bother to transfer unless you know people even then, watch out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many chiefs not enough indians. Too top heavy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sweat Shop by Dictator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at World Fuel Services

    Pros

    The company is growing leaps and bounds. No concerns of it going under. The work is challenging and interesting. The compensation and benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    The IT dept is run by a dictatorship. Very few of IT management think for themselves. The work load is intensive and unrealistic. I want to give them the benefit of the doubt it's because of the fast growth. They burn out the hard workers and don't recognize them for their work. There are many slackers within the company (some old employees and newly joined) who continue with a standard < 40 hour work week when others are putting in 50-65 hours a week. They have a gift of trying to look busy and take credit for other peoples work. Sharing of knowledge is rare. It's something you have to earn from your peers. I understand why though. The hard workers put in lot of personal time to understand the business and learn the systems. Any time they take away from their workload, is extra time they need to put in later.
    Promotion within only goes so far. They will promote you to a lead position but that's as far as it will go and it's only a title change. You will still perform the same job. Any type of management position is hired from the outside. I've never seen so many re-orgs in my life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your staff for their work and truly recognize who is doing what. When a timeline is given, understand what is involved and by who. Think for yourself and stop trying to please the dictatorship and kill the employees.

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work, needs more opportunities for younger workers.

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

    I have been working at World Fuel Services

    Pros

    WFS is a good place to work on a day to day basis. The industry is an exciting industry to work in where constant change and adaptation is required. Additionally, WFS acquires many companies and continues to expand business into different areas.

    Cons

    While it's a great place to work on a daily basis, t the opportunities to move up for a younger employee are few and far between. The process is laborious to apply to another job within the company and not a lot of emphasis is made on internal promotion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Executive, Land

    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at World Fuel Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture that encourages all employees to grow the business organically. Good compensation with great benefits. The job was never boring and your able to develop many good relationships with your customers and co-workers.

    Cons

    Internal issues with communication and performance objectives. Work/Life balance is more on the work end of the spectrum, with not much balance to employees personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More open communication and setting expectations that are realistic.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company but salary is not enough to support family.

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

    I have been working at World Fuel Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management is very family first and willing to compromise. Benefits are good and most people are extremely supportive.

    Cons

    Pay is too low for responsibilities and work load. Director of this division should be held responsible for his actions and decisions but is able to put blame on others. He runs this office much like a sweat shop, micromanages people (even during off hours), and does nothing but stand around watching everyone work. He offers no skills which would allow him to assist with the work load and expects everyone to stroke his ego. Very disappointed executives have not taken action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead weight and offer better salary for those who do all the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, Salary ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Miami, FL

    I have been working at World Fuel Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -Nice office
    -Bonus every year, good 401k match
    -Management easy to talk to

    Cons

    -low salary unless you fight HARD
    -they don't promote internal people who know the business, but would rather hire someone as manager from outside who knows nothing (or inside with no experience) instead of promoting internally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving jobs to incompetent people, value the people who have been there for years!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Experience!!

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Miami, FL

    I worked at World Fuel Services

    Pros

    Working for a Fortune 100 Company!

    Cons

    I don't have any real cons.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Fantastic summer internship opportunity!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Miami, FL
    Former Intern - Intern in Miami, FL

    I worked at World Fuel Services as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Accommodating, patient supervisor
    Friendly peers
    Emphasis on workplace growth

    Cons

    Unclear vision of goals at times
    Unspecified training to role

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    You'll learn a lot and be exposed to a great workforce, but you won't be fully appreciated until you leave.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Miami, FL

    I worked at World Fuel Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Workforce is very talented and hardworking; you won't be bored; ; exposure to a variety of skills; pay is competitive (you won't leave because of pay).

    Cons

    Your value to the company is often measured when you are not present; little or no recognition or appreciation from management. A lot of chiefs and too few braves (and most employee engagement activities are mere window-dressing; programs are often initiated without concern for how they fit into bigger picture (ie does it follow the mission, vision, and values?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and stick to a cogent strategy that does not rely almost exclusively on buying companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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