World Fuel Services

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World Fuel Services Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
39 Reviews
2.8
39 Reviews
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World Fuel Services President & CEO Michael J. Kasbar
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Great company, Salary ok

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    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Good company but salary is not enough to support family.

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    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
  6.  

    Fantastic summer internship opportunity!

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    Former Employee - Intern in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Miami, FL

    I worked at World Fuel Services as an intern (less than an 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
  7.  

    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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    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    micro managed over worked culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Fuel Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good salary, benefits and general compensation.

    Cons

    micro managed, expected to be on top of work 24/7 even though paid for 40 hours a week. tuition reimbursment would be great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have trust.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at world fuel services has been beneficial due to a friendyly yet challenging environment.

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    Current Employee - Research Intern in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at World Fuel Services as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are the best thing about world fuel services. I have personally grown in my leadership ability, communication skills, and overall work habits.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is a slight issue. Many of my fellow employees seem totally engrossed in their jobs. Senior Management is very busy but very kind and considerate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Must feed mgmt's ego's, if you don't or won't, collect a paycheck or leave...there's no advancement for you here.

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    Current Employee - Accounting
    Current Employee - Accounting

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are genuinely nice. They attempt to foster a good culture. The benefits are really good. Healthcare plans are great, they offer 401K matching. They also have pre-tax deductions for health care FSA and child care FSA. Vacation is great, but holidays aren't always guaranteed. This depends on department. Work life balance in my dept is pretty good, but could be better and this varies greatly from dept to dept. Growing company.

    Cons

    The people who aren't genuinely nice are usually fake, backstabbing rats who will do anything or say anything to make themselves look great and others look bad. Many times these people are in management. These are the same individuals who are rewarded with promotions and raises (which doesn't speak very highly to the fostering of the culture they tout). There are people who work their butts off and are overlooked for raises because they won't "sell out" and "drink the culture kool-aid". Positions very silo-ed. "Jane" doesn't know what "Dick" does, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live the culture. See through people who are just sucking up and stroking your ego. Maintain the culture through acquisitions. The reason I came to the company was salary and culture, the reason I'm going to leave will be culture.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrific Culture - the good reviews on here are likely the work of HR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at World Fuel Services full-time

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing unless you like working for a company that is frequently the subject of law suits.

    Cons

    No upward mobility, gross incompetence in the executive suite, misrepresentation regarding your actual job description. Be aware of the bait and switch. They will tell you that you are being hired for one role, and then 4 weeks later will mysteriously have an emergency that they need you to take care of.

    Those in the company who "know where the bodies are buried" will be protected and promoted over the employees who are actually productive. Frequent executive junkets while middle managers suffer from budget cuts.

    Just stay away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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