World Fuel Services Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
34 Reviews

2.5
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  1.  

    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 for less than a 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
  2. 5 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 for 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
  3. 1 person 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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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you like to work your weekends and vacations and have no empowerment this is the place for you

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Long lunches are the norm and the quality of the roses from the lobby vendor are outstanding.

    Cons

    IT sr. management expects everyone to be at his beckon call - this includes weekends, evenings, holidays, etc. Planned vacations are not guaranteed, expect that your vacation plans can be cancelled at any time. Ability to be transparent with business partners is completely limited. You may only disclose and discuss what you've been told to say. Incredibly micro-managed culture at all levels of this organization. Don't expect to be respected for the expertise you were hired for and don't expect any investment to be made in you while you work here. This is an anti-training, anti-consultant, anti-learning culture. Very insular.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership changes are required across nearly every single organization from the uppermost levels down. The company and its negative culture are reflective of leadership. This leadership continues to cultivate a culture that is dragging this entire company down.

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

    Great experience!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Caring co-workers
    Provided substantial guidance
    A lot of growth opportunities

    Cons

    Political culture at times
    Too many meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    No Growth Potential

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Good compensation package and work life balance

    Cons

    Extremely disorganized; lack of training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced, entrepreneurial and addicted to growth

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Highly entrepreneurial culture encouraging every single employee to think about bringing new business, whether organically or through acquisitions. Never a boring company.

    Cons

    Internal flexibilities that allow for entrepreneurship also create confusion and conflicts among employees. Processes and procedures are often times vague.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More, not less, structure with clear goals and objectives for every employee. Reward people for their successes and hold people accountable for their mistakes. This should add value to the entrepreneurial culture the company is so intent in fostering.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Poor Interview process with lack of feedback

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at World Fuel Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Performance bonus in addition to the annual salary

    Cons

    Recruiter do not get back to you if they do not select you.
    Very disorganized interview process with lack of direction and organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat candidates with respect because they can recommend other to interview

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unaligned senior exec team

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at World Fuel Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great location, work life balance is no challenge here - largely a 9-5 crowd

    Cons

    No strategy, indecisive CEO, culture of ridicule,tyranny in IT, no respect for skills and expertise of individuals, hugely inefficient operations, shortage of strong leaders, clueless board

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of money being left on the table as a result of the inefficiency, ineffective leaders and absent strategy. Most of us want to make money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    World Fuel Services Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Fuel Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Place to Learn New Things.

    Cons

    Career Growth is very limited

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