Wyle Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
64 Reviews
3.3
64 Reviews
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Wyle CEO George R. Melton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very Stable environment and great benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • Wyle is honest when they say they believe in work/life balance (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Reduction in leave, benefits, no pay increases since July 2011 (in 3 reviews)

  • Its primary goals were customer satisfaction, employee development and top line growth (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wyle - A First Rate Systems Engineering, Professional, and Scientific Technical Services Firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer/Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer/Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Wyle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wyle is a great company to work for. They treat their employees with fairness and respect. Competitive benefits, promotions based on merit, and full range of medical/dental, vision, 401K, and insurance choices.

    Cons

    Biggest challenge is that Wyle needs to expand its brand to all DoD and Federal Agencies. This limits job opportunities for those in parts of the country with a full range of DoD presence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to the needs and perceptions of the government task leads. Be willing to let the government propose a path ahead. As a military program manager, I know what government leads tend to need from their contractor team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    CAS was great...until Wyle took over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Wyle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Forunately, CAS still has some autonomy (not much) as a Business Group under Wyle. There are still remnants of the CAS employees that knew what CAS stood for (employee satisfaction) and still strive to fight Wyle (unfortunately, to no avail) to ensure employees are taken care of. These few are the only thing that makes it bearable to work for Wyle. Yes, I have a job for which I am extremely grateful, but I don't plan on having one with Wyle for much longer (patiently seeking).

    Cons

    Wyle is a publicly traded company that couldn't care less about anything but their bottom line. They have proven this by continually cutting benefits (increasing health care costs, decreasing 401k contributions) and not providing an atmosphere for employee development and promotion. It's very quickly turning into a stagnant career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show that you care about your employees more than your bottom line. If you are going to cut benefits, then provide more compensation (or something) to make up for it. CAS used to be lower than the average on base salary, but well above the average on benefits. Now, Wyle-CAS is still below the average on base salary, and average at best on benefits. I have seen several employees leave because of their dissatisfaction with the decisions being made a Wyle Corporate with a complete disregard to suggestions from management at the local CAS Group level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Applicant Beware

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Madison, AL
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Madison, AL

    I have been working at Wyle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Standard benefits (steadily decreasing), average PTO allowance.

    Cons

    - Benefits such as 401K matching for employees in one business unit are dependent on the success/failure of other business units. As such, my particular unit suffered at the losses of other disparate areas of the company.
    - Management loyalty rests with the customer rather than the employee. The company is large enough that sectional VPs have little to no interaction with line employees who are viewed simply as employee numbers.
    -Very little room for advancement. 5-10 year, successful employees are no higher in the food chain than when they started.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A good company with growth potential even in contracting defense market.

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

    I have been working at Wyle full-time

    Pros

    The management is striving to maximize employee while staying competitive. The group structure still gives Wyle a small company feel.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy inherent in most large businesses has creeped into many of the local processes. Off-site employees are mainly left out of company gatherings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the people are your most important asset. Show that in tangible ways.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wyle puts people first.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer/Analysis in Lexington Park, MD
    Current Employee - Engineer/Analysis in Lexington Park, MD

    I have been working at Wyle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wyle has provided me with numerous opportunities to expand my knowledge.

    Cons

    Needs to work on providing upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Same as cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    "Very positive experience early on, but much has changed"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer – Technical Support in Patuxent River, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer – Technical Support in Patuxent River, MD

    I have been working at Wyle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large contractor footprint in the Patuxent River, MD area with numerous jobs in all fields of work. My managers over the years have all been exceptional.

    Cons

    The personal touches that made the company so attractive early on continue to diminish with each passing year. Benefits have been on the decline lately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what made the company so personable, and know that it carries over to the customer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Wyle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I like the people. It is a team environment and everyone is made to feel like they have a voice to speak up and provide inputs.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of stress on being billable, and some worries over where the next chargeable hour will come from.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Terrible pay rate

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

    I worked at Wyle full-time

    Pros

    The co-workers are great. Work-life balance is excellent.

    Cons

    Compensation is well below average. Benefits are eroding with paid time off being decreased in 2014. No sick time, if you get sick you have to use paid time off until disability kicks in. Management is disorganized and seems to lack vision. Employees went from mandatory overtime to a reduction in force in the same week. No growth opportunities if you're not in "the club"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees. Don't be afraid to step out of the comfort zone. Pay employees what they are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Currently Weathering The Storms

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

    I have been working at Wyle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, open management, knowledgeable people

    Cons

    adjusting financially to become more competitive. Lost a few contracts and has down sized many sr. people. Salaries have been frozen for a couple of years. Hiring has slowed

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for. The work environment was great, and managers and mentors were available for guidance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Intern
    Former Employee - Technical Intern

    I worked at Wyle as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Managers were available for guidance on projects along with mentors for the intern program, great work environment and good office culture with coworkers willing and able to help and offer advice, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Below average compensation and benefits in comparison to peers, slow to adapt newer equipment and software in order to create a better product and increase productivity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation and benefits to become more competitive in hiring new talent.

    Recommends

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