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W.B. Mason Reviews

Updated December 14, 2018
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Leo J. Meehan III
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Pros
  • "Your managers are willing to give you opportunities if you are up for the challenge and there is plenty of room for growth and good pay to match" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Recently, I've seen the company make great strides in work/life balance and I appreciate the increase in our social media campaigns" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Talent is missed by upper management" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Poor work/life balance for the first 2 years--it's frowned upon to ask for time off if you aren't on commission" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at W.B. Mason part-time

    Pros

    Great people- enjoyed coming to work every day. As an intern, I interacted with and gained exposure to multiple departments.

    Cons

    offered slightly lower pay than previous internships


  2. "Good sales experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at W.B. Mason full-time

    Pros

    Good sales experience, good management (depending on the Branch)

    Cons

    No margin on most products, commissioning out of the question

  3. "Sales"

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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W.B. Mason full-time

    Pros

    a motivated hard working sales Rep can apply the Company's strengths to sell A or many product categories to any size customer resulting in success at all levels.

    Cons

    Ownership is not fully informed by mid to upper level Managers about the Company's weaknesses and areas that need improvement. self preservation tactic by managers.

    Advice to Management

    tone down the ego's and return to your roots of an honest hard working family owned company, the model which brought you to this level of success.


  4. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at W.B. Mason full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good
    PTO
    Benefits
    Employees are great

    Cons

    Company is ran like crap

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on logistics and behind the scenes then making a profit


  5. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at W.B. Mason full-time

    Pros

    Environment is cool and cool

    Cons

    Old Fashioned and out dated


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Company that doesn’t care about anyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at W.B. Mason (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Healthcare, cell phone benefit, PTO system, other incentives. You will get really inexpensive healthcare with a very good copayment/deductible which is next to nothing.

    Cons

    COO only cares about production and doesn’t care about employees. He has driven out great sales leaders and lines up a list of layoffs at least once every year. Then WB goes on a hiring freeze and employees are stuck doing double the work without any recognition. A lot of managers do not know what they’re doing and played politics to get into their positions.

    The chain of command usually goes the COO, Chris Meehan, yells at a regional manager, the regional manager yells at a branch manager, the branch manager yells at employees or whatever managers are below them.

    I give them two stars because the benefits are great - but what is your soul worth?

    Advice to Management

    Stop over hiring and laying off people in mass amounts. Stop promoting kiss-ups. Consider that your employees are human beings.


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at W.B. Mason full-time

    Pros

    Great office with a friendly staff and helpful team. Raises every 6 months to a year

    Cons

    They demanded a lot for a sales position. Its literally starting from the ground up in B2B sales. Call sheets, weekly role play, etc.

  8. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at W.B. Mason full-time

    Pros

    Experience, basics of sales, portfolio.

    Cons

    Outdated POS, Low car allowance


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Overloaded Client Relation Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at W.B. Mason (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits, cell phone plan, and long lunch.

    Cons

    Overworking good people. Management constantly promises things and then they do not hold out on their end, like getting you help. Management plays favorites big time. People are promoted who should not be promoted. Each branch is treated differently. Upper management and distribution can never get it together to get backorders in for customers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the scorched earth policy and listen to your employees and follow through. Show appreciation towards the backbone of the company, customer service reps and drivers, besides a cheaply made fabric lunch box that you'll turn around to use for marketing anyways. Stop with mass layoffs just to make your quarter end numbers look better. You can't afford losing any more workers and it makes every current employee wonder if they're the next on the chopping block. To any potential worker that is reviewing this before your interview...run. I would usually be skeptical of really bad reviews but it seems like this is all there is for WB except for the good ones that the marketing team is asking current employees to put up. Good luck!


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Soul crushing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at W.B. Mason full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cell phone program, benefits are ok, some great people to work with

    Cons

    Where to start...sexism runs rampant and the old boy’s network is still alive and well at WB. Not enough people in most departments , the pressure and stress can be unbearable at times, people literally breaking down in the office due to the way they are spoken to, treated, overloaded with work, HR is supposed to be the place an employee can go to for help, sadly it is clear who’s side they are truly on. Salaries doe not equal the amount of work each individual is required to do. Go above and beyond and it isn’t recognized. Very difficult to move up in the company. Everyone is miserable, people quit without a another job to go to, it’s that bad. Talent is missed by upper management. Walking in each day and wondering if this is the day I get let go.

    Advice to Management

    Step back and take a good look at what is truly happening within this company. Nobody cares anymore and it suffers in the work and morale in the company. Listen to the people that still give a hoot about the success of the company. Remove the sexism and realize what amazing talent, being currently wasted, is still
    In house and tap into their ideas and work together. Make it a place that doesn’t make you vomit in their way into work.