WESCO International Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2020

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2.8
49%
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53%
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WESCO International CEO John J. Engel
John J. Engel
180 Ratings
Pros
  • "I enjoy the work-life balance here(in 24 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, 401k match, good work environment, humble co-workers, great place tp learn(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management more concerned with stock price than anything else(in 24 reviews)

  • "Little to no training and support(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great company. Good opportunities. Good place to learn."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401k match, good work environment, humble co-workers, great place tp learn.

    Cons

    Old schools environment in some ways.

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  2. "Great"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WESCO International full-time

    Pros

    You can grow a substantial business

    Cons

    Too many layers of management

  3. "Hoping for a brighter future but right now WESCO is lost"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at WESCO International

    Pros

    -You will work with some genuinely great people -Work/life balance -PTO (3 weeks year one, increasing with years of service)

    Cons

    This company feels like one big marketing infomercial..useless info constantly spewed to get you to join ship. John Engel, our CEO, is always saying how WESCO is a great place to work, has the best people, is an industry leader, has a bright future, etc. The reality: the complete opposite. 1. Compensation is below industry standard and annual “raises” are basically the bare minimum. 2. Absolutely no growth potential for most salaried employees. ZIP. No career ladder and no incentive to work harder. You are never recognized for any extra effort in this company - whether in the form or a merit increase or promotion. You have a better chance at hitting the lotto. 3. WESCO can say we “have the best people”. The reality: many of the best employees leave because WESCO is not invested enough in its people. You have two types of people at WESCO - hard dedicated workers and slackers. No accountability and no recognition. So, in turn, the strongest employees leave for better pay and a better career outlook. The weaker employees continue to slack - but are never held accountable for their minimal contributions. 4. It’s embarrassing how terrible our technology is. WESCO is stuck in the Stone Age. In a world that is now revolved around technology in every facet of our lives, it’s simply disgraceful that WESCO has not made a strong enough investment in this category. This is setting us back tremendously compared to our competition. It’s outdated, not user friendly, and not transformative enough. Technology is critical. Industry leader? Not really! 5. Oh our future. As Disney says, “there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow”. As John Engel says after the Anixter acquisition, 1+1=3. As I say, and have said for the years I have worked here, I will believe it when I see it. In prospect, the Anixter and WESCO merger has the capability to develop into a successful mega-company. That’s if it’s done the right way, which I don’t have the most confidence in. With the exception of a few people, leadership here is awful. Feels like the CEO has been treading water. We just buy companies when our numbers are down. How about UNDERSTAND AND FIX THE ROOT CAUSE OF OUR PROBLEMS. New acquisitions are a band-aid. Many employees such as myself may have great ideas. But what good does that do when it’s leadership’s way or the highway. You have no true voice here, and it’s unfortunate.

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  4. "DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WESCO International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing really on the "Pro's" except it was a paycheck for a little while.

    Cons

    Management, benefits and just about everything in between.

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  5. "Good opportunity but depends on the branch"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WESCO International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for inter-company growth. Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Hit or miss branches. Some are great with an emphasis on learning and growth, others just want to scoot by with the status quo and don’t support their employees enough. Lack of understanding between branches and corporate.

  6. "Sales"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment and work to life ratio

    Cons

    Sales wasn’t a great job.

  7. "Great company to work for. Small company feel, with big company benefits."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Managment does care about you and your family. Great pay compared to the industry average. Room for advancement.

    Cons

    Travel quite a bit Can get "lost in the fold"

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  8. "Pros"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Project Manager in North Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WESCO International full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    No cons To this date

  9. "Okay employer for local area"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Annville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WESCO International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Wages are competetive for position.

    Cons

    Training and environment are a little intimidating.

  10. "Great job after college"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, great team environment

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity, work not challenging enough

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