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WESCO International CEO John J. Engel
John J. Engel
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to make an impact Customer focused teams

    Cons

    Immature business processes in some areas

    WESCO International2019-03-28
  2. "Always investing into their Employees"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interviewing Process: 1. Easy to apply and to submit an application 2. 7 step process to make it to your final interviews: initial call with a recruiter, then basic knowledge exam, video submitted questions, live interview(face time/Skype), Stereotypical phone interview questions, and lastly an invite to a recruiting seminar at HQ in Pittsburgh. 3. At the final interviews event you have social networking time with everyone...

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    Cons

    - If you know nothing about electrical/industrial construction then there is a decent learning curve.

    Advice to Management

    Keep what you are doing maybe update the training programs online learning to provide more available content for trainees and employees.

    WESCO International2019-04-04
  3. "Sales leader is out of touch, inexperienced with distribution, with a rear view mirror sales approach."

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

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

    Pros

    Reorganization could have potential, but will inevitably fail from poor leadership.

    Cons

    Extraordinarily outdated EPR, slow decision making in a fast paced environment. Operations in my region continually struggle with no vision to improve. Manufacturer relationships are poor, customer feedback is taken for granted. Bonus structure is convoluted and cannot be trusted.

    Advice to Management

    Remove sales leader, update ERP, replace vision of MOS, and return to customer service experience.

    WESCO International2019-04-07
  4. "Mid-level manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WESCO International full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Endless opportunities, tons of potential, but they continually fail to execute and come up short

    Cons

    Behind in technology, benefits too expensive, completely failed improve cohesiveness between upper management and the field

    Advice to Management

    Stop running off your talent, you hire good people for a reason. Start listening to them.

    WESCO International2019-04-04
  5. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Project Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, minimal overtime, some travel

    Cons

    Job titles often do not match day to day scope of work

    WESCO International2019-03-09
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    "Potential"

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time

    Pros

    Lots of Potential and many resources

    Cons

    Disjointed, Top Down Management. Way behind in technology investment

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the Future

    WESCO International2019-03-04
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    "Overall Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - General Warehouse Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great site manager, paid holidays, decent amount of time off, rotating schedule, easy work.

    Cons

    Favoritism, upper management has never done the job and it shows with the expectations, pay doesn't even begin to keep up with cost of living. Raises are 25 cents yearly if you're lucky.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to avoid turn over rate being so high and expect the same amount of work from every employee.

    WESCO International2019-02-12
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    "Management is in over their heads. Would not recommend WESCO or anything WESCO owned."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WESCO International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Healthcare is decent but expensive

    Cons

    No one can make a decision. Pay isn’t great, less than industry standard. It will take 2-3 months to be hired on full time. Lots of empty promises and pressure to buy more PTO whenever the stock is not doing well.

    Advice to Management

    People aren’t numbers. Managers need to be transparent and do what they say they will do.

    WESCO International2019-03-17
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Many differences in Information Technology"

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

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time

    Pros

    Worked with a few good people over the years. Many have come and gone.

    Cons

    You may work for a team that is over staffed or you may work for a team that is extremely understaffed. One team may extensively use contractors and the next team may not use contractors at all. Consistent expectation to work nights and or weekends because WESCO is the “extra effort” people. Project management capabilities vary with expectations changing often. Recent changes with health benefits which...

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    Advice to Management

    Don’t promote to manager level roles just because someone has worked for WESCO for an extended period of time. Listen to team members regarding what is working and what is not. Balance the workloads and be realistic as it relates to projects timelines.

    WESCO International2019-02-22
  10. "excellent company"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Analyst in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Great place to work, extremely stable company . Excellent life/ work balance.

    Cons

    No downfalls for me except very few chances to be promoted

    WESCO International2019-01-31
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