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WESCO International Reviews

Updated September 4, 2017
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WESCO International CEO John J. Engel
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Pros
  • Paid time off and work life balance is really the best part about working for WESCO (in 11 reviews)

  • Competitive Salary, good benefits (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management does not listen (in 14 reviews)

  • There is no training at all; Don't be fooled when they tell you that there will be training (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for. Pretty damn good benefits. Health Insurance is a bit expensive though."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth. Has a specific department for women and their chance to excel at an executive level.

    Cons

    Their health insurance is expensive, and their debts insurance doesn't cover much more than basic needs.

    Advice to Management

    Consider looking into a different health and dental insurance company.


  2. "Great place to start"

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

    I worked at WESCO International full-time

    Pros

    They encourage gaining experience in every department

    Cons

    They could better embrace change

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change

  3. "Warehouse Associates come and go"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WESCO International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work is steady enough

    Cons

    Shifting blame is a common practice

    Advice to Management

    Talk one on one with people


  4. "A good place to be"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and start times available.
    Company lets you do your job, little micro management
    Management seems to want to identify top talent and help them along in their career

    Cons

    Advancement seems difficult in certain areas

    Advice to Management

    Don't consistently look to hire people you know


  5. "Distribution Company Only"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WESCO International full-time

    Pros

    Very few other than some nice people

    Cons

    Company is stuck in the 80's with everything, systems using computer code that is over 30 years old to close the company books

    Advice to Management

    Take pay cuts, and invest in technology


  6. "CSR Buyer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at WESCO International full-time

    Pros

    They have a good benefits program with very low co-pay

    Cons

    Management is contently changing with higher expectations and zero direction.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Tolerate Bullies"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WESCO International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As foreign-trained, It helped me keep in touch with the Electrical Engineering Field.

    Cons

    Senior Supervisors that bully new employees are tolerated. Management is plagued with favouritism. Wesco is involved with rigged project biddings, Edmonton North and South Clinic.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair with all employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "OK"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Carol Stream, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Carol Stream, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WESCO International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great and the company really wants to win. I suppose the money is in par with the industry. I would say the work environment is relaxed, and no one takes their job so serious to the point where it's very stressful.

    Cons

    Hard to advance, hard to get a raise, hard to be flexible with customers because they have rules, hard to be heard.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible for customers, take chances, invest in stock, let people advance who deserve to grow, and don't skyrocket the budget after a good year in sales. People deserve commission every year not every other year.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Lighting Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Lighting Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Lighting Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WESCO International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Car, decent salary. I opened up about 12 new plants/customers during my tenure putting on my sales hat.

    Cons

    Too many grumpy people at branch that are not empowered to act on customers behalf. Sudden layoffs when results don't meet expectations

    Advice to Management

    Get a coffee machine, fire toxic employees, clean the carpeting, reward hard work and sales. Get rid of old managers who produce zero sales.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Management closed off to innovation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is available in some areas. When you leave work, you can leave work there.

    Cons

    Pay is below industry average. Little regard for pay disparity among group members of same role. Management not open to innovative ideas. "It's the way we've always done it" should be company motto. Company is management heavy. Employees don't have effective software or tools to do job effectively. NO training is provided. Much of the work being done is not able to be automated so there is a significant amount of manual work required to pull reports. Not much ability for working remotely or working flexible schedule.

    Advice to Management

    WAKE UP and join the 21st century.


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