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WESCO International Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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WESCO International CEO John J. Engel
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Pros
  • Good work life balance- basically if you work your 40 hours, they don't really care when you come in or leave (in 9 reviews)

  • Competitive Salary, good benefits (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management does not listen (in 13 reviews)

  • Lots of layers of management and red tape (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "OK not great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Saginaw, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours are good for family time
    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Upper management does not listen
    Way to many chances given to under achievers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No direction"

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good home/work balance

    Cons

    Below market pay, no perks/incentive to keep top employees around.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear and honest with direction of company.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Materials Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Materials Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Almost always a 40 hour week. They almost never ask you to work overtime. Good Benefits

    Cons

    No chance to move up internally, and management is give bonuses based on cost savings which basically gives them bonuses for not giving people raises. The Richmond location is a cesspool of workers that just aren't trying because they know they wont get a raise or a promotion no matter how hard they work. No one will really come down on any one for not doing their job either...

    Some employees have so much work they can't keep up no matter what they do, other employees have almost no work.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the senior management in the MMP Group, they don't care about anything but them selves.

    Add performance based incentives and start hiring from within. Your loosing your best employees because they have no where to go. Some of the people I have seen leave have had 10+ Years with the company and do a great job yet, they have no where to move up.


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  5. "A good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WESCO International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, fair treatment, some opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Sometimes micro managed. Very structured.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open and adaptable to change.


  6. "So far so good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Daleville, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Daleville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Seems like a great company to work for. Talking to someone that has been there for almost 30yrs. Laid back. Just show up and do what needs to be done. The one I work for only has like 7-8 people total. Looking to add on or find a bigger building due to work load. $2.2m last month.
    Get hired on and automatically get 3-weeks pto. Don't know anywhere else like that.

    Cons

    As far as the warehouse goes. It could use some changing up a little.

    Advice to Management

    Take input from the warehouse employees and find a way for it to be more efficient.


  7. "Hit or Miss"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing Associate in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Purchasing Associate in Port Washington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Managers did not hover, gave you space to work and gave amble opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Every employee was trained differently. No uniformed way of processing any orders/quoting/sourcing. stingy with raises.

    Advice to Management

    Create a training department for new employees and explain why things need to be done in a certain way.


  8. "OPS MGR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Ventura, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Ventura, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, enjoyed my time there

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility, frustrating work/life balance


  9. "Warehouse shipper"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and you can move up.

    Cons

    One manager she had no people skills

    Advice to Management

    Need training program before you make someone a mananger


  10. "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Saginaw, MI

    Pros

    Flexible hours and environment is friendly

    Cons

    Low pay have to start as temp


  11. Helpful (1)

    "poorly run"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent people at the local level

    Cons

    Micro management ot the 9th degree, company is run by HR, your treated like a number, nothing else

    Advice to Management

    Value your people


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