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WIS International Reviews

Updated April 23, 2018
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Pros
  • Meet new people each day, and get lots of opportunity to network (in 41 reviews)

  • Weekly pay, travel, interesting work in stores (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours if your not looking for them (in 38 reviews)

  • Very busy on weekends, early mornings (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "WIS (What Is Sleep)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Supervisor in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Inventory Supervisor in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WIS International part-time

    Pros

    You get to pick your own hours.
    Confirm jobs when you want to work.
    WIS employees get paid weekly (hourly) not sure about salaried positions
    Salary and Hourly positions available.
    Company Transport (Company Vans are used to transport crew and equipment)
    30min break given every 5 hours.

    Cons

    Area Manager schedules less than 20 hours a week most weeks
    Pay is not worth amount of hours worked.
    Exhausting, no sitting, must stand throughout workday
    Demanding, will be asked to complete multiple tasks.
    Some people have to work 3 back to back shifts because of such little hours given.
    Refuse to give overtime opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Give out more hours.
    Distribute hours among all employees
    Give overtime opportunity
    Use the 6 month appraisal incentive and give employees the raise they deserve.


  2. "Good Place To Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WIS International part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Room for advancement and raises; also incentive program in place to reward fast & accurate counters. People are pleasant and helpful.

    Cons

    Hours are odd but that is due to the nature of the business.

  3. "Inventory Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in El Monte, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in El Monte, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WIS International part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun and engaging team to work with. Get good exercise from working this job.

    Cons

    Have to scan very fast; if you can't go as fast as desired by management and get everything scanned on time then you'll have a likelihood of not being allowed to work for the winter months.

    Advice to Management

    Try to advise team what to do to scan faster and see if you can allow them to work winter months regardless.


  4. "What is there to say?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WIS International part-time

    Pros

    When there's work, then you work

    Cons

    1.no set schedule
    2.the numbers where they expect you to be at per hour(even better if you can surpass them)
    3. they hire criminals(like seriously?? i understand you need people but i don't like going to work knowing i am working with legit criminals)

    Advice to Management

    stop the personal favoritism, change the way you promote your workers, and lastly treat your workers like they are human beings(trust me they'll last longer if you actually had a heart)


  5. "inventory supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WIS International full-time

    Pros

    area supervisor and district manager were good advisors, patient

    Cons

    pay not great, backup for missing employees or equipment not great, hours and consistent schedule not great

    Advice to Management

    definitely a learning experience


  6. "Greatness Depends on Need for Money"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WIS International part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get hired, pretty easy work, you get paid hourly, coworkers are generally really friendly

    Cons

    Not many hours for quite a while, some months don't get any shifts, hard to make money

    Advice to Management

    Be true to your word on the star pay program. I've heard complaints from coworkers about being gold level and still getting paid minimum wage.


  7. "Counter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Counter in Rego Park, NY
    Former Employee - Counter in Rego Park, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to visit many places and stores

    Cons

    Tedious
    Work erratic hours
    There is travel time without pay

  8. "Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at WIS International full-time

    Pros

    The work isn't stressful, just mundane.

    Cons

    As a TL you deal with a lot of turnover, tardiness/attendance issues and payroll corrections.


  9. "Area Mgr"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager
    Current Employee - Area Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to Advance and or transfer. Solid mission Statement

    Cons

    Work/ life balance can be difficult


  10. Helpful (1)

    "STAY AWAY!!"

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

    I worked at WIS International part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Too long to list! Unpredictable hours. They hold you hostage. My manager didn’t speak good English so I had a hard time understanding him. Overall it was a frustrating experience.

    Advice to Management

    Better organization and structure. Hire more qualified people.


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