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WIS International Reviews

Updated November 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "loads of travelling and lots of opportunity to meet new people" (in 46 reviews)

  • "Weekly pay, travel, interesting work in stores" (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be long hours but worthwhile" (in 49 reviews)

  • "Long hours, early morning, late nights but worth it" (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Best Inventory Company Overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful staff and co-workers. Great hours and a different place to work everyday.

    Cons

    Early mornings and late nights


  2. Helpful (5)

    "WIS (What Is Sleep)"

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    • 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.

  3. "Ideal for Students"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WIS International part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Very Flexible.
    - Ideal for Students.
    - You get to travel a lot and also get paid for it.
    - Each day offers a new environment to work with stores ranging from Loblaw's to various apparel and small stores.

    Cons

    - Low Pay
    - The company doesn't care much about the employees
    - Not ideal for long-term.
    - One month you could be working every day and next month you will barely have any shift.
    - You work crazy shifts and sometimes back to back during the busy months.


  4. "Sub-par Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WIS International (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers, some of the management

    Cons

    The company is a complete mess, lack of organization


  5. "WIS Growth"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WIS International part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, travel, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Short weeks but it is part time,

    Advice to Management

    Continue promoting qualified associates into leadership.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very indifferent."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in Cookeville, TN
    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in Cookeville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours are constant for the most part, and the district manager is willing to work around school schedules, and appointments, the supervisors can be really nice and normally try to make the day go by easier. The pay is decent and you dont have to waste your own gas if you ride in the company vehicle. The job is pretty self explanatory you go, you count, you go home.

    Cons

    The bad side of things if you don't have enough people to do a job you will either waist your time driving anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours to be told the job is canceled or you'll be stuck there all day well into the late evening. The job normally starts every early in the morning which a lot of people don't realize until they go to their first few jobs and if the job is in a different time zone then you have to leave extra early to get there.

    Advice to Management

    Do not sugar coat the job, people need to know what exactly they are getting into, better safety training would be helpful.


  7. "Inventory Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WIS International part-time

    Pros

    The work is straightforward and easy

    Cons

    The hours can be hard to deal with

  8. "This job is massively disorganized and very tedious in comparison to the pay and huge turnover rate."

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    Current Employee - Inventory Auditor in Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Inventory Auditor in Macon, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work, travel, and good hours

    Cons

    Long hours, incoherent scheduling, poor staff, incompetent leaders and management, and poor team effort.

    Advice to Management

    There is too much to be said so I will simply say do better because you know what needs to be done.


  9. "Area Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WIS International full-time

    Pros

    Advancement opportunity
    Management Training
    Benefits
    Good people

    Cons

    Long hours and unrealistic corporate expectation. We need to fire under-performers but not enough applicants.

    Advice to Management

    Increase starting wage to attract better talents.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "NEVER WORK HERE"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Pensacola, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing positive in this dark void of a job

    Cons

    Let me start by saying THIS COMPANY IS BEING SUED for UNFAIR LABOR

    I am no longer at this job because the website was down and I couldn't see the schedule and I was getting written up for not showing up for work. When you are in orientation you are told not to print or write the schedule because it changes so much and you need to check it everyday. Of course I suffered because of the company.

    I would be gone 12 hours sometimes more on most days. Instead of giving us a break they told us to count faster so we could get home quickly, I have a disease that I need to take meds for and eat with or I could I could go into heart failure. I would sneak away to take meds and snack on things. They would also take the breaks out of out of our pay anyway even when we did not take them.
    If you're working somewhere cold like in a freezer they do not provided gloves to keep your hands from hurting.

    Almost every job someone would curse out a supervisor. If we had a break a lot of times people would literally smoke weed behind the work van or outside the place we had the job. My Co-workers were nice to me. I didn't say anything when they smoked or cursed out the drivers or supervisors. Supervisors would be on the phone counting, or not helping at all but making us work like slaves. One supervisor would not take advice from their crew to help move along things and would sit people out just for making a suggestion. When I say sit out. We have to clock out and get no pay. If you didn't drive to the job you have to wait for everyone else to finish.

    They really do just through you out there. I had orientation with the area supervisor and he didn't really show us how to use the guns effectively so we could count quickly like the senior workers do.

    Some on the drivers speed. I've been in the van so many times and been afraid for my life because they veer into oncoming traffic or are falling asleep at the wheel. Many of the employees have reported this but they are STILL driving!

    Drug test need to be done at this company. it's insane how many people show up smelling like weed.

    We only make $9.25 starting out and if we count quick enough we can make more but the units per hour we have to count are insane for newbies.

    In all my time I worked here RARELY would the full scheduled crew show up, most days we'd only have half the people we were supposed to.

    All in All. -10 outta 10. It was the worst place I've ever worked and I have been working retail since 2010. Mangers were horrendous, Supervisors should ALL be replaced. Drivers should not be trusted will any kind of life human or otherwise. Lastly, if they did drug test everyone at the Pensacola Office they'd have no employees.

    Lucky for me I found a job paying twice as much! DO NOT WORK HERE SAVE YOURSELF THE TORTURE!

    Advice to Management

    Quit, I could do better.


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