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WMS Industries President, CEO, and Director Brian R. Gamache
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  1. "Not All that it Seems from Outside"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Ops in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President Ops in Waukegan, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WMS Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good product, loyal service workforce

    Cons

    Executive leadership, politics, non strategic thinking

    Advice to Management

    Think long term, rid yourself of WMS Sr Leadership (they drove it into the ground).


  2. "Culture of Paranoia"

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    Former Employee - Director in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Waukegan, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WMS Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cool technology in a unique industry - and a pretty different office setting surrounded by artists, musicians, developers which offers great diversity.

    Cons

    Slow to adopt/accept change or ideas from elsewhere. Highly political atmosphere with clear favorites. Great place to work if you're an engineer, but if you're looking for a professional environment - this isn't it.

    Advice to Management

    Come down a few thousand feet to see what employees are thinking/feeling/needing.

  3. "What once was..."

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    Current Employee - Operations in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Operations in Waukegan, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WMS Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to try and fix the many things wrong. They do offer competitive benefits outside of salary. Potential growth in the business.

    Cons

    No career management or growth opportunities in majority of the areas in the company. Employees are stretched very thin and over burdened.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "WMS needs to get the whole company moving in the same direction."

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    Current Employee - Project Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Management in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative, Creative, Bleeding edge, employee appreciatation cookies, good benefits, on-site gym, very smart people willing to take sensible risks, willing to provide the proper training/education.

    Cons

    Every three to five years they have massive lay-offs, 10%+ of the work force. Poor communication from the top manage down to the worker bees.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management needs to communicate the business strategy to everyone in the organization. You would get many answers to the question "What is the direction of the company?" The direction of the company seems to change every quarter.


  5. "Just another IT company looking for cheap labor in India"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WMS Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Fast Paced
    -Decent Salary
    -Good Low level & director level Managers

    Cons

    -Employee benefit is of least importance.
    -HR is non-existent & thus company driven by managers.
    -No Promotions , Bonus or Salary hikes. Last 5 years 5% (average) hike given to high performers.
    -India gets all the poor quality work which all the other centers have refused to accept.
    -Leaders only make promises but rarely fulfill them.
    -Too many changes in Upper Management, hence no stability.
    -Too many VPs.

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to employee opinion and act on it.
    -Upper Management should understand the local cultures rather than enforce US mentality on all centers .


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