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Wel Companies Reviews

Updated June 8, 2017
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  1. "Glad to be a part of the WEL Family"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Analytics in De Pere, WI
    Current Employee - Director of Analytics in De Pere, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wel Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family owned, amazing people, budding opportunities for growth - WEL Companies is experiencing a resurgence and getting back to it's roots. Market conditions continue to improve and WEL is focused on being ahead of the curve by putting its time and energy into its people. A storied past and bright future make this an exciting time to be a part of the WEL Family!

    Cons

    The same challenges every transportation company faces. The people in this industry demand accountability and are under tremendous pressure to perform.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest your time and energy in your people and they will invest their time and energy in you!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Best Company Ever Worked For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wel Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best company ever worked for over 3 years, all new Kenworth, friendly staff, family oriented, treats you like a person face to face by your nick name not your ID number. Easy access in and out of terminal, not like a prison. Do it your way, no picky micro managing or harassing dispatchers. Leaders listen to drivers complaints.
    Pay is only .42 with regular raises but worth the convenience. Fuel any where, any time on all truck routes. All reefer, good lanes, no weird broker loads.

    Cons

    They mainly dispatch over Eastern US Region only east of MS, Mo, or TX at the furthest but hiring almost anywhere as they need more drivers. Maybe hard to get hm in some remote areas. Some drivers have complained of low miles but they always do. I never had a problem except they do not go to Western US hardly at all.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "I would never work there again."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in De Pere, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in De Pere, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The open door policy is great, but even with this nothing gets changed. Some co-workers are great.

    Cons

    No bereavement leave (NEVER heard of a company not providing this), no sick days (only vacation time which there isn't much), basically no human resources department, low wages, open concept seating in the office so it's hard to concentrate. So much is negative I'm just glad I escaped.

    Advice to Management

    This place a complete boys club. There are directer/managers that literally do nothing all day long and probably get paid more than 5 staff members who bust their butt all day for the company. This place is too top heavy. There does not need to be be a customer service manager and a customer service director to oversee 10 customer service employees. The human resources department is a joke. This needs to be completely gutted and get someone new in. All managers and team leads need training on how to be leaders. Wages need to be increased as well.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Company OTR Driver"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OTR Company Driver in De Pere, WI
    Former Employee - OTR Company Driver in De Pere, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wel Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Employer. Really treated me decent. Everyone was very nice.

    Cons

    As with any OTR job not much home time. 1 day off for 6 on. It's the nature of the job, not their fault.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating your drivers as well as you treated me.


  5. "horrible company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Wel Companies full-time

    Pros

    nothing good comes from this company

    Cons

    dm are clueless and nobody cares

    Advice to Management

    fire all dm start again but hire drivers for dm's


  6. "Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wel Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work.

    Cons

    Women are not paid the same as men.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "broker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unishippers in De Pere, WI
    Former Employee - Unishippers in De Pere, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wel Companies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    none, horrible place to work

    Cons

    too many to mention here

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Truck Driver

    I have been working at Wel Companies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good starting pay, good equipment

    Cons

    Lot of sitting due to miscommunication between company and shipper/receiver


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Experienced Drivers stay away"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Driver in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Wel Companies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ceo and president seem like they want to take care of the drivers. Streering wheel holders will love this company!!

    Cons

    Employees do not follow thru on Ceo and presidents values and beliefs, experienced drivers stay away from this company!!!

    Advice to Management

    If u want safe experienced drivers, don't make ur experienced drivers starting out drive ur oldest trucks! If u belive in taking care of ur drivers like u say u do, make this clear to ur employees at ur terminals, and make ur corporate employees understand, when they promise something then follow through is everything!!!!


  10. "Office worker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Office Worker
    Former Employee - General Office Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with and a company that truly cares about the employees. Working there taught me a lot about the kind of company I most wanted to work in. Relaxed environment as long as you got your work done on time. No micromanaging.

    Cons

    The pay could have been a little better. The hardest part of working there was the hours. They constantly changed. You knew when your day would start, but you didn't know when it would finish. Hard to schedule things with your family more than a week in advance because of schedule changes.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs better communications between Terminals. Drivers need to know that they don't dictate policy in the terminals that they serve.


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