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Wencor Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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  1. "Lack of vision and direction"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In all Wencor was a good place to work. Not too much stress and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Leadership and management provide no real sense of vision or direction for company growth and goals.

    Advice to Management

    Create and provide a sense of vision and direction for the company.


  2. "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Peachtree City, GA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Peachtree City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with some nice people.

    Cons

    Very demanding of hours. No work / home balance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people, train and help them grow.


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    "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Springville, UT
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Springville, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wencor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people were awesome. The department, for the most part was a great, tight-knit group of coworkers. I had a great manager that allowed autonomy as long as you were hitting goals and quotas.

    Cons

    Upper Management. I went through the initial transition from being privately held by the Wood family to being purchased by an investment firm. They were looking for a quick fixer upper that they could flip for a profit (it has since changed hands a second time). Prior to the change the company experienced double digit year-over-year growth every year that I was there.
    The management team that they brought in was really not concerned about the employees or long term health of the company. They were concerned about appearances and short term financials.

    Advice to Management

    Make your people happy, make them look good, and you will in turn look good. Take a long term view, and don't be so wrapped up in your own accomplishments.


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    "Comfortable Work, Good Pay, Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Comfortable working conditions for a warehouse. Air conditioned and no heavy lifting.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    Mandatory work weekends.
    Frequent changes in procedures.
    Poor management.
    Poor communication between departments.
    Zero employee appreciation.
    Zero opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Management is poor. They don't know what works because they don't really ask for input from the workers themselves. They just come up with ideas for improvement which frequently fail. When I left, they had implemented Dematic for a second time, which was failing like it was the first time they tried it. All it has changed is that workers are able to process more orders, but people still have to work there overtime every night.
    Management will fire anyone who is a threat to their status quo, even if said employee has done nothing wrong. I saw it happen.
    Even if you are an ideal worker and do everything that's asked of you and go above and beyond, your only chance of moving up in the company is if your supervisor is fired and maybe you can replace them. Other than that, there are no opportunity advancements.
    I'd recommend listening to your workers as to what works instead of implementing what YOU think will work with no input.
    Show some appreciation for your employees! When I was told my job was over, I received no prior warning and not a single bit of appreciation. No "thank you" or "we appreciate you coming in on weekends", nothing. I was an ideal employee and did what was asked of me every day and you can't even say "thank you"?
    Overall, not a good company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "VP Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Springville, UT
    Former Employee - Vice President in Springville, UT

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

    Pros

    At Wencor you have the ability to contribute across many functional areas in the organization. It is small enough that you are able to have access to upper management, including CEO.

    Cons

    WG needs to improve company culture. Employees should be top priority, not just the numbers

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your biggest asset is your people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Shipping, inspector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wencor full-time

    Pros

    I love the people I work with, awesome benefits, my department allows me to go to school and work it's really flexible.

    Cons

    The recent move to shipping has been frustrating and caused a lot of negative feelings. Excited to see what the new CEO does.

    Advice to Management

    Be involved in all levels of employment. Be positive but realistic about company circumstances.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Life at Wencor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wencor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Salary, 5 day work week

    Cons

    Management shows favoritism and does not promote hard working people

    Advice to Management

    Stop showing favoritism and promote from within


  9. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst Intern in Granite Bay, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst Intern in Granite Bay, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wencor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, and around. The facility is kept very organized and clean.

    Cons

    Could use more people in the quality control environment, as well as easier access to tools.

    Advice to Management

    Quality takes time. Either to make, or to measure. You cant rush quality.


  10. "Okay working experience"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Springville, UT
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Springville, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team members that are fun to work with and they are knowledgeable and helpful. Good experience overall. Good experience.

    Cons

    Didn't compensate very well. No reward for additional hard work. Many middle managers who are not very good at what they do, this creates a working atmosphere that can be tense and leave you constantly worrying about your job if your manager doesn't click with your personality.

    Advice to Management

    No need for so much middle management. Creates too much company politics and hurts moral.


  11. "Outside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wencor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The base salary was good and the flexibility in the hours worked was ok.

    Cons

    The long hours (many 12 hour shifts) were grueling and the push from the upper management to pull in future orders so they can ship early to make the monthly goals was completely STUPID. We made customers mad and this increased the number Customer Complaint Return's which counted against our numbers which decreased our bonuses. It created a vicious cycle that never ended for the time I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip on how you conduct the business.



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