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Updated Oct 21, 2019

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2.8
42%
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World Fuel Services CEO Michael J. Kasbar
Michael J. Kasbar
118 Ratings
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  • "Not a lot of culture at work or work/life balance(in 18 reviews)

  • "None to think of, WFS has been great so far(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Auditor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Fuel Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    World Fuel has a culture that values work-life balance and promotes the well-being of its employees in many different ways. The CEO hosts family picnics annually, there is a sponsored Corporate Run annually, and many other opportunities to foster a very positive working environment overall. In addition to this, the company management is very good at providing recognition and feedback (both formal and informal) as... well as opportunities for growth.

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    Cons

    The only Con I could say I experienced was the caliber of recruiting efforts and the hiring process. This is one area that could greatly be improved, as positions remain open for extensive periods. Also, its important for managers to be selective when choosing the correct talent. There is a mix of very smart, motivated employees and then there are the ones that need some push to get things done and that are adverse... to change.

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    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a fantastic job!

    World Fuel Services2016-02-23
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Honest Review - HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Fuel Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Depending on your manager, you can learn a lot. Good work life balance (depending on your manager). HR rapport is generally good.

    Cons

    Culture- CEO is constantly coming up with new projects for HR that always start and never finish. HR has had so many great initiatives that never go anywhere. HR has never had any clear goals which trickle down to HR leadership. Culture - HR - HR is very reactionary always putting out fires for leadership. HR is never working on finishing initiatives. No initiatives directly impact employee population in a... positive way. I.E. working to get better benefits (work from home policy, maternity leave, overall cost of health insurance). HR teams are disbursed and rarely work together well. Different rules depending on manager (IE - some managers allow work from home while others look down upon it). Salary- employees with the same titles and job responsibilities have salary ranges that are very far apart ($15k-$20k difference). HR leadership does not communicate with HR employees as much as they should. Most HR leadership are not tech savvy and have very regressive HR values.

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    Advice to Management

    My advice to HR Leadership is to make time for your actual HR employees instead of focusing on the needs to segment leaders. That is not to say that the needs/goals of the segments are not important. It is to say to focus on the goals of HR as a whole and work on initiatives that will directly impact most of the employee population positively. Most initiatives that do end up getting done only impact employees who... directly contribute to the company’s revenue, which is not fair to all other employees. Another piece of advice is to start focusing on current HR trends that will directly impact the quickly growing workforce of millennials. Their values are very different than the baby boomer generation. Any fortune 100 company would be preparing for that to stay competitive.

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    World Fuel Services2019-06-07
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Learned a lot on the job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Fuel Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and work-life balance, opportunity to dive in head first and learn on the job skills, boss didn't micromanage

    Cons

    Boss delegated almost everything so that he had practically nothing to do all day other than chit-chatting and browsing news websites; culture of lots of chiefs and condescension rather than inclusion and respect, especially if not part of management.

    Advice to Management

    Develop strong talent within and have more respect for hard work ethic, don't let middle-to-senior level managers who get lazy make decisions to eliminate people just because they feel intimidated. Keep your eye on the ball and you won't let good people fall by the wayside. You may need to get rid of fat cats who don't do anything all day yet bear titles of directors and above. You should make your analysts... managers quicker, and the directors should be pressed to work more or they should be the ones to lose their job. Develop technology like Chevron where you can see how much time someone spent actually working at their computer or on conferences all day - then you will know objectively (to some degree) who is really pushing out the work and who's just sitting around being lazy.

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    World Fuel Services2019-02-21
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Possibly the reason why Miami is listed in the Top 5 Corrupt Cities in the US"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Doral, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at World Fuel Services

    Pros

    There are none to be shared besides, it is active employment.

    Cons

    The list would be endless. Infighting, Command and Control culture and Machiabellianism are among my top 3. This sentiment is shared by suppliers and vendors that WFS has stiffed. FTE's primary gripe is no work life balance, very little working from home, glass ceiling and tribes; not the Agile sort of tribes but instead those that alienate people by job role and culture.

    Advice to Management

    Step down and allow the entire company to be retooled from the ground up. Pay your debts. Hire a Senior Consultant with deep expertise in brand and reputation management. Yours in is in the negative ranking.

    World Fuel Services2019-02-15
  5. Helpful (13)

    "This place could be so much better"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at World Fuel Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are decent (I did feel as though they used this as an excuse to pay their employees less) but expensive.

    Cons

    -ZERO work/life balance -work environment was poisonous and members in Management were either aware and did nothing or were part of the problems themselves -shows no loyalty to their employees -at times company would release products without offering any training and then would provide super, in-depth training on things that had no relevance to our actual job duties. -Old boys’ club: if you’re not in, you may as... well get out.

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    Advice to Management

    Your hard-working employees are literally the lifeblood of your organization and you should treasure them, develop them, genuinely care for each of them, and give them the incentives and opportunities to stay. Meanwhile, drop the dead weight, clowns, and dinosaurs/cavemen.

    World Fuel Services2019-01-03
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Big Company but Culture needs improvement starting with Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Fuel Services full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are fair.

    Cons

    Not a lot of culture at work or work/life balance.

    World Fuel Services2018-11-24
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Do Yourself A Favor And Don't Work There!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Flight Consultant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at World Fuel Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You can use if to "puff" up your resume by saying you worked for a Fortune 100 company! That's about it.

    Cons

    OMG where do I even start....! If you are not part of the click you better find another job QUICK! You will be treated like crap IF you are not part of the click. Z-E-R-O work life balance. Expect to work 13-14 hr rotating shifts, nights, weekends, holidays, etc. etc. During the time I worked there in 2010, over 32 employees came and went. Keep in mind that's a VERY small department. You will be ridiculed and... mocked in front of ALL other employees if you ever make a mistake. I know of at least 8 people who only lasted 1-3 months because they said they had NEVER worked in a more toxic environment. Seriously, do yourself a favor and apply with UAS, Rockwell Collins, AEG or another Intl. Trip Planning company.

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    Advice to Management

    For the Denver "management" team....Quit! Please do the company a huge help and quit.

    World Fuel Services2018-09-26
  8. "Stepping Stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at World Fuel Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule . Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Training. Very resistant to change/new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Make all employees feel like their suggestions matter.

    World Fuel Services2018-05-31
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at World Fuel Services full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits; base salary is fair; opportunities for growth

    Cons

    The company I worked for was acquired by WFS and there were issues from the get-go. WFS seemed to be in such a hurry to integrate the new company into the WFS processes and systems that key operating processes were dropped, overlooked or completely thrown out without any understanding of why and how these processes were in place to begin with. Layoffs happened quickly and many good people who could have helped with... the integration process were let go before they could use their knowledge and experience to help. There is no expectation of a work-life balance for employees. Hours are long, the environment is stressful and the processes are frustrating.

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    World Fuel Services2018-05-30
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Shared Service Manager"

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

    I worked at World Fuel Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay . Nice benefits

    Cons

    No work life balance. Bad managment

    World Fuel Services2018-05-30
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