Inventory Associate (Former Employee) – Manassas, VA – January 26, 2016
A typical day would usually be busy because, we would have to do a lot of Inventory and we had to be careful that we scan the items correctly, and break down the shelves into shelf 1, shelf 2, and Shelf 3.
Inventory Associate (Former Employee) – Davenport, IA – July 21, 2016
I liked that i got paid every Thursdays. Some of the employees i worked with were nice and very helpful. The job all together is horrible to work at. I wouldn't recommend no one to work here. The only good thing about it is driving out of town and getting paid every Thursday's.
Great job and pay, however if you have a family this would not be the job for you. The hours are varied and your day could be a ten hour day however you only get paid for five hours, that's just an example but it mostly happens often.
Great experience, good pay
Hours you put in aren't the hours you get paid for
Inventory Associate (Current Employee) – Pawtucket, RI – July 18, 2016
The job isn't too hard, but it does involve physical work if you're a counter or "inventory associate". You won't know when the job will end, unless the manager or supervisor has done the store beforehand and this will throw you off your schedule. So don't plan on having one if you're working that day. The social environment is very diverse, so take that as you will.
I feel like managers (in my opinion) are greedy and they really don't care about you. We don't get vacation or sick days, which I find fairly vital to any job. However, there is a bit of a leniency with scheduling, so that somewhat makes up for it. Overall, the job keeps you busy and it's nice to travel around and meet new people.
flexible scheduling, traveling, social environment, active work
lack of sick days and vacation, poor management, unpredictable hours
We get to travel everyday and is different everyday so you are never bored. I learned a lot about a field I knew nothing about and still able to learn something new everyday. Unfortunately nobody is ever held accountable. There are several no call no shows each day. Some of the employees cause a lot of drama within the crew and with store employees and never are held accountable. Harassment is a big issue and when brought to upper management it is dismissed without a second thought. I love what I do and I am very upset that I cannot fully do my job to the high standards I hold myself to with all the very unprofessional actions of employees and management. I would love to move up in the company but would never be able to do the job to the best of my ability with the lack of support from upper management. We do travel a lot but we also do not receive payment for travel so long days but not fully being paid for the time we are away.
Different every single day and a fast paced environment
No health care and are away from home without fully being paid
Employee (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 4, 2016
A typical work day would be showing up and getting straight to work with my team and at time working individually. I would have to scan each item in my section which put in the computer how many items where there. I would also count them out by hand to double check my work. Management was great there.
the people that work there seem friendly enough but I sent multiple emails requesting to change my availability but I never got a response and was written up for missing days when I reported that I was unable to work certain days well before the required 24 hours before the scheduled work day.
Inventory Associate (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – July 3, 2016
it was an ok company the management sucked the staff was kinda ok...I was let go for not having the proper training and I was let go thru a text message from my head manager after I got home from a day of work
Working with WIS International was a challenging but unrewarding experience. Although the Inventory Associate position was technically part-time, the amount of work hours required made it feel more like full time without benefits. Days have highly variable work hours; one day you might have to leave for work early in the morning, while another may require you to leave late at night. Long, unpredictable hours would be acceptable if not for the lack of benefits and low wages.
If you can't count quickly, aren't fluid enough for random work hours, or believe you deserve better than de facto full time without benefits, this is not the job for you.
It's your typical job where not everyone is a team player, sometimes your not appreciated for the work you put in. Some people are favorited not even based on their experience more or less based on whether or not they like you which I believe is wrong.
Auditor (Former Employee) – Lexington, SC – June 27, 2016
Show up at the office between 2-4am, get in a van to drive 1-3 hours to inventory a store for up to 8 hours. no breaks unless you go over 6 hours then you get a half hour break. If it takes 10 hours to count a store you only get one 1/2 hr break. then back in the van to drive back to the office.
Too few drivers who are overworked and tired. The drivers speed, text, and eat while driving with very little sleep.
your hours per week depend on not how well you scan but how well you play the kiss up game. And most importantly you must stay on management's good side or you lose hours.