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Branch Selling Manager
Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYDecember 28, 2018
Stressful. Typical work day started before 6am and finished after 6pm. Most days started in the warehouse assisting receiving and shipping. Then paperwork and on to sales calls. More paperwork.


Management was willing to allow me to radically change our market focus from contractors to industrials and institutions. Reversing a 10 year record of losses. Went from a negative 3.5IBT to a positive 3.5IBT.

Long hours and ever increasing demands to do more with less.

Getting substantial raises and bonus for myself and team.
Pros
Opporunity to learn.
Cons
Focus on short term results
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Need better Management
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Lemoyne, PAJanuary 18, 2019
Need management that cares about their employees. Give employees raises. People in the office stop playing with phones and make them do more filing to get all the work completed for the day and not let it sit their for months.
Pros
Everyone gets along
Cons
Not enough pay
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Working at Wesco
Senior Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Sterling Heights, MIFebruary 7, 2019
Productive and great team work. We help each other succeed. We have training 2 times a meeting. A sales meeting every Monday-Wednesday. Start work at 7:30-4:30. Typical day is making calls and doing quotes, and most important, entering orders. Suppliers provide free lunches often after training. • Understand customer needs and requirements
• Source new sales opportunities through inbound lead follow-up and outbound cold calls and emails
• Route qualified opportunities to the appropriate sales executives for further development and closure
• Well-spoken and ready to close the deal to over achieve quarterly quotas
• Research accounts, identify key players and generate interest
• Maintain and expand database of prospects within your assigned territory
• Team with channel partners to build pipeline and close deals
• Perform effective online demos to prospects
Meet with customer to get feedback and improve sales. Strive on satisfaction of my customers. Only cons are not seeing any room for promotions or moving up the ladder. Need something more challenging. Would like to get more involve with outside sale's visits.
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Great people to work with
Sales Manager | Supply Chain Manager (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 4, 2018
Advancement is slow within the company.
Compensation package for advancement is below average.
Sick or swim type of environment. Once you adapt to the culture of the company it's easy to stay.
Pros
Work/Life balance
Cons
salary is below average
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Old Boys Club
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJuly 19, 2018
I spent most days on the phone or emailing customers to provide technical support. Management varies greatly depending on what department you work in. Workplace culture is very much an old boys club. The hardest part of the job is watching strategy revolve around short term gains for stock holders. The most enjoyable part of the job is the autonomy to make decisions that some management teams provide.
Pros
401 K matching, team events, opportunity for advancement and travel
Cons
WESCO runs lean and demands a lot of work for less pay than a typical fortune 500 company.
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Good company, very political at top, little career advancement, everything revolves around quarterly statement
sr manager (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJanuary 31, 2019
Good comoany but switches exec management every year, little room for higher advancement, employees are not valued, HR is worst I have ever seen and destroys morale
Pros
Good name, many branches, product breadth
Cons
SR management is terrible and uncaring of employees, extremely political environment, comp is ok and bonuses will be unpaid for no reason
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Upon selection, Be cautious and observe best you can who you will work for and with
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJanuary 6, 2019
Strange working atmosphere and little or no training. Very clique-ish. Not a welcoming work culture between those who've been there 20 years and new hires. You work hard and steady, but the day flies by quickly.
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The Facts of Wesco
Sr. Buyer (Current Employee) –  Port Washington, NYNovember 1, 2018
There are only four levels buyer, senior buyer, supervisor and manager. You are not promoted until you ask for a promotion your work is never praised. If you show strong work ethic they just give you more work while others in your department get less. They give cost of living raises and then expect you to do ten times more work.
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Great people
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAOctober 26, 2018
Great company to work for. Seamless transitions when management changed within the company. Always rewarded for a job well done. Fun company outings to football, baseball and soccer events.
Pros
Good compensation
Cons
Can't think of any
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Zero Training, Unattainable Expectations, Cut Throat, Highly Political
Bean Counter (Former Employee) –  Tiny Pebble, AROctober 31, 2018
Office Hours appox. 8:00am until 8:00pm, then work on computer until exhausted, Work from home on weekends sometimes 16 hour days. Work Harded Do More, Never enough, always more, always more. Pittsburgh Ivory Tower. Watch your back, trust no one, belief in exaggerated comments or actions for the CHOSEN few. Human Resources is not and ally they are the executioners of the political system.
I learned this once respected Carlton Bates company has become part of the "enough is never enough" greed of the rich mans game.
Pros
Had an Ice Machine
Cons
Ice Machine was usually broken
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Dont do it
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) –  Westborough, MASeptember 9, 2018
Ive worked here for years. In ten years i did the same job with no advancement. Also in ten years my pay only went up $2.00 an hour. 20 cents a year average but the insurance went up alot more. You go backwards working here. Management is a joke too. Office people get treated one way and the actual workers get tteated different. The place is a pathetic joke.
Pros
None
Cons
The pay
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closed minded old school drudgery
SR SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  portland, orOctober 2, 2018
The culture at this particular Utility branch was nearly intolerable. I believe that they will have a difficult time acquiring new talent moving forward.
Pros
job security
Cons
boring
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Worst job I ever had
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) –  Monroe, NCOctober 29, 2018
Low working conditions and bad working environment is part of their working culture. The management was below expectations, from leadman to supervisor.
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Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKAugust 10, 2018
The other person I worked with in the warehouse was an Ok guy. I wish there had been more opportunity for advancement. I just felt like site management was unwilling to listen to associates to better daily processes. I loved the daily pace to complete tasks. I like to keep myself busy, it make the day go faster.
Pros
hours
Cons
bad communication from management
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Find somewhere else to work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 19, 2018
In the beginning there was lots of promise to move up in the company. When I asked for more work, they told me there was none. I was able to move into a parallel position after 6 years, with promise to excel, but instead was put back into my old position and STILL had to do my new job. After two years of begging to get out of my old position AGAIN, I finally left because the neglect, overwork, and under pay felt like abuse. They forced people to retire early, had multiple lay offs, and constantly made you feel like you were replaceable. There are good, honest employees who are treated terribly while there are others who are rude, constantly waste company money and time and are still favored. Management is unapproachable- when you tell them about a problem they tell you to basically stop talking and go back to your post. Micro management is a noticeable issue and HR is even worse! They do not follow proper firing policies and make up convoluted stories to get rid of people they target. High turn over rates, disorganization, cut throat environment. People are having major health issues because the stress is so high: strokes, heart attacks, and even death.
I give two stars because it has good benefits and good career experience. But the company needs to be overhauled or brought down because it is spinning out of control.
Pros
Good benefits, good experience
Cons
Being a good employee will get you fired
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International Financial Service Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston TexasSeptember 10, 2018
The company has good benefits, flexible hours for upper management. Able to meet and travel different countries. Great upper management. Has tuition reimbursement, good compensation
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
nothing
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Marketing (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJanuary 19, 2019
Friendly environment with some room for advancement, but can be difficult to further your career / developmental goals if you do not have a good mentor / lead. At times, positions are overworked due to layoffs / lack of employee retention and new hires are not a priority.
Pros
Flex schedule, training opportunities, onsite gym
Cons
understaffed, limited advancement opportunities, pay for parking
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it's a job
branch employee (Current Employee) –  VirginiaNovember 25, 2018
Work is typical warehouse job. However way, way too many bosses who are desk jockeys telling the employees doing the work, how to do their jobs. Management does not listen to experienced employees. Wesco is self admitted to working understaffed and under paid for the work expected. The ops. manager is not in control of his location, too many people outside of the location direct day to day operations and duties.
Pros
a job
Cons
too many ineffective bosses
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Productive
Purchasing Expeditor (Former Employee) –  Boca Raton, FLAugust 16, 2018
Good company to work for. great benefit. As long as you get your work done no problem with management. Great coworker. Repetitive work can be boring at times.
Pros
great benefit
Cons
no opportunity for advancement
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Good working environment
Industrial Account Manager - Channel Partner (Former Employee) –  Eugene, ORAugust 29, 2018
Able to work remote. Often times no direction provided. Work culture was good. Management tended to stay in the "background". Large customer base with multiple products to offer these customers.
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