Various Positions (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 27 February 2017
a typical day at work when I left was dealing with customers at the front counter and product training is ongoing. management was friendly and workplace culture to me seemed like its not what you know, its who you know. the hardest part of the job was leaving after 35 years and the most enjoyable were the benefits I gained over the years.
Sales associate (Former Employee) – London, ON – 21 January 2017
I Have not experienced such a lack of professionalism and management in a workplace since my days working in odd jobs for college. No direction or structure to the workplace. Everybody just does their own thing, so good luck if you're new. I ended up having a good contact in another Wesco branch that I could rely on if I needed to know something. Asking anyone in the office was an exercise in futility. High turnover and many stories of past employees being let go or just leaving. Luckily, I have a good sense of humour and found the whole experience somewhat amusing. Comforting to know that Wesco keeps all their idiots assembled in one branch.
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 5 September 2016
Good organization with a decent culture. Being a private company has its challenges and general Wesco does well. American versus Canadian culture can be a challenge but the Canadian team does a good job
Warehouse Receiver (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 27 July 2016
It's too bad the economy is tanking, I really liked working for WESCO.
Management actually appeared to care about what was going on.
I would arrive, clean up whatever I couldn't do the previous day, then do cycle counts. When cycle counts were done, typically that's when stock would come in. I'd do that, then process A/H tickets, pick tickets, then put away stock, and clean up if I had time.
I would also assist in measuring and cutting cable and wire if need be.
When you have some kid who is high on his ego running the place, doesn't respect anyone who isn't making more than he is, there is no respect.
Don't expect to advance to another role unless someone leaves.
Fortune 500 company that doesn't know how to treat their employees well. Other companies have things like free lunch on Friday or 50% off that the company covers, but not this company. They are too cheap for that.
Also, they don't do really care about the community. No community involvement, they love to keep every penny.
Accounting / Purchaser (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 1 May 2014
Typical day at work consists of:
Doing all the accounting, paying payables, doing the nightly cash out, making purchase orders or sales staff, doing inventory, tracking down product that was purchased, helping customer with billing problems