Inventory Associate (Current Employee), Richardson, TX – December 25, 2013
A typical day at WIS contains counting whatever the store wants you to count. I've learned how to take inventory on store and learned that you have great customer service wherever you work. The Management is very nice and understanding when it comes to anything. The co-workers are as nice as can be. The hardest part of the job would have to be dealing – more... with angry people that comes into the store that you are counting. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to travel to all kinds of different places. – less
Inventory Assistant (Former Employee), Tampa, FL – December 22, 2013
Pros: different locations
Cons: everything else
This job was a dream job when i first got there. I loved that we traveled and went to different parts of the state. But then the pay started to go downhill. It went from working/traveling for 16hours to only getting 5 a day. The management that was there when i was hired on started leaving and the others because a..holes. It became to be where i was – more... spending too much money to go to work than what would be on my check. I couldnt think of ever returning. – less
If you need a little amount of money this is the perfect job for you
Inventory Associate (Current Employee), Tampa, Florida – December 14, 2013
A typical day at work is, going to work at 2-3 am, getting on a van to travel different cities on the state and get paid only an hr after you're on the rode. After you're done with your work you have to wait for the manager to finish everything but they make you clock out so they don't have to pay you for the extra hrs you stay there waiting (can be – more... more than 3 hrs) – less
Inventory Clerk (Former Employee), Springfield, MA – December 13, 2013
Pros: transportation to the jobs & traveling
Cons: late nights & early mornings, complacent & unprofessional staff and management
If you are someone who likes to travel to different states and and meet new people then this is the job for you. You have to use a device that they call "WISards". You may get a 750 (best machine) or the 550s, which the battery dies really fast and can slow you down a bit. Some of the things you scan, you may be AQ1 which is single-scan where you scan – more... EVERYTHING and must memorize how many you scanned or you have to start over. The shifts can either go really quickly or really slow, depending on how quick you and your fellow employees work. The biggest hang-up of the job are the early mornings and late nights. You could be extremely tired and be off to a ob that starts at 6:00 and ends at 5 in the evening. – less
Inventory Specialist (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – December 4, 2013
Cons: no breaks, horrible hotels i caught bed bugs and stil worked for them, wasnt aloud to use bathroom long, alawys hounded nomatter how hard you worked, worked 12 or 13 hour days and made $600 maybe $700 if we ws lucky every 2 weeks
While working we were expected to sweat and hustle to every point of were we were working and were expected to not miss anything which prided us Some of the workers were good people to work with others were bad influences but besides being around them 5 to 6 days a week you learn who to be around and who not to. hardest part was waking up sometimes – more... and being away from family and friends but i enjoyed the scenery and new faces but it didn't pay enough. I learned how important it was to manage and be grown up. – less
Counter (Former Employee), Staten Island, NY – December 2, 2013
Pros: nothing i can think of, its a job.
Cons: very frustrating work environments and scedules.
a VERY demanding position for the rate of pay they originally offered entry level workers. Workers were responsible to completely scan any tagged items in various store settings. The job required a constant level of both focus and movement, as counting some items differ from others. Any messes made during counting must be recleaned, reset, etc. Traveling – more... by van was probably the worst part of the job, as they did pay travel time but only after 2 hours of being on the road. Hours can get cramped, and you can be expected to work a triple shift unrequested. It was not manditory, but if you live in NY and go to virginia and do not want to work anymore, youd have to find your own way back home. I wouldve stayed had they offered the pay which they do now. – less
Verifier/Driver (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – November 28, 2013
Pros: pay, travel
Cons: drama, seasonal work, p/t
TYPICAL WORK DAY;DRIVE CO WORKERS FROM PICK UP POINT OR HOTEL DRIVE TO JOB SITE COUNT INVENTORY OR CHECK INVENTORY COUNTS UNTIL STORE WAS COMPLETE DRIVE TO HOTEL OR DROP OFF POINT.IF AT HOTEL DRIVE TO DINNER WHEN NEEDED.WHAT I LEARNED;DIFFERENT CLASSIFICATIONS FOR PRODUCTS HOW TO USE A 10 KEY TO DO COUNTS AND/OR RECOUNTS.I GOT ALONG WITH MOST OF THE – more... MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEES.THE HARDEST PART WAS DRIVING SEVERAL HOURS FROM ONE LOCATION TO ANOTHER BEFORE OR AFTER WORK.THE MOST ENJOYABLE PART WAS BEING IN DIFFERENT PLACES AND NOT GETTING BORED WITH SAME OLE' SAME OLE. – less
Inventory Associate (Former Employee), Santa Ana, CA – November 20, 2013
most jobs include counting all merchandise. Most of the time your not allowed to talk but with the counting the jobs seem to move by fast and the management happened to be great and treat me with respect.
counter. (Former Employee), lowell, ma – November 20, 2013
sometimes no breaks, no meal breaks, 12 hour shifts sometimes, you can go weeks on end without hours... there are not enough seats so you sit on hub or the floor, sometimes if you request to go to the bathroom they deny it...terrible company
Friendly co-workers and supervisors are always willing to Help if there is a problem
Inventory Specialist (Former Employee), San Leandro, CA – November 19, 2013
The hardest part about WIS is keeping up with productivity when you are just starting the job but once you get the hang of things it gets easy.Also you get to meet a lot of different individuals when at the job site.
The thing I liked about wis was it was fastpaced and a lot to learn everyday was a joy to go because I new i would learn something.
Forklift Operator/Warehouse (Former Employee), Bakersfield, CA – November 17, 2013
Pros: the benefit package
Cons: no set days
The duties working in wis warehouse vary depending on the type of in work program we had that day and and if I was on forklift or just a clerk which was just doing basic tasks in our warehouses. Warehousing work can be physically demanding at times and required me too lift heavy objects as well as a lot of time on my feet. I chose this job because It – more... is the kind of work that attracts those who are willing to roll up their sleeves, get a little dirty and use their muscles. If you are up to the physical challenges, working in a warehouse can be rewarding and I was.It felt good inside as being a women to be able to do the work that a man can do.Which lead me to believe I could handle other physically demanding jobs. – less