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World Wide Technology Reviews

Updated 17 Aug 2019

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World Wide Technology CEO Jim Kavanaugh
Jim Kavanaugh
636 Ratings
Pros
  • "WWT has great people who work hard but also are fun to be around(in 176 reviews)

  • "Consistent messaging around leadership and Core Values(in 84 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is seeming to get a little bit better as of late but it is visible on the floor that not everyone is a fit for WWT(in 104 reviews)

  • "Everyone really lived the core values(in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wide Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent leadership, company culture, Midwestern values, work life balance, everyone is respected at all levels and treated fairly

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in background, age, and gender of employees

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recruit widely and at all age groups

    World Wide Technology2017-01-09

    World Wide Technology Response

    January 10, 2017Director of Human Resources

    Thank you. I think we're probably more diverse than you realize but it's something we can always improve upon and something that's top of mind as we continue to grow. Thanks again and good luck.

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great company, but salaries in Global Order Ops need to increase"

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    Current Employee - Procurement 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at World Wide Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility, team environment

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive for supply chain or procurement

    Advice to Management

    Keep the awesome workers you have by paying more competitively, and giving raises to those who deserve one. Salaries in the GOO department are relatively low for the hard work that is done; especially with cost of living on the rise in STL, it’s difficult to save any money with the entry level pay WWT offers. The health insurance is a great incentive, but still does not make up for the lower pay. I understand GOO is...

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    World Wide Technology2019-08-14
  3. Helpful (15)

    "Was a great place - average now."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Wide Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great teamwork, great benefits, name recognition. Ability to execute on complex technologies. Jim K is absolutely the key to WWT's success, great CEO.

    Cons

    Management (President down) will not back you. I left the company when I lost trust in all levels of management. I had been with the company for over eight years, would have stayed forever but managers do not adhere to core values anymore. Hopefully, they can bring them back, but that will be difficult I fear.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the reviews on this site, there is a trend going on and not a good one. Remember when WWT received the top rankings in every poll? Ask former employees why they left. Not sure what happened, but I have spoken with numerous former WWTers, and all have said the same thing, not the same place that made WWT a true GPTW. Maybe it is inventible that is what happens with success.

    World Wide Technology2019-08-02

    World Wide Technology Response

    August 12, 2019Sr. Director of Human Resources

    Thank you and thanks for your 8 years with WWT. I agree we have experienced a lot of change and I think most of it is the result of rapid growth. I still think we're the same company/ culture although we are working very hard to scale with the growth. The Core Values (and the other ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer/Supply Chain in Lewisville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at World Wide Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Awesome Management who deeply cares about it's employees and great benefits

    Cons

    None, fully enjoyed the 6 years I worked there

    Advice to Management

    Hire me back!!

    World Wide Technology2019-08-05

    World Wide Technology Response

    August 6, 2019Sr. Director of Human Resources

    This is very nice of you. I hope we can work together again in the future. Thanks!

  5. Helpful (6)

    "Average and falling"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wide Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefit. $150/mo for a family / Remote work days / Most peers / flexible for family

    Cons

    Lack of reward - low pay structure, no bonus opportunity / management is out of touch and not able to execute / constant pressure to do more with no reward / never ending system issues, crashes, etc

    Advice to Management

    I will save my breath for someone that listens.

    World Wide Technology2019-08-12

    World Wide Technology Response

    August 13, 2019Sr. Director of Human Resources

    Thanks for the feedback.

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Benefits do not make this a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Edwardsville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wide Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. No other pros.

    Cons

    I've worked for the company for 6 years now. I work in their head facility and it's done nothing but go down hill in that time. Leadership gets worse every year, no opportunity to move, pay is well below average rate. They preach about how important their people and culture are but they don't follow their own tenets. Our team is over worked but since we don't collectively hit 60 hours/week we can't hire another engineer....

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    Advice to Management

    We are growing out of control but we can't get more people to keep up with the growing work. The NAIC (The head facility) is a dying star. it was shining bright for a while but now it's expanded to the point of collapse. A cataclysmic level failure is on the horizon. WWT will lose massive amount of business if action isn't taken, and when it happens, it's going to fall on the people they understaffed. The people...

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    World Wide Technology2019-08-14
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Stay away from Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wide Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Truly a great place to work if you don't work in operations.

    Cons

    Favoritism, bad leadership, employess are overworked, wrong people making decisions, micromanagement, . Leaders/supervisors only act like they care about employees and only makes your lives harder. Most employees lives are miserable and looking for jobs outside of the company.

    Advice to Management

    I dont have enough faith that the current management wants help or even cares to change. It's been like this for years now.

    World Wide Technology2019-08-06

    World Wide Technology Response

    August 12, 2019Sr. Director of Human Resources

    Thank you and I hope your situation improves.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Only redeeming quality is the benefits package"

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    Current Employee - Cable Technician in Edwardsville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at World Wide Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is better than McDonald's Great healthcare benefits That's about it.

    Cons

    If you are lazy, you won't have any cons. If you're a hard worker, you'll never be paid for your efforts. Your best bet is to lay low and try not to be seen.

    Advice to Management

    No advice for you. Figure it out...plenty of people have given their advice to you, but blatant nepotism still runs rampant, you continue to make horrible decisions, and you continue to lose great employees because you don't reward people for their efforts. The hardest-working. Most dedicated employees continue to break their backs without reward, until they move onto another company that will appreciate their work ethic...

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    World Wide Technology2019-08-07

    World Wide Technology Response

    August 12, 2019Sr. Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for your hard work.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Place is falling apart"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Lead in Edwardsville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at World Wide Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits/PTO about the only good things anymore

    Cons

    Working ten hour days and mandatory Saturdays when we are not even behind on our work. Pay sucks for the work we do. As a lead you have twice to three times the responsibility but you get less than a dollar more than the people without the responsibility. When is leadership going to get some recognition and pay increase they deserve. Good employees are starting to look for other jobs because of these work conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people. If the company wants to put us through these working conditions the pay better be increased or you're going to lose all the good people.

    World Wide Technology2019-08-17
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Training for certain are'a need to be long"

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    Current Employee - ATR in Edwardsville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at World Wide Technology full-time

    Pros

    People are the pros to wwt Supervisory depends on where your working. i can't say all of them are bad but most are.

    Cons

    Lets see a lot When Training people stop handing them off to employee's so it done right the first time. Favoritism depending on where your at is clear has day. They take slow and learn but most departments push there new hires to go fast,then when review comes up the supervisors say you need to step up and lead. Wait that there job i understand the the core values but that also is a funny subject. A lot upper management...

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    Advice to Management

    Patience is virtue not everybody learn at the same rate.

    World Wide Technology2019-08-13

    World Wide Technology Response

    August 13, 2019Sr. Director of Human Resources

    Thank you. I agree it can be a very fast-paced environment with a lot to learn in a relatively short amount of time. Thanks for your diligence and hard work.

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