At World Wide Technology, Inc., 96 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 1591 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.62. It was published on Aug 29, 2017. 17495 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
98%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
97%
 
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
96%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
96%
 
People care about each other here.
95%
 

What They Do

We asked World Wide Technology, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

 WWT is a technology solutions provider with more than $9 billion in annual revenue and over 4,000 employees. We serve the technology needs of large public and private organizations around the globe, including many of the world’s best-known brands.    

About this Company

Website: www.wwt.com Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: St. Louis, Missouri, 63146 US Sites: 41
Major Locations: St. Louis, Missouri, 63043; Edwardsville, Illinois, 62025; Pleasanton, California, 94566; New York, New York, 10001; Phoenix, Arizona, 85060 US Employees: 4,128
US Revenues: $8,300 million Worldwide Revenues: $93,400 million
Employees Worldwide: 4,200 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1990

Fun chalkboard walls in the new building!

Perks and Programs

We asked World Wide Technology, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Onsite Family Health Center: WWT knows the importance of offering good health benefits, and the value of being concerned with the overall health and wellness of our employees and others covered by our health plan. Because of these things, WWT has decided to offer employees and families access to two on-site health centers. Our Family Health Centers are managed by Mercy, one of the top 5 large U.S. Health systems with over 700 Physicians, and a strong corporate health presence in the St Louis area.
  • Tread-desk Workstation: Tread-desk workstations have been established on campus to give employees the opportunity to exercise while working. The desks can be reserved through an Outlook appointment and they’re in high-demand. Employees that take advantage of this perk say that they feel better moving a little throughout the day and get more accomplished. It’s a great way to incorporate wellness into the workday and increase overall productivity.
  • Day of Caring: There’s a culture of caring throughout World Wide Technology. This culture continues to spread as we hire new employees who reflect our Core Values and want to do good things for others. WWT's Day of Caring program provides employees with an extra paid day off to spend time at their favorite charitable organizations.
  • Telecommuting: Feedback from our company-wide employee opinion survey showed the desire of employees to be able to work from home on a regular basis. The Executive Management Team listened. Shortly after, WWT implemented a telecommuting policy that allowed employees, depending on their job functions, to work from home 1-3 days per week. Access to advanced technology and systems made this an easy transition for the company. This benefit has allowed the organization to scale and handle global expansion while limiting the number of facilities necessary to house employees. Plus, eliminating a morning and evening commute from an employee’s day allows them to spend more time with their families ultimately enhancing work-life balance. This benefit has been very well received among employees since its inception.
  • Cultural Awareness Program: To educate our employees on how to embrace and manage diversity and inclusion, our Vice President of Global Supply Chain, presents workshops throughout the year on Cultural Awareness and how it impacts the business. During these sessions, employees are encouraged to participate and will learn cultural differences in communication, trust, coaching and having difficult conversations to effectively communicate across the globe. Our presenter covers a range of topics from personal traits to develop, tips for managing time zones, and building trust in different countries. For additional learning, we also offer recommended readings and further training through our learning management system.
  • Global Community Impact Program: The goal of the program is to encourage our employees to get involved and support charities in their community and around the globe. WWT will match all employee donations up to $1,000,000.
  • Wellness Program: At WWT, incorporating fitness is THE PATH WAY of life. We want employees to get active and stay healthy daily to achieve overall health. Every challenge is conducted on a monthly basis and at the end of the month, fitness prizes are awarded to the top three winning participants. We also have opportunities for our employees to participate and try local organized fitness classes - FOR FREE!  Financial wellness educational classes are also provided as a benefit to our employees!
  • Semi-Annual Celebrations: WWT celebrated its 5th year in a row on the Great Place to Work List. Being listed as one of Fortune's Best Place's to Work is truly an honor and we celebrate our employees as a Thank You! Every year we have a different theme to the party and this year we celebrated being on the list for 5 Years in a Row! We offered a t-shirt design contest and allowed employees to vote on the top design. During the party one of the giveaways included the winning designed t-shirt, solo cups as well as the opportunity to donate to WWT's Family Foundation which supports WWT families in need.
  • Perk Spot: WWT employees can enjoy an online discount program called Perk Spot. This is a one-stop-shop exclusive discount program at some of your favorite national and local merchants! Employees can use the Perk Spot to find hundreds of deals on everything from household essentials to once-in-a-lifetime vacations. Perk Spot is mobile optimized, so you can access it at home, from work, or on the go!
  • Women's Leadership Forum: The vision and mission of the Women's Leadership Forum (WLF) is to develop current and future leaders through networking and education. This program is also designed to create an open forum for discussion, encouragement and learning; while providing opportunities for relationship building and mentorship. Through the massive support of the Executive team and the entire organization, the WLF has held a number of successful events! From the Global Sales Meeting where leaders were able to share ideas and support amongst one another at a luncheon; to most recently enjoying a WLF Speed Mentoring session!

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$35,750 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Warehouse Employees $118,888 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Engineer
6% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 100% of salary90% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for Full time, and part-time employees that work more than 30 hours per week.)
90% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for Full-time, and part-time employees that work more than 30 hours per week.) 90% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $3,000 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$5,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
New Global HQ!

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

27 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 3 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
30 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 10 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (20% use it)
  • Telecommute option (80% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (15% use it)
  • Medical facilities (at some locations)
  • Onsite Amenities (Chair massages, mini cafes, free fitness class trials, free beverages, food and fashion trucks)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

90 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
90 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take90 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)10 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer Compliance Manager Leads environmental impact team
Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Carbon offset program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • Vice President of Global Human Resources is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language
  • 3 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Global HQ Open House Celebration

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
New Technology Tutorials

How to Get Hired

We asked World Wide Technology, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

When evaluating prospective employees for WWT, it’s important to look for the characteristics needed to drive a technology solutions provider, but also maintain a great culture.  What sets WWT apart is our people.  We look for diverse individuals who have a track record that adheres to our core values in addition to the daily functions of the job. Ultimately, we look for candidates who have both intellectual capacity and intellectual curiosity.  We want people who have an innovative mindset and will to push through any obstacle.  The only way to continue our mission of being a profitable growth company that is also a great place to work, is to hire individuals with Trust, Humility, Embrace Change, Passion and Attitude; couple in a Team Player who is Honest and you have an ideal WWT employee.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees who can demonstrate an understanding of our business and thirst for knowledge stand out. Future applicants can differentiate by identifying their transferable skills, be it professional or personal, that will add value to WWT. 

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are hiring across the board.  WWT continues to grow our international footprint, expand our service offerings, and meet the demand of our current customers. Our focus will be to hire both the technical professionals and business professionals needed to advance our position in the market. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

A few great places to start are the WWT website, Linkedin and Glassdoor.  Go to our website, familiarize yourself with who we are and some of the innovation happening across WWT; connect with people that work at WWT-  reach out and ask questions, then go to Glassdoor for an inside look at what it’s really like to work here.   Make sure our culture is something you can see yourself being a part of!

hiring Outlook

600 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 24% Job Growth
8 Average applicants per opening 8,160 Total job applicants
38% New hires by employee referrals 20% Openings filled by current employees
389 Recent graduates hired 13% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
9% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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