Working at WEX Australia:
WEX is a global provider of payment processing and information management solutions. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA. In Australia WEX has an office in Melbourne, employing around 130 people.
In 2020 the company acquired eNett, a provider of B2B payments solutions, and Optal, a company focused on B2B transactions.
101 – 200 (AUS)
53.8% (PROFESSIONAL staff)
Paid parental leave (in addition to Govt. leave)
Key management roles held by women
Paid secondary carers leave (in addition to Govt. leave)
A list of the local awards and recognition the company has achieved for gender equality and workplace culture initiatives.
Not a WEGA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality The Workplace Gender Equality Agency awards a Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation. It is a voluntary leading-practice recognition program designed to encourage, recognise and promote organisations' active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.
Scores for WEX are based on 20 ratings*
Overall Job Satisfaction (out of 5)
would recommend to other women
believe women are treated equally to men
We asked current or past employees to give WEX a rating out of 5 stars for equality. The data displays how satisfied reviewers are with equality of leadership opportunities and pay.
We also asked how equally they believe all employees are treated regardless of differences inc. gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age etc.
- Representation of women in leadership – 4 (out of 5) 80% 80%
- satisfaction with pay – 4 80% 80%
- employees treated equally regardless of difference – 4 80% 80%
- CEO supports gender equality – 4 80% 80%
We asked employees to give WEX a rating out of 5 stars for the level of flexibility offered for work scheduling, hours and location. We also measured support for paid time off, including annual leave, personal leave and sick days.
- support for Flexible work – 5 (out of 5)
- ability to work remotely – 5
- ability to work part time or compressed days – 4
- ability to take paid time off work – 5
We asked employees to give WEX a rating out of 5 stars for their policies and practises that support parents and families.
- Parental leave policy & practises – 4 (out of 5)
- support for taking parental leave 5
- Formal & informal support for families – 4
Are fathers and non-birth parents given access to adequate parental leave and supported to take it?
Development & Enrichment
We asked employees to give WEX a rating out of 5 stars for the support they received for their learning & development, mentorship and wellbeing at work. We also asked how supported they feel by management.
- Learning & Development Opportunities – 5 (out of 5)
- formal & informal mentoring – 4
- supportive management – 5
- wellbeing initiatives – 4
We asked employees to give WEX a rating out of 5 stars for how respectful and inclusive the culture is. We measured how responsive WEX are to issues raised and how equally all employees are treated at the company. Finally, we measured how comfortable reviewers felt to bring their ‘whole self’ to work and be accepted.
- respectful & inclusive colleagues – 5 (out of 5)
- employer responsiveness to discrimination – 5
- EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION INITIATIVES – 3
- sense of belonging – 5
*Above data was crowdsourced from community surveys and as such is anecdotal
We encourage women to leave anonymous reviews of their experiences at WEX. These are individual opinions and personal stories, that may provide insight into what it’s really like to work at the company, however they have not been verified.
“To get noticed in a company of this size, I would advise strategic networking and building your confidence to speak up and advocate for yourself. Don’t let this put you off – it’s the same for many companies of this size“
Overall Job Satisfaction: 5 / 5
Do you believe women and men are treated equally?
Have you been treated unequally due to aspects of your identity?
One thing they can improve:
“Improved autonomy and bureaucracy“
Would you recommend this employer to other women?
“Yes. The insights shared are relevant to one division of Wex and mostly based on my experience at eNett International in Australia before it was acquired by Wex. That said, it’s a modern company with entire teams dedicated to DE&I, Learning & Development, Recruitment, Pay & Benefits etc. Whilst there are always challenges in working for a multi-national, Wex make a conscious effort in these areas and it shows.”
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