WPP’s Work Culture

At Worldwide Power Products, we work just as hard at making our company a fulfilling place to come every day as we do at serving our customers, and it shows.  

Our core values–communication, accountability, integrity, teamwork, and customer satisfaction–are embedded in our culture. 

We believe that maintaining our warm, friendly working environment makes it easier to live up to our ideals of honesty, an entrepreneurial spirit, and high quality work.

Inclusive and Team-Oriented

Knowing that everyone at WPP feels like they belong and is appreciated as a valuable part of the group is hugely important for us. We show genuine respect for each other and each individual’s ideas and contributions, recognizing that there are often many different ways to approach a challenge.  During our busier times of the year, it’s not uncommon for employees to wear several hats in order to support their co-workers and ensure our customers have safe and reliable power.

Celebrating Employees

We never miss an opportunity to put the spotlight on our great people, just to show our appreciation for them. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a work anniversary, or the arrival of a new family member, we’re celebrating right along with you. 

On the employee’s first day, they receive welcome gifts and are introduced to the owner and several members of the team. In addition, each new hire will have a short bio created highlighting his or her new position, personal interests, and more. Each bio includes a headshot and is posted in the breakroom area for easy reference by all team members. All new employees are also recognized in the quarterly newsletter.  

Continually Strengthening Our Bonds

Our regular team-building excursions give us a time to reset and just enjoy each other’s company. Sometimes we combine good times with good causes, such as co-hosting the Annual Chili Fest at the Bayou City Event Center to benefit groups like Folds of Honor. 

And sometimes we’re just having fun for its own sake, whether that’s fishing outings, family get-togethers, or time at the company’s hunting lease in the Texas Hill Country.  

The company also regularly serves meals to all the employees. Nearly every month, we have a company-wide meal at the office where managers help cook anything from breakfast tacos to crawfish. We love having these events as a way to deepen relationships with our co-workers by “breaking bread” together.

Charitable Giving & Community Involvement

WPP’s mission statement states, “WPP is an industry pioneer who takes pride in fostering relationships with its customers, vendors, employees and community for mutual benefit and success.”

Management strongly believes in donating to worthy causes, especially in the Greater Houston community. Every year, the company donates to several worthy causes such as youth sports leagues and a faith-based restorative justice program called Bridges to Life. During the holiday season, WPP employees donate much-needed supplies and Christmas gifts to kids of underprivileged families at the Small Steps Nurturing Center.

See a list of some of the organizations WPP supports.

Highlighting Our Work

Everything of note that goes on here at WPP invariably winds up in the quarterly newsletter. It’s where we highlight company milestones and ongoing or recently completed projects, share positive customer feedback, display photos from special events, and hear from leadership on developments within and outside the company. 

While the newsletter is intended as internal communications, our public-facing home for WPP updates is the News and Articles section of the website as well as the WPP LinkedIn page.

Rewarding Performance

When a team member goes above and beyond in some way, we make sure they are recognized for that A+ effort.  Every quarter, each manager in the company is asked to reward a gift card to an employee along with a handwritten thank-you note. Exceptional work by an individual may also result in a surprise “spot bonus” from management.

Since the company was founded 15 years ago (2008), an annual bonus has been rewarded to every individual in the company with the exception of only one year. The annual bonus is earned and rewarded based on individual and company performance and paid in March.  

In addition to the annual bonus, a company-wide trip incentive was introduced for the 2023 calendar year results. If the company is able to achieve 115% of the financial goals set by management, EVERY eligible employee will receive an all-expense-paid three night vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. And it gets even better…if the company achieves 125% of the financial goals, each eligible employee may bring an adult guest for FREE!

At the company’s annual Thanksgiving lunch, all employees submit their vote for the “Becky Sossaman Smith WPP Employee of the Year.” This award is very special because the winner is determined by their coworkers for best exemplifying the company’s core values. The award is also unique because it is named after an extremely special past employee (Becky), who tragically passed away in 2019. The winner is announced by the Founder & CEO, Will Perry, at the company’s annual Christmas lunch and the individual receives a glass trophy along with a special trip of their choice.

Professional Development

Famous businessman, motivational speaker, and author Zig Zigler said, “You don’t build a business – you build people – and then people build the business.”  WPP’s Founder & CEO, Will Perry, strongly believes that a company’s employees are its greatest asset and is fond of saying, “Our employees are the backbone of the business–if we take care of them, they’ll take care of our customers.

WPP’s management team also believes that employees will be happy and most productive if they are working in their area(s) of strength and doing what they are passionate about. Every employee participates in a “quarterly check-in” with their manager and is required to have two professional development goals each quarter. These check-ins are just one way WPP shows they care and invest in each employee’s development. Employees also have the opportunity to take personality and strength assessments to identify their passion and strengths.

As famous business coach and speaker Tony Robbins says, “If you’re not growing, you’re dying.” At WPP, management deeply wants to see our employees continue to grow both personally and professionally. 

Our employees are the backbone of the business–if we take care of them, they’ll take care of our customers.Will Perry, Founder & CEO

Want to Join the Team?

As Worldwide Power Products continues to expand, we’ve worked hard to hire people who share our values and can help us uphold that ‘small family business’ feel, even though we’re not so small anymore. If that’s you, we want to meet with you. 

Visit our careers page to see where we have openings at the moment.