Watco Companies Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Operator Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Watco Companies in March 2012.
Interview Details – sent in my resume online two months went by and the site manager called to sent up a job interview. he seemed very welcoming after 5 minutes of chatting in his office he and i were both sold on me starting as a supervisor , i opted to start as an operator to work my way up from the bottom. he was impressed by this and finally agreed to the lessor position , unfortunately his time with the company was short lived like a lot of employees at watco after the interview had to wait 2 weeks for background check and drug test results to arrive at corpit
Interview Question – how would you (as a manager/supervisor ) deal with correcting bad behavior? View Answer
Reason for Declining – because i wanted to show / lead by example. start in the trenches with the men and work my way to the top the hard way. nothing should be given, all should be earned!
Track Inspector/Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Watco Companies.
Interview Details – they asked a bunch of questions like how could you help them grow as a company? why should we hire you?
Negotiation Details – everything was set and there was no negotiating
Regional Human Resources Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Watco Companies.
Interview Details – Process is well thought out, get to meet lots of upper mgmt, good travel arrangements if they need to fly you in. They use behavioral interviewing techniques and panel interviews, if you can break thru and get them to be personal you will get a good picture of their management style.
Interview Question – tell me about a time you had to counsel a senior manager, how did you handle it ? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no room for negotiation
Director of Recruiting Interview (Negative Experience)
Interviewed at Watco Companies
Interview Details – The hiring process was very long. Very drawn out with absolutely no communication or feedback. The Corporate HR Manager was helpful but the SVP of HR was unprofessional and did not follow through on timelines. Communication- None. Setting Expectations- None. Professionalism- None. Very disappointed in the process given the fact the company is strong and has good people working. Would recommend the company, but avoid interviewing with SVP of HR if at all possible.
Interview Question – You are OK interviewing as long as you currently have a job. If you are out of work this company is not worth it. Answer Question
Logistics Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took 5 days - interviewed at Watco Companies in April 2011.
Interview Details – This was an extensive interview process, consisiting of individual and group interviews. Met with a variety of company officials and all were extremely professional. Could not have been more professional and courteous.