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2 days ago

Vice President, Applications – new

Watco Companies Springdale, AR +2 locations

Mission Statement: Watco Companies will provide the best transportation related services to our customers in the most efficient and economical manner… Watco Companies


24 days ago

Highway Truckload Brokerage Branch Manager

Watco Companies LLC Houston, TX +4 locations

Company Profile: Mission Statement: Watco Companies will provide the best transportation related services to our customers in the most efficient and… TopUSAJobs


17 days ago

Track Training Specialist- Idaho

Watco Companies Burley, ID

This position will be based in Burley, ID and conduct both classroom and field training in technical applications as they relate to Engineering… Glassdoor


11 days ago

Hwy Truckload Brokerage Branch Mgr

Watco Companies Houston, TX

include the following. Other duties may be assigned. •Leadership of the sales and business development initiative for the branch Administer… Glassdoor


5 days ago

Operations Administrative Assistant

Watco Companies Birmingham, AL +2 locations

Develops, interprets, and implements complex financial and accounting concepts or techniques for use in financial reporting, planning and control, by… Glassdoor


13 days ago

Laborer Repairman

Watco Companies Osawatomie, KS

are listed below. Other duties may be assigned. · Perform duties and tasks as assigned by crew leader or supervisor · Ensure AAR quality… Glassdoor


22 days ago

Maintenance Manager

Watco Companies Houston, TX

Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to a skilled maintenance team. Ensuring team member technical training, preventative… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Journeyman Machinist- WSOR

Watco Companies Janesville, WI

include but are not limited to the following: · Implementation of and compliance with the company safety plan. · Tolerate no less than a… Glassdoor


25 days ago

Switchman - McIntosh

Watco Companies Mc Intosh, AL

1. Supervises and coordinates the activities of train crews. 2. Receives oral or written instructions from Manager or Customer indicating which cars… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Conductor/Engineer - Silsbee, Texas

Watco Companies Silsbee, TX

8. Climbs ladder to top of car, rides atop cars, and turns handwheel to set… Glassdoor


Watco Companies Reviews

20 Reviews
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20 Reviews
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Rick Webb
16 Ratings
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    Lots of Growing Pains for Little Payoff for the Workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Pittsburg, KS
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Pittsburg, KS

    I have been working at Watco Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of really great people that work at this company. My experience with management is positive, people seem to be willing to help where they can.

    Cons

    Employees are generally kept in the dark about any negative changes that are happening to the company. Execs paint a pretty picture of the growth and talk a big game about being family oriented. Starting vacation is one week (!) and there are no such thing as sick days or personal days. Moving forward into any sort of significant managerial position depends greatly on who you know or what your last name is. After working here for a few years, you come to find that several people in higher managerial positions are all related somehow to the folks in the Exec offices, no matter what their professional skill set may be. Recently, there were layoffs throughout the company that were only discussed in a round-about way by the CEO after three weeks of people being laid off, and the reason given for layoffs was to increase the bottom line while all managers have purchase cards and cars and upper management is always flying the private jet to wherever. Communication of the goals and direction of the company is a joke. There are quarterly Town Hall Meetings, but communication is not open. There is no comfortable way to communicate with upper management that employees are disgruntled. Pay at the corporate office as well as operations/field jobs are extremely low compared to the industry. Many operations people start here to gain skills and move on to real pay at Class 1 Railroads, etc, and I can't say I blame them. The max raise given without an increase in title change is 3% per year of current salary/compensation. There is a lot of turnover in the field due to the higher payoff at larger railroads. The company is growing at a faster rate than ever, but the infrastructure is not in place to keep up with the growth. Equipment and tools in the field are all very old and close to if not over end of life. More and more work is put on people without the resources to keep up, and that will never be the fault of upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the reviews of the company and look at them seriously. There are a lot of the same "Cons" on this page, ie, high turnover, low compensation, poor communication, and growing corporate greed. Focus on sustainable growth and make sure that the people that are out on the ground making you the money are well taken care of and feel confident in the company. At this point, I think several employees have lost trust in upper management and the future of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
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