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    Competitive wage for this area. Above average benefits and 401k matching. Competent coworkers that are reliable. Work that you can be proud of that can be fun. Culture and values are great on paper and in training from upper management.


    Management has no Watco training and was giving no structure for basic hr benifits / following labor laws. High turnover rate due to "customer first" foundation principals (they forget to value their people at all). No defined job description: a lot of work falls under what supervisor deems necessary. No clear way to move up in positions: politics/favoritism rule wage increases. Rules toward anything are always changing for the first year.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to "team memebers" (they most likely know you are) Keep consistent practices when dealing with wages, promotions, job descriptions, bonuses, communication. Lower management needs more oversight because they are allowed to do what they want with no repercussions.

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    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Watco Companies in October 2014.


    I applied online and received a call back 7 weeks later. I was at work when I got the call so I scheduled the phone interview later that afternoon during my lunch break at 1 pm. The interviewer called at 1:07 pm It was explained to me that they were slow to respond because of someone being on maternity leave. They asked if I was still interested in the position. I told them that I had already been hired, so it would depend on the salary being offered. I was informed that the position was an entry level position and they were offering $32,000. As this was less than what I was making I informed them that I was not interested and thanked them for the opportunity. Note to Management: Since there is no room for negotiations in your salaries, might I suggest that you include the salary information in your job posting. It would save your people and those looking for employment time and effort.

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Website www.watcocompanies.com
Headquarters Pittsburg, KS
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1983
Type Company - Private
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Watco Companies (WCI) offers a wide-range of railcar services. Subsidiary Watco Transportation Services (WTS) runs 20-plus short-line railroads throughout the US on about 3,665 miles of track. WCI offers industrial contract switching services, operating more than 20 railcar switching facilities located on manufacturers' and railway shippers' sites. It also leases and repairs railcars and locomotives; provides temperature-controlled warehousing/storage and distribution services; and offers transload/intermodal services (using different forms of carriers for a ... More

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