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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburg, KS
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    This company offers anyone who is willing the opportunity to have the career of their dreams. I have never seen a place where you are in control of your own destiny and the management team actually helps you get there. No other company in Pittsburg, KS offers that! Heck even some bigger city jobs don't offer that. At Watco, people are not just a number, and great amounts of time and effort are made by the management team to ensure everyone is afforded the same opportunities. It is up to you to engage management. It is a 2-way street.


    Fellow team members think because of tenure, not effort, they should automatically be promoted and when someone with less tenure comes in and strives to learn and wants a career, and stretches their skill sets, they are belittled along with management when promoted. Small town drama, gossip and jealousy in Pittsburg. All this whining about who gets promoted and who doesn't, with speculation that everyone knows is a lie (eg. If you read one of the terrible management bashes it talks about management's reaction to glass door) If you really think what you write on glass door has anything to do with decisions that are made in any company, you are more ignorant than your comments make you out to be. Stay at home at watch soap operas, because you apparently think that is how real life is.

    Advice to Management

    Either 1: Relocate to a bigger city so you can get quality people with lives instead of small town gossip mongers who have nothing better to do.
    Or 2: Set expectations that anyone who wants to be apart of Watco quit bashing Watco's management. Believe it or not, it puts Watco (in general) in a bad light, but some of these small town folk are too unprofessional to see that. They were offered a job and accepted it and continue to show up and work for their paycheck (apparently for many many years), but think that it is so terrible. If they were professionals and it was so terrible, why don't they go be happy somewhere else? You need people that spend their time to be part of a team and less about time about negative belly-aching; because it is a professional team that makes the company grow.

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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

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