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Former Employee - Business Unit Manager in Lafayette, IN
Former Employee - Business Unit Manager in Lafayette, IN

I worked at Wabash National full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I joined Wabash in one of it's worst performing years with a team of new hires determined to impart the world of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement onto the organization as a whole. In 2-3 years Wabash had been completely reprocessed to eliminate waste, any productive associate who wanted to add to the process was empowered to do so. This was a perfect greenfield emplimentation.

Cons

Given many gains in quality our detection levels improved and new faults were constantly springing up. This just reinforces the continuous nature of the process.

Advice to Management

Other reviews are not very optimistic, hopefully all associates get an opportunity to explain the aspects that make for a difficult work environment.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Talk the talk, but don't walk the walk.

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Accounting in Lafayette, IN

    I worked at Wabash National full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They conduct employee development programs, such as leadership and job skills training.

    Cons

    They don't require managers to implement the good management practices that they pay lip service to. This includes quality.

    Advice to Management

    Don't have IT report to HR; assign them to the CFO. Require HR to conduct exit interviews with all departing employees in order to get necessary feedback on managers.


  2. Should be shut down and have to start over with all new management and employees

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Assembler in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Assembler in Lafayette, IN

    I worked at Wabash National part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you get to see how poorly trailers that carry products across the country are made(this could be considered a con as well)

    Cons

    English is the second language, Spanish the first too much divide between employees based on race too many cliques (i.e. wabash employees vs ''blueberry'' temps) not enough training on how to do the job correctly, they show you once and keep moving or decide you aren't kissing up to them and won't train you based on personal judgements and opinion, will walk the people out who do the work in a heartbeat and leave the lazy people there who stand around, a certain ethnic group is allowed to do whatever they want and treat people however they want and run their side business right on the job (food, stolen supplies, tool belts) too many petty pranks get pulled, sends some people home early and keep their favorites during slow shifts, other employees and coordinators will sabatage your work for fun, fights are allowed to take place on the production lines and is viewed as entertainment too many managers with nothing to do other than listen to gossip about other employees.

    Advice to Management

    understand that your products are made poorly because of how the workers are treated, make coordinators and supervisors more accountable and up the number of trailers per hour quota/get rid off dead weight.


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