Watco Companies

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Internship position

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Former Employee - Intern in Pittsburg, KS
Former Employee - Intern in Pittsburg, KS

I worked at Watco Companies as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Good people with many networking opportunities to cooperate with other departments and people.

Cons

As an intern my duties were limited, and I wasn't able to truly show the company what I was worth.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Friendly and personable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Watco Companies as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Expanding all the time, great environment, cares about families, fair in hiring, many locations, contests and bonding activities with coworkers

    Cons

    Still a small home office, not extremely advanced technologically, specialized education in trains or transportation may be needed, may work in extreme weather or conditons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Being on a Team and calling your employees Team Members does not mean you desert them in their time of need.

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Team Member in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Watco Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only company where it is nearly impossible to be terminated.

    Cons

    They don't pay for experience or common sense, they pay for that worthless piece of paper called a degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems like the company as a whole will preach The Foundation Principles, but when it comes right down to it, no one's Heart is in it. If you're going to talk the talk, then walk the walk. Offer incentives to Team Members in the field making the company money and I'm not talking about the Monday thru Friday people who seem to think the railroad is a bank.

    I'm talking about the people who are on the trains in the middle of the night working on call and not being compensated for it. If you want to save $6.7 million a year in turnovers, invest in what you got and show them you care about what they give up for the customer(s). Without the customer(s) and without the Team Members this company would be at rock bottom, which is pretty close now. We all have sacrifices to make and the people in the field at night or in the middle of the rain or snow storm make the ultimate one for the customer and the company.

    Take for example a Team Member's spouse suffered a near death experience and had to use up one remaining week of vacation and now has to nurse maid that spouse until he or she can return to work and can't collect a dime for taking care of that spouse. Did any Team Member or Manager offer to help or raise a finger in their time of need with children or call or send a card or send some flowers or support or organize some sort of fundraiser to help out? HELL NO THEY DIDN'T

    There is where the part mentioned above is all about whether you're Heart's In It or NOT!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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