WCA Waste Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
10 Reviews
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WCA Waste Chairman and CEO Tom J. Fatjo Jr.
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No organization

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at WCA Waste full-time

    Pros

    Some good colleagues, fair salary.

    Cons

    Total lack of structure, organization. Roles are not clearly defined, all sales positions crossover. Constant missed pickups or missed deliveries. This was a regular issue, many times including the same customers on consecutive service days. Lack of inventory (dumpsters) so sales could not be made in a timely fashion.

    Really big warning flag here! You do not want to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define roles, be honest with employees about service issues, be honest with employees about inventory issues. Clear communication and structure need a massive overhaul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Please beware and do your research before pursuing employment with this company. Very unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Industrial and Construction Sales
    Former Employee - Industrial and Construction Sales

    I worked at WCA Waste full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are not many pros to speak of, however traveling the filed and closing sales was very rewarding and accomplishing

    Cons

    The level of professionalism in the branch office as well as upper management was vacillating. Lack of direction, pricing structures changing and very high turn over. Condescending abusive emails from sales manager directed with threats towards his employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look closely @ how you are hiring to manage areas and how they treat their "teams" . Sales is hired to bring in sales with the help of the company they represent. Lack of communication and abusive threats are @ best the result of poor management

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at WCA Waste (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone else was a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    The HR department is incompetent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Note to Senior Management....get rid of your current "HR" department before the company gets sued for hostile work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Been at company over 10 years, it's been a mixed experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WCA Waste

    Pros

    Low level employees are great people. 401 K plan is good. Vacation plan has finally caught up to rest of the world. Houston getting slightly better over last 4 months.

    Cons

    HR is a joke. Most employees overworked and management pretends not to notice. Lowest pay in Houston trash market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask all employees at WCA to fill out anonymous questionnaire about work conditions and job satisfaction. Encourage candid comments. You will be shocked at job dissatisfaction.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    WCA - Waste not!

    Former Employee - Financial Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at WCA Waste as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pros for working for WCA was that I was exposed to a new industry.

    Cons

    The culture of WCA was very restrictive with regards to their drivers which subsequently led to high turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advise to management is to research the high turnover and to find ways to improve employee retention while also improving morale.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Potential positive ..has a way to go

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    Current Employee - Outside Construction Sales
    Current Employee - Outside Construction Sales

    I have been working at WCA Waste full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I like what I do and being back in the building industry.good @ what I do. Local office team work together to make business happen

    Cons

    Lack of training and support to grow business the way I would like to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up a formal orientation, procedures and training on all programs and the business @ time of hire for new employees. Provide employees with funds to network and marketing materials for when in the field selling and cold calling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great co-workers but management needs to be more proactive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WCA Waste full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work a lot of over time
    Health benefits and 401K are outstanding

    Cons

    Must work 4 years to get 2 weeks vacation even when you work 60 -70 hours per week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better, better wage, more paid time off, promote from within - really - don't just say you do. Do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    There's always going to be a trash industry and WCA waste is an up-and-coming player

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Clerk in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at WCA Waste

    Pros

    It is a very comfortable atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not many to speak of. Don't work here if you can't stand the smell of waste. Eventually, you will be around it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up your already strong relationship with your employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Positive, efficient, hard-working atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at WCA Waste

    Pros

    The company fostered a hard-working, efficient atmosphere. Good work was recognized by management. There is a promising future for the company and its employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to put in long hours. There are a few horizontal communication gaps. The work environment is somewhat boring.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    An awesome place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange City, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange City, FL

    I have been working at WCA Waste

    Pros

    You are surrounded by an atmosphere of people who truly seem to care at all levels. They are family oriented and want to grow and promote from within.

    Cons

    It is a tough job starting from the bottom, but can be very rewarding when you stick with it. For driven, hard working individuals only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going after as much work as you can and continue to grow the company. just never forget about the guys that are out there breaking their backs for us everyday.

    Recommends
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