WCA Waste Reviews

Updated May 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Unprofessional

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WCA Waste (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone else was a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    The HR department is incompetent.

    Advice to Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial and Construction Sales
    Former Employee - Industrial and Construction Sales

    I worked at WCA Waste full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    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. Helpful (2)

    No organization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not recommended.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Office team members are very helpful.

    Cons

    Many challenges. The company is growing, however still stuck in antiquated sales methodology. The Regional Sales Manager was very abusive, using threatening tactics to "motivate" team. Little or no respect for work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in leadership for the sales team.


  6. What a joke

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Sedalia, MO
    Current Employee - Driver in Sedalia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WCA Waste full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The customers were really awesome.working outdoors was nice.Office personell was pleasant.benefits were nice.lower management was a pleasure to work with. Routes were managed fair.

    Cons

    Upper management was a joke.they push you until you can't go any more.vacation time is always cancelled,cause they are short handed.Truck repair is a joke,always complaining about budget.sent out all the time with a unsafe truck

    Advice to Management

    Come down to real life.realize you guys don't make the whole company


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great co-workers but management needs to be more proactive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Potential positive ..has a way to go

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Outside Construction Sales
    Current Employee - Outside Construction Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at WCA Waste full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    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


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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Clerk in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up your already strong relationship with your employees.


  11. An awesome place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange City, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange City, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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