Wagner Equipment Company

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Wagner Equipment Company Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to start career!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Wagner Equipment Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people - Bruce Wagner is a good leader. Lots of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Pay could be better; low turnover limits promotions; could use fresh management leadership - new ideas & energy could do a lot to support Wagner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to new ideas; appreciate hard-working managers and get rid of those who are good at managing upward but can't keep their own team satisfied.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Be Careful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service in Silver City, NM
    Current Employee - Service in Silver City, NM

    I have been working at Wagner Equipment Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and pay is really good, as well as the trucks.

    Cons

    Managers have a horrible attitude that creates a hostile working environment and drags down the mood of everyone they come in contact with. I can't count how many times I hear them speaking ill of the customers. I want my work to be recognized. Unless you are related to, married to or best friends with the right people they black list you and snow ball you from advancement and make your day to day life miserable and do everything they can to force you to quit. If you are friends with a manager, you are allowed to get away with things that other people have been written up for and almost fired. I think at least 7 people have quit or transferred out of Silver City directly because of management in 2014. Our Silver City branch has some great employees, but its hard when I hear the managers making fun or talking behind that persons back. Sometimes its hard for me to come into work. I often go home in tears. Employees are treated extremely poorly.

    You are expected to know how to do everything proficiently after your first week of training. If you don't, they will make you feel stupid every time you have to ask a question. Even after years of being with the company.

    Silver City is a small town. The company is full of rumors, and drama.

    Nothing in the company is confidential. Don't expect to talk to HR about an issue without everyone knowing about it. There have been so many instances when managers could be taken to HR, but we are afraid to even say anything. Silver City managers do not promote the good culture that Wagner equipment wants to been known for. I have once had a manager say to me " now, don't repeat what just happened, I could get fired".

    Reviews do not happen on time, maybe 5 months later or in some cases years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your own advice before you create such a hostile work environment. Employees don't want to be treated poorly, especially if they don't deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Solid work force, outdated and out of touch management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wagner Equipment Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the strongest individual employees I've ever worked with but they are very few in number.

    Cons

    Many of the company's employees are hired because they are personal friends and promoted to positions of influence with little to no experience or knowledge of the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    A great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Wagner Equipment Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great environment, lots of support for employees and their families.

    Cons

    low turnover leads to slow promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    No strategy to develop next-generation leaders

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Wagner Equipment Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not a bad environment but challenges are internal, people get in each other's way. Too much reliance on Caterpillar brand name.

    Cons

    Too conservative. Express desire to change but culture doesn't allow it. Most employees are terrified of change, especially top management.

  7.  

    Distasteful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSA Service Coordinator in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - CSA Service Coordinator in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Wagner Equipment Company

    Pros

    Caterpillar produces great quality products! Wagner attempted to provide great quality service and in most instances, they delivered! Wagner had a fairly good/generous benefits package although the compensation was lacking compared to similar roles/responsibilities in other industries.

    Cons

    Senior Management lacked vision, HR unevenly applied policies and procedures, Middle Management was clueless at best and incompetent at worst. A lot of micromanagement prevailed in some departments. Compensation was substandard compared to like roles in other industries.I personally witnessed union busting and protected class discriminatory behavior, which management failed to consider or act upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become a public traded company, have greater accountability, and replace some of the old guard management team with managers from outside the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Good, but they can do better

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Wagner Equipment Company

    Pros

    Good structure, smart people, big company, job carrier opportunities

    Cons

    salaries below state and country average

    Recommends
  9.  

    fair employer, challenged employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Junction, Mesa, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Junction, Mesa, CO

    I worked at Wagner Equipment Company

    Pros

    cared for employees in any way I could ask for

    Cons

    unstable due to horrible economy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
  10.  

    better opportunity to work with international employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Asset Manager in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
    Current Employee - Asset Manager in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

    I have been working at Wagner Equipment Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    higher opportunity to develop myself.

    Cons

    as i see so far so good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Headers should be businessman, not salesman.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Could be so much better

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Wagner Equipment Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting market segments, great products

    Cons

    Disconnected senior management, absolutely no development of middle managers, HR policies from the 1960's, low salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The days are gone when you could be successful just because you represent Cat

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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