Wash Tub Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun Experience. Poor Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Car Washer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Car Washer in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Wash Tub full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was a fun experience. Employees treat each other like family. Easy Money. A good job to work for while looking for a better one.

    Cons

    As the title says, poor management. It is difficult for a car washer to accumulate hours, because the weather plays a huge role on one person's schedule. They don't really give a coaching, they either write you up or terminate you on the spot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is always key. There should be ways to recover hours while weather conditions are poor. Like, instead of having supervisors clean up, try to work with the other employees who care about their hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A good start for high school students... a job for college students.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finisher in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Finisher in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Wash Tub full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The understand if you have school and they will do the best they can to work with your schedule. Corporate is very good with employees. Able to enjoy free time in the evening. There is great communication (but only in certain stores. Holidays off.

    Cons

    Not a job you can depend on for solid income. Most positions are minimum wage, and hours completely depend on the weather conditions. There will be days when the store will be completely closed and there is not a lot of benefits for employees below management (understandable since employees come and go so quickly). Hard to get a break on busy days (drink lots of water in the summer!).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The growth of the company is amazing. I am sure in the future, there will be more benefits for the employees.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awful company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wash Tub full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free car washes
    Great job for college students

    Cons

    The company is awful. Everything about this company is unprofessional. Upper management needs to change. They do not try to keep their good employees. They do not offer opportunity for career advancement and growth. Managers are treated horrible and that reflects how they treat their employees. The hours are unpredictable and breaks are not guaranteed. There is no break area and you have to be off the property during your break. This job wears you down until you end up quitting and they do nothing to try to keep you. In addition, most job offer no marketable skills for further employment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    The Wash Tub

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finisher
    Current Employee - Finisher

    I have been working at Wash Tub full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They offer flexible scheduling. Able to make plenty of money with tips. Fast paced environment.

    Cons

    The weather determines how many hours you work per week or how much money you make. You have to work in any condition doesn't matter if it is 100 degrees or 30 degrees outside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible work practice bad upper management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Wash Tub full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Your car stays clean friendly coworker

    Cons

    Work with shady upper management who lie to benefit themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about what happens dont just protect yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place treats their employees like slaves , Worse company ever!

    Former Employee - Washers in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Washers in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Wash Tub full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None what's so ever, NO ONE'S THIS DESPERATE SORRY HAVE SOME PRIDE IN YOURSELF AND FIND ANOTHER JOB!!!!

    Cons

    7.25hr, no guaranteed break,no break room/refrigerator,no water provided 4 being in the sun 12+hrs, rains go home no pay, extremely under paid this job should be paying 10.00/hr for the hard labor if not this company should be reported to the better business bureau and be SHUT DOWN!!! oh and you have to buy new pants even if the it's the work place fault if you get oil stains from cars which you will you can't come into work if you don't and at 7.25/hr?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CARE FOR YOUR EMPLOYEE, AFTER A 12 HOUR SHIFT THEY SHOULD BE GETTING A LUNCH AND A 15M BREAK, BOTTLED WATER SHOULD BE PROVIDED AND MAYBE SUN TAN YOUR GOING TO GIVE YOUR EMPLOYESS SKIN CANCER , AND HONESTLY GET A REFRIGERATOR AND A MICROWAVE AND A BREAK ROOM , SERIOUSLY AFTER A 12 HOUR SHIFT YOU STILL EXPECT THEM TO GO BUY SOMETHING TO EAT INSTEAD OD BRINGING THEIR OWN LIKE YOU PAY MUCH? AND YOU SHOULD BE GIVING THE COPMPLATE UNIFORM ESPECIALLY IF THE COMPNAY DIRTIES IT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dishonest company. Stay away unless you're desperate.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wash Tub

    Pros

    Free car washes and that's about it.

    Cons

    Upper management micromanages just about everything and yet doesn't seem to know or care how low morale is. They are always watching you on the security cameras they have at the stores and will look for any reason to fire you if they feel it's time. They also visit and inspect the stores frequently and unannounced. They had to pay almost $250,000 in back wages when they got busted by the DOL in 2012. They would leave certain employees off the clock when it was slow. As for the job, you may end up working at three different locations per week if you're a cashier, service advisor, or manager and it really adds up on your gas bill. No break rooms, tables, or refrigerators. You should consider all your options before taking a job at this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the cons and fix them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sucky Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vacummer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Vacummer in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Wash Tub (less than an year)

    Pros

    slow on occasion, easy to get hired, short term fix

    Cons

    repetative manual labor all be it easy but for minimal wage. first come first serve. if you show up at 7:50 and someone shows before you they clock in first and youre told to leave and call back and maybe they will put you on for the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more to employees as far as pay and add break room and secure schedules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Upper Management doesnt have a clue

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Wash Tub

    Pros

    Used to be competetive pay for service advisors but upper management has done and will continue to increase workload and responsibilities all while expecting the same sales results and attitude. Pros? Unless you want to want to be treated with no respect or at least get the benefit of the doubt by upper mgmt for a competetive pay that only %10 of service advisors make, the only pro is that you get free car washes.

    Cons

    The main task of a service advisor is to maintain sufficient sales averages that make up more than 75% of our pay, so why do area managers and VP's think its best to have us doing other tasks, in which someone is already getting paid to do, that would impede the Advisors ability to do his job succesfully. Area Managers dont have any idea how low the moral for employees actually is, despite the obviously high turnover rate. The Wash Tub constantly puts more liability on its employees so they don't have to accept responsibility for their actions. Example, if you do not notify customers about possible damages(antennas, mirrors, rims, etc) you have to pay for the repairs. They take it out of your check so you have no say in the matter. Even though it states clearly on entrance we cannot be responsible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with employees. Essentially your main goal is to provide a great customer experience. But doing so with no regards for your own employees does nothing to help that. Start wih fixing relationships/moral with employees and then maybe they will jump on board.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you aren't a socialite forget it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Wash Tub

    Pros

    Not outside in the heat
    Not too fast paced
    Not very physically demanding
    Decent compensation
    Family owned business

    Cons

    Not too fast paced means your day will drag on and on, and with 11 hour shifts (not by choice) you better live close.
    No accommodations for employee's whatsoever, bring a lunch at your own risk. No break room, no refrigerator storage.
    Family owned business means you're either in or you're out, very few people call all the shots.
    Transferring is out of control, working at 3-4 different locations in a week is a little much, especially since it can mean a location 15 miles away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward multi-tasking over telling stories to customers. Let employees decide if they want to do 11x4 or 8.5x5 work weeks. Let employees have more control over where they want to work and get a refrigerator, not everyone eats out for lunch.

    Doesn't Recommend

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