Wastequip Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Wastequip

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Promotions are attainable easily with hard work

    Cons

    Tendency to have excessive work load

    Advice to Management

    Work load can be exhaustive

  2. Helpful (1)

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Wastequip as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and generally nice coworkers

    Cons

    They aren't sure what they want, and they take a long time to decide.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more women

  3. Helpful (1)

    Need to pay attention

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wastequip full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Enjoyed working there for the most part.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs.. micro managing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

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  5. Good People Bad Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wastequip full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are ok. People are nice and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Hard to know who is in charge.
    Upper management is disconnected from employees. They dont seem to know or care what is going on.
    As another user said very us v. them.

    Advice to Management

    Besides new management I would say create a channel of communication between mangement and employees.

    Realize the sooner employees are aware of changes the better no one likes to find things out at the last moment.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Couldn't leave soon enough

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

    I have been working at Wastequip

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, close to home, can't think of anything else

    Cons

    Oppressive work environment, sub-par pay, horrible morale, incompetent management, egotistical executives, excessive workload

    Advice to Management

    No advice, they already have it all figured out...must be why they are still rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

  7. Good Company bad Management

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

    I have been working at Wastequip full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products and people with expertise about them. Compensation is fair but not great in some departments that are low priority compensation is below average.
    Most employees are very hard working but given little direction on what they should be striving to accomplish.
    They offer 5 days vacation for the first year, but simply ask for more before accepting the offer and you will get it.

    Cons

    Bad management. The corporate culture from the highest level is speak no evil, hear no evil and see no evil. Basically, as long as a problem can be ignored it will.
    For all the high level talk on planning this company is very reactionary. Upper management is very loyal to employees to a fault. As long as you tow the company line you will have a position even if you are not qualified for it or not very good at it.
    The faults start and end at the top of the company. The CEO wants to be liked and carries himself with a demeanor of I am just a regular guy. A CEO should be the best of the best just not some guy.

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone to lead the company with real management and leadership experience. Someone who can develop a plan and vision for the company and implement it.
    Most important someone who can hire the right people for management positions.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Company lost its mojo with new leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wastequip full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This company has a fantastic product, both on the steel and plastics side. The customers are a good blend of muni's, large haulers and small operations. It seems like (since I quit) the culture is force-fed by the CEO through the Executive VP's and down. They are brand new to this industry and seem to act like they can throw money at the market to prove they are the second coming.

    Cons

    The CEO likes to brag he is a cowboy and a six sigma guru, however in my opinion he is a poor leader. A culture exists of us and them. Us, the CEO, CFO, EVP's and the new owners, and them, the rest of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. There is greener grass very close by. This company is the second coming of another local toilet cleaning scenario.

  9. Rewarding Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love working in the industry, and with our customers and follow employees. Pay/benefits above average for most jobs compared to competitors, and other similar sized companies. Freedom of ideas is encouraged.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge has been long-term employee culture poison (reluctance to change), and multiple private equity ownership about every few years (change in management philosophy).

    Advice to Management

    Initiate a reward program for exceptional and beyond-the-call of duty work efforts by all employees. Also wish that there were a way to keep current ownership in place so we could really see what Wastequip could accomplish in the industry with longer term ownership.

  10. Great place to work!!

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

    I have been working at Wastequip full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation for the area is competitive, along with the benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of changes made, but it looks we are finally heading in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to always have open mind and that the ones at the bottom are just as important as the ones at the top.

  11. A company on the rise...

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

    I have been working at Wastequip full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great CEO
    - Great Benefits/Company Perks
    - Exceptional Salaries/Bonuses
    - Great career development opportunities
    - Flexible work schedules
    - Diminishing bureaucracy... CEO is working very hard to build a "down to earth" coprorate culture.

    Cons

    - Legacy employees resistant to change – This significantly slows the adoption of new standards & technology at the divisional levels.
    - Extremely Understaffed – need to hire more professional-level employees to help balance workloads across the company.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES!!! Understand the dynamic of your workforce and be humble enough to take educated suggestions from those who are actually doing the work.

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