Waterway Gas & Wash Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
37 Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall great environment for a first job, nothing more.

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    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Foxfield, CO
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Foxfield, CO

    I worked at Waterway Gas & Wash part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, opportunity to advance within the company if one is willing to relocate. Good work environment for young employees. Many of the managers are great - understanding and helpful to their employees. Fosters a strong work ethic.

    Cons

    Pay so low it shouldn't be legal with the expectation that tips will make up for it. Some managers were more incompetent than their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the line workers and Team Leaders better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Waterway Gas & Wash full-time

    Pros

    Expanding company. Forward moving. Concerned with safety and environment.

    Cons

    Weather-hot in the summer, cold in the winter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Awesome place to learn a great work ethic

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    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Waterway Gas & Wash full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can chose what you want to take from this job. If you work hard you will be rewarded with promotions. Over the course of 2 years I went from work the line, to selling washes, to now a team leader/assistant manager. Very rewarding if you work hard

    Cons

    Not very many! For me personally working outside in 0 degree temperatures was rough, and something it can be frustration to work with people who are very focused on a single car and not the whole picture. Great learning experiences though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep expanding!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Senior Line Associate  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Line Associate in Denver, CO

    I worked at Waterway Gas & Wash part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pros - work - life balance, time off, hands on work, flexible schedule, cash tips, good management, friendly environment

    Cons

    Honestly not many con's. you know what you're walking into. you're working at a car wash so it is going to be super hot/cold, hard work but it all pays off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep recruiting high school kids

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  6.  

    Great experience for those who put in the effort and want to learn

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    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Waterway Gas & Wash part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management and leadership experience
    Employees treat one another like family
    Exercise
    Sales experience
    Learn to satisfy customers
    If you work hard, you will make good money
    Great opportunities for leadership growth

    Cons

    Weather
    Sometimes customers have unreasonable expectations
    Must ask off work weeks in advance for vacation
    Will deal with unmotivated employees due to the tough working conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The business model works well and the value put on customers is great. Need to work on consistency in management. Sometimes, it seemed people were promoted on merit and not their ability to produce. Others had to wait longer to be given a chance at advancement. Overall, the company is successful and many fellow employees enjoyed their experience at Waterway.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Good for young motivated people

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    Former Employee - Line Employee  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Line Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Waterway Gas & Wash part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Potential to make a lot in tips
    -Get to see cool cars
    -Laid back atmosphere with young managers
    -Meet other young people around you

    Cons

    -Bad weather can make inconsistent hours
    -Working outside in certain weather can make for long hot days or long freezing days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started as Line employee, worked my way to G.M, Love it!

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Waterway Gas & Wash full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Waterway is a great company to get the most out of you. Tips are only shared with people who do the car so basically the harder you work, the more you make and you get to determine your own income that way. I averaged $12-$15 per hour including my tips when I was in high school, which is as much or more as a lot of salary jobs will pay you. It is easy to move up in Waterway, if you are a good worker. I worked hard, they offered me promotion after promotion and now I am a G.M at a store while being a full time college student. Waterway has always been very easy and flexible for me to work with.

    Cons

    For hourly employees, hours can be inconsistent with snow and bad weather. If you do not like being outside, may not be the job for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up what you are doing. You are a big help to people under you and very hands on. As a new G.M I call people for help every day and never have I left that phone call feeling disappointed or without help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok

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    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Waterway Gas & Wash part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Potential for big days as a line employee. Laid back atmosphere. If you want to move up jobs while in high school you can. Interact with all different age groups of people. Sales can make big money. Sometimes have decent food on big days.

    Cons

    You get wet. You get hot in the summer, cold in the winter. Can be weather sensitive. You bosses probably make less than you on busy days and they know that. This was the best job I could find at the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Town and Country, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Town and Country, MO

    I worked at Waterway Gas & Wash full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked as a cashier and enjoyed the consistency of my schedule, interacting with customers and team members, and pay.

    Cons

    Slow on rainy days, but that's about it. I really enjoyed my time there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun work environment for job in highschool

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waterway Gas & Wash

    Pros

    Working with friends and a flexible schedule

    Cons

    Had to work in cold or dangerous conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate lower level employees because they are usually the first contact with customers

    Negative Outlook

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