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Lafayette, IN
5001 to 10000 employees
1985
Company - Public (WNC)
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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Working at Wabash National

In 1985, a small group of innovators and entrepreneurs led by Donald J. “Jerry” Ehrlich began manufacturing trailers in Lafayette, Indiana. Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) was born. We quickly became the leading American manufacturer of semi-trailers ... Read more

Mission: To provide ever-increasing value to all of our stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, associates, suppliers, and our community. Based on core values of integrity, trust and mutual respect, we will drive continuous improvement, thus assuring leadership positions in ... Read more

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Wabash National President, CEO, and Director Richard J. Giromini
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    Current Employee - Assembler in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Assembler in Lafayette, IN
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    I have been working at Wabash National full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a good benefits package and good pay! Between my 18th and 19th birthday, I had made over $37,000 which is pretty good money at that age!

    Shortly before I turned 20, I had bought a car and lived in my own home. The work is hard but it keeps you in shape and gives you the ability to start a life for yourself!

    They also give you the ability to move up in the company. I've seen associates become supervisors in less than two years!

    Cons

    There is A LOT of bull crap that comes with working at Wabash National. Almost like being back in high school. You have to be able to take it and often give it back, otherwise you most definitely will not make it.

    Most of the jobs here are repetitive and sometimes boring so having a good imagination is helpful in getting time to fly

    May sometimes have to work 8-12 hours a shift. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard people tell me that the company has no right to make them work 8+ hours in a day or that they are going to take points and leave early. I did too when I started because nobody told me that they often make production run over 8 hours. So be prepared to work overtime!

    Advice to Management

    Treat the associates with respect, switch them from area to area every now and then, and for Pete's sake PLEASE raise your standards for future employees. The hiring process at Wabash National is a joke. The reason why we have such a high turnover rate is because the people we hire are often NOT qualified to run ENTRY level positions in a manufacturing plant that uses big machinery and equipment to assemble complex trailers. I have unfortunately seen and worked with people (some that were/are in management) who are unable to read a tape measure, follow safety rules and regulations, or are just plain lazy all the time, and they end up messing up a trailer(s), hurting themselves and/or others, or quitting.

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Wabash National Interviews

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    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lafayette, IN
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Wabash National (Lafayette, IN) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview with a Senior HR Business Partner. After the phone interview, she scheduled an on-site interview with the plant manager, operations manager, and a supervisor. HR also sat in on the interview. It was followed by a tour of the facility.

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Wabash National Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers, IndustryWeek, 2015

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