I have been working at Wagner Equipment Company full-time (More than 5 years)
I am one who loves working for family-owned companies. The Wagner family is very involved in the company and are dedicated to WECo's success. The benefits are fantastic; especially retirement benefits. Bruce wants his people who dedicate decades of their life to his business to retire well. CAT is stable and Wagner is always a top-tier dealer. Great work-life balance.
Very slow to change. We often sit back and watch our competitors get better, faster, and cheaper while we over-analyze everything and need Bruce's personal approval of any major company change. This slows the growth of the company and makes it hard to compete. Pay is lower than competing companies, but benefits make up for it. Also, vacation time is sub-par. Only 10 days a year until 5 years.
Advice to Management
We need to modernize. People need more empowerment to make changes; even major ones that may benefit the organization .
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Wagner Equipment Company.
Simple, was asked a few simple service questions, what they expect of you in the interview is different from what they expect of you work wise. It seems like they should of asked more questions about scheduling and what we expect of the company.
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