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Updated October 14, 2017
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Wabash National President, CEO, and Director Richard J. Giromini
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  1. "Successful Market Leading MFG with a twist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wabash National full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Progressive Leadership
    - Great People
    - The compensation is good.
    - The reimbursement for education is excellent
    - Travel is relatively light for a multi-site National organization
    - Growing organization

    Cons

    Environment is not conducive to teamwork. Very often better off able to work solo or forced to tow the line if you are not part of a certain group of people.
    Though the organization is growing... it does not seem to know what it wasn't to "be when it grows up".

    Advice to Management

    Work on Morale and one-mindedness. The divide between the divisions is causing problems and will ultimately lead to turnover of some really good associates.


  2. "Awesome Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wabash National full-time

    Pros

    benefits, people, compensation, culture and opportunity

    Cons

    uncertainty of future for the site worked at

  3. "Corporate Finance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wabash National part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly and accepting employees. The upper management it great and always around

    Cons

    The location of Lafayette doesn't have a lot of fun things to do

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  4. "Sales and service manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment with a company that cares for you

    Cons

    For hourly workers with a family it's difficult to maintain a job bc of unknown factors like kids being sick and needing to take time off.


  5. "Line worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN

    I worked at Wabash National part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love working there,fun new experience to me been at an warehouse. I would love another opportunity with you all.

    Cons

    Can't handle it if you'll pregnant. If not you'll enjoy been part of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Good job management


  6. "Welder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends

    I worked at Wabash National full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for

    Cons

    There is always room for improvement


  7. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wabash National full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair to all associates, Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Some managers need closer supervision to live up to company values

    Advice to Management

    Stay as you are!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Highly variable."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wabash National full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    While not the highest paying factory, it will provide enough to satisfy most. It has programs to expand the knowledge base of the employee, such as tuition reimbursement, MIG welder training, painter training, and leadership training. The benefits are competitive to other factories. There is room for both vertical growth, and horizontal job bidding.

    Cons

    There are a few major flaws to consider. The most evident would be the supervisors. They are not all bad. You may find that you like most. The issue is that many supervisors come from direct hire. The turnover for supervisors is not as bad as the employee rate, but it is still high. This could leave an employee with a new supervisor without warning. I've seen a supervisor come in and throw quality out of the window in favor of quantity. It rushes the workers, gives them unnecessary overtime, creates safety hazards, leaves the workers looking incompetent for following direct orders to send product down the line that isn't ready, and forces an inevitable series of weekends to work on the offline stock of incomplete trailers. This can leave the workers mentally drained and disappointed with the situation, especially when the issue resurfaces a year later after the customer received the poor quality product. This is not what you should expect when applying, but be aware that it can happen at the drop of a dime.

    The biggest concern is longevity. There are so many issues with taking shortcuts that it isn't clear if there is a future for the company. The public reports may show growth. They may even show increased profit and expansion. There are machines that are in a state of limbo. They teeter between functioning and breaking down. The machines get worse with each patch. They function less and less like that are intended. One example is a machine with a major lubricant leak. It would take a long time to properly repair the machine. This is something they "don't have time for." The machine broke down constantly and needed lubricant added weekly. It was that way for years. They predicted it would take a week to repair. This ended in years of quality issues and scrap material with at least a months worth of downtime. These are the types of shortcuts that can cripple a company permanently. There are numerous machines in this state. The future looks unstable if multiple breakdown within quick succession. A week to perform PM. No real predictable timeframe on a major breakdown. Three machines breaking down in one year could result in a quarter of a year without productivity. It is important that prospective workers know this. It is more important if the worker is considering leaving a good job in pursuit of more money or better benefits. There is no telling when the customer will be made aware of the issues of their product. It could be years before it becomes evident. It won't kill the company, but it could create unnecessary friction in future endeavors.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding the leaders that seek self-gratification. Don't assume all quality issues have a bottom level source. Focus on quality. Repair the machines during schedules shutdowns instead of allowing the shutdown to be cancelled in favor of catching up. Many of the sources of production slowing is the machine itself. Repair it and return to balance. Stop purchasing poor quality materials to save money. Analyze the scrap differences and recalculate the cost. Revert if it is bleeding the budget. It isn't cheaper if the scrap doubles and there is a visual quality issue that goes to the customer. Determine the standard deviation. Do root cause analysis on any outliers. It should have an assignable cause. Don't ignore these issues.


  9. "Line 2 Roof pit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wabash National full-time

    Pros

    Over time is abundant depending on where you are placed.

    Cons

    Job security is an issue due to it being a non union company.


  10. "Wabash sucks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get a lot of hours.

    Cons

    No time off. 12 hour shifts


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