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Wachter Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Great health benefits, that really help you save a lot of your paycheck and salary is good as well (in 6 reviews)

  • Just a great company to work for (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Because they need technicians constantly due to the high turnover rate, they will tell you anything that they think will get you to work for them (in 3 reviews)

  • The fast pace and long hours are not for everyone, the deadlines and profit goals can be challenging (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Forward-thinking company, invests in its employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wachter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits
    Family-owned and values-based leadership

    Cons

    I am relatively new, but none so far. I've worked for large multi-national companies and small family-owned businesses, and everything in between. So far Wachter offers the best of all worlds, and works to continually improve when they discover issues.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your company and your employees!


  2. "Overall good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wachter full-time

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, knowledgeable people

    Cons

    Wachter is a Traveling company. if you don't want to travel don't work for Wachter.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a permanent stop on a career path."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wachter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good health insurance even with family coverage.

    Cons

    Sometimes management can be real Really off of each job. If the budget is getting close to that mark, the employee will suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. They're the ones out there beating themselves up to get it done. Show appreciation.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management, if you are not in the club"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Able to work and look for another job. I started looking for another job after 48 hours here. The club is not for me here.

    Cons

    Nothing more than a Walmart vendor. The place is cut throat, they care about no one except Walmart.

    Advice to Management

    Find other clients. Put other people in positions to make decisions even though they are not the religion being pushed here.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Service "Tech" (Electrician)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Electrician in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Licensed Electrician in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wachter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is OK. They pay for benefits (single person) which makes up for that. Nice company vehicle with 4WD. Paid travel, which is crucial because there's a lot of travel.

    Cons

    Took a pay cut to work here. A lot of windshield time. Issues with communication between field and management but that happens at a lot of companies. Very inconsistent hours and you have to beg for work sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    More project managers with field experience


  7. Helpful (2)

    "engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Broadcast Systems Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Broadcast Systems Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great facility, adequate salary

    Cons

    Horrible communications, poor leadership, no direction, no evaluation system in place. Definitely the good ol' boy system in place.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Petty and incompetent leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Lowell, AR
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Lowell, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wachter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Health insurance is good, that's it.

    Cons

    Compensation for time is insulting, Management is full of overly tenured know-it-all boys club members who would rather lose the company money and resources than take any criticism. HR issues are constantly swept under the rug and anyone who has an HR complaint will be patronized while simultaneously being passive aggressively pushed out the door. Once they manage to get rid of a dissenting employee the management will proceed to make fun of said ejected employees for months at a time until someone else becomes the butt of their jokes.

    Advice to Management

    None that would be adhered to. The cancer has spread all the way to the top.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "PMIT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training for project managers,

    Cons

    Not family oriented. You will be under strict control and always under scrutiny.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Better office staff needed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Technician Electrician in Lowell, AR
    Current Employee - Service Technician Electrician in Lowell, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wachter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great hourly pay, company vehicle and free insurance for me. Cheap insurance for family, vacation after a year and 401k.

    Cons

    Hours are hard to come by, even asking for them. They want you to be a robot or out of town more than you are home. Office staff needs to know how to dispatch and route you. Most office staff have no clue about electrical work, thus makes it difficult to get help or parts when needed.

    Advice to Management

    Get former service techs to do your dispatch and project management, they would be more productive not counterproductive. Going places more than twice because of wrong parts is ridiculous.


  11. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Company philosophy is that its employees & contractors are as important as the customer. During my employment the company always took very good care of me while I was on the road. All admin personnel are there to help resolve any problems with projects & accommodate with any personal issues. Overall best employer I have worked for.

    Cons

    Hotel Reservationist could be a little more considerate. However I know they do their best. They maybe be understaffed at times when there are several large projects going on at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    I know of nothing that you should change. Thank you for the opportunity.



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