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Updated January 16, 2018
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Henry W. Dubinsky
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Pros
  • Overall great pay for hours worked, flexible hours, and a good sales resume builder or management resume builder (in 13 reviews)

  • per hour as a busy high school student (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Very poor work life balance, get ready to work almost every weekend and most nights after training phase (in 5 reviews)

  • Working outside in extreme temperatures (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "One of my favorite jobs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Shrewsbury, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Shrewsbury, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waterway Carwash part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers, considerate customers, good hours, welcoming company culture

    Cons

    Some customers were not so nice.


  2. "Line worker as a high school student"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Line Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waterway Carwash part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    easiest way to make over 10$ per hour as a busy high school student

    Cons

    the managers are not very competent an it can be long dreadful shifts

    Advice to Management

    be consistennt

  3. "Carwash Salesman"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Make decent money for a starting job
    -Can get a lot of hours

    Cons

    -Work you to the bone
    -Angry customers and management is disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Need to stop making managers work crazy hours, which then translates to them mismanaging many situations and employees.


  4. "Store Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal training program
    Good benefits and pay
    Changing work environment

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be rough


  5. "GREAT place to work for anyone who needs MGMT Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - General Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waterway Carwash full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic & transparent MGR training program. You always know what you need to be doing and what you need to do to get promoted to next level.

    Cons

    Summer is hot and winter is cold. 28% fully tanned. Sweat a lot. I actually liked all these things though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to MGMT and Hourly teams in order to keep improving their positions. Keep listening to customers too. Get windows clean.


  6. "Best job I have ever had. Best company I have ever worked for."

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

    I have been working at Waterway Carwash full-time

    Pros

    Get to work with awesome people. Can make a lot of money if you are willing to work hard. Great job if you are in school.

    Cons

    Not for everyone. Its pretty non stop. Some of the customers can be tough. Can be really cold and really hot. Some days there is not much business

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  7. "Great job and highly competitive pay"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay opportunities are unrivaled for entry level positions
    The general manager takes a genuine interest in improving his employee's skills and performance
    Scheduling is highly flexible

    Cons

    The job requires long hours outdoors in the cold and snow

  8. "Line Associate"

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    Former Employee - Line Associate in Leawood, KS
    Former Employee - Line Associate in Leawood, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Waterway Carwash part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -On good days you can make a lot of tips
    - Sometimes got sent home early if weather was bad
    - Get to drive some cool cars
    -Get a discount on gas and free washes

    Cons

    - Management treats you like you are worth nothing
    - I had managers that would talk badly about some employees to us which doesn't seem professional to me at all that acted like they were in high school
    - The hourly pay was very low
    - I worked there for multiple years and never got a break. Manager told me that our breaks were the time in between cars
    -General manager made me feel very uncomfortable at times


  9. "Waterway Line Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Associate in Beechwood, Stark, OH
    Current Employee - Line Associate in Beechwood, Stark, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waterway Carwash (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will get lots of tips

    Cons

    The base salary is very low


  10. "Team Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waterway Carwash part-time

    Pros

    Good money and you'll meet good people.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about you, you'll work through lunch most days, the weather elements can be harsh sometimes.


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