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Waxie Sanitary Supply Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2019

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Waxie Sanitary Supply CEO Charles Wax
Charles Wax
53 Ratings
Pros
  • "Family owned business which is a leader in the Jan/San supply business(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great place to build a career - a professional company with a supportive culture and an excellent work environment(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "So the work may be stressing, but the company culture easily makes up for the difficulty(in 2 reviews)

  • "(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waxie Sanitary Supply full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Waxie is a pretty good place to work. Less micromanagement which encourages productivity. Friendly co-workers and managers. Team building activities. Management very much acknowledges hard work and talents. Competitive salary

    Cons

    Lack of career opportunities with little internal job openings. If you learn fast and work hard you will plateau both in skills and salaries. Many processes are inefficient and should be evaluated.

    Waxie Sanitary Supply2019-04-25

    Waxie Sanitary Supply Response

    May 2, 2019Corporate Recruiter

    We appreciate your review. It is always great to hear that our employees are in a positive work environment with supportive team members. WAXIE strives to consistently reward employees at events such as our Employee of the Quarter Rally where the hard work of employees who have gone ...

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  2. "Great Place to Work."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waxie Sanitary Supply full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great environment and People to work with.

    Cons

    Not much can be said.

    Waxie Sanitary Supply2019-06-23
  3. "Family owned and a bit old school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waxie Sanitary Supply full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing family culture and great people

    Cons

    Dated thinking and very slow to make changes

    Advice to Management

    Consider flexible schedules and be open minded to being a bit more progressive.

    Waxie Sanitary Supply2019-05-30
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of scrutiny for disorganized company. Management is unprofessional and not competent within the job scope"

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    Current Employee - Fleet Supervisor in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waxie Sanitary Supply full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Monday through Friday schedule, and off on all major holidays.

    Cons

    Unrealistically long hours for salary people (12+ hours) is the expectation. No respect for your commitment and professionalism. No stable work schedule, hours are always varying, no predictability in how your day will look like . A lot of manual processes and nothing is getting done to change that to improve work stram. High turn over rate (over 60%). Most of the people that have been here is less than 3 years which...

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    Advice to Management

    Needs more of professional management for business environment who is knowledgeable and professional ( not a dictatorship). Build professional relationship on respect and credibility. Management needs to be more engaged in the processes of workflow and stay proactive.

    Waxie Sanitary Supply2019-05-26

    Waxie Sanitary Supply Response

    May 31, 2019Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback. As you mentioned, WAXIE has been in business for over 70 years and prides itself on the family centric culture that has been established throughout the company. We take your concerns and input seriously and would like to invite you to share any issues ...

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  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waxie Sanitary Supply part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The staff and managers are all super kind and fun to work with. The benefits are good, even for part time workers, and the managers are super accommodating when you need time off. The CEO is friendly and the company makes an effort to treat all staff with respect. There is a diverse staff and lots of upward mobility.

    Cons

    The CEO and upper management has few female or minorities, (although they seem to be slowly working on improving this). The customers are also very demanding at times, as is expected of this field, as they may at also meet regulations. So the work may be stressing, but the company culture easily makes up for the difficulty.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever sell the company! Part of what makes the company great is that it's small and family owned. A bigger corporation will just undo all your hard work and hurt your employees.

    Waxie Sanitary Supply2019-03-03
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Unethical Firing of a co-worker of mine"

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    Current Employee - Account Consultant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Waxie Sanitary Supply full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work, great benefits, training, tools to succeed

    Cons

    Management - They need some serious help, Upper management leave much to be desired, they do not know how to deal with any situation that involves the day-to-day operations of this company.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your darn back order system, get a clue as to how to run a company, customers complain because their stuff they order isn't in and that has been on-going since the existence of Waxie, unsure how its ran in San Diego.

    Waxie Sanitary Supply2019-04-08

    Waxie Sanitary Supply Response

    May 1, 2019Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review! We are glad to hear that you feel WAXIE is a great place to work with the training necessary to succeed. The Education and Training department is hard at work, continuously developing new tools that will ensure the success of WAXIE’s ...

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "One of the greatest"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waxie Sanitary Supply full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Waxie is one of the best companies I have ever worked for. They treat you like family and are great at promoting from within. Employees are well taken care of and there is plenty of help and guidance in whatever field you work in.

    Cons

    Not really any aside from a few times there is not enough staff to handle issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and thank you for listening to your employees point of view.

    Waxie Sanitary Supply2018-07-03
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Welcoming and encouraging corporation with a family feel."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waxie Sanitary Supply full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Longevity, empowerment, welcoming, family, promotes from within, truly cares about its customers and employees, good benefits, decent pay.

    Cons

    Haven’t come across any yet.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate the office dress code to be more in line with the industry and individuals we serve. There is not reason for me to have to wear slacks and heals to sell toilet paper.

    Waxie Sanitary Supply2018-06-29
  9. Helpful (8)

    "warehouse worker"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Waxie Sanitary Supply full-time

    Pros

    cool coworkers, weekends off, and holidays off too with overtime it could be pro or con i guess, decent midgrade pay

    Cons

    rf equipment is mediocre, micromanaging is heavy, favoritism is extreme, turnover rate is thru the roof, if you work well they will shovel alot more on your plate, management insinuates not to take your breaks(not legal) management getting let go due to sexual harassment etc. etc.

    Advice to Management

    fight for your five to ten year employees dont just let them walk out the door they made those great numbers, beef up your raises, southern California is expensive with high raising cost of living be easy on the new hires its not their fault people are walking out like water thru the hoover dam

    Waxie Sanitary Supply2018-03-28
  10. "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Waxie Sanitary Supply full-time

      Pros

      Culture, pay, weekends off, major holidays off, great benefits

      Cons

      I do not have any cons

      Waxie Sanitary Supply2018-03-22
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