WCA Waste

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Updated May 30, 2014

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2.8 9 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

WCA Waste Chairman and CEO Tom J. Fatjo Jr.

Tom J. Fatjo Jr.

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    No organization

    Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsSome good colleagues, fair salary.

    ConsTotal lack of structure, organization. Roles are not clearly defined, all sales positions crossover. Constant missed pickups or missed deliveries. This was a regular issue, many times including the same customers on consecutive service days. Lack of inventory (dumpsters) so sales could not be made in a timely fashion.

    Really big warning flag here! You do not want to work here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDefine roles, be honest with employees about service issues, be honest with employees about inventory issues. Clear communication and structure need a massive overhaul.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Please beware and do your research before pursuing employment with this company. Very unprofessional

    Industrial and Construction Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are not many pros to speak of, however traveling the filed and closing sales was very rewarding and accomplishing

    ConsThe level of professionalism in the branch office as well as upper management was vacillating. Lack of direction, pricing structures changing and very high turn over. Condescending abusive emails from sales manager directed with threats towards his employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease look closely @ how you are hiring to manage areas and how they treat their "teams" . Sales is hired to bring in sales with the help of the company they represent. Lack of communication and abusive threats are @ best the result of poor management

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    Been at company over 10 years, it's been a mixed experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLow level employees are great people. 401 K plan is good. Vacation plan has finally caught up to rest of the world. Houston getting slightly better over last 4 months.

    ConsHR is a joke. Most employees overworked and management pretends not to notice. Lowest pay in Houston trash market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAsk all employees at WCA to fill out anonymous questionnaire about work conditions and job satisfaction. Encourage candid comments. You will be shocked at job dissatisfaction.

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    Potential positive ..has a way to go

    Outside Construction Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsI like what I do and being back in the building industry.good @ what I do. Local office team work together to make business happen

    ConsLack of training and support to grow business the way I would like to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet up a formal orientation, procedures and training on all programs and the business @ time of hire for new employees. Provide employees with funds to network and marketing materials for when in the field selling and cold calling

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great co-workers but management needs to be more proactive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAbility to work a lot of over time
    Health benefits and 401K are outstanding

    ConsMust work 4 years to get 2 weeks vacation even when you work 60 -70 hours per week

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees better, better wage, more paid time off, promote from within - really - don't just say you do. Do it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unprofessional

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsEveryone else was a pleasure to work with.

    ConsThe HR department is incompetent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNote to Senior Management....get rid of your current "HR" department before the company gets sued for hostile work environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive, efficient, hard-working atmosphere.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsThe company fostered a hard-working, efficient atmosphere. Good work was recognized by management. There is a promising future for the company and its employees.

    ConsSometimes you have to put in long hours. There are a few horizontal communication gaps. The work environment is somewhat boring.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An awesome place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Orange City, FL (US)

    ProsYou are surrounded by an atmosphere of people who truly seem to care at all levels. They are family oriented and want to grow and promote from within.

    ConsIt is a tough job starting from the bottom, but can be very rewarding when you stick with it. For driven, hard working individuals only.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going after as much work as you can and continue to grow the company. just never forget about the guys that are out there breaking their backs for us everyday.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    There's always going to be a trash industry and WCA waste is an up-and-coming player

    Clerk (Current Employee) Springfield, MO (US)

    ProsIt is a very comfortable atmosphere.

    ConsNot many to speak of. Don't work here if you can't stand the smell of waste. Eventually, you will be around it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up your already strong relationship with your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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