Western Specialty Contractors Employee Reviews

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Seasonal work. good company
Restoration Specialist / Apprentice Instructor (Former Employee) –  Ridgefield, NJ 07657September 12, 2018
Excellent company to work for.
Construction environment

hardworking crews. Basically construction environment
solid company.

Very hot in summers and very cold in winters
When the weather was nice , it was a great place to be employed


Very safety conscious company, with attention to OSHA issues and particular emphasis on safety
Pros
Good medical dental benefits
Cons
seasonal work
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Great until the end. No value for efforts.
Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCSeptember 1, 2018
As a company, good overall. Management is lacking and turnover is rediculous. They set you up to fail and, if you’re not “married” to the job, they don’t need you. They preach that they are family oriented, but that’s just a front for the quest of the almighty dollar. I received no write-ups, no PIP, nothing until I was told I was being let go.
Pros
No micro-management
Cons
No work/life balance. Unless you’re divorced and are willing to party with the boss, you’re an outcast. Everyone is scared to say how they feel.
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4.0
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Work and Pay
Roofer/Laborer (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOJuly 26, 2018
Work was difficult but pay and benefits were great. Only worked there a short time in between teaching jobs. As the new guy it was kind of a pain being moved around every day or week to different sites.
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Waste of time
Concrete Mason (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKJuly 25, 2018
You work 18 to 26 hour shifts doing deck coating so you work alot of hours but they are union so union dues destroy your check. They will work you till you break then lay you off even if your one of the hardest and one of the best workers they have. They just use people for there projects. They promise you in moving up and then get rid of you. The company is a waste of time and hard work.
Cons
Union, very long shifts, managers lie
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They just don’t care about anyone it’s all about numbers
Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 10, 2018
I was there for five years and never gave anyone any problems. Did my job days and nights. I was the only black superintendent at Western. For a company that has been in business for a hundred years. I was the second black to hold that title. Western is a very disrespectful and negative place to work.
Pros
If there busy it’s ok
Cons
No work
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4.0
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Good place for a hard worker
DELIVERY DRIVER (Current Employee) –  Winter Park, FLMay 7, 2018
All the people there are good people. If you're a slacker or or a trouble maker you won't last long. If you're a stand up person and don't play when you shouldn't, you'll like it.
Pros
People
Cons
sometimes the job site is't the Ritz
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5.0
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Great place to work. Even better bosses and benefits
Laborer Worker (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARMarch 22, 2017
Best bosses I've ever worked under. The insurance is great. The hours are not bad as well. With the insurance you get the most thorough check ups from doctors and all staff.
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It's like family. They take care of each other.
Delivery Driver/Warehouse Manager (Current Employee) –  Winter Park, FLNovember 10, 2016
Typical day, meet in the morning at the shop. Joke around a little, find out your days tasks and get to it. Everyone you work with is family and slackers or jerks don't last long. The management is straightforward about what has to be done and what is and isn't acceptable. Do your job, show up on time, don't lie and you will be respected as you should. As long as you're up front about whatever it is they will work with you. If you make excuses or lie you will be let go ASAP. Hardest part is the weather. If it rains, no work. If it doesn't rain, it's gonna be hot. Most enjoyable part, the people you work with. Everyone is good, honest, hard workers. Everyone else gets weeded out quick.
Pros
The people you work with and work for. They all are treated like family.
Cons
No benefits, can be hot or uncomfortable sometimes, lack of work in bad weather.
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great work place to learn and improve
Laborer (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCFebruary 19, 2016
great place to start out and build your career. alot of good people to help you understand what the company does and they are willing to teach you
Pros
paid lunches
Cons
healthcare
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5.0
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Challenging, friendly people
Production and sales intern (Former Employee) –  Peoria ilJuly 10, 2015
Great group of people to work with. Work is challenging yet enjoyable. It's a great choice for a person who wants to learn new thinks and grow intellectually
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