Blue Beacon Truck Wash

Working at Blue Beacon Truck Wash: Company Overview and Reviews

Blue Beacon Truck Wash
Blue Beacon Truck Wash
3.7
924 reviews
Blue Beacon Truck Wash Ratings
3.7
Average rating of 924 reviews on Indeed
3.4Work-Life Balance
3.4Pay & Benefits
3.4Job Security & Advancement
3.4Management
3.4Culture
Headquarters
Salina, KS
Employees
1,001 to 5,000
Revenue
$100M to $500M (USD)
Industry
Consumer Goods and Services

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Salary Satisfaction
67%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 2477 reviews
Benefits
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
401k
Paid Time Off
Stock Options
Discounts

Blue Beacon Truck Wash Reviews

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Overall Reviews at Blue Beacon Truck Wash

2.0
Customer Service Associate / Cashier | Kansas City, MO | Mar 6, 2019
Just a job, nothing more - nothing less.
Blue Beacon is a good company to work for but sadly this job and location was not exactly what I had expected or hoped for but may work for someone else. The best way for eligibility and consideration for hire here is to apply at the location. Sometimes a immediate interview is conducted. This company does perform drug tests and background checks. (A lot of telephone calls on this question) Beginning your employment as a cashier, you are only allowed 3 days for OJT so be prepared for 10-12 hour shifts during that training period, then after that you are on your own with minimal help. During your shift expect to solely and accurately run and manage 2 bay registers, CAT scale register, answer the telephone 90% of the time, log employees in and out for work as well as for lunch breaks, make a few deposit drops in the safe, retrieve money a few times a day from the safe for adequate cash in registers, constantly paying attention to the camera TV monitor on both bay lanes to log in times in the computer for trucks entering and leaving the bays, on the telephone several times a day getting a verifiable PO # for customers check, clean restrooms at least 2x’s on your shift, wipe down counter surfaces, change and take out trash, and sweep/mop. This is not a complete list but a fair part of your daily responsibilities. Being that you are the only cashier on your shift, it’s not uncommon to daily manage some of these job functions at the same time which can be very hectic and s
ProsWeekly Paychecks
Cons1 break in a 8-10 hour shift, benefits, poor management, no advancement.
2.0
Bay Leader | Kenly, NC | Mar 18, 2020
Hard job, Not the place you want to be at for a long period of time.
When you're in High school/college= good Job. Management is good but has its flaws( a lot). They give higher job positions to people who don't deserve it. You wash about 20+ trucks on a busy day for each bay. The workplace culture changes every year when new people come and older people leave. Getting a raise and hours in this job is the worst. You have to kiss butt to get anywhere. Even then the people who been there ahead of you has to quit for you to move up in job positions. Pays decent for high school and college student. Takes a long time to get up in position and raise. Morning shift you will get more hours because it's busy a lot. Working hard don't get you anywhere in this job. They will work with your hours if needed. Some supervisor or bayleaders will keep tips if they get them. The people are "ok" there. Some people are nice and really kind but most are cruel and think they know it all. There changing stuff every week which get confusing. The most enjoyable part of the job was talking to the drivers about their experience driving truck. The hardest part about the job was washing so fast and many trucks all day while keeping it clean at the same time. Their system is flawed. Overall it was a hard and ok job. Not the best to work out or somewhere you want to be all your life (speaking from a washer position or supervisor). I enjoyed some parts of the job but dread going to work everyday. There was always something wrong everyday. From people not showing up or just
2.0
Supervisor | Girard, OH | Jun 10, 2014
Definitely a job to help get you pay bills until a better one comes along.
First, I did not go into this job knowing that it was all weather-permitting. if it rains, employees get cut. if its a slow day, employees get cut, if it snowed, employees get cut. at first it was alright, but after awhile, you realize working only 2 days a week is not going to pay the bills. I stuck it out as long as i could. with rent, car payment, phone bill, cable, not to mention a 2 year old, i was barely making ends meet. i needed to do something to better myself and of course my family. i get that everyone has some sort of issues in their home lives, but thats not a good enough reason to constantly take it out on employees everyday. The manager did just that. not the Operations manager, the General Manager. everyday, he would scream and yell at every employee and also gave out threats of firing everyone...everyday all day. within the past month(May 2014) 4 employees have quit. this job has a very quick turn-a-round rate. eventually the owners of the company need to look real deep at the MANAGEMENT. they need to see that if so many people have been hired, then a month later, quit, something is wrong here. even employees that have been with this company for over 3 years have just walked out because they coudnt deal with the threats of being fired and being talked to like you were 12. these were dedicated employees that couldnt take the manager anymore. neither could I. you know how they always say, ¨dont mix work life with home life¨? its the truth. thats all this manage
Prosnone.
ConsSHORT BREAKS. WORKING IN EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS. MANAGEMENT SUCKS. UNDERPAID. NO OPPORTUNITIES.
3.0
Loading Bay Manager | Barstow, CA | Apr 9, 2019
physically demanding
It's just repetitive work, washing trucks. Some days be busy to where you would be washing all day and some days it would be slow to the point where they would have to send people home. They like to maintain a high standard of maintenance and cleanliness which most would not expect from a truck wash. Not the best of place starting out as an new employee but when a person starts to get used to the techniques and procedures, then the work gets easier to handle and the workplace becomes more comfortable. The hardest part of the job is having to wash the trucks, often times for the whole shift, and dealing with the customers concerns. Sometimes a person would have to work 6 days a week when it is short staffed. The best part about the job is that it develops a person. A bay attendant leans to be more organized, develops muscles, and learns how to be more communicative. Depending on how far up a person moves with the company, he/she can learn how to maintain wash equipment, communicate better with the customers, learn cash handling skills, as well as using Microsoft Word and Excel. All in all, it's a good place to work at if a person is all about his/her money. Though it may be rough getting used to the ever changing procedures and techniques and constantly being wet and in a loud environment, a person can learn to tolerate it. It's really the people I work with that kept me around. Other than that, I grown to dislike the company the longer I worked there. It could be due to the l
ProsHealth Benefits, Daily Incentive bonus, Understanding Management
ConsLong work days
4.0
Bookkeeper | Kenly, NC | Jan 21, 2013
I used to love my job.
A typical day at work consists of checking our security camera system to confirm that the times that our cashiers have clocked trucks in and out at is correct. Once the checking is done one has to enter the correction into the computer system. After that you sort the days' tickets into types of sales, run a tape to calculate sales totals, rubber band the tickets and print a Cash Balance Sheet. then you would check time cards and labor sheets to determine hourly labor cost and bonus percentages if applicable. the last thing to do would be the daily deposit and then any other tasks that the managers may need you to do. I have learned that nobody is perfect and mistakes are made. when mistakes are made there is always somebody that you can ask for advice on how to fix it. The management at the location has recently changed for my store, I am not thrilled about it because before the manager was official he asked me how much I made being a book keeper. When I told him the amount he said that the first thing that he was going to do was give me a raise. Upon asking him for this raise, keep in mind I was performing my job as well as cashiering on a regular basis, his response was that I was paid for the job that I did,. I found this unacceptable. The hardest part of the job is keeping everybody happy. The best, for me, is that most of the workers were guys, I am not "boy crazy" I am just one of those people that would prefer to work around men.
Prosbonus oppertunities, 401(k) plans, profit sharing, employee savings with 10% interest, flexibility
Consmanagment
1.0
Bay Leader | Amarillo, TX | Feb 3, 2021
Mental strength to just work
The job itself is easy once you get the hang of it , but favoritism is a Very big thing here. No matter how good of an employee you may be the family hired by the GM will always win out on promotions and anything job related. The supervisors kind of try to lead the employees but it turns out being more of a boss than leadership type of lead. If you want to move up you have to be a yes man anything asked of you must be able to be done by you if you plan on ever succeeding here or having a decent side to work on the truck with you. They believe in micro management to the fullest cameras are everywhere atleast 6 in each bay alone and the OM will walk around and watch you. If you make a mistake depending on how noticeable it is you may get away with it whether you know you did it or not , it wont become a problem until the GM is watching. It's a good first job it teaches you how the world is never fair and sometimes more often than you might wish sometimes you just have to be quite and act as if everything is fine and keep it moving. The insurance is okay dont expect any orthodontist work if needed. Your schedule can begin to change at any moment always keep an eye on it the GM likes to make changes and not notify people especially if you called in on a previous day or if the site closed due to an issue. Depending on what you look like drivers may or may not disturb you or constantly watch and only check your side. The pay is okay unless you dont have someone helping you with
ProsOpportunity to learn, growth as an adult
ConsFavoritism, retaliation, discrimination
1.0
Truck Driver | Walcott, IA | Jun 6, 2019
Worse experience of my entire life
If you have a cool guy nick name from high school and just graduated with friends that work here....this is the place for YOU. If you're a 45 year old man just trying to work a job you like to do you should move on. Management is terrible at all angles and very immature. When i was washing there whatever bay i was in did the best and most work with no re washes or bad comments one after another. I was involved in a bay record setting most transactions in a single shift....more money for the company without even so much as great job from leaders. Cameras literally everywhere on premises with someone watching at all times to see if you were sticking to procedure and doing it right. It was a few years ago that i worked the worse experience of my ENTIRE life. What i do know isif they don't like you or your name you are treated like you've never been treated before that's how silly it is. The manager treated me like garbage and i could have got a law suit on his butt with cameras to back me up in court for the terrible unfair crimes he and leaders were committing against me. I called the HR department in some other state and told them everything. They decided to give me a week off with pay and to possibly find a new job. A week went by and no new job yet so i returned to Streaken Beacon waiting for a job lead to call. My hours had shrunk down to about 25 hrs a week and nothing really changed going back. Long story short....i called the place a s---hole and the manager ended my
ProsNone
ConsEverything!
4.0
Cashier Supervisor | Kingman, AZ | May 1, 2014
Excellent management that utilizes employees' skills.
While working in the wash bays, the days were fairly straight forward - a group of 3-7 people would wash the trucks in an assembly line like fashion and clean the bays or premises while on down time. The management was extremely fair and easy to work with. This is one place where an 'open door policy' is what it says it is. I learned how to take leadership skills from the military and use them productively with a civilian business (working with teenager employees can sometimes be difficult). While in a supervisor position, I had to work with customers (truck drivers) professionally. This broadened my social skills immensely. The worst situation I had was when I had to deal with an irate customer who was [much] bigger than myself. He attempted to intimidate me just short of physical violence. Management allowed me to work with the individual until demands became out of my hands. I was happy that management was confident enough to allow me to take control of the situation, but protected me at the same time. Management saw skills I possessed outside of my daily responsibilities and allowed me to work in other areas. This included the pump room, fixing equipment, and working as a cashier. They even accommodate my schedule for when I went to college with a part time schedule.
ProsPersonable management, good benefits, room for lateral job moves and promotion
ConsRespiratory sickness, climate change has drastic effects, high turn over rate
2.0
Shift Manager | Lodi, CA | Feb 7, 2017
It's a "Job"
Blue Beacon is a decent company to work for if you're looking to do something that only someone with a a HS diploma or no education can do. The work is very physical and you will definitely get wet at some point by either the water, the chemicals, or your own sweat. You get paid weekly, which is nice, but the pay caps out pretty quickly. The benefits are not all that great. The medical plans are expensive in comparison to the pay and there is no dental insurance at all. They really try to sell you on what they call a cafeteria plan, but it's one of those "use it or lose it" by the end of the year type of things. If you're lucky you'll work with people who actually take pride in their work, even if it is just washing trucks. In my experience, it was like that in one location but not the other and it really affects the atmosphere of the job. Management is all salary and just like any other place you have good and bad ones. My chief complaint is that there is no set Standard Procedure when it comes to the job. It all varies depending on the location which can lead to customers getting upset because one location differs from another in what they can and cannot do. If you're looking to advance, good luck. There are only so many slots and if the person in one of those slots refuses to advance, you are pretty much stuck, unless you are willing to relocate at your own expense. The exception to that is if your are relocating into a salaried manager position.
ProsWeekly Pay
ConsIt's a "Job"
5.0
Supervisor | Salina, KS | Apr 28, 2021
Only hard depending on your mindset and/or background
I have been at my location, the Salina, KS original Blue Beacon for nearly 2 years, i moved up to supervisor within 1 year of being here, I’ve had much harder jobs before. This job was so much easier than those before which made coming in everyday very easy to show up with a smile and able to get my job done properly and efficiently. The key to this job, simply put, show up when you’re scheduled.. on time. Give your best effort the entire time you’re there being paid. Be respectful to your peers, superiors and customers of course. With those key elements, you will thrive with this company, just as you would with any company, at that. This truly is a fair company, fair management, and full of hardworking employees, more than fair pay, and plenty of hours to go around. But it is a vehicle wash, so weather is a factor, no business no work, so employees with less experience usually go home and call back every hour in case business picks up to bring them back in, so they aren’t standing around with nothing to do for 8 hours. It’s a downfall but also a motive to want to move up to be able to have a better chance to stay and work on those more than rare ‘slow’ days, it’s something to keep in mind while thinking about applying at Blue Beacon, I’m more than happy that I chose to work here and continued working here all this time.
ProsGreat competitive pay, great environment
ConsOpen 24/7, therefore no set weekly schedule/no guaranteed weekends off

Questions And Answers about Blue Beacon Truck Wash

What is the best part of working at Blue Beacon Truck Wash?
Asked Mar 1, 2022
General everything
Answered Jul 3, 2022
The pay
Answered Jul 3, 2022
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Blue Beacon Truck Wash?
Asked Oct 8, 2016
be honest
Answered Aug 1, 2022
Other Employees don't treat you the best but good Paying Job. Good management
Answered Jul 31, 2022
How often do you get a raise at Blue Beacon Truck Wash?
Asked Jul 8, 2022
Everyl 6 months
Answered Aug 14, 2022
Not often
Answered Aug 13, 2022
What benefits does Blue Beacon Truck Wash offer?
Asked Jul 6, 2016
Vision, dental, 401k, heath,
Answered Aug 16, 2022
Nothing really just some insurance if you're lucky enough to get 35 hours on the average then you can become eligible for health care insurance
Answered Aug 13, 2022
What is a typical day like for you at Blue Beacon Truck Wash?
Asked Sep 28, 2020
Wild!
Answered Aug 12, 2022
Walk in go to your position put soap on first then wash it off
Answered Aug 10, 2022