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Waste Management Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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  1.  

    Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Waste Management in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    First they do an in person interview with either the Dispatch Supervisor or Area Dispatch Manager. Explain a time when you've had to work as a team. Explain a time when you had a conflict and how you solved the conflict. What's your strengths/weaknesses? etc. Then they take you into the dispatcher center and let you mingle among the employees while they work and they ask you questions that they think of, which is usually pretty close to the questions you were asked in the first interview. Then the employees tell their supervisor if they liked you or not the next day in their morning huddle. Very interesting interview process.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    First they offered me 15.85/hr. I said that I was looking for more like $18/hr and they offered me $16/hr. They didn't budge much, but I wish I had pushed one more time for a little bit higher. Also they only give 1 week vacation a year so you may be able to throw an extra week in for negotiations. Something you could try.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Franklin, TN (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Waste Management in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a call back for an interview. When I arrived there was no one at the reception desk and I had to wait until someone walked by to notify the interviewer I was on site. I waited about 30 mins or so after that to be brought back. I felt the actual interview went well, I was asked questions about my work background and skills/education and was told they would get back to me and let me know either way. After one week I saw that the position had been reposted online, which is understandable if they did not find the right person for the job yet, it just would have been nice to have had some kind of response back from them that I did not get the position. I would have accepted a generic email, it was very frustrating.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time a customer made an unreasonable request.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Route Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. phone interview followed by in person interview several days later. background check and drug screen with contingent over depending on results. Poor communication between steps but quick follow-up once process was completed.

    Negotiation Details
    Very little to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Maintanace Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Waste Management in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Expected to know all electrical mechanical and hydraulic systems. Be ready to answer questions about background check and knowledge. Be ready to be put in the spot light about your experience and of course you will skip all the above steps if you have a friend in management.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Waste Management in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online three times and I was able to get two interviews about six months apart, but never got any response after my interviews. In both interviews I was interviewed by one person. I don't know what to do to get past the interview. I have 17 years of experience as a swing driver at different garbage truck companies and able to drive and do the work.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Garbage Truck Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Waste Management in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online took 1 month to hear back from them I got a call from a recruiter and had a phone interview I feel I did great with the phone interview told me about the benefits of this job and how demanding it is. I than was given a interview dare had to wait 2 weeks for the interview the gentleman I spoke to told me I would start out at 16 a hr based on my experience and than told me he would call me on Monday July 7 to see if I have the job I hope I do have this job I Like the environment and would love to start with this company

    Interview Questions
    • Please explain a time when you helped out another employee and what did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was told based on my experience I will start out at 16 a hr
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Waste Management Response

    Jul 14, 2014Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your interest in joining the team! You can call 877.220.5627 to check the status of your application.

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    Digital Care Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Waste Management in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied various times before being offered an opportunity to do the assessment tests. 30 to 45 minute Phone interview and then was called in for face to face interview.

    Interview Questions
    • They were just the basic questions about tell us one time where you provided excellent customer service, tell us one time where you had a challenging customer to deal with and how did you deal with them.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, it was a fair offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    IT Analyst III Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Waste Management in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was formal and smooth. Discussion was very typical where as the question were typical of a normal hiring interview. Interviewers was very pleasant. Interviewed with multiple people within a few days.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Route Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Waste Management in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was recruited by head hunter. Interviewed by GM and Market Area Rep .for 6 hours. Sometime one at a time, sometimes they tag-teamed against me. The intent was to see how I reacted under stress.

    Interview Questions
    • The difficulty lies in the fact that the interview went on so long and was stressfull. They were looking to see if I could handle the stress and being overwhelmed by their demands   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes I was able to negotiate and we agreed on my wages and benefits.. Then at the last minute, they changed everything knowing I had already put in my notice.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Residential Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview Details

    They used a 3rd party to do all the interviewing. I thought this was very inefficient and awkward. It also took a lot of time to get hired. 3 months!

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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