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Waste Management Reviews

Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
545 Reviews
2.7
545 Reviews
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Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, really friendly work place environment, growth potential (in 37 reviews)

  • Good benefits / annual bonus (if at all paid) (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours management don't care for you just be at work av (in 18 reviews)

  • Central Dispatch & customer service do not have the ability to address customer's needs (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Talented people, Reasonably good compensation,
    Futuristic - Sustainability and green initiatives

    Cons

    No major cons. depending on the area you are working, it can get a little stressful sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    control every system and save energy and waste

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    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Rājkot, Gujarat
    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Rājkot, Gujarat

    I worked at Waste Management part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    i like to work on it

    Cons

    very high and continue mind use

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    use every storage in work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I worked for waste management for 6 moths as a set up agent-data entry my experience was good for the most part.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, great atmosphere. great place to work for

    Cons

    company should work on better trainings for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Organic Growth Group Analyst

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    Former Intern - Analyst Organic Growth Group in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Intern - Analyst Organic Growth Group in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Waste Management as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Large amount of responsibility for level of experience, exposure to interesting technologies, interesting group of coworkers, good visibility with corporate executives

    Cons

    Lack of support from the rest of company, location in Houston, not part of "core business" so subject to quarterly earnings feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide for more integration of OGG with the rest of WM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Customer Service Rep.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    overtime was offered which was a plus

    Cons

    Everyone else were apart of Union except the Customer Service Reps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    working class

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    steady job good people to work with we go the extra mile for our customers just don't want to lose it

    Cons

    got to watch what you report to hr turn in upper management for conduct issue found in my favor now the one who got in trouble decides what i get paid a hour and has said i won't see top pay as long as they decide what i get even when company gives out raises and made sure to say this when no one else was around to hear it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you need to look at people job records and make sure management isn't cheating people out of what the company says it is going to them for raises people have been there a long time work for a goal of being at the top one day and to have management tell you they decide your fate instead of the time you put into the company is a big let down

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    can be a difficult business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people and act on those suggestions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Driver

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management and pay no stress

    Cons

    Long commute the drive was stressful from my residence to the job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good people, crumby staffing agencies.

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    Former Employee - Sorter in Deer Valley, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Sorter in Deer Valley, AZ (US)

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The steady hours and over time are great, the workers are generally nice though I indirectly worked for waste management (staffing agency) I didn't quite get the full feel to work for the company. From my experience its only for those that can tolerate dirty and possibly hazardous environments. Safety standards are very good they make sure everyone is aware of all the hazards you can find on sort lines and what to expect, they have set guidelines on how to keep your work place safe.

    Staffing agencies allow you to get your foot through the door to work for the company.

    - Time n half over time
    - Good hours
    - Great safety standards
    - OSHA certified
    - Safety equipment provided
    - Training on all aspects of recycling and maintenance
    - Great management awesome co-workers

    Cons

    Like I said earlier if your not ready for a very dirty hard labor job, this is not your gig. The work can be pretty tiring and exhausting depending on the lines you work on. Pre-sort would have to be the toughest line as residential and commercial trash is found on this line which can include a lot of things weighing 50lbs+, that's just one of the lines they are several more which won't be covered here. Let's just say this line is the hardest there are easier ones.
    Depending on how you got employed to Waste Management I'd say the easiest way to earn you spot is through a staffing agency, keep in mind you might be work with ex-con's and what not. Other than that it doesn't mean you can't get any promotions or be hired onto the company, you can.

    - Nasty and sometimes gut wrenching things dumped into lines
    - Toxic and biological hazards
    - Heavy work load
    - Decent pay (could be better)
    - No health insurance benefits (for the staffing agency not WM)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a couple of things I would like for them to change is wages, often times we had our machine belts rip off or our whole recycling system would fail and we would be sent home. There should be some pay raise or some fail safe to that so we don't waste so much gas getting to work. If our system would run a bit slow to prevent constant down time on our lines would help us pick stuff off the line better and not strain ourselves. I got seriously injured twice and it has effected me almost permanently due to the way we ran our system it was just too fast to accommodate the productivity (they were sooo far behind on productivity rates). They need a better analyst for this or try a different approach to solve these kinds of issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It has been good for the pay and friendships formed between drivers.

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    Current Employee - Garbage Truck Driver in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Garbage Truck Driver in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Decent pay
    A well rounded group of co-workers
    ok supervision

    Cons

    non existent leadership from all management positions
    horrible work equipment
    lax knowledge of local and state laws concerning dot and cdl laws
    long hours
    poor union representation from union rep and stewards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    since they are not allowed to lead, they shouldn't stick around as puppets on our area managers string

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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