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Waste Management Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
524 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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  1.  

    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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY (US)

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    I worked here for the summer. Great place to work. They pay very well and are very concerned with your safety. If you work hard then you will be liked.

    Cons

    You work in any weather so be prepared.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Dispatcher
    Former Employee - Senior Dispatcher

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great pay ,great people, loved working there

    Cons

    job was eliminated, no jobs open in company to stay with company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Scale Operator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    The people were friendly and the work was very consistent once you get into a routine.

    Cons

    However, the position was very mundane and it should have been automated by this point. The management did not together very well. The pay was satisfactory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Automate everything and work with your drivers more

    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company overall, sometimes too large for its own good.

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher
    Former Employee - Dispatcher

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

    Pros

    The operations team is very good-being the largest waste hauler in the country they have many resources and service offerings.

    Cons

    The large size of the company can make you and your role insignificant. Work-life balance could be better, they need more personnel for relief.The work gets boring and very robotic..a lot of things are by the book or no way at all. Not a job for those who need a creative outlet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work-life balance would be appreciated to those in operations. Leadership is full of knowledge, but they need to relay the experience all the way down to the drivers and have more opportunity for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Coconut Creek, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Coconut Creek, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Room for growth
    Great benefits
    Customer Service training was great.

    Cons

    South Florida location was very disorganized. Lot's of inconsistencies
    with management in the customer service department at the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    very physically demanding

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    Former Employee - Commercial Driver in Telford, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Commercial Driver in Telford, PA (US)

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    The work day would end early. Some days I would be done work as early as 1:00 p.m.

    Cons

    You have to be to work by 3:30 A.M.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would throw in a bonus every once in awhile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I have no complaints

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    Current Employee - Garbage Truck Driver in Pontiac, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Garbage Truck Driver in Pontiac, MI (US)

    I have been working at Waste Management (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay good bennifits great co workers

    Cons

    Very hard labor in the cold and hot weather

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say what you mean and mean what you say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A review of one of the largest in the industry.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Roll-Off Driver in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Roll-Off Driver in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities in the sanitation industry. Pays top dollar in most positions. Depending on the area, can determine if you work with good people in management or not.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Its NOT WHAT YOU KNOW... Its WHO YOU KNOW... Front line employees are sometimes treated unfairly and under valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more empathy for your employees. The creators of the company rules should spend time in the jobs for which they are creating rules about. How can you create rules for drivers if you have never driven or been in a truck?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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