Waste Management
2.8 of 5 354 reviews
www.wm.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Waste Management Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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2.8 354 reviews

                             

54% Approve of the CEO

Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner

David P. Steiner

(221 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Fellow Employees, good benefits if you can afford the with the Lay-down days"
    in 26 reviews
  • "Great benefits including paying for parking garage or park and ride bus fair"
    in 26 reviews
Cons:
  • "The customer service supervisor sits in her office all day eating"
    in 12 reviews
  • "The company has long hours, but it is worth it in the long run"
    in 10 reviews
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control every system and save energy and waste

Computer Operator (Former Employee)
Rājkot, Gujarat

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

Prosi like to work on it

Consvery high and continue mind use

Advice to Senior Managementuse every storage in work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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New Hire ICR

Inside Commercial Representative (Current Employee)
Wixom, MI (US)

I have been working at Waste Management full-time for less than a year

ProsNice Employees
Good Incentive Plan+Pay
Good Hours and work life balance
Virtual Training with a awesome trainer
Lots of internal growth & advancement
I used glassdoor as a resource when applying for the job and don't believe everything you read :)

ConsI'm new, so no cons so far.
Seems like a easy going company as long as you work hard.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Waste Management full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThey are really about learning and teaching and trying to get you to the next level. There were workshops for woman on how to be a better leader. Tuition Reimbursement.

ConsI wish that there were more ways to move within the company. The location that I worked at was closing and there wasn't anywhere for me to go. Moral was decreasing with every month that passed.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer training to those of the aging workforce that are too young to retire but are in the midst of being laid off. When I say training, I mean out of the box. Teaching environmental to a mechanic, ect.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good

Inside Account Manager (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

I have been working at Waste Management full-time for less than a year

ProsCo-workers and hours are great!!

Consnumbers should not be the same for every area.

Advice to Senior Managementmake goals based on territory

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best of the Best!

Customer Service Supervisor (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Waste Management full-time for more than a year

ProsVery dedicated individuals...wonderful place to work.

ConsNew BU did not stand up to the normal company excellence

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A very different experience

Sales (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsGreat people to work with and we work great as a team. Getting paid every week is a big plus.

ConsTaking away tuition reimbursement was very disappointing and my department should be recognized more.

Advice to Senior ManagementYour current employees work hard to take care of our inner and outer employees and would like to be appreciated.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It is a good company.

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Waste Management full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIt is a good company to work for, many good benefits and wage and they make a lot of strides in environmental aspects.

ConsAs with many large corporations you sometimes feel you are just a number regardless of your contributions. I think there is some disconnection or unrealistic goals placed because most Corporate employees have never worked in the divisions where the interface with customers takes place to really understand the challenges and what effects some of the Corporate decisions can have on customer defection.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should care a little more about the employees other than just related to benefits. Engaged employees work harder.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Experience with Industry Leader

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsInnovative company within industry and continuously striving to be an industry leader concerning waste to energy efforts, recycling and collection logistics and disposal strategies. Plenty of opportunities across various disciplines - landfills, MRFs, sales, OPS, Corporate. Huge public company, very stable and strong financially, great Senior Leadership with plenty of industry experience.

ConsCentralization of various departments moving away from achieving results through local relationships and efficient channels of communication to slow moving, inefficient standardized processes. Size of company can be a disadvantage also -- too much red tape.

Advice to Senior ManagementAcquiring and keeping good talent should be more of a primary focus. Too much turnover with young, intelligent, proven and motivated employees due to apathetic and content management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Retired aftter 35 yea

Rolloff Driver 26 Years Container Delivery Driver 9 Years (Former Employee)

I worked at Waste Management

ProsDecent pay but long hours

ConsLong hours management don't care for you just be at work av

Advice to Senior ManagementAfter working 35 years you should give a few benefits toemployees you py life insurance for 35 years then we have nothing show employees you apprecate the years they worked I retired after 35 years no recognition not even a peice of paper acknowledging that I ever worked for WM

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great company to work for pay and benefits

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Waste Management

Prosgreat pay and benefits here

Conslong work hours year round

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