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Waste Management Interview Questions

Updated Jan 14, 2015
Updated Jan 14, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Waste Management in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Went in for an interview and the manager for that terminal never even showed. I left my number and resume. No call, just an email saying they were looking at other applicants.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions, just an email saying they were not interested in me.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Residential Recycling Route Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume online and received a phone call. Through that phone call an in-person interview was scheduled. The interview was with 2 district managers. They were very friendly and personable. They had an interview process that they followed that included pretty standard questions like "tell me about a time you had to complete a project with little to no guidance." The interview lasted about an hour. I was called 2 weeks later to inform me that I was not chosen for the job, but was "a very close second"

    Interview Questions
    • None were overly difficult. Just come with several general experiences that you could use for some pretty easy STAR behavioral questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wixom, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wixom, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. An interview was requested via email. The interview style was straightforward and serious, no situational interview type questions. The interest seemed to be on my background for as far back as I was willing to share. There was no sense of urgency to fill the position as communicated by the HR Rep since five viable candidates were required to be presented for consideration. I was informed the position could take months to fill. I was encouraged to follow-up if I hadn't had a response within a month; however, the follow-up email was not responded to.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions. It was a straightforward, exhausting interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Waste Management in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    First, a recruiter calls and talks through the position. He then schedules an interview.
    The interview lasted about an hour for me. Pretty casual setting. No panel, just one-on-one. Hard to gauge response of interviewer.
    Pay is $45,000 base + 20% commission. This position goes up to $1000 a week contracts. Larger accounts are taken by a large-account specialist.

    Interview Questions
    • Define 'pipeline'. Lots of technical questions from a 30 page file from corporate. He did not ask all the listed questions, but there is a very structured script that dictates the interview.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Waste Management in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online 11-4 received call from HR around two days after, went over my resume over the phone . I was informed to resend my resume because when applied I copied and paste my my iPad . Never recieved email , called HR back (ruby) and again went over the same resume sent before ,she clearly didn't remember who and what I applied for ! She then instructed me I will be scheduled for an interview but then I recieved an email hours later with a thanks but no thanks. I didn't see the purpose of our going back and fourth but whatever :)

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself . Go over every line in your resume!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lewisville, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lewisville, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview Details

    Was called for a phone interview a couple days after applying online, just basic questions tell us about yourself etc. Was then scheduled in for an interview the following week. I was kept waiting after a previous interview ran long (1hr) and the next candidate arrived.
    Interviewer was distracted, only asked a couple questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inside Account Manager Franklin TN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Franklin, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Franklin, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Waste Management in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was going well until I found out that I was not selected for the 2nd round of interviews. I passed the phone interview and went to the next step which was a face to face interview, the interviewer complemented me and showed high interest several times do to my knowledge of the company, process, current software and my past experience. I was very qualified and I thought the interview went great. I later found out from that I was not going to the 2nd round of interviews and was declined as to why.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    ITMA Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Waste Management in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online when they had the campus event. Communicated with HR to setup the 1:1 interview. One employee from the same program came in town to conduct the interviews(maybe there are more, I only met one; his luggage were sitting next to him in the interview room).
    Was told to bring enough resumes by HR when making the appointment, but the interviewer didn't even plan to look at it. (To me, he was just looking for the 'smart' people to dedicate more effort in the screening process.) He routinely introduced the program. Asked me to introduce myself. Then "what color is a lime?'
    Other questions include how to estimate the weight of Airbus A380(not correct answer), burning rope to measure 45 minutes(can be solved) and something else I cannot recall.
    I asked him why the Google questions afterwards. His answer is just fair: to see how interviewees react under pressure and to see the thinking process with such pressure(I couldn't image what kind of pressure this company put on recent college grads)
    The interviewer looked burned up to me. Or maybe his just had a rough night.

    The "enough resume" from HR and unexpected brainteasers is a sign of miscommunication( unless that was the intention).

    Interview Questions
    • 1. what color is a lime?
      2. how to estimate the weight of Airbus A380 by just looking at it?
      3. how to measure exactly 45 minutes given two ropes that burn at inconsistent rates from end to end. Both ropes take one hour to burn completely to ashes.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Waste Management in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by the Area Manager and Dispatch Supervisor they were very nice and asked me to tell them what I did at my last dispatch job, they also asked me what my weakness and strength area was, they told me about the company and what they do. I was pretty impressed and excited when she asked me if given the job when could I start, of course I told them immediately, but I have not been called back. My interview was 9/18 and since I didn't hear from them I sent a follow up email to the Dispatch Supervisor on 9/24 and he said they were still doing interviews and would make a decision around 10/10 because the Area Manager was out on vacation. Not loosing hope.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Industrial Sales Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Germantown, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Germantown, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Waste Management in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process began with email confirmation to interview with two people. Interview was with one person. Went well. Received dear John letter a few days later. Two weeks past and I get another interview for the same position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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