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Updated Feb 10, 2015
Updated Feb 10, 2015
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    Senior Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview Details

    was pleasant and was done by a supervisor and human resource department. each had there questions that they would ask you. and a complete list of scenarios that you were asked. and had to answer.

    Interview Questions
    • why should we hire you   Answer Question
    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview Details

    1 on 1 interview. A bunch of tell me about a time questions. I was already an employee so I knew what to look forward to in the interview process. Hope this helps

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    CE Superviosor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview Details

    I did not really understand all the job requirements prior to accepting the position - I did not know the daily volume of work and all the daily, weekly and monthly reports required

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked about my previous supervisor position and if I had to discipline or fire staff for non performance. What was the situation, and what was the result?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    it took 4 weeks to get an offer; and it was"take it or leave it - I can't go any higher"
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and did not hear back until after an employee referral. I was then contacted and had one phone interview. Usually there is at least one, in person panel interview but for my case it was only a phone interview. The interview questions were fairly average and nothing out of the ordinary.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed 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
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    Route Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied 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
  8.  

    Route Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Straight forward - Submit resume, pass phone screening, followed by an in person interview. Its not the quickest process, generally about one week break between each step. I would apply to another position if the opportunity presented itself.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Garbage Truck Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Residential Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied 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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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Waste Management in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with 3-person panel of Management level employees. Each panel member asked questions regarding resume, challenges, wins and defeats. First, detail the stages of the resume. Discuss challenges at each stage and how solutions were offered to the customers. Discussed metrics used to measure performance in the Sales Department. I needed to describe how my skills fit the role that was available.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe an obstacle provided by a customer, and the solution that was offered.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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