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Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pompano Beach, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pompano Beach, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Waste Management in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    After applying online, it took a couple of weeks for a telephone interview with an HR person from headquarters in TX. Subsequent to that I was scheduled for an in-person panel interview with 3 senior executives: Regional Sourcing Manager, VP Controller and Purchasing Director for the region. I found it to be the most intimidating and diffucult interview I have ever had. Difficult questions were asked, mostly pertaining to how to deal with personality conflicts and difficult people. My impression is that this particular Purchasing manager was very difficult to work with. He was cagey about compensation, only offering up that his people were "well compensated" but worked "very very hard." I came away from the interview with an unfavorable impression of the workplace there and was not surprised that the position was filled by another applicant.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you were in disagreement with how something was done at a workplace and how did you deal with it? Did you go along with it or voice your opinion?   Answer Question
    • How do you deal with difficult people inside the office as well as customers?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Waste Management in October 2008.

    Interview Details

    I was given a phone interview with a person from HR that lasted about 30 minutes. I was contacted 2 days later and set up an interview with a panel of 4 employees from various positions. The first interview lasted 45min-1hr. I was contacted 4 days later to go back for a second interview which lasted about the same amount of time. The second interview was only the direct manager and a HR rep. About a week later I was sent an email letting me know I had not received the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to made a difficult decision when dealing with a customer. What was the situation, and how the result.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Waste Management in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by GM who thought HR had already spoken with me, when they had not. 2 hour 1:1 interview in a casual setting with role playing questions- very odd. The interview was far too long to be anything close to productive.
    Was asked to present a PowerPoint on " my attributes". My submission was barely acknowledged. I followed up dutifully to be told the position was being " re-upped" and I am in running. I received a thank-you but no thank-you from talent acquisition unbenounced to the GM an hour later. A hiring freeze was in place through 2012.. Funny, they seem to be hiring old cronies from Allied Waste without regard to freeze.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Georgetown, DE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Georgetown, DE
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Waste Management in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    They didn't give nothing out but what u earned..Uc got paid by the hour..Thats it...Other then that..u do ur job and still get talk 2 like ur a dog.."Sorry 4 that ,,but true"

    Interview Questions
    • Y do they get way with it,,My boss,, his boss didn't do nothing bout it..The way he talk 2 all the DRIVERS...   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Recycling Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Matteson, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Matteson, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Waste Management in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    they give you a phone interview then a face to face interview

    Interview Questions
    • How do you react in a face paced enviroment   View Answer
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7. 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
  8.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview Details

    Apply online, you're called for an interview...typically two interviews, unless its an hourly position then most likely you will only have one.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Waste Management in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer was late. Once he arrived he did not have my resume on hand. After I gave him a copy he began to downgrade the waste companies that I previously worked for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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