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Waste Management Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014

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Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online - interviewed at Waste Management in March 2011.

Interview Details – Was scheduled for a video interview with somebody there and a person from HR...turns out video on their end was not working so they could see me but I couldn't see either of them...awwwkkkk. The person who worked there seemed normal and polite. Person from HR seemed angry...neither offered to turn off video camera when it was a one-way interview.

Interview Question – Please detail how you would go about working a long term project.   View Answer


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Route Management Interview

Route Management

I applied online - interviewed at Waste Management in August 2013.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview, went well. So I was set up with a second interview with a district manager. I thought went well. They told me that they will get back to me the next week and let me know their choice. They did and gave a excuse that the manage was out on business meetings. And that they will get back to me the next week. Well another week wnt by and they did contact me to let me know that it will be another week. So after that I just left it at that and they finally got back to me 4 weeks later to let me know that they decided to go with someone inside the company.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Area Manager Interview

Area Manager
Columbia, MD

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – why was I looking for a job???   Answer Question


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No Offer

Negative Experience

Recruiter Interview

Recruiter
El Cajon, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Waste Management in July 2013.

Interview Details – I received a voicemail from Rachel in HR about 3-4 days after I applied online. I promptly called her back that afternoon and left a message. After not hearing back from her, I called again later the next afternoon. Again nothing. I finally received an email rejection a month later. Best practices in recruiting would be since she called me and provided her info, she should at least call me back if she was no longer interested. Not a positive candidate experience.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Outside Sales Representative Interview

Outside Sales Representative

Interviewed at Waste Management

Interview Details – Had a phone interview and was very basic, mostly talked about sales experience. Second interview had a standard sheet they read questions off of and the person with the most points got the job

Interview Question – How do you see yourself as a hunter in this role.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Container Welder Interview

Container Welder

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Waste Management in July 2013.

Interview Details – Did a phone interview and then went in for a one on one interview

Interview Question – Tell a time where you had to seek help from a supervisor or co worker and what was the outcome   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sustainability Speacilist Interview

Sustainability Speacilist

I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Waste Management in June 2013.

Interview Details – Interview process was thorough, be prepared to answer stereotypical interview questions with a problem you have occurred and how you went about solving the issue. The second interview was a panel that was 2 hrs with various people from the company.

Interview Question – Asked if I considered my personality as an explorer, teacher or spokesmen.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst

Interviewed at Waste Management

Interview Details – Process was very good overall. I was interviewed by two people, and the interview lasted for one hour.

Interview Question – Outside of work, tell us about you?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Waste Management in May 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online, received an email stating they weren't interested almost instantly. Then about a week later, I get a phone call about the position I had applied for. I have a pre-screen phone interview then. After that call, I receive instructions to take an online assessment (which by the way was a great tool for them to use). A few days later, I had a phone interview. At the end of the call, I was told that it would be up to the hiring manager to call and schedule a face to face interview. I didn't receive that call but did get the "we are pursuing other candidates at this time" email. No hard feelings. The HR staff was courteous and respectful during this process.

Interview Question – They like very detailed answers and examples to the questions.   Answer Question


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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

District Manager Interview

District Manager
Minneapolis, MN

I applied online - interviewed at Waste Management in March 2013.

Interview Details – received call from recruiter and did phone interview with basic questions. Was contacted and set up f2f interview with hiring manager. was told decision would be made within a week, after not hearing anything for 2 weeks I contacted them and was told position was filled with internal candidate but was ask if I was interested in a different position. I was interested and a time was set-up to talk to recruiter about the position. the recruiter never called at the designated time, I called about 1/2 hour after the time only to receive voicemail. I never heard from them again, the oddest thing I have ever seen in the interview process.

Interview Question – lots of safety questions   Answer Question

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