Waste Management Interview Questions

Updated Mar 21, 2015
Updated Mar 21, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inside Account Manager Franklin TN Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Anonymous Employee 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    ITMA Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee 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.
       
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee 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.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Industrial Sales Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Germantown, WI
    Anonymous Employee 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a call back for an interview. When I arrived there was no one at the reception desk and I had to wait until someone walked by to notify the interviewer I was on site. I waited about 30 mins or so after that to be brought back. I felt the actual interview went well, I was asked questions about my work background and skills/education and was told they would get back to me and let me know either way. After one week I saw that the position had been reposted online, which is understandable if they did not find the right person for the job yet, it just would have been nice to have had some kind of response back from them that I did not get the position. I would have accepted a generic email, it was very frustrating.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time a customer made an unreasonable request.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online three times and I was able to get two interviews about six months apart, but never got any response after my interviews. In both interviews I was interviewed by one person. I don't know what to do to get past the interview. I have 17 years of experience as a swing driver at different garbage truck companies and able to drive and do the work.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pricing Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Found them on my University Career Site. They were prompt with the first two interviews but after that didn't communicate back for a while. Interviews were more conversations and seemed easy. Just went through the resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Employee 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
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    Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    It went well, but i just needed to have more experience even though i have been in law enforcement for a while and thought that this position would be an easy gig.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, passed initial online skill test, receiving a call to interview within 2 weeks. While waiting to be walked into the building, an employee appeared to be walking off the job while a male manager was following her trying to prevent her from leaving. Interviewed with a recruiter and a hiring manager; both who had not seen my resume. Spent 1/2 hour going over my resume LINE BY LINE, answering SEVERAL behavior questions, only to be told by the recruiter she couldn't answer my questions about the job and that a hiring manager would be the best person to speak to. Waited approx. 10 minutes for hiring manager to arrive, only to be asked MORE questions. I present my questions, received my answers and was told I would hear something by Friday. Received a thank you but no thank response by email.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to use a different method to accomplish a task.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

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