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Waste Management Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2014
Updated Aug 16, 2014
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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Waste Management in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Though the pre-screening experience was generally a positive one, I found the first-line management interview to be far from what I expect from a major corporation and leader in its field. The manager with whom I interviewed made no attempts to be evenly remotely warm with me. "They tell us to ask these questions so that's what I'm going to do," he said, then went on to ask me the pre-canned questions in a robotic fashion. When asked if I had questions, I said "Yes. What is your leadership style?", I asked. He said "I'll tell you something once, but if I have to tell you again, there will be a lot of screaming and shouting." Great, I thought, this is what every senior manager needs in their life ------ NOT!

    Interview Questions
    • Many scenario based questions are asked. For example, "Tell me of a time when you were in jeopardy of losing a customer, and what you did to fend that off. Also, explain how you used your resources to accomplish the objective, and what the outcome was."   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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 Questions
    • Please detail how you would go about working a long term project.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Route Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
    Easy Interview
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    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  El Cajon, CA
    Anonymous Employee in El Cajon, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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
    Negative Experience
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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 Questions
    No Offer
  8.  

    Container Welder Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • Tell a time where you had to seek help from a supervisor or co worker and what was the outcome   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sustainability Speacilist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • Asked if I considered my personality as an explorer, teacher or spokesmen.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • They like very detailed answers and examples to the questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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