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Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014
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    Sustainability Speacilist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executive Assistant I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kirkland, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kirkland, WA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Submitted application online through company's website. Received initial screening call from recruiter that lasted one hour. Interviewed in person a total of three times, meeting with four separate area Directors and the Vice President (all of whom I would be working directly for). All employees were friendly and the entire process was very comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • Why Waste Management?
      Does it bother you that you will not be supervising anyone?
      What are your expectations for growth from this position?
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    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
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    Community OUtreach Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I met with four people in two different sessions. The first session was 1:1 with the hiring manager, not an HR person, then I met with the rest of the team and the higher up manager. The team was friendly, very informative, and clear about what they were expecting, and the hiring process. I was told that a decision would be made in a few days and they held to their estimate.

    Interview Questions
    • They were very clear about what they would ask and they stuck to thier plan. Nothing was unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wixom, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wixom, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Waste Management in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    This was the most unprofessional interview/hiring process I have ever been privvy to:

    When I arrived to the interview I was seated in front of the entire staff in a very uncomfortable chair, then had to wait over 35 minutes for my interviewer to arrive. I was concerned that they had forgotten me, and was about to ask the receptionist to check or reschedule when the interviewer finally showed up. There was a brief apology, but no explanation at all. This should have been my first clue.

    The interview was very boring, to be honest. I don't know if the interviewers were just tired of interviewing by 3:45 in the afternoon, but they just didn't seem interested at all and at one point one of them yawned. It happens, I know, but kind of insulting after I had been waiting all that time. I feel like even if I was the best candidate out there, I probably wouldn't have gotten a fair shake. They seemed more concerned about checking off the required questions than really listening to me respond and provide answers. Very frustrating." In addition, I asked for a business card from each interviewer and was told they didn't have any with them, so I could not follow up with a thank you. At that point though, I knew I didn't want these two to be my bosses anyway, so it really wasn't that much of an issue.

    I interviewed for this job the first week of December and just today (1/23/13) I got a rejection e-mail. During this time period, I have attempted to contact the recruiter on a weekly basis and never got a response at all. No phone call, no e-mail. All I was looking for was a status update--was I still being considered? Rejected? Would there be a round 2 interview? Then today, I finally get the canned e-mail response. I consider the entire process to be very unprofessional. I'm not upset that I didn't get the offer--that's OK--I'm just upset at the way I was treated during the process. But, with unemployment what it is in Michigan I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

    Interview Questions
    • It has been so long since I interviewed that I don't remember the questions anymore, sorry. What I do remember is that they are pre-selected and there is no deviating from the interview "script" at all. Be prepared for behavioral type questions and come with lots of solid examples of "tell me about a time when....   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Maintanace Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Waste Management in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Expected to know all electrical mechanical and hydraulic systems. Be ready to answer questions about background check and knowledge. Be ready to be put in the spot light about your experience and of course you will skip all the above steps if you have a friend in management.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Customer Service Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lewisville, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lewisville, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Waste Management in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was called in for a second interview and was given positive feedback upon departure, I was told as I was leaving the second interview that I should expect a call back by the end of the week. I sent a "thank you" email to my interviewers who quickly thanked me in response and again stated that they would be in touch shortly. 5 days after the 1 week time frame that was given to me in the second interview, I sent a friendly email to the recruiter that contacted me for the interviews and she told me, "Hold tight! We will be in touch." As of 2 weeks later, I have still heard nothing and I just discovered that they have posted the same job today as a brand new posting. Horrible communication! So unprofessional and inconsiderate.

    Interview Questions
    • I was led on and they never gave me the common courtesy of an update of my candidacy after I wasted hours of my time on phone interviews, multiple telephone calls from their recruiter and 2 in-person interviews.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ewing, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ewing, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Waste Management in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by telephone by HR department, Went on two interviews. An initial interview with a representive in the field for the company. Then a second interview with the actual manager that I would have worked under if hired. I was told that I would recieve an answer either way if I got the job within two weeks. I never heard anything from them. After ttwo months I contacted HR several times and the second interviewer. I never recieved an email, phone call, letter,nothing. Then finally HR called and said "they went another way" I don't know why you didn't get it."

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

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