Waste Management Interview Questions

Updated Jun 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Waste Management (Memphis, TN) in June 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Pricing Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Waste Management (Saint Louis, MO).

    Interview

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

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    Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Waste Management (Phoenix, AZ) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Two people conducted interview, didn't seem like either one wanted to be there (constantly checked phones, etc.) Interview style was action/reaction/outcome style. Nothing to difficult, however must think on the fly.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview

    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.

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    • Tell me about a time you had to use a different method to accomplish a task.   Answer Question
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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Waste Management (Phoenix, AZ) in January 2014.

    Interview

    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!

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    • 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."   1 Answer
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    Route Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waters, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Waste Management (Waters, MI) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Interviewed four different times at three different locations over a period of six months! The farthest location I traveled was four hours from my home. Ultimately they decided to hire within! This was a nightmare. Huge waste of several hours of my time and money.

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    No Offer

    Interview

    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

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  11. Helpful (2)  

    Route Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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