Casella Waste Systems Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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Casella Waste Systems Chairman and CEO; Chairman, Casella Waste Management John W. Casella
John W. Casella
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  1. Improving company with lots of potential

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong position for success as economy improves. Lots of opportunities for people willing to work hard. Company has good reputation in community and front-line employees take care of customers.

    Cons

    Some departments are led by old-guard senior managers who are out of touch with the industry. Safety culture is strong locally, but safety managers are not helpful or effective. Compensation is good, but benefits are only average.

    Advice to Management

    Work to move out the senior dinosaurs in corporate management positions, and keep bringing in new talent to revitalize the company. Improve the safety department with people who know what they are doing.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Was a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Rutland, VT
    Current Employee - Accounting in Rutland, VT

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, great boss, good people at all levels

    Cons

    Economy hurt them bad and they didn't change with it fast enough to save a lot of good people's jobs

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the little people

  3. Helpful (1)

    Educating

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peabody, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peabody, MA

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some great people

    Cons

    No career advancement opportunities available

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  5. Completely Dysfunctional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Rutland, VT
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Rutland, VT

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will get a paycheck and the benefits are average. There are a handful of good, honest, hard working people there.

    Cons

    The company is totally mismanaged and is operated in a manner that is irresponsible to the shareholders. Annual salary adjustments and performance reviews are basically non existent. The company is always looking for the next big thing that is going to make them successful and it always ends up being a failure. Promotions are based on who you know not what you know. On top of all this, the company's safety program is a joke, it looks good on paper that's about it.

    Advice to Management

    Step down and allow someone who knows what they are doing run the show. You guys are not as smart as you think!

  6. A good place to gain experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is plenty of room to move around in the company, and try out different positions. The working environment is laid back, and friendly. They put trust in their employees to get their jobs done.

    Cons

    High employee and management turnover. No yearly raises. No raises for taking on a more challenging, or different position.

    Advice to Management

    Look into the jobs that people do, see if they have special skills, and can do things that the company usually hires out to contractors. Reward these employees with higher compensation than new hires.

  7. Second class citizen. Nobody does work. No mutual respect for coworkers.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems part-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is very simple. A trained ape could do this job. Boss buys lunch on Fridays. Not much else to note

    Cons

    Nobody comes to work. Ever. "Working from home" is frequent, but none of these people can ever be reached. No one respects my coworker and I because we are younger. Making the bare minimum and doing someone else's job who is salaried with benefits for no reason. Wasteful if you ask me.

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees and their jobs better. Know when your employees are working or "working from home". Respect employees enough to pay them fair wages.

  8. Arrogant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems

    Pros

    Dedicated employees, good benefits, and a passionate CEO.

    Cons

    Top down management, employees feel they have no voice with minimal if any reward for their hard work and efforts, and leaders who are chosen because of who they know, not because they are the best fit.

    Advice to Management

    Take some of the leadership advice you feed to your people. Put more effort in the selection process of your leaders so your hard working hourly employees can feel that pride they once had.

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