Waste Management

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Waste Management Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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2.8 405 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner

David P. Steiner

(246 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • great benefits and you can get all the hours you need allowed by dot(in 31 reviews)

  • Fellow Employees, good benefits if you can afford the with the Lay-down days(in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • The customer service supervisor sits in her office all day eating(in 16 reviews)

  • Long hours management don't care for you just be at work av(in 16 reviews)

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    Good Company - Too bad it is being run into the ground

    Route (Current Employee) Gilbertsville, PA

    ProsCompensation and benefits are adequate.

    ConsUnsafe vehicles, supervisors with no knowledge/background in routing structure, LONG hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupervisor level should be scrubbed clean and rebuilt

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Built A Career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people in the company, Opportunity to move around and learn a variety of functions, Above average pay and benefits.

    ConsLack of buy-in with field leadership on large scale initiatives, Questionable hiring decisions with key corporate leadership roles, Constant threat of layoff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a sustainable plan to reduce employee anxiety regarding the constant threat of losing their jobs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Forgiveness

    Ops Manager (Former Employee) San Leandro, CA

    ProsWork every week for a paycheck.

    ConsThey don't forgive or forget if you make a mistake in life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen someone works for you over a decade or two they are human and might make a mistake help them fix it and there life and keep them if they are a good employee before that mistake. You are managing humans not robots.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company. Leads more leadership on Management Team

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood health benefits. Great training.

    ConsSalary low for what is asked of you. Micro managed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't lead with fear.

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    Optimistic

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome opportunities to grow within the company

    ConsLack of professionalism with management and supervisors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the feedback of employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Education in corporate waste for tax purposed

    Sorter (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsGenerous company concerning benefits and food

    ConsManagement utilizes uncommon methods to dispose of people who are troublesome

    Advice to Senior ManagementWho am I to advise ? It doesn't change corporate America's attitude !

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Waste Management

    District Manager (Former Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsSolid company. Pay and bonus are good. Benefits are what you would expect from a large corporations.

    ConsConstantly rolling out new programs before they are ready for implementation. Long work hours. Very metric drive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would work there again. Have to adjust to not having the autonomy that would normally come with a management position. Lots of pressure to perform.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Integrity, Drive cams

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany offers great benefits and pay. Very comparable to others

    ConsYou get wrote up for voicing your opinion to management. Management plays favorites. Other sites get the new trucks ment for your site.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally need to get a handle on site managers, integrity. There is NO OPEN DOOR to voice your opinion. Have a manager that expects one person to run 3 lines of business in one day and when comment is made on how that is a lot to expect out of one person in one day they get wrote up. But yet this same person is always the one that is asked to do extra stuff cuz they know he will not say no. Tell him that he is doing a great job and wants his input for everything..Yep give that input it will get you wrote up!!!!!!!That is crap if you ask me. They play favorites. A person that should be out driving and helping out cuz he is Lead Driver 1 is sitting in the office but yet Lead Driver 2 and other drivers are busting their butts to get stuff done. I would never recommend this company to work for cuz they DO NOT CARE about the employees. All they care about is drive cams, getting the job done and writing people up or firing them..Them drive cams are the biggest joke I have ever seen. Heck the people that analyze them do not even know how to drive a truck. What makes them qualified to read the drive cams? They are not..you can't even call the integrity hotline cuz you will get fired down the road. You know the show of Undercover Boss that aired on tv a few years ago. Nope that is not what the company is like at all. Oh and there are no incentives of you done good but they sure are quick on the you messed up, I don't like what you said so I will write you up for it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work if you like high turnover and stress

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat company, good benefits, One of the few companies that still throws a good Christmas party.

    ConsIT infrastructure is a sweat shop. They will work you 24 x 7 the lay you off when they outsource your job. I was't personally laid off but got out while I still had my sanity. Lots of back stabbing and internal competition to survive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop encourages the favorite child culture. I have never seen another place where people in Management roles were so cut throat toward their peers. The culture inside IT Infrastructure is really unfortunate. WM could be so great with some minor changes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pay/Benefits not that great

    Grapple Crane Operator (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsI was fortunate to have a great manager and great co-workers

    ConsBad insight on retaining employees, and hiring temporary workers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake your temp workers full time, as they are the real backbone of your workforce

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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