Waste Management

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Waste Management Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
480 Reviews
2.7
480 Reviews
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Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner
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291 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fellow Employees, good benefits if you can afford the with the Lay-down days (in 35 reviews)

  • Good place to work at a good pay for awhile (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours management don't care for you just be at work av (in 18 reviews)

  • Central Dispatch & customer service do not have the ability to address customer's needs (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    So far, so good!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Gas Tech in Bristol, WI
    Current Employee - Gas Tech in Bristol, WI

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

    Pros

    Monday through Friday, 7am to 3:30 pm.

    Cons

    Getting material to do your job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    WM is a great compay overall, but requires much needed improvement in its infrastructure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Finance in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    -It is a melting pot of great people who work well under pressure.
    -The company is constanyly growing, whether it be organically or through acquisitions.
    - WM has a variety of employee benefit programs that provide assistance both in and out of the workplace.

    Cons

    -There is a large disconnect between the Corporate office and the day to day operation teams.
    -Have significant cost cutting initiatives that eliminate key functions, yet continue spending capital on superfluous projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop and take a moment to ensure you have a good handle on your core businesses and spend before another restructuring attempt. Take care of your remaining employees, because their efforts are what keep the lights on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Inside Commercial Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Commercial Representative in Leesburg, FL
    Current Employee - Inside Commercial Representative in Leesburg, FL

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good coworkers
    Semi-decent management
    Benefits
    Average PTO

    Cons

    Bad hours (had to work weekends sometimes)
    Too corporate of an environment, even considering it was just a call center
    Consolidated every location, so lost jobs
    Not much room for improvement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Opportunity for growth and development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to add value in a variety of roles. Employees who seek new challenges can find new opportunities if they actively look. Good compensation and benefits packages. Professional office. Most teams have great culture and team type atmosphere.

    Cons

    It is sometimes challenging to move up following regular restructuring exercises which requires employees to find their own way or settle for a less than ideal role in order to stay with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more visibility into upcoming new roles and leverage talent management resources to identify qualified internal candidates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Waste Management Response

    Oct 15, 2014Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts! We appreciate and value your feedback and we have shared it with our HR group. Keep up the hard work - your dedication is appreciated!

  6.  

    Good people

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

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    People are great to work with. Salary is low in some areas.. Benefits are good. Open door policy

    Cons

    Management seems to lack direction or a clear plan

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intern at WM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Intern in Trenton, NJ

    I have been working at Waste Management as an intern

    Pros

    Great Work Life balance. Huge potential to grow in this field.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits, No sophisticated tools

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Learning and Development Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Learning and Development Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, fantastic team environment! More opportunity for leadership in the field than in corporate. Amazing benefits and great people!

    Cons

    No real downsides to WM. It's important to make sure you learn the company culture and take as much time as possible to learn the trash business/industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Waste Management Response

    Oct 15, 2014Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts! We value your dedication and appreciate your hard work.

  9.  

    Good Money - Lots of turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Bonus's
    401k
    ESPP
    Lots of time off

    Cons

    Lots of turnover -
    Bad field service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't let go of good seasoned employees for new cheaper one's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not happily employed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, Amazing co-workers, 401K program is amazing as well

    Cons

    Work days, Job Uncertainty, Lack of Management Organization, Lack of responsibility by management,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think things through with all repercussions prior to implementing a new plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Waste Management Response

    Oct 15, 2014Talent Acquisition

    We are sorry you feel this way - this isn't what we want to hear. We recognize that challenges can arise in the workplace, and hope you express this with your local management to get this resolved.

  11.  

    Decent pay for what you do

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ICR in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - ICR in Downers Grove, IL

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    co-workers are great
    Good health benifits

    Cons

    micro-manage, very corporate America feel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much they can do since the orders come from corporate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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