Waste Management

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Waste Management Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
528 Reviews
2.7
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Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, really friendly work place environment, growth potential (in 37 reviews)

  • Good benefits / annual bonus (if at all paid) (in 35 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience

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

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    I worked here for the summer. Great place to work. They pay very well and are very concerned with your safety. If you work hard then you will be liked.

    Cons

    You work in any weather so be prepared.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Waste Management Response

    Jan 29, 2015Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your continued dedication - we know it's a challenging industry and want you to know that your hard work continues to help us meet our goals as the industry leader.

  2.  

    Transportation routing analysis.

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

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Flexability in working hours, they do not micromanage

    Cons

    Lack of advancement oppertunities. No feeling of security.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Opportunities if willing to relocate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    There is advancement opportunity generally if you are willing to relocate, great benefits, never a lack of something to do...very strong workload. Insurance was good coverage, good employee stock purchase program and 401K.

    Cons

    Getting things accomplished was sometimes difficult due to internal strife/bureacracy...management was rarely willing to "put their neck out" for an idea to be pushed through the system. Overall lack of direction from management as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A review of one of the largest in the industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Roll-Off Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Roll-Off Driver in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities in the sanitation industry. Pays top dollar in most positions. Depending on the area, can determine if you work with good people in management or not.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Its NOT WHAT YOU KNOW... Its WHO YOU KNOW... Front line employees are sometimes treated unfairly and under valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more empathy for your employees. The creators of the company rules should spend time in the jobs for which they are creating rules about. How can you create rules for drivers if you have never driven or been in a truck?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Waste Management Response

    Jan 29, 2015Talent Acquisition

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

  6.  

    I have no complaints

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Garbage Truck Driver in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Garbage Truck Driver in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at Waste Management (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay good bennifits great co workers

    Cons

    Very hard labor in the cold and hot weather

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say what you mean and mean what you say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • 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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and perks

    Cons

    no personal growth for me within the company

    Waste Management Response

    Jan 29, 2015Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate this feedback and are always looking for input to improve expand career opportunities. This valuable insight could be shared with your leadership during goal-setting and annual review ... More

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A pretty easy job

    Current Employee - Inside Commercial Representative in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Inside Commercial Representative in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good. I make $16 (no bonus) I came in as a Temp... WM employees get $14.75, I heard the bonus is nice ranging from $1,000-$2,500/mo.
    Job is not that hard, scheduling pickups and answering billing questions, just have to know how to deal with angry customers.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    AWESOME

    • 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

    Pros

    Really have enjoyed my time with WM

    Cons

    I can think of any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nonE

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corporate needs to be closer to branch offices

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Roll Off Driver in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Roll Off Driver in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Good people, hard workers and dedicated.

    Cons

    Still good o'l boy network at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in tuned on the local level.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    prospective employee

    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    this would be a dream job.

    Cons

    working with family may be more than i can handle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont overlook any prospective employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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