Waste Management Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. Working at WM

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Good overall place to work at, Good hours, weekly pay, free coffee. Laid back dress code, Opportunities to move to different departments

    Cons

    Too much micromanaging, Lots of favoritism, so you better kiss a lot of ___. Attendance policy sucks, Basically if your sick and need to use your sick time: You must go to the doctor, if not they take a point away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your here to manage a team, not socialize.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Waste Management Response

    Mar 23, 2015Talent Acquisition

    We are sorry you feel this way. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to the team, and we encourage you to share your thoughts as we strive toward continuous improvement. Remember that you can ... More

  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Where Good Careers Go to Die

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting problems to tackle and a large company with lots of cash to spend on marketing.

    Cons

    No career growth or path. Excellent professionals are stopped in their tracks and eliminated often. Upper management winging it and playing only to Wall Street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make plans as you manage the company. Hire and maintain true professionals not your cronies to suddenly run HR. Public Affairs ]and Legal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    It has been good for the pay and friendships formed between drivers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Garbage Truck Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Garbage Truck Driver in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Decent pay
    A well rounded group of co-workers
    ok supervision

    Cons

    non existent leadership from all management positions
    horrible work equipment
    lax knowledge of local and state laws concerning dot and cdl laws
    long hours
    poor union representation from union rep and stewards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    since they are not allowed to lead, they shouldn't stick around as puppets on our area managers string

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Main concerns: Shareholders and garbage.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    Awesome benefits. If you know the right people, you can advance.

    Cons

    Way too much concern for their shareholders. Recycling is only done because society says they have to.
    Management is hired into positions that they have never worked in and are clueless how to run them efficiently.
    "Green" divisions are given no support. Employees are pushed for results, while being treated like dirt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and smell the employee coffee!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Waste Management Response

    Mar 23, 2015Talent Acquisition

    This isn't what we like to hear, and appreciate you sharing this feedback. We want the chance to improve across our enterprise. If you have an ethics or integrity concern, you can make an anonymous ... More

  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Just a number

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Video cameras in trucks worn out equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Had some good days,,Not no more,,

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Loader operator,,Bust butt for peanuts,,

    Cons

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ All the bosses get there bonus n we get nothing,,good looking out WM

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I bust my hump for you everyday and the wage is crap,,,Just dont seem fair,,,Cost of living is much higher here in NJ for property tax and car insurance and other taxes but that dont matter,,Thanks,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Waste Management Response

    Mar 23, 2015Talent Acquisition

    We are sorry you feel this way - this isn't what we want to hear. We recognize that the front line is a challenging place to work, and hope you express this with your local management to get this ... More

  8. 5 people found this helpful

    All about management and company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    management get all the money

    Cons

    Employees are always last, management does not care the time people work for the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get new management and get all the thieves they have

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Waste Management Response

    Jan 29, 2015Talent Acquisition

    This isn't what we like to hear, and appreciate you sharing this feedback. We want the chance to improve across our enterprise. If you have an ethics or integrity concern, you can make an anonymous ... More

  9. 4 people found this helpful

    Trash Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    Many of the line employees are dedicated and have a commitment to the environment.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch and manages the company only to meet investor expectations to keep raising the dividend. As a result company lacks long term vision and fails to execute on any long term strategies. In recent lay offs, I personally know a contractor who was rendered homeless. Considering the company was profitable and the largest share holder is Bill and Melinda Gates, this struck me as heartless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a vision or get out of the way for someone who does. I suspect the latter vs the former as a better solution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    Tech-phobic company that bends to Wall Street.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They do offer a good (not great) benefits package. 3 weeks vacation after 5 years. 15% annual bonus. Health coverage is ok.

    Cons

    The company is focused on Wall Street, not their own customers. Employees are told to be advocates of the customer while the company does everything in its power to show that they do not care about their customers. Or their employees, for that matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Waste Management Response

    Dec 23, 2014Talent Acquisition

    This post concerns us. We take accusations like this very seriously and would appreciate if you would share feedback with the WM Employee Integrity Helpline at 1-800-265-9381.

  11. 6 people found this helpful

    A good old boys company.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Ok salary, but higher ups are not open to minorities .

    Cons

    Management is not ideal for employees with families

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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