Waste Management Reviews

Updated May 1, 2015
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Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner
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  1. Fantastic immediate supervisors and colleagues - upper management and policy makers are clueless & greedy

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    Current Employee - Inside Commercial Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Inside Commercial Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great co workers that are willing to help;
    Supervisors are supportive & advocate for their subordinates to management;
    Systems rarely, if ever, go down.

    Cons

    Arbitrary price gouging of customers;
    Changed job description and compensation for the worse in pursuit of the almighty $$;
    For such a large company, the benefits should be much better.

    Advice to Management

    Stop chasing ridiculous profit margins, stop the arbitrary price gouging of one customer, but not the next; and focus on integrity, consistency, and work towards a culture where when someone 'wins' it does not mean another must 'lose'.

  2. Outside Sales Representative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

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

    Pros

    Working from home, set your own schedule depending on manager.

    Cons

    High turnover in the sales force and in sales management. Pricing is very tough and makes it hard to sell anything depending on the market area. Upward mobility is there, but there are no positions I would want to move into.

  3. Helpful (1)

    It's a paycheck

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for learning corporate environment

    Cons

    Difficult to get a raise. Managers are really restricted, even if they can justify salary increase.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Waste Management

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime if you want to work

    Cons

    Lack of honest communication to workers

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the open door policy is really open door

  6. Helpful (1)

    Primary heavy equipment operator

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    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Outside work. Change of pace.

    Cons

    Low pay. Management seems not to care.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they are worth.

  7. Helpful (1)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for with decent compensation in sales

    Cons

    Management is not the best and are very jaded

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more

  8. Helpful (3)

    Good people in the trenches following marching orders.

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    Former Employee - Internal Auditor
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were very nice. From what I have seen, with the exception of the inevitable outlier, employees are truly there to do a good job. They take pride in their work. For a large company, it is relatively well structured.

    Cons

    C-level management is not in touch with the lower tiers of the company. Massive restructuring eliminates good talent across the board. You get the sense that they have somewhat of an 'ivory tower' mentality.

    Advice to Management

    If restructuring is your goal, please be more selective, or you will lose excellent employees (possibly to your competitors). Trimming fat is one thing, but cutting off an entire arm is another.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Good overall experience with some obvious flaws.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Waste Management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Benefits (with them steadily increasing in cost)
    Coworkers are normally easy to interact with
    The work culture has been formed in such a way as you are working toward a great cause.
    There was a good amount of collaboration between departments.

    Cons

    The pay is normally not competitive with the market.
    Bonuses and raises were cut. Coupled with the pay not being competitive, there is not a real incentive to stay.
    It seemed like the worker bees were always taking one for the team, while senior management pulled their golden parachutes.

    Advice to Management

    Pay market rates
    Provide a solid career path with specific goals.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Ok place to work

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    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator II in Richland, SC
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator II in Richland, SC

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    401k, stock and benefits Overtime is good
    Insurance is ok. Good career job

    Cons

    Management hides stuff from corporate. Raises are horrible. They go down every year and the post how much they profited in a year but raise goes down. Employees are not appreciated for their work. Raises are supposed to go by performance but everyone gets the same. How is that fair?

    They want promote you on experience and time u been there they tell you that it's based off your hourly pay. How you gonna get their with a 2% raise. I've been here a long time and is still at bottom.

    You might think I need to change title at top after you read this. I love my job just wish WM will open their eyes and see the things going wrong in this company.

    Advice to Management

    You already have good employees. Doing them like this makes them not to care about anything.

  11. OK to work for. Great environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    weekly pay, good benefits, no weekends, open until 5

    Cons

    micromanaged, can't use cell phone for family, no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    stop baby sitting your employees

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