Waste Management Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner
David P. Steiner
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Pros
  • Good pay, most of employees are good people (in 37 reviews)

  • Good benefits / annual bonus (if at all paid) (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Very long hours for salary workers with the management attitude of if you don't like it we can replace you (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. Driver

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

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can work outdoors with minimal supervision - and less if you are safe and just do your job the way you are asked to do it. Overtime is great. Keeps me in shape.

    Cons

    Equipment doesn't look like what you see on TV but maintenance will do all they can to keep you running.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to get to the field for a realistic view of what's going on. Invest in our trucks - CNG or Diesel. Don't put your head in the sand and ask us to be more efficient with trucks that are now another year older. Being a price leader is great but there is a balance and we can be MORE efficient if we didn't have to drive by all the stops we had because of customers we've lost due to gouging.


  2. Helpful (1)

    one of the good companies to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    excellent people, good culture, happy environment

    Cons

    good until management changed in 2011.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Good people in a chaotic environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Company hires talented people who tend to be team players; The environment fosters good esprit de corp; The culture is evolving more and more to be merit-based. It also is active in charitable activities in the community

    Cons

    The company has a history of problems with the back office. While improving, the interrelationships between internal departments and internal processes still have many disconnects. These internal issues cause daily barriers to accomplishing one's role in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the back office problems; Offer real incentives for personnel at all levels to offer suggestions to fix and implement solutions to these process issues.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Ok company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Really really really Good pay

    Cons

    Very very very very Stressful


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great pay-discriminatory environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The pay was fantastic. The benefit package was great and the 401k couldn't be beat. The job was not stressful at al.

    Cons

    They have a strong preference for veterans and minorities (especially if you fall into both categories) which is GREAT until it becomes discriminatory to other more qualified candidates and increases workplace racial discrimination with no resolution for 6 or more months.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people for their qualifications and work history instead of for potential tax breaks. If you have qualified individuals looking for employment that don't fall into those categories, consider them too. Discipline racism in the workplace promptly. Investigations lasting for more than a month for a habitual offender is just as discriminatory as the initial racist acts.


  7. not bad for a summer gig

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Tester in West Allis, WI
    Former Employee - Product Tester in West Allis, WI

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Outside all day, decent pay, full-time hours available. I met my best friend (a co-worker) while working under this agency.

    Cons

    Work comes in temporary contracts. Budget cuts can cause no work to be available. Can be unreliable if you count on them for a living.

    Advice to Management

    Need better communication with companies that sign contracts with them. Other than that, no advice is necessary.


  8. Driver

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are good and two weeks paid vacation for your first two years is a plus.

    Cons

    Supervisors have a lot of miscommunicated amongs themselves and employees. There isn't a lot advancement opportunities.


  9. Good company to work for in smalller operational locations.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation if you have the drive (sales). Company puts a lot of effort into properly on boarding new hires and continuous training. Lots of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Communication is lacking between local operations and market area headquarters or corporate. Some of the charges and fees pushed onto the customers are not justified correctly.


  10. Helpful (2)

    ok company but area manager is a drunk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Lots of freedom with travel budget and entertainment.

    Cons

    irratic area manager calls at all hours when drunk and doesn't remember the conversation the next day.

    Advice to Management

    Blood alcohol tests should be given to management too. As a transportation company, you should be cautious of drunk drivers.


  11. gm

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    a lot of perks and benefits

    Cons

    lots of changes in the company



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