Waste Management Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Waste Management President, CEO & Director 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. Good Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Allowed me the chance to try several different areas

    Cons

    Constantly looking to downsize as it is mature market and cost cutting is the way they see to maximize profit

    Advice to Management

    Good job, a lot of talented people there. Focus on core business forays into other areas causing confusions


  2. Summer Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Procurement Specialist () in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Procurement Specialist () in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management as an intern

    Pros

    The internship program was a great learning experience. The coordinators were professional and really gave young professionals a chance to learn about the company.

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say about the company. As an intern, I was treated with respect and given an opportunity to work on great projects.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have anything to say about senior management. I believe the internship program was a wonderful experience.


  3. Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Lodi, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in Lodi, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Management (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Flexible if you have a family.

    Cons

    Political, no room for advancement. Must re locate to advance


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  5. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Route Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Enjoyable work atmosphere that really pushes employee engagement and helps to build relationships. Challenges it's employees to strive for excellence and allows the employee to take ownership of his/her job.

    Cons

    Sometimes the needs of the company override the needs of the employee. Company goals are not always disclosed although the company is doing a better job of disclosing this information.

    Advice to Management

    Start from the ground up by really listening to your employees that are the closest to the hard work day in and out. Develop strategies based on this information that can benefit everyone as a whole.


  6. Lead Sanitation Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome smell and unlimited free trash

    Cons

    Waking up early and leaving while still in 'the mood'


  7. Open to knowledge

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They're seeking people who can make a difference and advance their tech.

    Cons

    Ugly UI's! Ugly legacy code.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an architect.


  8. Invaluable experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Waste Management is a very diverse business for the industry. The knowledge you gain on the job never stops. They are not afraid to make changes regarding processes and or departments.

    Cons

    The run too tight of a ship. Having a team go from 18 down to 10 and increasing the goals is not sustainable. Management is very detached from the daily functions of the job, handing out more and more projects, doubling and sometimes tripling the workload

    Advice to Management

    Sit with your employees once per month, or even once per quarter to really understand the job and all that is involved. That way you stay connected with the most important part of the business; the customer.


  9. Seeking a growth oriented position where I can utilize my experience and education for the benefit of my employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Lead in Foxboro, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Lead in Foxboro, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team, great benefits, great growth opportunity

    Cons

    Slightly overworked. Difficulty getting in front of management for projects which makes it difficult to execute innovative ideas to better the department.

    Advice to Management

    more real time employee interaction.


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    Great Company for long term employment

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for learning other positions and over time. Raises are reasonable and bonuses are also.

    Cons

    Like with any employer management has their favorites and sometimes those who don't deserve to advance still do.

    Advice to Management

    Stop that


  11. Fleet optimization manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Waste was a culture of family. One of inclusion where a business case could be presented and investment made.

    Cons

    Sometimes too large to make immediate corrections without significant restructuring/ layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Focus on talent acquisition and retention. Some of the reductions in force haD across the board cuts rather than well thought out strategic plans.



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