Waste Management Reviews

Updated August 24, 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. Plenty of Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary is on par with the work performed. Overtime is always available (at this site, others may not have the option, or much less). Excellent benefits, regular raises. Many expendables are provided to you.

    Cons

    Night shift is trying, and can sometimes go until the sun starts to come up. Sometimes can be short staffed. Hours are very erratic which makes it difficult to plan around.

    Advice to Management

    A shop with more technicians will always run more smoothly than a shop without.


  2. Compassionate Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunity to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Its the waste business, what else can I say!!!!


  3. Helpful (4)

    Love It

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    Current Employee - ICR in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - ICR in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Offers a great work to personal life balance. Supervisory staff is very helpful, and so are the seasoned employees.

    Cons

    No cons, honestly. The company was very up front in their expectations for each role, and the training is phenomenal. Every day is a learning experience, but you never feel like you're doing it alone.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work. :)


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  5. Great Company, Fast Paced Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with the best managers in the industry and learning how to run your own business

    Cons

    Long hours and high stress in most cases


  6. Helpful (1)

    Collections

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst, Senior Credit Analyst, Senior Collections Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst, Senior Credit Analyst, Senior Collections Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Strong Company but too greedy

    Cons

    Call Center is horrific when you have been here long term.

    Advice to Management

    Too much to fall upon deaf ears


  7. Helpful (3)

    route manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    create your own schedule, work/life balance, great management, good training

    Cons

    broken trucks, stress of getting enough drivers

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing


  8. Helpful (2)

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom and great pay. Fun workplace and room for advancement

    Cons

    No accountability. Managers need more lessons on how to hire better people.

    Advice to Management

    Crack down on the stagnant people that have been in the same position for years. The production that doesn't come out of them is costing the company money.


  9. RM

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raeford, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raeford, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Upper management was very supportive

    Cons

    new company initiatives always being pushed onto the operations


  10. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Secure stable company with solid leadership

    Cons

    Hard to get to benefits websites

    Advice to Management

    Good job.


  11. Dispatch

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    great benefits , stock matching 401k

    Cons

    not much room for advancement



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