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Waste Management Interview Questions

Updated Jan 28, 2015
Updated Jan 28, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Route Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. phone interview followed by in person interview several days later. background check and drug screen with contingent over depending on results. Poor communication between steps but quick follow-up once process was completed.

    Negotiation Details
    Very little to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  2.  

    Pricing Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Found them on my University Career Site. They were prompt with the first two interviews but after that didn't communicate back for a while. Interviews were more conversations and seemed easy. Just went through the resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Garbage Truck Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Waste Management in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online took 1 month to hear back from them I got a call from a recruiter and had a phone interview I feel I did great with the phone interview told me about the benefits of this job and how demanding it is. I than was given a interview dare had to wait 2 weeks for the interview the gentleman I spoke to told me I would start out at 16 a hr based on my experience and than told me he would call me on Monday July 7 to see if I have the job I hope I do have this job I Like the environment and would love to start with this company

    Interview Questions
    • Please explain a time when you helped out another employee and what did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was told based on my experience I will start out at 16 a hr
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Waste Management Response

    Jul 14, 2014Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your interest in joining the team! You can call 877.220.5627 to check the status of your application.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Waste Management in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online 11-4 received call from HR around two days after, went over my resume over the phone . I was informed to resend my resume because when applied I copied and paste my my iPad . Never recieved email , called HR back (ruby) and again went over the same resume sent before ,she clearly didn't remember who and what I applied for ! She then instructed me I will be scheduled for an interview but then I recieved an email hours later with a thanks but no thanks. I didn't see the purpose of our going back and fourth but whatever :)

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself . Go over every line in your resume!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gaithersburg, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gaithersburg, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Waste Management in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was an easy interview . The interview consist of a bunch of personality questions.I was interviewed by the district manager and the Office manager.The interview took only 15 minutes. I was mostly hired based off my performance in my previous position with WM.

    Interview Questions
    • Discuss a specific accomplishment you've achieved in a previous position that indicates you will thrive in this position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Waste Management in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Went in for an interview and the manager for that terminal never even showed. I left my number and resume. No call, just an email saying they were looking at other applicants.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions, just an email saying they were not interested in me.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Assistant Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Waste Management in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got a receipt of application e-mail immediately. I received a phone call to ask if I was still interested and if I had time for a brief phone interview. They proceeded to ask about my preventative maintenance background with regards to diesel, electrical, & air brakes systems. I only have six months experience, they said I needed one year experience despite the no experience or education requirements listed on their site, which promptly ended the interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwood Village, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwood Village, CO
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview Details

    a joke they first recommended me for a lower position in sales, then I convinced them that the position I wanted was for commercial sales and it was granted to me. after all that I proved my point by being the top salesman 3 years running.

    Interview Questions
    • silly psycholigical questions instead of getting to the root which is can you sell. They continue to under interview the potential employees and as a result most wash out or dont perform.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    wasnt any, a set base hourly rate for the icr dept.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Technical Support Analyst IV Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Waste Management in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was told by Icon Information Consultants that there was a job position that WM was wanting to fill. I felt that I could do the job, so an interview was scheduled and I went to the 2nd floor of 1021 Main St. I was brought up to the 4th floor for the interview. The person interviewing me told me that I was going to be asked 10 questions and if I did not know the answer that I should say "I do not know". Otherwise, I would rejected on the basis of bluffing an answer. I answered all 10 questions correctly and left back to home. I told the consulting firm of what transpired and the next day I was offered the position. I accepted the income that I was going to make and was pleased that I was able to start immediately getting myself situated with all information that I needed to be successful in my position at WM.

    Interview Questions
    • It was all technical, and there was nothing on my resume to bluff or fluff.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I went in knowing that I was on the top end of the salary for this postion. So, I accepted it without delay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Inside Commercial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oak Harbor, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oak Harbor, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Waste Management in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    When I walked into the call center to go to the meeting room, there were many employees on the phones. Some of them looked up at me and smiled. LOVED THE FEELING. The interview was very informative and excellent questions were asked. I was comfortable answering everything.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewer used a phrase I was unfamiliar with. I asked her if she could define the phrase, she did and I was able to answer her question.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - hourly rate and bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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