Waste Management Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2015
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    Human Resources Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Waste Management (Miami, FL).

    Interview

    A very long and detailed process. Initially start with a recruiter by phone - and the recruiters are sharp. Can't BS your way though, at all. If you get past the phone screen the in person interview is done at the place where you'll be based. Pay attention to what they show you. Try to verbally tie your previous work experience to the work environment they are presenting to you. Takes anywhere from 6 - 8 weeks to get an offer letter due to preemployment steps. Higher the position, more interviews. I went through 7 different interviews, but it was good because it helped me learned the personalities of the different people I'd have to interact with. Very diverse company.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a work-related weakness you have? How have you learned to overcome it?   Answer Question
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Waste Management (Saint Louis, MO).

    Interview

    Apply online, you're called for an interview...typically two interviews, unless its an hourly position then most likely you will only have one.

    Interview Questions

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    Inside Commercial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oak Harbor, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Waste Management (Oak Harbor, WA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation - hourly rate and bonus.

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    Operations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview

    Interview was straightforward about past work experience. Interviewer seemed a little skeptical because I wore a suit. I had to follow up several times as there seemed to be some indecision on the par of the interviewer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Tried to negotiate, but not successful

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwood Village, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Waste Management (Greenwood Village, CO).

    Interview

    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

    wasnt any, a set base hourly rate for the icr dept.

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    Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    It went well, but i just needed to have more experience even though i have been in law enforcement for a while and thought that this position would be an easy gig.

    Interview Questions

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Waste Management (Phoenix, AZ) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Two people conducted interview, didn't seem like either one wanted to be there (constantly checked phones, etc.) Interview style was action/reaction/outcome style. Nothing to difficult, however must think on the fly.

    Interview Questions

  9. Helpful (4)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Waste Management.

    Interview

    Applied online, passed initial online skill test, receiving a call to interview within 2 weeks. While waiting to be walked into the building, an employee appeared to be walking off the job while a male manager was following her trying to prevent her from leaving. Interviewed with a recruiter and a hiring manager; both who had not seen my resume. Spent 1/2 hour going over my resume LINE BY LINE, answering SEVERAL behavior questions, only to be told by the recruiter she couldn't answer my questions about the job and that a hiring manager would be the best person to speak to. Waited approx. 10 minutes for hiring manager to arrive, only to be asked MORE questions. I present my questions, received my answers and was told I would hear something by Friday. Received a thank you but no thank response by email.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to use a different method to accomplish a task.   Answer Question
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    Operations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gaithersburg, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Waste Management (Gaithersburg, MD) in February 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    Route Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waters, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Waste Management (Waters, MI) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Interviewed four different times at three different locations over a period of six months! The farthest location I traveled was four hours from my home. Ultimately they decided to hire within! This was a nightmare. Huge waste of several hours of my time and money.

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