I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Waste Management in September 2012.
Interview Details – I was called in for a second interview and was given positive feedback upon departure, I was told as I was leaving the second interview that I should expect a call back by the end of the week. I sent a "thank you" email to my interviewers who quickly thanked me in response and again stated that they would be in touch shortly. 5 days after the 1 week time frame that was given to me in the second interview, I sent a friendly email to the recruiter that contacted me for the interviews and she told me, "Hold tight! We will be in touch." As of 2 weeks later, I have still heard nothing and I just discovered that they have posted the same job today as a brand new posting. Horrible communication! So unprofessional and inconsiderate.
Interview Question – I was led on and they never gave me the common courtesy of an update of my candidacy after I wasted hours of my time on phone interviews, multiple telephone calls from their recruiter and 2 in-person interviews. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Waste Management.
Interview Details – The interview process at WM IT is a model of hierarchy and machismo. They are filling empty chairs, not building teams and teamwork.
Hopefully you will interview with potential peers you will work with, but this is not a given.
You'll definitely interview with a number of managers and directors who may or may not actually understand your job role or ask you relevant questions. They tend to look down on you and be know-it-alls.
Then, if you past their sniff test, you will interview with a panel of IT executives who really should be busy doing something else. This is basically the Inquisition. If your personality or answers don't meet their needs, regardless of what your potential peers think of you, you will be disqualified.
What's so strange about the interview process is that in spite of all the Important People you are judged by, it is flawed considering the outcome in the workforce -- WM's overall IT culture is dysfunctional, distraught and distrustful. it is driven by "me", not "we". It is competitive, not collaborative.
So, good luck with that interview. It proves nothing.
Interview Question – Why are manhole covers round? View Answers (4)
Negotiation Details – You can negotiate salary to a degree but they will reward you with a large bonus (15% for contributor roles; 25-35% for Manager to Director). Of course, they don't always pay out bonus. ;)
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Waste Management in February 2013.
Interview Details – I t took a while from them to get in toch with me. I had to got though one phone interview with an outside compnet they use. This was preety simple porcess. Then the next day I got another call form the HR again it was a thrid partry compney. After that I was set up with an face to face interveiw with the hiring manager after that about a week I recived an offer letter and a phone call telling me about pay and I acceppted the offer. It took about two months to get though the backgroundground cheack for waste management and to get though the med. part of the job. After I cleared everything on Waste Management part I had to wait on the site that I was working on to run there own background cheack which was faster then waste managent though the process the compney went by the gudlines according to the job and the site but they kept me infromed though the whole process. Keep in mind the depending on the job and site that the process and time dose vary. I read all reviws on a compney to get an ideia of the process but I do read so pepole might of had bad exp so when you read these reviw take it with a grain of salt and understand if you really want a career make sure it is a job you can do and know and like. WM is very good at training but it is up to you and how bad you want it. And no it is not a perfect companey but it is a job and has steady growth and the lagest compney in its' feild do your homework it will help you though the process. Also keep in mind it also depends on when the job posting closes the amount of time.
Interview Question – preety simple hiring process but can take time. View Answer
Negotiation Details – no negotiaton
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Waste Management.
Interview Details – 2 interviews, 1st by phone with hr dept, very easy, generic questions.2nd with sales mgr and senior sales rep. in depth, intelligent questions. aprox 1 hour long
Interview Question – how do you handle price objective when your product is higher priced? View Answer
Reason for Declining – other opportunity more interesting
I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Waste Management in June 2013.
Interview Details – Interview process was thorough, be prepared to answer stereotypical interview questions with a problem you have occurred and how you went about solving the issue. The second interview was a panel that was 2 hrs with various people from the company.
Interview Question – Asked if I considered my personality as an explorer, teacher or spokesmen. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Waste Management in September 2013.
Interview Details – The entire process took about 2 weeks.
It began with a phone screening that was your common behavior questions, ie name a situation, how you overcame it and the results. This was only 30 minutes with a employee, not an HR person. Still casual.
Then I was asked to interview on-campus at my college. This was during the week of the career fair, I'm sure it will be during yours as well. I met with 3 people, one who went through the ITMA program before and even a VP of a department in their IT division. Wear a suit, very formal. I was asked multiple questions, mostly trivia and thinking. Have questions prepared for the end. There was a dinner that night, and if you want the job, go to the dinner.
After that I was asked to come for an on-site interview at the headquarters in Houston, TX. Stayed at the FourSeasons, and they payed for a nice dinner at a restaurant. The interview was the next morning from 8am to 4pm. Began with a small powerpoint with info about WM. Then we were split into groups to do a case study and present to multiple employees and VPs. Next we had lunch and had one-on-one meetings with the full time employees. Finally there was a panel interview at the end, you sat at the head of the table in a conference room with ~10 employees and, for me, they grilled me on my resume.
I received a phone call in the next 4 days with an offer.
Interview Question – Two ropes that burn at inconsistent speeds, time 45 minutes. How would you weight a plane. View Answer
Reason for Declining – Pursued another offer in a different location.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Waste Management in March 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted application online through company's website. Received initial screening call from recruiter that lasted one hour. Interviewed in person a total of three times, meeting with four separate area Directors and the Vice President (all of whom I would be working directly for). All employees were friendly and the entire process was very comfortable.
Interview Question – Why Waste Management?
Does it bother you that you will not be supervising anyone?
What are your expectations for growth from this position? View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Waste Management in May 2010.
Interview Details – Two guys interviewed everyone at our school that got their resumes selected (maybe 8 people). They were really cool and kinda geeky guys. The interview was a mix of technical and behavioral. They selected two of the 8 to work for the company.
One of the interview questions I remember was is it better to increase price by 1% or increase customer base by 1%.
Interview Question – Is it better to increase price by 1% or increase customer base by 1% View Answers (3)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Waste Management in July 2011.
Interview Details – Was called by the recruiter. Brief interview, and then had appointment with sales manager. He seemed not to like the recruiter. Gave me a "great, another one from the recruiter attitude." After talking we kind of hit it off. Said he would contact me in a few days for a second interview, with his supervisor. Who he didn't like...
Was contacted a 2 weeks later. Met with the Sales Manager and DM. Strange. Just weird. One guy selling the company as a "price and benefit" place, the selling that they were "environmentally friendly..."
No one seemed on the same page. Went, OK. Said they would contact me in a few days. 2 weeks went by, called me again for another meeting, to make an offer. I passed...
Interview Question – I see you have a B.S. in Business. Over the last few years, have you taken any environmental study courses? View Answer
Reason for Declining – Strange place. No one was on the same page...
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Waste Management in April 2012.
Interview Details – The interview process was thorough, interviewed with two directors and one VP. A second interview was two directors while eating lunch, this was not an ideal situation as the interviewers eat while the interviewed has to answer questions.
Interview Question – Most difficult questions were based on unrealistic scenarios and the answers had to be given quickly. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I had to negotiate with HR and it did not go as planned. WM promised a 25% yearly bonus as part of the salary because they have given a bonus for the last 20 years but this year it is the first they are not going to. Many based their acceptance of lower salaries because of the "promised" bonus, as i did and now there is no bonus this year (2012). There are many now resigning from WM because of the cancelled bonus.
2 people found this helpful
Pros: “Benefits, such as medical, dental, & vision” “Benefits, such as medical, dental, & vision” – Full Review
Waste Management, Inc. is North America's leading provider of integrated environmental solutions. Are you interested in a career with the industry leader? Click here. Waste Management is the leading provider of… — Full Overview
Provided by employer [?]
This is the employer's chance to tell you why you should work for them. The information provided is from their perspective.
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.
The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a recent interview experience or current/former employer. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –