Waste Connections

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24 Reviews
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Waste Connections Chairman and CEO Ron Mittelstaedt
Ron Mittelstaedt
14 Ratings
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    Positive career starting experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Waste Connections full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've been working here for two years, and like most companies, there are several pros and cons. This company has a clear vision of where it wants to go for the future which is evident by it's growth in volume and price. The company has focused on smaller markets where there is less competition, making it easier to sell the service. There is also a good amount of training for the new reps who are being introduced into the market. Work/life balance has been great.

    Cons

    Commission structure is a bit sketchy. I've seen the payouts change several times now since I started working for Waste Connections...none were in the reps' favor. There is still money to be made in the market though. Reps are compensated for gas, but it's a set monthly amount that gets taxed instead of a mileage reimbursement. Those are my main concerns. Most everything else would be considered nitpicking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changes need to be made to the commission structure that are more favorable to the rep. The company is moving in the right direction. Keep the people out in the field happy and this company will continue to show strong growth in volume.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Waste Connections Interviews

Updated Jun 10, 2014
Updated Jun 10, 2014

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Yakima, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Yakima, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Waste Connections in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, was contacted a month later by the regional hiring manager for a phone interview. Was contacted by the branch office manager that same week. Had my interview one on one with her, and then was given offer over the phone the next week. Then I submitted the background check online, and did the drug test at the local branch.

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Website www.wasteconnections.com
Headquarters The Woodlands, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Public (WCN)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

"How The Waste Was Won" (with apologies to John Ford) would tell how Waste Connections has come to provide solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services to about 2 million commercial, industrial, and residential customers in 29 states. The integrated solid waste services company does business mainly in smaller markets. It operates primarily in the West, but also in the Midwest and South. Waste Connections owns or operates about 135 solid waste collection operations, 54 transfer stations, 44 landfills, and another 39 recycling facilities. Along with its... More

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