Casella Waste Systems Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. good company

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    Former Employee - Driver in Auburn, MA
    Former Employee - Driver in Auburn, MA

    I worked at Casella Waste Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    stable, good location, fair equipment

    Cons

    still unstedy on the organics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Completely Dysfunctional

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Rutland, VT
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Rutland, VT

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems

    Pros

    You will get a paycheck and the benefits are average. There are a handful of good, honest, hard working people there.

    Cons

    The company is totally mismanaged and is operated in a manner that is irresponsible to the shareholders. Annual salary adjustments and performance reviews are basically non existent. The company is always looking for the next big thing that is going to make them successful and it always ends up being a failure. Promotions are based on who you know not what you know. On top of all this, the company's safety program is a joke, it looks good on paper that's about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step down and allow someone who knows what they are doing run the show. You guys are not as smart as you think!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Horrible and Very Rude Management

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    Former Employee - Divisional Controller
    Former Employee - Divisional Controller

    I worked at Casella Waste Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was paid decent but not for what I did as it was FAR more stressful than working for Waste Management, Inc.

    Cons

    Very rude upper management. They think they know everything when they all should just be replaced. Horrible decision making and they very much favor Operation staff over the Account and Controllers. Terrible place to be a Division Controller. You give your all and they crap all over you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Pay attention to who the REAL problems are... Operations. Have much more respect for your employees. Stop crapping all over the Division / District Controllers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Second class citizen. Nobody does work. No mutual respect for coworkers.

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    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is very simple. A trained ape could do this job. Boss buys lunch on Fridays. Not much else to note

    Cons

    Nobody comes to work. Ever. "Working from home" is frequent, but none of these people can ever be reached. No one respects my coworker and I because we are younger. Making the bare minimum and doing someone else's job who is salaried with benefits for no reason. Wasteful if you ask me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your employees and their jobs better. Know when your employees are working or "working from home". Respect employees enough to pay them fair wages.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Tough place to feel secure

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Portland, ME

    I worked at Casella Waste Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Ambitious mission with the potential for significant environmental impact.

    Cons

    Poor money management and caustic culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for a change - bring in new executive leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Educating

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peabody, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peabody, MA

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some great people

    Cons

    No career advancement opportunities available

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    Former Employee - Driver in Waterville, ME
    Former Employee - Driver in Waterville, ME

    I worked at Casella Waste Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    you will get a check and all kinds of hours

    Cons

    after ten years of working there i need time of for medical reason and went out on a FMLA. after my 12 weeks i need a couple more weeks of physical thearpy and was layed off and told to come back and reapply and i would have to start at a starting wage and benefits, they constantly push drivers to skip lunch breaks to keep the numbers looking good. and they also push you to do unsafe or even illegal things to make the customer happy no matter what and then if something happens its the drivers fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to work more than 25 or 3o hours a week while making the drivers work 60. Try listening to employees and maybe buy some new equipment instead of 45000 pickups for the managment to haul there campers and boats around with. they need to cut there top managment and low managment by a third

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Very respectable and reputable company, I enjoyed working there until i relocated out of state.

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Hermon, ME
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Hermon, ME

    I worked at Casella Waste Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very strong company with high values and ethics

    Cons

    There was a high level of competitive competition

  10. A good place to gain experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems

    Pros

    There is plenty of room to move around in the company, and try out different positions. The working environment is laid back, and friendly. They put trust in their employees to get their jobs done.

    Cons

    High employee and management turnover. No yearly raises. No raises for taking on a more challenging, or different position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into the jobs that people do, see if they have special skills, and can do things that the company usually hires out to contractors. Reward these employees with higher compensation than new hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Was a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Accounting in Rutland, VT
    Current Employee - Accounting in Rutland, VT

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great boss, good people at all levels

    Cons

    Economy hurt them bad and they didn't change with it fast enough to save a lot of good people's jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the little people

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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