Waste Management

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Treats Employees Poorly

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Former Employee - Garbage Truck Driver
Former Employee - Garbage Truck Driver

I worked at Waste Management full-time

Pros

Competitive salary and benefits, reward programs, great customers.

Cons

Treats employees very badly, with a 'guilty until proven innocent' attitude. Employees are micro managed with cameras, gps, computer systems, etc. Stops for bathrooms must be explained. If an accident occurs, the driver is always at fault, even if the police report states there was no fault on the driver, and you will be fired.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat the employees with respect, instead of like common criminals.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great, but disappointing experience

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I had a great internship experience from 2008-2010. I got hired full time after college graduation by the same department. Overall, it has been a great learning experience for me and I enjoy working with my coworkers and colleagues from other departments. I have developed close relationships with many employees and managers. The pay is decent, but the benefits are awesome. These are some things I will miss, as my tenure at WM is about to come to an end.

    Cons

    The company postponed our raises this year....which was very disappointing. I'm at a level 1 position, doing the same work as a level 2 analyst, but I'm severely underpaid - and I have a Bachelor's degree. I asked about becoming a level 2 analyst, learning more tasks, and taking some training classes to market myself more. I either got no response or I got turned down.

    Micromanaging happened a lot in my department, which was very irritating. It has gotten much worse within the past several months. Instead of focusing on our jobs, we got these unrealistic standards and goals we have to meet on a monthly basis. In addition, management was not focused or concerned about our career development. The only thing they cared about was the analysts meeting those goals each month.

    For the past several months, I tried to apply to different positions within the company. But they always post experienced, senior level positions that I do not qualify for. I have never understood why - for the business analyst positions, they always wanted someone with 5+ years of experience - like they do not want to train anyone. And the ones I did qualify for and apply to, I never got contacted or considered for the position. I was lucky to get one interview, although I did not get the position. There are very few opportunities for advancement, and for someone like me who is trying to start a career, it is very discouraging and disappointing. I managed to gain some experience by cross-training with another department. When they had a position open, they really wanted me on their team. Even my manager was all for it. But the VP on our floor said no, and that they should get someone more experienced. Really?? That happened twice.

    Lastly, the company decided to outsource our department last month, and the employees, including myself, are getting laid off at the end of December. What disappointed me the most was how it was done, and the fact that WM did not do enough for their employees. I am hoping that I can get another position within the company if possible, but it does not look good now, for the same reasons I mentioned above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about your employees more and give them a chance to grow in the company. All job postings should not be geared more toward experienced, senior level positions. How do you expect to give less experienced individuals a chance to grow and advance if you do not give them a chance?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    High pressure, high demand. Your best is never good enough.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The co-workers are nice and pleasant people. Field management is a pleasure to work with. You will be exposed to different projects and you learn a lot in a short amount of time. The benefits are good. Not bad if you want to spend a short time and move on to a better place. Afterall, it's a Fortune 200.

    Cons

    You give an inch, the management wants a foot. The work pressure is overwhelming. Don't expect a promotion either, they always hire externally even when there is qualified people in house. Morale is low and there are a lot of disgruntled employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management no longer understands what is going on in the field and listened too much to external consultants who really don't understand the business. They want to meet (& beat) analysts' projections and have let go a lot of the good people. Treat your employees the way they deserved to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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