Waste Management
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www.wm.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

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WM is in a period of reorganization and change - be careful

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

ProsSolid employment --- for drivers or operations personnel only.

ConsToo much reorganization and downsizing in the past three years (700 people lost jobs in August/September, 2012 alone and there were other major reductions in the past few years - mostly office positions); hourly employees have had no raises since March, 2011; even tuition reimbursement was cut recently --- no employee appreciation for those who want to improve themselves to be of more value to the company. The Corporate office has no concept how things really work "in the field."

Advice to Senior ManagementYou've lost sight of the value of individual employee contributions from long term employees. Those were the people cut to "save costs." There seems to be a mindset that positions can be moved and consolidated - and people are interchangeable - with no consequences. How will there be any continuity locally if those with institutional knowledge keep getting cut? How can customers nationwide relate to having to discuss billing issues with Arizona center only? It seems the plan is more and more to consolidate all services sooner or later to Houston or Arizona - while it is human nature to want to address problems locally with those who can solve questions or problems more quickly - not at far away consolidated centers. Only time will tell if cutting an entire layer of management in the field will work - individual market areas are already just out for themselves instead of working together as a group and as a company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    lean operation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros: good experience to use elsewhere, there's not much you won't… Cons: not enough resources to be effective Advice to Senior Management: support functions are important too More
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    Just ok

    Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Southfield, MI

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

    Pros: Nice employees who are willing to assist you. Benefits are ok. My peers were… Cons: They should increase the pay. Respect and implement some employee… Advice to Senior Management: management needs some training in being personable More
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