Waste Management

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7 people found this helpful  

Good comraderie but like other places needs some work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

I have been working at Waste Management full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

- There is a strong commitment to the environment
- Pay and benefits are reasonable
- You work with some great people

Cons

-limited career opportunities once you are hired
-no internal growth
-recently cut out tuition reimbursement
-didn't pay bonuses which can be 10-15% of salary(recruiters tell you WM has always paid bonuses, and try to negotiate a lower salary)- my advice always go for the highest salary bracket
-no cost of living raises
-recently there has been a large exit of good people
-seem like they hire people who can talk corporate jargon but can't produce

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When you have good people make sure you keep them. Everyone knows it is cheaper to keep a customer than to gain a new one, the same holds true for employees. When you have those employees make sure you give them a career path and find avenues of training and advancement. I have known numerous people say I dont want to leave, but when they ask their boss to match other offers, they said their hands are tied. I have also seen ex-employees leave and come back in a year at a substantially higher salary.If employees are loyal to you and do a good job, make sure you are loyal to them. If you dont pay them bonuses then give them something else like more vacation time or flex time. Speaking of bonuses, there can't be a conflict of senior management compensation with regular employees compensation. Let me explain you can't RIFFa bunch of people, saving the company million of dollars and tell everyone to focus on the budget when your compensation is directly tied to the stock price that increases whenever you perform these actions.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great employees but management could do better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great to work with and make you want to be there.

    Cons

    Management does not appear too concerned about the growth and development of staff. Favoritism at its finest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more towards improving employee satisfaction and promoting from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    not bad, not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, people are for the most part okay to work with, retention side is not too bad, WM just price increases existing customers too much which means you will get a lot of phone calls about price going up.

    Cons

    new business goals are for the most part unrealistic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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