Waste Management

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2 people found this helpful  

Great people to work with at local area level.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Midwest, WY
Current Employee - Manager in Midwest, WY

I have been working at Waste Management full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Autonomy, work ethic, dedicated employees who deliver strong results, work and life balance is pretty good

Cons

Senior leadership has no connection to the field. They have greater than thou attitude with the customer facing employees. More focus on cutting the workforce to meet Wall Street expectations versus a strategy of selling your way out of a problem. Wall Street manages the company versus the company managing Wall Street.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get out in the field and talk with front line employees and managers, Require the BOD to do the same. This is a service business that requires engaged employees and informed customers.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Doing a major reconstruction - don't care about their employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Sales in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Pay was decent as was hours. Gave you the training you needed to get the job done. Tried to give good customer service for what they were charging for but this did not always happen.

    Cons

    Raises were on hold. Always doing a reconstruction in the sales area. Think that because they have been around for a long time they should be able to give customers a higher rate than their competitor, not realistic with their sales goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more realistic with pricing due to the economy! Need to value the customers they have that give more than 100%!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Committed to Safety

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

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Overall, the leadership at WM is truly committed to the safety of their employees. There are some managers that don't quite get it, but that is not because of lack of support from Sr. Leadership.

    Cons

    They may have cut too far in trying to reduce management structure costs. All the same work must be done (if not more) and resources are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The few safety resources left in the field must be more highly valued and compensated. They are key to continued success. The size of the group has been greatly diminished, so the folks left have tremendous responsibility.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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