Waste Management

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South Western, Pa office management is a joke and you know who
you are.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Driver in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Driver in Pittsburgh, PA

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

Pros

All of the drivers and helpers are great people. We all get along and joke with each other from the start of your employment. Yes some rassing and colorfull jokes about wifes/ families and all that. But none of it comes from a bad place just a messing around not seriouse place.
Plus you make a decent wage. But you also earn every penny of it not work for the lazy.

Cons

Managment/ route managers are all about evil and coniving as can be. They all act like they are there to help when corprate or head boss's are around. But really are just lazy or dont care about anything but keeping there job and getting more work done. Esp while teling you to be safe but hurry up.
Most route managers are so damn lazy they dont even try or care what happens to you since they are in a office and you arent in front of them. Till you complain to the right person and a email gets sent to corprate/ upper management.

Other managers always talk about, Hey great job out there.... BUT... we need more productivity. You could litterally do 1000 homes in a hour (not really possible but just listen) and they would tell you they need more from ya.
Or on rolloff side you could have 6 pulls for the day and all six have wrong directions, address's, phone numbers and wrong towns. So you spend all day on phone with dispatch (who is two states away and has no clue where you are or what the area is like). And end up getting 3 of the 6 and then your managers just call you lazy and its your fault. No it isnt billing or sales fault every bit of info on the customer was wrong it is YOUR fault and you better get you numbers up.

I havent even got into the always changing or can be interpreted two different ways rules. Interpitation always go against you and for management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote more drivers for route manager/ office jobs. Because they know the routes and the areas in which the drivers go everyday. And the drivers actually respect them after working with them for so many years. Also the drivers know they can get help from a fellow/ ex driver more adiquitly than a never drove but know it all and doesnt help any, other person.
Just because some person has a degree doesnt mean they know what it says they do. Mabey make it a requirement that to be management or considered for management you have to drive for at least a year. Maybe two years or something like that.

And stop instituing new rules every other week. Mabey stop useing the stupid dash cams to nitpick and suspend drivers for stupid things like omg he was doing 32mph in a 30mph zone and hit a bump setting off the dashcam . And holy crap it happened twice now he is suspended cause he is unsafe driver.
Then next week saying why did he cash in all his vacation pay and quit after 20 years on the job.

No opinion of CEO

Waste Management Response

Jun 9, 2014Talent Acquisition

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We take your feedback seriously, and it has been shared anonymously with HR so we can continuously improve our work environment.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not worth the pay

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    Former Employee - Route Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Route Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    The pay was good and the benefits were even better

    Cons

    Way too much stress!!!! Really bad equipment, outdated computer systems, micromanaging upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the Managers manage, and upgrade the equipment. Too many rules and regulations. Pretty soon you won't be able to keep any employees or be able to hire them back!

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

    unprofessional upper management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    maybe better insurance than other companies

    Cons

    management needs to be more in touch with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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