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Helpful (2)

Very Disappointing

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Residential Driver
Former Employee - Residential Driver
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Waste Management full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Good benefits and the pay was ok. Helped me get back in shape and a good tan!!

Cons

Equipment! Local management was good but further up was not. No room for advancement. EQUIPMENT!!

Advice to Management

Listen to the people doing the work! It's not always about how fast the job can get done.

Other Employee Reviews for Waste Management

  1. Helpful (1)

    Long hours

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay was ok and the benefits

    Cons

    Long hours lots of over time good ole boys network

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  2. Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Driver in Pittsburgh, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (More than a 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 Management

    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.

    Waste Management Response

    Jun 9, 2014 – Talent 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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