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Waste Management Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
520 Reviews
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Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, really friendly work place environment, growth potential (in 37 reviews)

  • Good benefits / annual bonus (if at all paid) (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours management don't care for you just be at work av (in 18 reviews)

  • Central Dispatch & customer service do not have the ability to address customer's needs (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    I worked here for the summer. Great place to work. They pay very well and are very concerned with your safety. If you work hard then you will be liked.

    Cons

    You work in any weather so be prepared.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company overall, sometimes too large for its own good.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dispatcher
    Former Employee - Dispatcher

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

    Pros

    The operations team is very good-being the largest waste hauler in the country they have many resources and service offerings.

    Cons

    The large size of the company can make you and your role insignificant. Work-life balance could be better, they need more personnel for relief.The work gets boring and very robotic..a lot of things are by the book or no way at all. Not a job for those who need a creative outlet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work-life balance would be appreciated to those in operations. Leadership is full of knowledge, but they need to relay the experience all the way down to the drivers and have more opportunity for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Coconut Creek, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Coconut Creek, FL

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

    Pros

    Room for growth
    Great benefits
    Customer Service training was great.

    Cons

    South Florida location was very disorganized. Lot's of inconsistencies
    with management in the customer service department at the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    very physically demanding

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    Former Employee - Commercial Driver in Telford, PA
    Former Employee - Commercial Driver in Telford, PA

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    The work day would end early. Some days I would be done work as early as 1:00 p.m.

    Cons

    You have to be to work by 3:30 A.M.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would throw in a bonus every once in awhile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I have no complaints

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Garbage Truck Driver in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Garbage Truck Driver in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at Waste Management (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay good bennifits great co workers

    Cons

    Very hard labor in the cold and hot weather

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say what you mean and mean what you say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A review of one of the largest in the industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Roll-Off Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Roll-Off Driver in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities in the sanitation industry. Pays top dollar in most positions. Depending on the area, can determine if you work with good people in management or not.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Its NOT WHAT YOU KNOW... Its WHO YOU KNOW... Front line employees are sometimes treated unfairly and under valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more empathy for your employees. The creators of the company rules should spend time in the jobs for which they are creating rules about. How can you create rules for drivers if you have never driven or been in a truck?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very good working experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Driver in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    Great hours
    Benefits
    Pay
    Vacaction time

    Cons

    Get dirty
    Smells
    Old trucks
    Dirty cars
    Old breakroom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HAD FAVORITES

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A pretty easy job

    Current Employee - Inside Commercial Representative in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Inside Commercial Representative in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good. I make $16 (no bonus) I came in as a Temp... WM employees get $14.75, I heard the bonus is nice ranging from $1,000-$2,500/mo.
    Job is not that hard, scheduling pickups and answering billing questions, just have to know how to deal with angry customers.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth

  10.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    Good pay and great people to work with

    Cons

    Stressful and busy days

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • 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

    Very good benefits and perks

    Cons

    no personal growth for me within the company

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