Waste Management Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner
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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. 1 person found this helpful

    Good people in the trenches following marching orders.

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    Former Employee - Internal Auditor
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with were very nice. From what I have seen, with the exception of the inevitable outlier, employees are truly there to do a good job. They take pride in their work. For a large company, it is relatively well structured.

    Cons

    C-level management is not in touch with the lower tiers of the company. Massive restructuring eliminates good talent across the board. You get the sense that they have somewhat of an 'ivory tower' mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If restructuring is your goal, please be more selective, or you will lose excellent employees (possibly to your competitors). Trimming fat is one thing, but cutting off an entire arm is another.

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

    Good overall experience with some obvious flaws.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    Decent Benefits (with them steadily increasing in cost)
    Coworkers are normally easy to interact with
    The work culture has been formed in such a way as you are working toward a great cause.
    There was a good amount of collaboration between departments.

    Cons

    The pay is normally not competitive with the market.
    Bonuses and raises were cut. Coupled with the pay not being competitive, there is not a real incentive to stay.
    It seemed like the worker bees were always taking one for the team, while senior management pulled their golden parachutes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay market rates
    Provide a solid career path with specific goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Ok place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator II in Richland, SC
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator II in Richland, SC

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    401k, stock and benefits Overtime is good
    Insurance is ok. Good career job

    Cons

    Management hides stuff from corporate. Raises are horrible. They go down every year and the post how much they profited in a year but raise goes down. Employees are not appreciated for their work. Raises are supposed to go by performance but everyone gets the same. How is that fair?

    They want promote you on experience and time u been there they tell you that it's based off your hourly pay. How you gonna get their with a 2% raise. I've been here a long time and is still at bottom.

    You might think I need to change title at top after you read this. I love my job just wish WM will open their eyes and see the things going wrong in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You already have good employees. Doing them like this makes them not to care about anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. WM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Very long hours at month end

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. OK to work for. Great environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    weekly pay, good benefits, no weekends, open until 5

    Cons

    micromanaged, can't use cell phone for family, no room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop baby sitting your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. I loved interning at this organization.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Waste Management as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Depending on the department you work in, it could be yay or nay. I enjoyed working here because my boss was down to earth, very talented and genuinely cared about my well-being and my success. i received constructive feedback and was always applauded when my work was great. Company culture is pretty great.

    Cons

    I felt alone at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Stable company with opportunity to grow and learn.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Good benefits and great people at WM. Most employees feel strongly about the company are proud of the work they do. The quality of leadership varies by area, but most leaders care about employees and customers. WM is the leader in the waste industry, so opportunities to grow and learn are constant. However, some people are happy doing the same job for 20 years, and there are plenty of people like that at WM too. The company is large enough to accommodate both.

    Cons

    Pay is not always competitive in some areas. As stated above, sometimes the quality of leadership varies from location to location. So, if you have a poor leader, the work environment can be difficult. WM, like most companies, is always looking to cut costs, but sometimes they do so without understanding all of the ramifications involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with company wide initiatives. Leadership tends to roll out large programs and changes that get parked without completion due to costs or other initiatives taking precedent. Corporate employees tends to have very different views than field employees. Leadership needs to listen to the field employees more, as they are more connected to the customers and understand the operational needs of their areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Senior Web Test Lead Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Test Lead Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Web Test Lead Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    Great Team Players great management

    Cons

    this was a great place to work i dont really have any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a Great Job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    It all depends on the team you work with.

    Cons

    You do not get any feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nonen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Interview

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Good benefits ability to move up and cross train since they are pretty much everywhere possible to move our transfer within the company

    Cons

    At this time I don't anything to say negative about the company right now I'm a prospective employee hoping to get on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments at this time still reviewing information on the company as we speak.......

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