Waste Management Reviews

Updated April 18, 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. It's a paycheck

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for learning corporate environment

    Cons

    Difficult to get a raise. Managers are really restricted, even if they can justify salary increase.

  2. Good and Bad, overall good...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Great support.

    Cons

    Continual restructuring and new managers. Constant change

    Advice to Management

    Change is good, but stability is also need in the midst of change.

  3. Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Waste Management

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime if you want to work

    Cons

    Lack of honest communication to workers

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the open door policy is really open door

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  5. Dispatcher/Router

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dispatcher/Router in North Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Dispatcher/Router in North Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Good Pay / *Good people / *Multitudes odd learning experiences

    Cons

    *High stress / *Can be a lot of hours for people willing to do extra work

    Advice to Management

    Keep open communication, pay attention to those who say they care vs. those who show it.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Primary heavy equipment operator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Outside work. Change of pace.

    Cons

    Low pay. Management seems not to care.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they are worth.

  7. Inventory manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Inventory Manager in Knoxville, TN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing people and great upside.

    Cons

    No cons in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to believe in your employees like you always have.

  8. I've been waiting for a couple of months. Applied online and finally got a phone interview!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Lombard, IL

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interview was very pleasant and easy going.

    Cons

    None so far em is pretty cool

    Advice to Management

    Management is great they really care about you

  9. Neutral experience w/ large profit-driven company (rather than employee) but provides great benefits and opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Work/Life Balance, Training Opportunities, Innovative, Due to size - moving into different departments but remaining with the company allows for job growth

    Cons

    Not an employee-centered company; layoffs/downsizing to be expected every couple of years; due to size of company, employees are expendable so that culture does not cultivate a feeling of loyalty or dedication

    Advice to Management

    Layoffs and workforce reductions lead to dissatisfaction and low morale - even for employees who stick around; in addition - such layoffs reduce upper management positions and put greater responsibility in the hands of their subordinates - leaving mid-level management ill-equipped for their positions.

  10. Good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Lombard, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The coworkers are great. As much ot as you want. Good benefits

    Cons

    Some leads are out of touch and are quick to judge when upper management is quick to blame. Claim team mentality they are far from it

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees. Lack of communication with the ones actually doing the job

  11. Helpful (1)

    Flexible hours, inexperienced managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, OR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, OR

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, flexible hours, great assignments

    Cons

    inexperienced managers, cronyism in my department

    Advice to Management

    train middle managers

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