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Waste Management Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
524 Reviews
2.7
524 Reviews
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Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner
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310 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Scale Operator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    The people were friendly and the work was very consistent once you get into a routine.

    Cons

    However, the position was very mundane and it should have been automated by this point. The management did not together very well. The pay was satisfactory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Automate everything and work with your drivers more

    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    great place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Dispatcher
    Former Employee - Senior Dispatcher

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great pay ,great people, loved working there

    Cons

    job was eliminated, no jobs open in company to stay with company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Worst Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    Pay is good and the benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Good old white boy network that will never promote any minority. They work you to death and still don't appreciate what you do. Decentilized business that lets the areas dictate what corporate should do. They reorganize every 2-3 years and you never know when the axe will fall. Stress is off the charts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify and get rid of some of the old horses in the areas. The company will never change if the leadership changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company.

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    • 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
  7.  

    I have no complaints

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  9.  

    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

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed...

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    Former Employee - Route Manager in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Route Manager in Englewood, CO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Most Managers have limited “real world” experience or education. Training for incoming Managers is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They really need to hire more from the outside. Too many District Managers who started off as Drivers and the only management experience they have is with Waste Management. They need to mix in people with some education. Most Managers are afraid of losing their job. Management is encouraged to pressure Drivers on efficiency, which in turn creates a safety issues and a high turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    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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