Waste Management Reviews

Updated June 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    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.

  2. Helpful (2)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  3. Helpful (1)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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  5. inside commercial sales icr

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Commercial Representative in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Commercial Representative in Commerce, CA

    I worked at Waste Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This is great if someone had no experience in a call center. Training by Arrika is good. Weekly pay.

    Cons

    No support from Supervisor. The supervisors have a high turn over. The Supervisors are not trained on salesforce. Do not look for them for constructive criticism. The systems are dated. Everything is manual. Time consuming. No real follow up from dispatch. Once the new hiring class comes in go back to training.

    Advice to Management

    Learn Sales force so you can guide your new hires. Get a system that talks to each other. Stop outsourcing your IT dept. Hire a receptionist so there can be basic office supplies

  6. Helpful (1)

    Horrible experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Largest environmental company in the market so everyone has heard of them to get into doors.

    Cons

    Poor Management on all levels. They take advantage of customers with unethical price gauging contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Need a better sales plan than just hoping people will stay in their contract. Leadership training if you want quality management.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Not about the employees. Only about the work. They tell employees who work hard that they are replaceable.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Residential Driver in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Residential Driver in North Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ummmmm.... You make ok money, but not as much as you should. You get a cost of living raise every year.

    Cons

    Management is about bonus and not workers. Workers have no reconition and no raises.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers better. Happy employees, better work.

  8. Inventory manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Helpful (2)

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    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for with decent compensation in sales

    Cons

    Management is not the best and are very jaded

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more


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