Waste Management FAQ

Have questions about working at Waste Management? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Waste Management.

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59 English questions out of 59

May 16, 2021

What is paid time off like at Waste Management?

Pros

Good benefits, opportunity for advancement, PTO, Paid vacation, 401k, opportunity to travel or stay home, good compensation

Cons

Management is at times not as clear as they should be. Top down communication could be better

Advice to Management

Protocols changes by management which affect hourly employees, should be communicated more effectively to avoid confusion. Prices are also not as competitive as they could be, compromising smaller markets to less expensive companies who do not offer quality service.

Good benefits, opportunity for advancement, PTO, Paid vacation, 401k, opportunity to travel or stay home, good compensation

May 16, 2021

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May 21, 2021

Does Waste Management offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Monday-Friday early shifts Great benefits package Weekly pay

Cons

Always route delays High call volume due to operational issues Management has little to no time for employees

Great benefits package

May 21, 2021

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January 17, 2019

Does Waste Management offer dental insurance?

Pros

Great 401k matching and plan, ESPP stock plan is a deal, health and dental aren't bad. Remote working is allowed in some cases.

Cons

WM is a huge company, so people can have vastly different experiences. I reported to an office out of Connecticut. If you weren't one of the favorites of the leadership team of that division, your career was dead. You weren't going anywhere. The leader of the group is a smart guy who can execute, but he and his inner circle have some silly ideas that they want validated by a chorus of 'yes-men.' Bottom-line: If you can handle faking it and pretending to like terrible ideas and inefficient processes for the decent pay and benefits, then go for it. If you have to speak your mind, work somewhere else because you wont' last long.

Advice to Management

Run the company lean and mean and fire the people in middle-management that are worthless. WM is so over-matrixed it's nauseating.

Great 401k matching and plan, ESPP stock plan is a deal, health and dental aren't bad.

January 17, 2019

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November 18, 2020

Does Waste Management have a pension plan?

Pros

Good pay and benefits pension

Cons

No hours or work have to go out of town

Good pay and benefits pension

November 18, 2020

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November 15, 2019

Does Waste Management offer family leave?

Pros

The leadership/company truly care about its employees and while there are areas of opportunity, they are actively working to improve. They are committed to People First at the top, and that sentiment is slowly but surely making it down to the front lines. Once you get here, it feels like you are apart of a family even though they have 45,000+ employees. Everyone works hard and cares about each other. A lot of industry innovation and opportunities for career growth.

Cons

Leaders/managers have too many direct reports leaving little time for employee development and strategic thinking. Also, there are a lot of old school thinkers who aren't quite open to new ideas or approaches - even though they think/say they are. Archaic maternity leave plans and benefits after 90 days - this is good within their industry but very poor when compared to worldclass organizations who are able to hire the best and brightest.

Advice to Management

Reduce the spans of control, so your people can really grow and develop. It will also help spark more innovation, increase engagement, reduce burnout and ultimately turnover. Increase diversity representation from an age, gender and race perspective at the manager/leader positions. 1. It'll make it a more attractive place to work 2. Inspire existing employees 3. Increase company performance through diversity of thought/perspective.

Archaic maternity leave plans and benefits after 90 days

November 15, 2019

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