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Waste Connections Interview Questions

Updated Jun 28, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arnold, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Waste Connections (Arnold, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online. Got a call a few days later. Had a phone interview and scheduled an in person interview. Was interviewed by the lead mechanic and supervisor of the location. Received a call the day after interview and was offered the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Several job related questions and several what would you do in this type of situation questions.   Answer Question

  2.  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Waste Connections.

    Interview

    I worked with a recruiter for a position in Tax and was scheduled for an interview. The interview was suppose to be for 2 hours and instead it lasted for only 1 hour. During the interview, I found out that half of the people that were suppose to interview me were out on vacation. The first interviewer would not make direct eye contact with me as I was explaining about my tax experience and the Director of Tax said the word "um.." at the end of every sentence. There obviously was a lack of preparation and both interviewers seemed unenthusiastic and dull during the interview. Like I was interrupting there precious time. Also, I should mention that one interviewer told me that this is a new position and they do not know how it will pan out. (RED FLAG)...I interpreted that as you do not know how to do you your job. Maybe that is why the previous candidate didn't accept your offer. Also, they did not have the current person handling that tax discipline be a part of the interview process for the position. (RED FLAG). Basically, I was interviewing with people that were not educated in the tax discipline for that position. My communication to them involving my tax experience fell on deaf ears because they were not competent enough to understand the job itself. Interestingly enough they could remember why i was seeking other career opportunities. The interview with Waste Connections was a "waste" of my time. No pun intended folks.

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    Truck Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Waste Connections (Tampa, FL) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Disorganized process no one knew what was going on toad test didn't happen they told me to show up Monday but the person was not there expecting me no knew anything

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Legal Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in The Woodlands, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Waste Connections (The Woodlands, TX).

    Interview

    Phone interview was the first step. Then I was notified whether I would be scheduled. The in-person interview consisted of a panel. Each panel member would take turns to interview individually.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask you about yourself. They want to know if you're a good fit with their company.   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Waste Connections in July 2016.

    Interview

    Overall, it took exactly 4 weeks from the date I applied online until I received the offer. The first interview, I met with three different people. Two weeks later, I met with one last person. At the end of that week, I was given the offer. The process was pleasant, but there were quite a few times I needed to follow up and call the recruiter myself and ask for an update. That isn't the recruiter's fault. I was just extremely anxious to lock down this job because I wanted it so badly, and it was a very busy time for the company in general.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to leave your current role for this one? Give me an example of how you dealt with a difficult colleague. Do you like working in teams?   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (7)  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Two step process. Met with recruiter then met director. Second part was a site visit.Took about three weeks. Was offered a competitive salary and accepted. Started a week later after taking physical.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Scale Master Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Waste Connections (Denver, CO) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Got almost immediately called back, quick phone interview, was very professional. They were accommodating to my other job and schedules to set up in person interview. In person was with 2 people, both professional but casual. Very convincing that it was an awesome place to work

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Waste Connections (Colorado Springs, CO) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I applied on line and was emailed a standard management review and then had a phone interview. /we spoke for almost an hour and I thought that was very good. She closed with telling me that I would be contacted next week

    Interview Questions

    • How well did I know my team   1 Answer

  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Humble, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Waste Connections (Humble, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Very friendly, very helpful people willing to go out of their way to help you achieve the most out of your internship. Asked what i was looking for and put me to work in a role that best suited me while they showed me how the entire company works and gave me experience in sales, contracts, revenue accounting, payable, and receivable.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (5)  

    Recruiter/Centennial Office Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Waste Connections in November 2014.

    Interview

    Submitted my resume and application was phone interviewed about 3 days later. Was called in for a 2 person panel interview about 2 days after phone interview. I would say the office atmosphere was welcoming and friendly. I did notice most employees I encountered were not any older than 45-50 in age. Upon meeting the recruiter she was about in her early 30's. The 2nd recruiter that came in was in her mid 30's and let's just say both were old enough to be my daughters. I thought the interview went well. The 1st recruiter did mention to me they were a " pretty tight knit group". As, an experienced recruiter this can at times be a red flag. It can be interpreted as "exclusivity". I received an email about 4 days later informing me they had selected another candidate (job is still posted). I linkedin the recruiters name and found several posted photos of both recruiters at parties and what appears to be night clubs in provocative poses. Nothing offensive just "girls" having fun". It made sense as to why I did not get the job. Here I was thinking it may have been my credentials . I landed a better job a week later with a company who hires based on qualifications and not who you can party with in your tight knit age group. While, I can't prove any form of age discrimination this office needs to look at their workforce and truly examine it's diversity.

    Interview Questions

    • I asked the question to both recruiters: What is currently your biggest hiring challenge ? One responded they have had a job that has been posted about 1 year and they could not fill the job. She went on to explain that due to colorado's low unemployment rate "every employer is fighting for the same people".   1 Answer

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