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Waste Management Overview

www.wm.com
Houston, TX
10000+ employees
1971
Company - Public (WM)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network ... Read more

Mission: We have made commitments to sustainability that help drive our business. By 2020 we plan to power more than 2 million homes using waste to create energy and manage to more than 20 million tons of recyclable material per year.

Waste Management – Why Work For Us?


Waste Management, Inc. is North America's leading provider of integrated environmental solutions.

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Waste Management is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management and environmental services in North America. We are also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill-gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company is publicly traded (NYSE:WM) and operates through subsidiaries providing a full range of environmental services. We serve over 21 million customers with environmentally sound management of solid wastes and the transformation of waste into usable resources.

Our 43,000 employees are committed to Environmental Performance — our mission to maximize resource value, while minimizing environmental impact so that both our economy and our environment can thrive. Drawing on our resources and experience, we actively pursue projects and initiatives that benefit the waste industry, the communities we serve and the environment. We have made commitments to sustainability that help drive our business.

  • Waste Management uses waste to create enough energy to power more than 1.15 million homes every year. By 2020, we expect to nearly double that output, creating enough energy to power more than 2 million homes.
  • As North America’s largest recycler, Waste Management managed more nearly 13 million tons of recyclable commodities . By the year 2020, we expect to increase the amount of material we manage to more than 20 million tons per year.
  • Waste Management has over 130 landfill-gas-to-energy projects producing more than 540 megawatts of power, the equivalent of powering approximately 465,000 homes.
  • Currently, we have more than 1,400 natural gas-powered trucks in our fleet, which is the largest in the industry.

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"Committed professionals serving as representatives that carry a message of great operations and environmental stewardship. You are the backbone of our daily operations."

Nobody ever said it would be easy—a career should be full of challenges and at Waste Management, there's no exception. If you're ready to commit to joining our team of dedicated, team-driven, operations experts, front line positions await. All you have to do is apply!

Our front line positions include all types of drivers, helpers, technicians, maintenance crew members, facility maintenance and upkeep, welders, environmental engineers, and more. Some of the most groundbreaking environmental technology in the industry drives positions like gas technicians, hazardous materials experts, and landfill gas operators. We're a lot more than just picking up trash; with innovation on the front line, we've become an industry leader in green technology.

Check out these videos and hear from our employees how they’ve made a commitment to excellence:

 

If this sounds like an opportunity you're interested in, and you're ready to commit to learning about the challenging and exciting world of environmental services, apply today and see where it can take you.

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At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, family, retirement and professional development.

Health Care

  • Comprehensive health care coverage
  • Prescription drug plan
  • Dental plan
  • Vision plan
  • Salary continuance (short and long-term disability)
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Retiree medical coverage

Family Care

  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Adoption assistance program
  • Education savings accounts
  • WM scholarship programs
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Sick leave

Financial & Educational Benefits

  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • 401(k) plan with generous company match
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Legal services
  • Employee discount programs
  • Free online training programs

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Employee safety is our highest priority.

Safety is essential at Waste Management, for our employees, for our customers and for the success of our business.

Mission to Zero™

To achieve our safety goals, WM is pursuing an ambitious Mission to Zero™ initiative. The aim of this program is to reduce the number of on-the-job accidents and injuries to zero.  

Results of the Mission to Zero™ Program

  • Eighty-five percent decline in total recordable injury rates between 2000 and 2009
  • Sixty percent decrease in vehicle accident rates
  • Over $600 million invested in maintenance of vehicles and heavy equipment

Safety Training

All drivers receive 80 hours of training and undergo regular evaluations. Leaders that have emerged from this program now give classroom instruction, monitor safety data and train drivers and other employees to be the safest in the industry.

WM is one of only 8 companies chosen to be part of OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program and we are on our way to receiving Star Certifications at our facilities around the country.

If you are ready to make a commitment to safety, start your application process today.


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Committed to Hiring Veterans

Be as proud of your WM career as you are of your military service

 

The call of reveille is a sound that signals the beginning of a new day. It serves as a reminder of purpose and mission. While the bugle may not wake you when you return to your civilian life, at Waste Management, you will find that sense of purpose and mission that is so familiar.

You will likely work with a fellow veteran at WM because one in twelve of our employees is former military. In fact, we hire a veteran every day of the year.  

Our non-veteran employees have shown endless support for military heroes. Many in the WM community have spouses, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, parents and grandparents who have served, just like you.

Waste Management Recognized as Best Employer of Veterans

  • Military Times Top 50 “Best for Vets Employer”
  • G.I. Jobs Top 100 “Military Friendly Employer”
  • CivilianJobs.com “Most Valuable Employer-Military”

We have over 1,000 facilities and most operate like a platoon. Each facility requires people with strong skills and leadership experience. This small unit mentality promotes creative and enterprising thinking – something familiar to you.

Our mission of environmental service may be different from the military. However, Waste Management and the Military share many common traits; the most important being the drive to be the best.

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    Pros

    The people you work with can be your best friends. Good Management that will see you get what you need to succeed.

    Cons

    Long days and hard work. If you have great work ethic it will be rewarded and there are many opportunities to move ahead in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks Jake you made it all happen.

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Waste Management Photos

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Waste Management Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Waste Management (New York, NY).

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    Applied online . Received phone interview the next day. Then was scheduled for face to face interview on the phone for then next week. Got offered at the end of interview . The place was VERY VERY CLEAN . So amazing . Great ppl all nice people

    Interview Questions

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    • Tell me about a time when something unsafe happened . What did you do and how did you make it safe ?   2 Answers
    • Tell me about a time something went wrong on the job what did you do ?   2 Answers
    • Tell me about a time you and a coworker had a big disagreement. What happened and how did you resolve?   1 Answer
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Waste Management Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, GI Jobs, 2012
  • Diversity Leader Award, Diversity Journal, 2012
  • America's Ideal Employers 2012, Universum USA, 2012
  • Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
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