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Casella Waste Systems Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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Casella Waste Systems Chairman and CEO; Chairman, Casella Waste Management John W. Casella
John W. Casella
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  1. "Not bad, but not great either"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Casella Waste Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Feels family owned/run even though it's a public company. Great co-workers

    Cons

    Poor communication from upper management sometimes leads to confusion and anxiety. I didn't hear or see a clear strategy for the future. Seems like they are constantly trying to figure out what to do next

    Advice to Management

    Welcome young fresh ideas in to the company! Take stock of the good people you have and do everything you can to keep them and reward them.


  2. "Customer Service Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Clean work space, ability to decorate as desired within reason.

    Cons

    Unclear growth expectation, workload, outdated software, high call volume expected, management misleading in expectations. Unclear dress code.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more clear about job expectations and growth, and don't approve time off if it will be used against the employee even though it was approved.


  3. "Show up and smile"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Bangor, ME
    Current Employee - Driver in Bangor, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Consistent paychecks, just show up and they will love you.

    Cons

    High turnover for laborers and many absences, poor management-not knowing how nor having the ability to drive Class A or B, scheduling changes often, below industry wages

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to staff, hire management with licenses to back up absences and know about jobs, learn routes, plan, learn efficiency, split routes evenly, pay base on productivity not on hours- you are rewarding people for subpar efforts.


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  5. "Stay Away!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Stanley, NY
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Stanley, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems full-time

    Pros

    There are absolutely NO Pro's to working for this company! Never seen a place with such a high turn-over rate and poor management (Senior Regional managers all the way down)!

    Cons

    They don't care about worker safety, hazards, or laws. They ignore pollution and turn their heads or hide it. Management is absolutely horrid, heartless, and callous. Managers do not set good role models. VERY low moral.

    Wish I could rate them with ZERO stars, but have to give at least 1 star before the system will allow me to continue.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your management from the senior regional managers all the way down to site operations managers and start over! They are ruining your company! Can't be trusted...


  6. "Great Company... tough dynamics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Home Office allowed a large degree of autonomy when managing the facility and provided the necessary support from their team.

    Cons

    Financial goals, budgets, forecasts were met and exceeded. Moral and spirit amongst the team was increasingly positive and upbeat. Unfortunately, the allegiance of HO is not with their team or its successes, rather with the word of the contracts author- tough game to play.

    Advice to Management

    Step back and recognize real accomplishments from real people. Own the mistake of what was originally agreed, stand tall and support the group responsible for the obvious successes and demand an amicable partnership with the "bear".


  7. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company, family oriented, paid time off, flexible schedule

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  8. "Good company - poor pay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, open door policies, work life balance

    Cons

    Pay, not much room for growth


  9. "Great company and culture to be a part of!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems full-time

    Pros

    I have been with the company for 6 years now and love the people I work with, the word I do and the leadership management exemplifies on a daily basis! Everyone invests themselves in the company through their hard work towards achieving the best possible results and customer satisfaction. John W. Casella is an inspiration and proven leader to us all!

    Cons

    No cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!


  10. "If you have other options take it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southbridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southbridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good. The commute is close.

    Cons

    Everything else. They don't value their employees at all. They feel they can replace anyone at anytime and definitely will... WITHOUT NOTICE!!! I've seen MANY past employees get blindsided for no real reason and either lose their job or keep them and make their days miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Start to value their employees.


  11. "operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearfield, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearfield, PA

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    winter work spring is in the air

    Cons

    need to work to my ability doing construction work



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