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Casella Waste Systems Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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Casella Waste Systems Chairman and CEO; Chairman, Casella Waste Management John W. Casella
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  1. "Keep looking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Casella Waste Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company itself is a decent company to work for. It's the local level management that is terrible.

    Cons

    The management (GM and Manager) is out for themselves only. Very small raises given until guys start leaving then suddenly they have cash to hand out, but then they treat you like garbage and throw the money in your face like they did you a huge favor keeping you on.

    Advice to Management

    Stop protecting each other and take a good look at what is going on. People leave for a reason.


  2. "Stay Away!"

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    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...

  3. "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.


  4. "Rude and Disrespectful to Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None at all. Short commute.

    Cons

    This company is sinking and it's showing through in how they treat their employees. They are on a crash course and treat people like they are trash, easily replaced. Total disregard for their families, lifestyles and happiness. Horrible work environment.


  5. "If I could give zero stars I would"

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    Current Employee - Current Mid Level Manager
    Current Employee - Current Mid Level Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay well... which they have to just to trick anyone to work here.

    Cons

    The Regional and Corporate management in this company is all but that. They don't manage, they throw people under the bus and fire people randomly. You never really feel safe or valued in this company. It's just a horrible environment to work in. I dread coming to work to see who is throwing who under the bus today. Management doesn't care about anyone and while they have their heads up their you know what, they treat you like peasants.

    Advice to Management

    START OVER!!!


  6. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Salem, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Independent when on the road. Given exclusive territory. Are able to have flexibility with pricing. Easy to identify your competition.

    Cons

    Too much paper work. Drivers do not get along with sales people. Management tries to make sales people take sides with drivers when you have to have a good relationship with them to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Make opportunities for growth and development. Have a better pay structure. Cut down on the paper work that is required.


  7. "careful, no place for drugs!!!"

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    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Old Town, ME
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Old Town, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A Pay check and insurance

    Cons

    Unstable management, need to start over, need to recognize those that actually work, and get those that sit in heavy equipment with their weed gone. Guess the mentality is until someone gets seriously hurt, or worse-dead, then they'll do something! Could've been a good place to work, if the place worked....wonder if John Casella is aware these issues???

    Advice to Management

    Start over, new blood needed!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Site Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the people that worked for me were awesome. The front line workers should get more credit for what they do.

    Cons

    No sense of teamwork among departments. No clear direction. Manage by fear mentality. No sense of security. Extremely high turnover and termination rate. Managers and Supervisors are overworked and expected to be available 24/7 to the point of exhaustion. Regional Safety Manager in the eastern region was an egotistical, megalomaniac, with a holier than though personality despite the blood on his own hands. Expect to be "thrown under the bus" and have no support.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourself.. Most managers are shallow, are defined by their title and have no idea how ridiculous they look....Donald.


  9. "Horrible and Very Rude Management"

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    Former Employee - Divisional Controller
    Former Employee - Divisional Controller
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was paid decent but not for what I did as it was FAR more stressful than working for Waste Management, Inc.

    Cons

    Very rude upper management. They think they know everything when they all should just be replaced. Horrible decision making and they very much favor Operation staff over the Account and Controllers. Terrible place to be a Division Controller. You give your all and they crap all over you.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Pay attention to who the REAL problems are... Operations. Have much more respect for your employees. Stop crapping all over the Division / District Controllers.


  10. "Second class citizen. Nobody does work. No mutual respect for coworkers."

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    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is very simple. A trained ape could do this job. Boss buys lunch on Fridays. Not much else to note

    Cons

    Nobody comes to work. Ever. "Working from home" is frequent, but none of these people can ever be reached. No one respects my coworker and I because we are younger. Making the bare minimum and doing someone else's job who is salaried with benefits for no reason. Wasteful if you ask me.

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees and their jobs better. Know when your employees are working or "working from home". Respect employees enough to pay them fair wages.


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