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"Pays decent, promotions are scarce. Bad management"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good pay and benefits. Good company goals and sense of pride for working there. Good opportunity to learn new things.

Cons

Bad management. Little room for promotion, little praise for good work or rewarding for a job well done. Very unorganized

Advice to Management

Eliminate middle management and start from scratch. It is not worth it to give the best drivers a management spot

Other Employee Reviews for Waste Management

  1. Helpful (2)

    "It was a pleasure working for the company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good financial stability. Company is forward thinking. Company is not risk adverse.

    Cons

    Company is lacking in HR sophistication. Promotions and merit raises are mostly based on relationships - not performance based.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Fading fast"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent health benefits, 40 hour work week, no weekends, fellow employees have been helpful and really great to work with.

    Cons

    Huge turnover rate for sales personnel. Leads do not seem to be distributed fairly and you are still held responsible for unrealistic goals.
    The corporation gives employees 40 hours of sick time which they are encouraged to use for doctor's visits in one hour increments (as stated in the corporate employee manual) or to be used when you are really sick. Beginning in 2012, to take away this corporate benefit, the current management has written an attendance policy that penalizes you for taking any of the 40 hours of sick time. You are given 1 point for each and every time (1 hour or whole day) that you use this time. After 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 points, you are then given a verbal warning. Further points lead to termination. Even though you still have remaining sick time hours.
    This new policy is based on a rolling 12 month time period even though each calendar year employees are awarded 40 hours of sick time. If you happen to take three one hour increments for doctors appointments, then say you are sick with the flu for three days, you will be given a verbal warning even though you have only used 27 hours of the 40 hours available to you. Now, if this all happens towards the end of the year, since it is based on a rolling 12 months, and you get sick in January and you have to take sick time, you are on your way to being terminated even though the corportion just gave you 40 hours to use for the new year.
    Due to the massive amount of turnover and manipulation of benefits, I would not recommend this as a company to work for in Phoenix.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Make sure that the local management is communicating the same message as corporate. Walk the talk and make sure that local management is treating employees with respect.

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