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"Overall positive"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Waste Management full-time

Pros

Profoundly ethical operation
Good, experienced coworkers
Industry leader in many, many ways

Cons

Fear of continual reorgs - stressed people with more on their plates
Company struggling with long term goals
Stagnant pay while demands increase

Other Employee Reviews for Waste Management

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Use to be a good company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Offer Base + Commission. 401k match.

    Cons

    Made it nearly impossible for reps to make commissions. Management mainly concerned with pleasing stock holders instead of taking care of the customers and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Think about your employees from time to time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Be weary of new leadership and year over year pay reductions for sales pros"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Big brand name that is well recognised and will look good on your CV.
    -Car allowance and expense account for sales staff
    -Nice people to work with each day
    -Good if you are the kind of sales person that sits at a desk and handles customer complaints and billing issues all day. NOT a hunter sales role...more billing administration than selling.

    Cons

    -Declining marketshare creates a 'scamble' to report profits to Wall Street
    -Top heavy in terms of Management . Too many chiefs with self-focussed initiatives.
    -Constant changes in leadership which makes it hard to maintain focus. 'Change' is continous
    -All sales efforts driven by share holder value and manager's bonuses
    -Customer does NOT come before profits--although WM will try to make you believe otherwise
    -Continous efforts to increase customer billable rates, which results in endless complaints and billing adminstration for SALEs staff. ( little time left to be in front of your customer to actually sell new business)
    -New leadership is using poorly delivered micro management techniques to drive sales efforts.
    -Yearly reductions to earnings and compensation plan to show higher profits for share holder year over year as opposed to improving sales.
    -Annual raises were abolished in 2010.
    -Sadly, You will not get compensated for resigning new agreements with an existing customer after spending weeks or months selling to them.
    - # 1 reason to be weary : NEGATIVE COMISSIONS : if an account decides to use another hauler you have to make up 100% of your loss revenue before your get recognized for new business. You spend more time trying to save an account than going after new one's.

    Advice to Management

    good luck to you.

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