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"Good comraderie but like other places needs some work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

- There is a strong commitment to the environment
- Pay and benefits are reasonable
- You work with some great people

Cons

-limited career opportunities once you are hired
-no internal growth
-recently cut out tuition reimbursement
-didn't pay bonuses which can be 10-15% of salary(recruiters tell you WM has always paid bonuses, and try to negotiate a lower salary)- my advice always go for the highest salary bracket
-no cost of living raises
-recently there has been a large exit of good people
-seem like they hire people who can talk corporate jargon but can't produce

Advice to Management

When you have good people make sure you keep them. Everyone knows it is cheaper to keep a customer than to gain a new one, the same holds true for employees. When you have those employees make sure you give them a career path and find avenues of training and advancement. I have known numerous people say I dont want to leave, but when they ask their boss to match other offers, they said their hands are tied. I have also seen ex-employees leave and come back in a year at a substantially higher salary.If employees are loyal to you and do a good job, make sure you are loyal to them. If you dont pay them bonuses then give them something else like more vacation time or flex time. Speaking of bonuses, there can't be a conflict of senior management compensation with regular employees compensation. Let me explain you can't RIFFa bunch of people, saving the company million of dollars and tell everyone to focus on the budget when your compensation is directly tied to the stock price that increases whenever you perform these actions.

Other Employee Reviews for Waste Management

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great compensation and opportunities but little life / work balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Manager
    Current Employee - Route Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A great network of professionals across the country
    Salary
    Benefits
    Company vehicle

    Cons

    Not sure of the future direction of the company
    Corporate and District level Politics

    Advice to Management

    Take control of your districts and fine tune all departments to work as a team. Work with other divisions out of your control to promote trust and build a sense of "team" as well. Treat each district as a small business that is your own and don't forget about the customer.


  2. "WM"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture at WM

    Cons

    Cost cutting at corporate going on

    Advice to Management

    Please do not cut cost for your core team

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