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"Good comraderie but like other places needs some work"

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  • 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. "Waste Management gave me the opportunity to advance when my position had been eliminated 16 years ago."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Account Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Inside Account Manager in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the salary rate is one of the highest in the industry and they will provide opportunity when available to move to other areas of their employment.

    Cons

    Very large company and sometimes one gets lost in the mix.

    Advice to Management

    relieve some of the pressure in sales to sell services at a premium when the completion is much lower.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, good benefits, lots of company perks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was good. Managers were great.

    Cons

    Lots of changes were going on and restructuring their business, lots of layoffs. Company is a bit old school in some ways but is getting better.

    Advice to Management

    None. I liked them all!

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