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Waste Connections Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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Waste Connections Chairman and CEO Ron Mittelstaedt
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Pros
  • Good starting pay as a mechanic with only a few years of experience, mostly good people to work with and to work for, good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • The only good thing is I met a few good people but the pay is the lowest and the price is the highest (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • no cons that I have discovered so far (in 3 reviews)

  • Sometimes you wind up in a position where servant leadership isn't as good as it should be (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, questionable local management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Connections full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Each site is tan independently, allows each site to do what is best for them as well as support local community.

    Cons

    Could have terrible management at site level and next couple of rungs that make it impossible for growth both for the company and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your finger on the pulse of the little people at each site.


  2. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Connections full-time

    Pros

    fun, food, drinks, parties, bonus

    Cons

    commute for me. under staffed a bit


  3. "Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Connections full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for only high school education, great medical benefits, good union

    Cons

    Work is hard
    Management is terrible


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  5. "High turn over rate"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay benefits and the ability to listen to employees bash management.

    Cons

    Management is out of step and touch with employees and what the market commands. You come in to work keep your mouth shut and do not bring new ideas to the table other wise management gets upset and looks for ways to get rid of you with out just cause. High turn over rate and egos are a big problem here. Immature personnel who have no talent in this industry coupled with very bad jokes and annoying behavior. If you are looking to break into this industry this is not the place to start or make a career.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the good ol boys club, change your management they have over stayed their welcome as 90% of employees will tell you. Employees here are afraid to speak up and they have plenty to say about management that would not bode well at all. If you want to be someones pet than this is the place for you.


  6. "decent company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trashman in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - Trashman in Williston, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    tend to be very fair with pay

    Cons

    it's a huge company however we are kinda on our own because it seems other offices keep to themselves.

    Advice to Management

    get out in the trucks on a weekly basis for a day of riding along.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Arnold, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Arnold, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay as a mechanic with only a few years of experience, mostly good people to work with and to work for, good benefits

    Cons

    Too much work for the amount of people we had. Often had to have people from locations that were hours away come and help with the workload.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at the smaller locations and make sure they're getting all the same help/treatment as the larger locations.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Love working for Waste Connections Inc But Dislike MN"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Clerk/Assistant in Ramsey, MN
    Current Employee - Maintenance Clerk/Assistant in Ramsey, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Connections (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very huge on employee retention. Great atmosphere. Company is big on Safety. Great benefits. Transfer options anywhere in the US and in Canada. Promote from within as much as possible.

    Cons

    Well it is a refuse company, so when holidays come around, most of us have to work the next day to make up for it. People still have trash to pick up so we have to keep up with all our great customers.

    Advice to Management

    None. They do a fantastic job in my opinion.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Connections (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great company to work for that believes in taking care of their employees.
    - Upper management will quickly step up when needed to get a dire situation handled.
    -Great benefits

    Cons

    - I believe the cons will vary depending on which location you are at. The company and job are what you make of it.


  10. "driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Driver in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Connections full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good coworkers are good people

    Cons

    management doesn't treat people right


  11. "Route Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    manage the workers and routes independently, create own training program

    Cons

    Long hours 12-14 hour days



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