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Waste Management Houston Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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  • Drive cam in every truck, more times than any job I've ever had, long hours (57 (in 46 reviews)

  • Customer service was poor and they began to lose market share (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UI Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - UI Developer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work in IT so it applies to IT:
    Good work/life balance.
    Using bleeding edge tech stack.
    Management gives freedom to decide on stack.
    Mac environment.
    Bonus.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work harder to meet the deadlines.


  2. "Good so far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    challenging work, latest technologies

    Cons

    lack of plans , sudden changes , volatile , lots of changes in SLT

    Advice to Management

    Shows stability


  3. "Director, IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Director in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work on strategic projects involving leading technologies.Methods evolved but organizational barriers exist to become a true agile development organization.This is a common IT problem.

    Cons

    Road maps were not always value-driven and focused on driving efficiency, revenue, etc. Needed a real product management-like function to manage the selection of added capabilities to the portfolio and set criteria for killing projects to minimize write-down. Also establishing performance metrics to measure whether value was realized for the investment.
    Reorganizations were frequent and disruptive to sustain level of sponsorship to realize value of soe projects.

    Advice to Management

    Don't invest in technology unless the business can quantify the value expected to gain from the new capabilities.


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  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is great company to work for!

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  6. "Laborer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laborer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Laborer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    To provide services to my community an take care of my family as well.

    Cons

    Being worn out an only having enough energy to sleep an wake up an repeat yesterday.

    Advice to Management

    To keep up the good work an to also stay on top of the safety rules can regulations, because there are always careless people who are not abiding by the safety ppe rules that are in place to keep the work area safe an not dangerous.


  7. "AR Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior AR Clerk in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior AR Clerk in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee friendly Great company with a lot benefits. Flexible Family Oriented....Takes care of their employees for the most part.

    Cons

    Training was slim. The way they do reviews and based it on your raise. Downtown commute!


  8. "Great company, great employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees are great to work with. Areas are great to work with. Constantly looking for qays to reduce their cost.

    Cons

    Constant reorganization and loss of great experienced employees hurts the company. Causes constant restarts of initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize, but find a way to keep highly rated experienced employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Port of Let Driver"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Port O Let Driver in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Port O Let Driver in Pasadena, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits for 401k are good with matching

    Cons

    Trucks break down all the time, you are stuck on the side of the road for hours. Management is uncaring and tries to work you like a dog and cut your hours every chance they get. We used to get bonuses for working major events, they cut all perks off so management can get bigger quarterly bonuses. Ac never works in trucks, mechanics never fix anything no matter how many times you write stuff up

    Advice to Management

    Consider your employees and their families. Make this place somewhere a person actually wants tonwork


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Accounts Payable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accounts Payable in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Accounts Payable in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's an ok company to work for.

    Cons

    They do not care about there employee. They only care about them self. They give you 2 and 3 jobs and expect for you to do it.

    Advice to Management

    God sit high and look low. They need to start caring about there employee before it's to late. They are going to wine up like "ENRON".


  11. "IT Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for ownership and advancement

    Cons

    Not as much value placed on documentation as there should be



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