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Waste Management Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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Waste Management President and CEO James C. Fish, Jr
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Pros
  • "You won't find a competitor in this sector that can match the pay and benefits of WM" (in 65 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and great people" (in 134 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can have long hours in a day/week" (in 69 reviews)

  • "Sometimes challenging work life balance" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Operator"

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    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Fairburn, GA
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Fairburn, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy operating dozers and excavators. Keeps your mind working and improving my skill set is always a bonus

    Cons

    See all the c&d that comes in daily. Knowing the amount of trash we add to the environment

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Working here hands down is the best job

    Waste Management Response

    Jul 12, 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your great review! At Waste Management, we care about the planet and feel a responsibility to leave it to future generations in a better shape than we were given it. We are contributing... More


  2. "I love my job"

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    Current Employee - Operations Maintenance Specialist in White Plains, MD
    Current Employee - Operations Maintenance Specialist in White Plains, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been treated like I'm a rockstar since my first day at this company.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. I've hardly had any bad days since I started working here.

  3. "Fun work environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Team moral , fun environment. Manger was personable and understood work/life balance. Department activities and team building events.

    Cons

    Book of business can be too much causing stress. Overtime not permitted so you had to sometimes work through lunch to get things done on time. Manager understood work life balance which I think upper management needed to understand more. Upper management didn’t really care about the clients and only cared about the bottom line and keeping clients money.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better understanding of work/life balance. Also put your clients first and they’ll stay around. Keeping their money to make your numbers look good isn’t the best idea when client specifically ask for it back.


  4. "Overall Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Team Environment, Good Benefit

    Cons

    Going through a lot changes at management level, and Larger compensation variance for similar positions


  5. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Busy with lots of overtime

    Waste Management Response

    Feb 11, 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your great review! We’re glad to hear your are enjoying your work experience thus far. We understand that work-life balance is important and appreciate any recommendations on how to... More


  6. "Working at Waste Management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fair, great teamwork, good pay

    Cons

    Lack of training in some roles

    Waste Management Response

    Feb 11, 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your great review! Our goal is to ensure we are setting all our employees up for success by providing the proper tools and training. We appreciate your feedback and your contributions... More


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Contract Compliance Representative
    Former Employee - Contract Compliance Representative
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Good benefits. Worked with great people.

    Cons

    Some degree of separation from management. They have very large regions and aren't available day to day.

    Waste Management Response

    Feb 11, 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your great review! We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your work experience with Waste Management! We appreciate your feedback as we continually strive to ensure management is providing the... More

  8. "Nice Income Generator"

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    Current Employee - Medical Waste Driver in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Waste Driver in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Regular work schedule and opportunity for overtime.

    Cons

    Too much overtime available at times.

    Waste Management Response

    Feb 11, 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review! As you know, this industry can be very demanding, but we also understand that work-life balance is important and love to hear recommendations on how to best provide a... More


  9. "Go green"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader... would not work in track Industry for anyone else. Training and resources to grow your career and personally.

    Cons

    Workload is extreme and pay is average.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to be industry leading as well!

    Waste Management Response

    Feb 11, 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review! We understand that this industry can be demanding and we continually strive to ensure we are providing competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits to all our... More


  10. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist

    I have been working at Waste Management part-time

    Pros

    A very welcoming workplace culture with wonderful people.

    Cons

    The benefits provided to employees are not the best.