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Updated February 20, 2018
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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 55 reviews)

  • relaxed job environment and great benefits (in 116 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, Hard to get time off (in 54 reviews)

  • No work/life balance - expected workload is unreasonable (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary, company is fair and seeks to develop and promote its employees

    Cons

    Management was somewhat inexperienced initially

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "overall experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WM is a great company to work for overall especially within a Market Area.

    Cons

    If not under good leadership can be set up to fail.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting Manager"

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

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good upper management

    Cons

    Unappreciative and demanding middle managers


  4. "Lead driver"

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    Current Employee - Lead Driver in Carnesville, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Driver in Carnesville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, including great 401k.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Theg like to put fall guys up front. Everyone trying to claw gouge and kick each other to get to the top. I believe if they spent more time managing then fighting each other they would be far more profitable.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting idiots.


  5. "A lot of opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership team. Plenty of chances to grow within the company. People are measured by your performance. You have plenty of chances to step up from your current role.

    Cons

    Decision process is not really efficient -- to much politics and balance between parties.
    There is a huge focus on cost reduction however it's pushed in a way that's not giving some divisions chances to provide innovative solutions.

    Advice to Management

    More communication & understanding from corporate to local divisions.


  6. "senior technician"

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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

    relaxed job environment and great benefits

    Cons

    you are working with trash. enough said

    Advice to Management

    give everyone a nice big raise to maintain employees


  7. "Good pay for hard work"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Front Load Driver in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Commercial Front Load Driver in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good as far as the trucking industry goes

    Cons

    Long hours, Hard to get time off

  8. "route supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits ok for being single

    Cons

    too many hours with weekend included


  9. Helpful (56)

    "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Sterling, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. They match 401k and give you discounts on buying stocks. My stock options typically earn me an extra 2k-4k a year depending on the fluctuation of market pricing. My heath insurance is the most comprehensive I have ever had. Full time employees start out with two weeks of paid vacations which increases to three weeks when you hit five years of employment

    Cons

    the annual raises are small


  10. "Great place!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Management and staff were supporting.

    Cons

    None I could think of.


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