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Waste Management Reviews

Updated August 12, 2018
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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 61 reviews)

  • "relaxed job environment and great benefits" (in 126 reviews)

Cons
  • "somewhat long hours mostly 45 to 50 hours a week" (in 59 reviews)

  • "Sometimes challenging work life balance" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Inside Commercial Rep"

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    Current Employee - Inside Commercial Sales Representative in Moon Township, PA
    Current Employee - Inside Commercial Sales Representative in Moon Township, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and good benefits, volunteer time off when needed, excellent incentives above regular pay/commission

    Cons

    Accountability from each and every employee/management, leadership is black/white

    Advice to Management

    Training, hold employees / management accountability

    Waste Management Response

    Jul 27, 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your great review! At Waste Management, we strive to set all our employees up for success by providing the proper training, tools, and technology. We also continually aim to ensure our... More

  3. "Cleaning up"

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    Former Employee - Local Truck Driver in Jackson, TN
    Former Employee - Local Truck Driver in Jackson, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Waste Management part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ok starting pay nice hours

    Cons

    Didnt Iike cleaning wanted to drive

    Advice to Management

    Start a local trainers in ur area


  4. "Manager"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company with a strong culture of teamwork with numerous opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    No downsides for working at WM!


  5. "Helper"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Get to work outdoors instead of being inside a building all day.

    Cons

    Didnt have any while working there.


  6. "Route Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Developing employees is a good experience

    Cons

    Workload is heavy and hours can be long


  7. "analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and environment is good.

    Cons

    The upper management should connect more with those below them

  8. "Diesel Technician"

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    Current Employee - Diesel Technician in Parkersburg, WV
    Current Employee - Diesel Technician in Parkersburg, WV
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Easy Pace, and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Low pay, difficult to get raises.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be leaders not bosses. Learn to use constructive criticism when given by employees. Do not lie.


  9. "Laborer"

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Cranston, RI
    Former Employee - Laborer in Cranston, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working enviorment coworkers were the best i ever worked with

    Cons

    none at all i loved my job

    Advice to Management

    hire laborers


  10. "Senior technician"

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    Former Employee - Senior Diesel Technician in Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Senior Diesel Technician in Hattiesburg, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Good training. Good perks / bonuses. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours. Health hazard with refuse disposal equipment. Poor repair parts expedition ( ordered parts, never received multiple times b/c only one person for 3 very busy shops).

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded to new ideas instead of stuck in same processes that have been used for 20 plus years for fixing the equipment that evolves and modernizes daily.


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