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Waste Management Reviews

Updated April 21, 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 47 reviews)

  • relaxed job environment and great benefits (in 120 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, Hard to get time off (in 57 reviews)

  • Sometimes challenging work life balance (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Values individuals. Provides growth opportunities. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    No major negatives as long as you have the drive to be successful


  2. "Have been is sales and mechanic industry for 45 years"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very strong work ethic raise on a farm got my first pay check at ten years old. For the last ten years owned my own Polaris Dealership in charge of all day to day options and corporate dealings.

    Cons

    Very few willing to do anything asked of me. Maybe that I would like to live in a somewhat smaller town but certainly bigger than the one I currently live in. A single father so that limits the amount of long hours I can put in but I can work with that.

    Advice to Management

    I have managed my own Dealership work very well with employees and customers also with corporate. No task to big.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Didn't want to get laid off!"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits & pay. Lots of opportunities for advancement. Felt like family at the local level.

    Cons

    Very large corporation with lots of layers. Sometimes hard to find the right person/department you need. Very top-heavy at middle management level while needing more personnel at the operations level in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what your employees are telling you.


  4. "Public Sector Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work as an individual and in team settings. Great expanded education opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes challenging work life balance. Reviews are not a strong suit.


  5. "customer service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    complaints when drivers missed pick ups


  6. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people that care and good resources and infrastructure for learning.

    Cons

    A little old fashioned in the way records are kept. No one got to see the whole picture with the accounting and finance team.

    Advice to Management

    Good that management encourages cross training. Some that are given the responsibility to teach may not be the best qualified.


  7. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    You get 40 hours week, great enviroment to work

    Cons

    Cant grow with the company

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to make a lot of money in the commercial sales team.

    Cons

    Resident agents do the most work and get treated the worst.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees in the Phoenix Call Center. I left because of how the management there made me feel everyday. Zero appreciation.


  9. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Wixom, MI
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Wixom, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, hours, stock, 401k

    Cons

    Some management issues/overturn, organization, better training, clearer company needs from employees


  10. "Talent Advisor"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Advancement Opportunities, Ability to move around and support different business units

    Cons

    Each area operates as its own business


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