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Waste Management Reviews

Updated June 16, 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 60 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "somewhat long hours mostly 45 to 50 hours a week" (in 58 reviews)

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

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  1. "Recycling Program Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Great collaboration with Sales Staff

    Cons

    No room for growth on National Scale

    Advice to Management

    Develop people who want to be develop. Don't make them stagnant

    Waste Management Response

    May 14, 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your great review. The key to our success is our people and we’re glad you found success in collaborating with different departments. We have career opportunities open in multiple... More


  2. "Driver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and easy going

    Cons

    Nothing to report as of now

  3. "Good job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    The schedule they give is nice

    Cons

    This job can be cruel


  4. "Good company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Pay, location, employee of the month perks, and paid birthday.

    Cons

    Point system, micromanagement, it enough advancement opportunities, stress work environment


  5. "Scalehouse attendant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly staff that actually cares about you

    Cons

    The smell isn't the best

    Waste Management Response

    Jun 13, 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review. We’re glad to hear you are enjoying working with your team. We know the job can get smelly at times, but we appreciate your commitment and continued contributions to the... More


  6. "Route manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and good people. Good place to start a wonderful career

    Cons

    Hr is not good with records. They screwed up on a lot of filing issue while I was there and they did not honor there word when trying to do what they could to help out.

    Advice to Management

    They are not where they need to be and they do not like to listen to managers when they need help. There is nothing you can say.


  7. "Accountant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit and work environment

    Cons

    Re-organization all the time, lay off people consitantly

  8. "Route Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to move where ever if wanted to or not

    Cons

    Stressful, over worked and personally attacked


  9. "Yard assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Waste Management is a career company.

    Cons

    None. Hard work. Good outcomes.

    Waste Management Response

    May 30, 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your great review. We’re committed to offering our employees an environment they can thrive in. We're happy to hear about your positive experience while working for Waste Management.... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Setup Agent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Setup Agent in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Setup Agent in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    80 HOURS VACATION 40 HOURS OF SICK TIME

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the metrics you are expected to meet.

    Advice to Management

    It seems like all other departments have someone that will fight for them. I wish our Management team would fight for setup too. We get blamed for everything that goes wrong and we just have to take their nasty emails and not say anything. When we process orders super fast to accommodate sales no one bothers to show their gratitude. It would be nice if setup would have someone to stand up for us and be a true liaison but there is nobody we can turn to. We should really be getting paid more for the amount of work we do.

    Waste Management Response

    Jun 13, 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review. We’re happy to see you are enjoying your time-off benefits! We understand it is important that our management teams are setting up our employees for success and providing... More


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