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Waste Management Reviews

Updated December 9, 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 62 reviews)

  • "Great leaders; future focused; great benefits; and work/life balance" (in 133 reviews)

Cons
  • "somewhat long hours mostly 45 to 50 hours a week" (in 66 reviews)

  • "Sometimes challenging work life balance" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "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. "Route Manager"

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership, lots of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    A lot of hours, a little bit better pay

  3. "Stable & Growing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Windsor, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to grow your career.

    Cons

    Confusing structure at times, difficult to understand all business units.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate different business units through team building.


  4. "Account manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Promotions are usually given on a who you know basis. Especially if family works gor firm.


  5. "Dispatcher"

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    • 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

    Never bored
    Great benefits
    Room to grow within company
    Challenging

    Cons

    Long hours
    Stressful at times
    Turnover- most do to people moving up within the company


  6. "commercial driver"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Driver in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Commercial Driver in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    you get paid weekly, decent health coverage for you and your family

    Cons

    Long hours, Little time off until you have a few years under your belt.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone likes a good work environment, and as a driver ours is our truck that we spend 55-67 hours a week in, so please keep them up! I also understand the need for rules however I would have to say that waste management has excessive rules.


  7. "Inside Commercial sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for health care

    Cons

    Poor management in local offices. Corporate was always great.

    Waste Management Response

    Nov 28, 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review! At Waste Management, we continually strive to ensure that all levels of management are providing the best leadership to our employees. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed our... More

  8. "Very good company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Driver in Lewisburg, TN
    Current Employee - Driver in Lewisburg, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room to move around in the company and good pay

    Cons

    Job can be physically demanding.

    Waste Management Response

    Nov 28, 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review! We understand that this industry can be demanding but we appreciate your continued hard work and commitment to the team. We hope you continue to grow your career with Waste... More


  9. "My happiness is unimportant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Route Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Advancement available if you can withstand 65 hour work weeks

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance. Terrible communication. Incentive plan is unrealistic

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people better


  10. "Route Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, flexible hours, okay environment

    Cons

    very demanding work environment with not much time off