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Waste Management Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  • Drive cam in every truck, more times than any job I've ever had, long hours (57 (in 47 reviews)

  • The work-life balance is sometimes off because of assigned projects in remote regions (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Basic pay no apply as a temp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Windsor, CT
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Windsor, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work. They can throw work on you last minute. I worked in the Launch department

    Cons

    Launch department treats temps like we don't exist. They don't invite to department parties but offer left overs...yuck. And they don't recognize hard work. You have to have favoritism to move up. They fired temps after 7 last minute extensions, just to fire them randomly on a Thursday.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be cheap and hire temps that you don't plan on hiring full time. Appreciate our hard work and give temps a time frame for when they will be considered for permanent hire. Instead of misleading them


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Setup agent 1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Occasional overtime , food, some holidays off with pay.

    Cons

    Life work balance non existing. Number numbers numbers. Extremely high turn over. Revolving door. Promotions are based on The Favorite. Quick to fire regardless , death is not an excuse. Pay is no compensated for the work done. Republic services pays more.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Vendor Relations Clerk II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Vendor Relations Clerk II in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Vendor Relations Clerk II in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I honestly cannot think of any...

    Cons

    This organization focuses on quantity not quality. Managers and team leaders are extremely fake and miserable. They are expecting to double in size but with the philosophy that they carry; the best of luck!!!

    Advice to Management

    Start with a better training program. Care about your employees. Team leaders lack emotion and paper work is being crammed down their throat! I was absolutely miserable there and I felt the same energy consistently throughout the workplace. This whole place is so fake!!!


  4. "Londonderry, NH"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Londonderry, NH
    Former Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Londonderry, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Had interview, was told I could have the job but the interviewer told me the starting pay was $5.00/hrs less than advertised.

    Cons

    Starting pay deceiving , not what they advertise.

    Advice to Management

    Pay what you advertise or change your ads!


  5. "Inside Sale Rep Builder's Direct Desk Agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - ICSR in Davie, FL
    Former Employee - ICSR in Davie, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent medical benefits, some nice people

    Cons

    Too many to mention. Just a strong WARNING to anyone thinking of applying. IF you like an environment that does not nurture a positive learning culture, punishes you for mistakes, has supervisors that are unprofessional in treatment of employees and in their communication, enjoy some bullying and too much more to mention, than this is the company you want to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to start hiring "Millennial" minded management that understands modern management method that successfully manage teams and can change the "embedded" negative internal culture that is resulting in such high turn and demoralizing work environment.


  6. "Not a bad company... if they don't pull the plug on your division"

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    Former Employee - Pneumatic Tanker Driver in Pittsburg, TX
    Former Employee - Pneumatic Tanker Driver in Pittsburg, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    It should be called Wasted Mis-management. They pulled the plug on our division without any warning and laid everyone off.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees.. also if you want to start up another division.. do your homework before you do because when you closed the Pittsburg, TX and LaGrange, TX yard almost 30 drivers lost their jobs.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worst place I ever worked!"

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    Former Employee - Gas Technician in Bristol, WI
    Former Employee - Gas Technician in Bristol, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The managers in Iowa were great! They listened to there employees! If you needed something for your job they made sure that you got it!

    Cons

    The management in Wisconsin sucked! They were not there to help! To many chiefs and not enough Indians. Training on new equipment was not there. If you got hurt on the job they set you up and fired you!

    Advice to Management

    Stop covering up the mistakes at the landfills. Spend the money, address the problems!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible place to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lewisville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The weekly paid, and benefits are pretty much it. The hours are ok since it's a call center but that's it

    Cons

    They micro management you to death. Call center sucks the customers are all horrible people and management sucks no supervisor stays and they are very unprofessional. They are always coaching you they never leave you alone you could be doing good for months and if you have a bad month they won't leave you alone I with coaching. So much drama going on that job does not pay you enough for what you have to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Hire real supervisors and try not to make current employees leave fix everything and roar people would stay unless you like hiring every month


  9. "Truck driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Wilmington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money is good and so is the overtime,trucks have no ac in summer

    Cons

    Warning do not work here job caused me to go on anxiety meds and other employees had to take meds also please stay away from all driving positions they have a high turn out rate at the Wilmington ,nc location u have been warned i care.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Be aware of paid blog positive reviews! COMPLETELY UNETHICAL!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Lombard, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Front line employees are helpful beyond that there is no training, structure or positive redeeming value to this company and their paid positive reviews are as unethical as the organization.

    Cons

    Completely unethical in their paid blogging and all of their business practices. Stressed out employees,condescending supervisors,ridiculous work expectations and poor attitudes. They are robbing customers.


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