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Waste Management Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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James C. Fish, Jr
30 Ratings

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  • Drive cam in every truck, more times than any job I've ever had, long hours (57 (in 46 reviews)

  • The work-life balance is sometimes off because of assigned projects in remote regions (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great company moved up very quickly due to my work ethic."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Elite Swing Driver in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Elite Swing Driver in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with can be your best friends. Good Management that will see you get what you need to succeed.

    Cons

    Long days and hard work. If you have great work ethic it will be rewarded and there are many opportunities to move ahead in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks Jake you made it all happen.


  2. "Fine"

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Ewing, NJ
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Ewing, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are good. Good team atmosphere great pat and benefits. Keep up the good work picking up people's trash. Good breakroom set up as well as plenty of smoke breaks

    Cons

    Money is good breakroom is clean as well as bathrooms, keep up the good work. Reviews should be on time as well. More time for smokers think green is a nice concept.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, fine and caring atmosphere plenty of training is good too


  3. Helpful (1)

    "District Manager"

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, support from upper management

    Cons

    none at this time - great company


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are really very awesome

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New CEO is not only an incredibly intelligent and savvy businessman, he is a good and kind man. In general, WM takes care of their people and their stockholders. Most employees are down to earth, friendly, and hardworking.

    Cons

    It is a big company, so there is a certain amount of lack of flexibility and responsiveness that comes with all large organizations.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, because from what I can see, Jim Fish is an amazing CEO, Jim Trevathan is an excellent executive, Harry Lamberton, is terrific, and Eric Dixon is top notch. However WM managed to hire and keep such an extraordinary group of people to run the business, their system works. It is really rewarding working for managers who are not only skilled and intelligent business people, but more importantly, are fundamentally decent and good-hearted people.


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - UI Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - UI Developer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work in IT so it applies to IT:
    Good work/life balance.
    Using bleeding edge tech stack.
    Management gives freedom to decide on stack.
    Mac environment.
    Bonus.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work harder to meet the deadlines.


  8. "AMAZING"

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    Former Contractor - Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ive never seen such attention to detail.

    Cons

    Haven't found one yet, there are just really good people in charge!

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!


  9. "Great company, great benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Roll Off Driver in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Roll Off Driver in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You won't find a competitor in this sector that can match the pay and benefits of WM.

    Cons

    Drive cam in every truck, more times than any job I've ever had, long hours (57.5 in 5 days, every week), we're literally treated like 5 year olds but we put up with it because they sign the checks and they're good checks.

    Advice to Management

    Review drive cam more closely instead of taking the score they send blindly. Most of the late response cams aren't actually late responses.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Inside Commercial Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moon Township, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moon Township, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensated based on job performance 3 week vacations Flexible time schedule with voluntary time off as needed

    Cons

    Health benefits could be better although competitive with most other large companies. Not many cons other than new immediate supervisor more concerned about moving up the corporate ladder than leading or motivating a great team

    Advice to Management

    Immediate supervisor is a boss not a leader, micro-manager, has loyal hard working "company people" looking for employment elsewhere and has harmed positive moral within only 10 months. Sad one person can do this to such a small group.


  11. "Awesome!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Concord, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Parties, Incentives, Free Monthly Lunches!

    Cons

    Location, No 401k, Not very family oriented! No holiday bouns!


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