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Waste Management Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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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. "Go for the gold at Waste Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a pretty great place to work in terms of culture and openness to ideas, even to lower level employees.

    Cons

    Your family and friends typically won't be able to comprehend that you're not working ont he back of a garbage truck

    Advice to Management

    Be yourself and offer as many ideas as you can to get promoted. They love ideas, love listening to new thoughts.


  2. "Very satisfied"

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

    Pros

    Big company yet flexible like a small business

    Cons

    Can't think of any disadvantage

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote competent people


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Large co with great benefits and exciting work environment"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience for all levels of employes! Very diverse organization with a focus on their employees.

    Cons

    No comments at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Pay close attention to leaders that require additional training or coaching.


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  5. "Have had a great experience"

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    Current Employee - Human Resource/Talent Organization in Westminster, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resource/Talent Organization in Westminster, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Proud of what we do. Good leadership from CEO down

    Cons

    Corporate is in Houston, so relo is necessary if trying to move up

    Advice to Management

    Have more remote opportunities for those quality employees not looking to relocate.


  6. "Moving to Waste Management was the best decision I ever made."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Waste Management has a Great work environment, important industry, good growth opportunities, wonderful benefits, dedicated employees, good senior leadership. Overall, a wonderful company to work for.

    Cons

    There are not many downsides to working at Waste Management. The only things that i can think of are the crazy hours and the difficulty of working between departments, but these really are minor issues.

    Advice to Management

    I love the new direction of Waste Management. The only thing I would suggest it getting more involvement and feedback from the people in the field.


  7. "Wonderful company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good place to work, company has a family atmosphere

    Cons

    Some Directors were not well-suited to manage people

    Advice to Management

    There are really some very talented people within the ranks that should be considered for promotions.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Availablity of Advancement is always present. It is one of the best companies to work for, especially if you are mid-career.

    Cons

    It is a very large company so grasping an understanding of the full corporate structure may not be easy initially.

    Advice to Management

    Continue ask for questions and feedback from employees and continue to answer the questions given from employees. That gives greater understanding from the ground up.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "they are great"

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    Current Employee - CDL Driver in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - CDL Driver in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    money benifits career stability and growth

    Cons

    dirty germslong hours of work

    Advice to Management

    hoping to gain employment i have an interview soon and i hope it goes great. i am looking forward to it


  10. "the company treats you like everyone matter"

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    Current Employee - Fleet Supervisor in North Huntingdon, PA
    Current Employee - Fleet Supervisor in North Huntingdon, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Benifits
    great pay
    professional workplace

    Cons

    The second shift but i knew when i started here i would be working second shift

    Advice to Management

    they do a great job of making you feel welcome


  11. "Corporate Office has a great team of people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and get promoted if you are willing to apply yourself.
    Work-life balance is respected within reason.

    Cons

    Pay is slightly on the lower end of the scale.
    Management is too focused on the near term while paying lip service to the long term.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people. It is the only thing that separates you from the competition.


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