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Waste Management Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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James C. Fish, Jr
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Pros
  • Great company to work for - great benefits - outstanding 401K match (in 115 reviews)

  • You won't find a competitor in this sector that can match the pay and benefits of WM (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours but the pay makes up for it (in 53 reviews)

  • No work/life balance - expected workload is unreasonable (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. Manager IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    It is a good company to work with.

    Cons

    The company has a really old culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "TSR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits , pay, and bonuses.

    Cons

    Not family friendly, hard to take off due to supervisors/work demands. They play favorites and make it unfair for those who follow the rules.

    Advice to Management

    Make the environmental more fun and flexible.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Driver in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, money, a lot of work.

    Cons

    Equipment old breaks down regularly. Way to many hours.


  4. "Over all pretty good company"

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    Current Employee - Collector in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Collector in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Okay benefits and time off.

    Cons

    Raises of 30 cents a year are a joke. Its tough to move around within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be as employee obsessed as you are customer obsessed. Think about different types of ways to work like 4 10's, telecommute, and help with child care like other companies provide.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company but lack of work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong company - leader in the industry
    Competitive pay and benefits

    Cons

    No work/life balance - expected workload is unreasonable
    Make corporate decisions from high level without considering trickle down affects


  6. "Broker for trash, national accounts"

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    Current Employee - CSR2 in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - CSR2 in Windsor, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Great Manager and excellent team

    Cons

    Day Hill Road Windsor traffic

    Advice to Management

    More flexible hours


  7. "Laborer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Pay is decent
    Benefits include stock

    Cons

    Management sucked
    Politics Age race religion

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Big Corporation"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, latest technology, good people

    Cons

    Management, Politics, does not value the employees or customers like the old days

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the Customer and the employees......Not the bonus checks for Management


  9. "Resadentual driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, WV

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers and route manigers...

    Cons

    Work too much for a single driver

    Advice to Management

    Stop running single workers so Mich that it is unsafe.


  10. "Telecom Technician"

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    Former Contractor - VOIP Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - VOIP Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team to work with

    Cons

    Leadership micromanages and does not understand what their employees actually do.

    Advice to Management

    Let workers do their job


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