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Waste Management Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Long hours of work are expected (in 48 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Former Route Manager"

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    Former Employee - Route Manager in Woodstock, GA
    Former Employee - Route Manager in Woodstock, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with lost direction, benefits,

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of support, hard matrixes to hit, high driver turnover, low pay, good ol boy system,

    Advice to Management

    Route Managers need more support and training, HR needs more involvement, more support from senior management,


  2. "Routing logistics team"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Downtown Houston, access to food court, free parking. Recession proof industry

    Cons

    Bonus frequency not as advertised. Almost yearly middle management shakeup.

  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Windsor, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast paced, friendly team environment

    Cons

    some-what unorganized at times

    Advice to Management

    more meetings


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Starting Pay good but no formal training"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wildwood, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wildwood, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved the schedule and paid weekly

    Cons

    Customer Service rep promoted to Supervisor needed training on how to be a supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Implement some type of training. Hands on is fine but some people need training material to refer to


  5. "Relief Driver"

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    Current Employee - Relief Driver in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Relief Driver in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money, good benefits... Overall, good.

    Cons

    No time with the family in weekdays. you get spoiled with this money and its hard to go back to normal salaries

    Advice to Management

    Implement more routes to be on the street less time


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

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    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.


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Franklin, WI
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Franklin, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good Pay & compensation

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance was a challenge and struggle


  9. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends

    I worked at Waste Management (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company that cares about the environment; stock option and 401 K are excellent. Wish I would have stayed.

    Cons

    For me it was a long commute and when I worked there they were making a lot of middle management changes and restructuring supply chain.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "roll off driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, WI

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

    Pros

    there was a lot of overtime available

    Cons

    the incentive pay for doing the most dumps in a day and the supervisors and dispatchers controlled how much money you could make they would sometimes use the pay as a disciplinary tool


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