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Waste Management Reviews

Updated March 22, 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)

  • Customer service was poor and they began to lose market share (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great to have company stock discount, renewable energy, provides benefits, health, dental, vision, Good for the environment.. great company to work for

    Cons

    shift work is stressful, nights are long , weekends are spent at work and miss out on a lot of family time during holidays and everyday events


  2. "Good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Good people lots of overtime great benifits

    Cons

    Long days 1 30 min break poor maps

    Advice to Management

    Fix the route maps make them easier and more up to date


  3. "Some questionable business practices during my tenure."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Proactive Environmental Focus, Concern for Safety

    Cons

    Charges to Customer, Contract Pricing


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Residential driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benifits raises and steady work

    Cons

    Hard work hot and smelly


  6. "Worst place I ever worked!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  7. "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Waste Management (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks, take advantage of them.

    Cons

    High turnaround, no opportunity for advancement, good luck getting a raise.


  8. "Senior Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have always felt a great since of teamwork among those I worked with.

    Cons

    I cannot think of con that would have driven me away from them.


  9. "Material Recycling Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Stock Purchase Plan and 401K were good.

    Cons

    No upward Career path. Frequent layoffs. Low Pay. Harsh New England weather.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Rolloff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, WI

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

    Pros

    Steady work pride in the work you do

    Cons

    Not enough home time and mismanagement

    Advice to Management

    Work with long time employees to make the business thrive the front line employees know way more than supervisors that have never driven a truck


  11. "Treated unfairly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Roll Off Driver in Matawan, NJ
    Current Employee - Roll Off Driver in Matawan, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Supervisors seem to genuinely care about employees.

    Cons

    Work overload at times. Very easily written up. Drive cams in the cab..

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to the drivers when we give our opinion on something.



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