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Waste Management Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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Pros
  • great benefits with steady employement (in 111 reviews)

  • You won't find a competitor in this sector that can match the pay and benefits of WM (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours of work are expected (in 51 reviews)

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

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  1. "Commercial Driver"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Driver in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great team and good local leadership. not a lot from upper

    Cons

    stinky and dirty work. all weather work


  2. "Inside Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ICR in Germantown, WI
    Former Employee - ICR in Germantown, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bonuses and pay
    Vacation after 1 year

    Cons

    Poor judgment of people
    They dislike employees with FMLA and will fire great employees for minor things

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees not technicalities

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Inside Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    The benefits were some of the best I've ever had in this call center environment

    Cons

    I was being regularly harassed by two of my managers for no apparent reason. I ended up walking out one day because I had had enough of their constant taunting which was ridiculous in nature. If I told you one if the reasons they brought me in, you wouldn't believe it. Also favoritism ran rampant especially among other unscrupulous IAMs that regularly manipulated their numbers. It was a very unhealthy and toxic atmosphere and I was glad to have left when I did.

    Advice to Management

    When someone asks for your help, take them seriously. It is sad that there are managers whose only clear motive was to climb the corporate ladder and have absolutely no supervisory skills.


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Team environment
    Good pay

    Cons

    Strict attendance policy, difficult if you have young kids.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Paid holidays and good hourly pay

    Cons

    long hours and not many weekends off


  6. "shift supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits with steady employement

    Cons

    hot and cold weather in outside elements


  7. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    The money is ok lots of overtime

    Cons

    Mangement is terrible nobody is on the same page

  8. "Major Accounts"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Major Account in Foxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Major Account in Foxborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    WM is working with and servicing some of the best company's in the country

    Cons

    Very competitive industry and highest cost to service.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers with respect.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Dispatcher"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work for, great benefits, reasonable pay. Management team in dispatch was amazing.

    Cons

    The company restructures a lot. From my experience there is slow growth in this position. Your chances of being promoted from merit alone is slim. You would have to have good soft skills.

    Advice to Management

    Chose future employees wisely when interviewing. There have been some less than qualified people to walk through our doors.


  10. "Operations Management Trainee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Management Trainee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Operations Management Trainee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, family atmosphere, good pay, and good people.

    Cons

    Long Hours and weather can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    More clear direction to managers


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