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Waste Management Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
528 Reviews
2.7
528 Reviews
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Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner
David P. Steiner
310 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, really friendly work place environment, growth potential (in 37 reviews)

  • Good benefits / annual bonus (if at all paid) (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours management don't care for you just be at work av (in 18 reviews)

  • Central Dispatch & customer service do not have the ability to address customer's needs (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Account Manager in Coquitlam, BC
    Former Employee - Inside Account Manager in Coquitlam, BC

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits program for self and family

    Cons

    Stressfull, micro managed, for a salary position, the expected work day is 9 Hrs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust & listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Buyer

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

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    Great Team of procurement professionals

    Cons

    Highly dependent on the economy to remain profitable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Opportunities if willing to relocate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Madison, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Madison, WI (US)

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    There is advancement opportunity generally if you are willing to relocate, great benefits, never a lack of something to do...very strong workload. Insurance was good coverage, good employee stock purchase program and 401K.

    Cons

    Getting things accomplished was sometimes difficult due to internal strife/bureacracy...management was rarely willing to "put their neck out" for an idea to be pushed through the system. Overall lack of direction from management as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company overall, sometimes too large for its own good.

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

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

    Pros

    The operations team is very good-being the largest waste hauler in the country they have many resources and service offerings.

    Cons

    The large size of the company can make you and your role insignificant. Work-life balance could be better, they need more personnel for relief.The work gets boring and very robotic..a lot of things are by the book or no way at all. Not a job for those who need a creative outlet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work-life balance would be appreciated to those in operations. Leadership is full of knowledge, but they need to relay the experience all the way down to the drivers and have more opportunity for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Waste Management Response

    Jan 29, 2015Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate this feedback and are always looking for input to improve our culture and work environment.

  6.  

    Scale Operator

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

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    The people were friendly and the work was very consistent once you get into a routine.

    Cons

    However, the position was very mundane and it should have been automated by this point. The management did not together very well. The pay was satisfactory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Automate everything and work with your drivers more

    Negative Outlook

    Waste Management Response

    Jan 29, 2015Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts! We value your opinion and appreciate your hard work while with Waste Management.

  7.  

    very physically demanding

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Driver in Telford, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Commercial Driver in Telford, PA (US)

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    The work day would end early. Some days I would be done work as early as 1:00 p.m.

    Cons

    You have to be to work by 3:30 A.M.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would throw in a bonus every once in awhile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I have no complaints

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Garbage Truck Driver in Pontiac, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Garbage Truck Driver in Pontiac, MI (US)

    I have been working at Waste Management (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay good bennifits great co workers

    Cons

    Very hard labor in the cold and hot weather

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say what you mean and mean what you say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A review of one of the largest in the industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Roll-Off Driver in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Roll-Off Driver in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities in the sanitation industry. Pays top dollar in most positions. Depending on the area, can determine if you work with good people in management or not.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Its NOT WHAT YOU KNOW... Its WHO YOU KNOW... Front line employees are sometimes treated unfairly and under valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more empathy for your employees. The creators of the company rules should spend time in the jobs for which they are creating rules about. How can you create rules for drivers if you have never driven or been in a truck?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Waste Management Response

    Jan 29, 2015Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts! We appreciate and value your feedback and plan to shared it with our HR group. Keep up the hard work - your dedication is appreciated!

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Very good benefits and perks

    Cons

    no personal growth for me within the company

    Waste Management Response

    Jan 29, 2015Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate this feedback and are always looking for input to improve expand career opportunities. This valuable insight could be shared with your leadership during goal-setting and annual review ... More

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corporate needs to be closer to branch offices

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Roll Off Driver in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Roll Off Driver in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Good people, hard workers and dedicated.

    Cons

    Still good o'l boy network at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in tuned on the local level.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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