Casella Waste Systems Reviews

Updated 12 April, 2015
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Casella Waste Systems Chairman and CEO; Chairman, Casella Waste Management John W. Casella
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  1. Improving company with lots of potential

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong position for success as economy improves. Lots of opportunities for people willing to work hard. Company has good reputation in community and front-line employees take care of customers.

    Cons

    Some departments are led by old-guard senior managers who are out of touch with the industry. Safety culture is strong locally, but safety managers are not helpful or effective. Compensation is good, but benefits are only average.

    Advice to Management

    Work to move out the senior dinosaurs in corporate management positions, and keep bringing in new talent to revitalize the company. Improve the safety department with people who know what they are doing.

  2. Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, and good direct management

    Cons

    disorganized in upper management. compensation was constantly changing and difficult to achieve quota

  3. Rude and disrespectful

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I made some good friends, had some good times, and shared some good laughs.

    Cons

    Corporate management and regional management is very rude and disrespectful. Managers fail to provide any direction, guidance, or leadership. Any issues that arise involves numerous conference calls with your manager, their manager, their managers manager etc. etc. Which results in calls with a dozen people all talking over each other and the majority of them not knowing anything about what is going on. They don't empower people to do their job and make decisions on their own. However when things go wrong they are very quick to point the finger.

    Advice to Management

    Show some respect for the people below you and maybe they will respect you in return.

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  5. Site Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH (US)

    I worked at Casella Waste Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the people that worked for me were awesome. The front line workers should get more credit for what they do.

    Cons

    No sense of teamwork among departments. No clear direction. Manage by fear mentality. No sense of security. Extremely high turnover and termination rate. Managers and Supervisors are overworked and expected to be available 24/7 to the point of exhaustion. Regional Safety Manager in the eastern region was an egotistical, megalomaniac, with a holier than though personality despite the blood on his own hands. Expect to be "thrown under the bus" and have no support.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourself.. Most managers are shallow, are defined by their title and have no idea how ridiculous they look....Donald.

  6. Completely Dysfunctional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Rutland, VT (US)
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Rutland, VT (US)

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will get a paycheck and the benefits are average. There are a handful of good, honest, hard working people there.

    Cons

    The company is totally mismanaged and is operated in a manner that is irresponsible to the shareholders. Annual salary adjustments and performance reviews are basically non existent. The company is always looking for the next big thing that is going to make them successful and it always ends up being a failure. Promotions are based on who you know not what you know. On top of all this, the company's safety program is a joke, it looks good on paper that's about it.

    Advice to Management

    Step down and allow someone who knows what they are doing run the show. You guys are not as smart as you think!

  7. Horrible and Very Rude Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Divisional Controller
    Former Employee - Divisional Controller

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was paid decent but not for what I did as it was FAR more stressful than working for Waste Management, Inc.

    Cons

    Very rude upper management. They think they know everything when they all should just be replaced. Horrible decision making and they very much favor Operation staff over the Account and Controllers. Terrible place to be a Division Controller. You give your all and they crap all over you.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Pay attention to who the REAL problems are... Operations. Have much more respect for your employees. Stop crapping all over the Division / District Controllers.

  8. Second class citizen. Nobody does work. No mutual respect for coworkers.

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    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is very simple. A trained ape could do this job. Boss buys lunch on Fridays. Not much else to note

    Cons

    Nobody comes to work. Ever. "Working from home" is frequent, but none of these people can ever be reached. No one respects my coworker and I because we are younger. Making the bare minimum and doing someone else's job who is salaried with benefits for no reason. Wasteful if you ask me.

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees and their jobs better. Know when your employees are working or "working from home". Respect employees enough to pay them fair wages.

  9. Tough place to feel secure

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Portland, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Portland, ME (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ambitious mission with the potential for significant environmental impact.

    Cons

    Poor money management and caustic culture.

    Advice to Management

    Time for a change - bring in new executive leadership.

  10. Helpful (1)

    good company

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    Former Employee - Driver in Auburn, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Driver in Auburn, MA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    stable, good location, fair equipment

    Cons

    still unstedy on the organics

  11. Helpful (1)

    Educating

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peabody, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peabody, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some great people

    Cons

    No career advancement opportunities available

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