Casella Waste Systems Reviews

Updated 28 May, 2014
Updated 28 May, 2014
8 Reviews

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Casella Waste Systems Chairman and CEO; Chairman, Casella Waste Management John W. Casella
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  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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some great people

    Cons

    No career advancement opportunities available

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    Very respectable and reputable company, I enjoyed working there until i relocated out of state.

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager  in  Hermon, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Hermon, ME (US)

    I worked at Casella Waste Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very strong company with high values and ethics

    Cons

    There was a high level of competitive competition

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    wateville, and hermon maine

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    Former Employee - Driver  in  Waterville, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Driver in Waterville, ME (US)

    I worked at Casella Waste Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    you will get a check and all kinds of hours

    Cons

    after ten years of working there i need time of for medical reason and went out on a FMLA. after my 12 weeks i need a couple more weeks of physical thearpy and was layed off and told to come back and reapply and i would have to start at a starting wage and benefits, they constantly push drivers to skip lunch breaks to keep the numbers looking good. and they also push you to do unsafe or even illegal things to make the customer happy no matter what and then if something happens its the drivers fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to work more than 25 or 3o hours a week while making the drivers work 60. Try listening to employees and maybe buy some new equipment instead of 45000 pickups for the managment to haul there campers and boats around with. they need to cut there top managment and low managment by a third

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    A good place to gain experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems

    Pros

    There is plenty of room to move around in the company, and try out different positions. The working environment is laid back, and friendly. They put trust in their employees to get their jobs done.

    Cons

    High employee and management turnover. No yearly raises. No raises for taking on a more challenging, or different position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into the jobs that people do, see if they have special skills, and can do things that the company usually hires out to contractors. Reward these employees with higher compensation than new hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Was a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Accounting  in  Rutland, VT (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting in Rutland, VT (US)

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, great boss, good people at all levels

    Cons

    Economy hurt them bad and they didn't change with it fast enough to save a lot of good people's jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the little people

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Dissatisfied employees, extremely poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rutland, VT (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rutland, VT (US)

    I worked at Casella Waste Systems full-time

    Pros

    You will receive a paycheck. There are some exceptional people working here, however they are the hourly employees.

    Cons

    Casella pays its employees the bare minimum despite having extremely dedicated, hard working intelligent individuals working for them. The company allows management to make decisions concerning terminating an employee based on whether the manager 'likes' an individual not on the persons job performance. Casella has gone through an excessive amount of management changes which has caused confusion for employees because new management changes everything, even what worked. Employees don't know who they should report to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are often asked for what they need or what their thoughts are but it doesn't appear anyone ever actually listens. Dedicated, productive, and valuable employees are over looked and / or fired because they don't fit in some sort of 'mold'. Employees sacrifice personal time and work off the clock just to get the job done, maybe you should ask why.

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    Arrogant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Casella Waste Systems

    Pros

    Dedicated employees, good benefits, and a passionate CEO.

    Cons

    Top down management, employees feel they have no voice with minimal if any reward for their hard work and efforts, and leaders who are chosen because of who they know, not because they are the best fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some of the leadership advice you feed to your people. Put more effort in the selection process of your leaders so your hard working hourly employees can feel that pride they once had.

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    Dysfunctional

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Casella Waste Systems

    Pros

    Good people at the hourly and lower mgmt levels.

    Cons

    The company is broke. People are tired and demoralized. No faith in Sr. Mgmt. Trying too hard to be like the "big boys". Local, hometown feel has been destroyed by current mgmt. Noone listens to the type of equipment you need. Lots of money spent on putting lipstick on pigs, none spent on their people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sell to Waste Connections immediately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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