Progressive Waste Reviews

Updated May 10, 2021

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2.8
43%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
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Progressive Waste CEO Dan Pio
Dan Pio
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, great schedule, interactive envoirnment(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good people, no weekends mostly upbeat atmosphere(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Company grew so fast in a short amount of time and did not keep upper management with the skills to continue(in 6 reviews)

  • "Can be long hours but is managable(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      My experience

      Mar 27, 2016 - Operations Supervisor in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Freedom working around outdoors

      Cons

      dealing with stinky garbage when its hot out

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Administration

      Mar 17, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      flexible; good culture; work-life balance

      Cons

      not always appreciated for your work

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Rezi Driver spare Front End driver

      Feb 15, 2016 - Resi/Recycle/Hb Tandem Front End Spare in Barrie, ON
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      Pros

      What can I say I work with a pretty good crew. My supervisor is easy to get along with. And our management staff has come along way!! hours are good and we strive for safety!!!! Our team workin skills are much better as well . But there is always a couple no matter where ya go that just don't get it.. so sometimes ya got to pick up there slack.. over all it is a pretty good place to work!

      Cons

      No incentive programs and takes a bit to advance up the ranks as a driver.. Rezi drivers work in all types of weather.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Don't bother wasting your time applying...

      Dec 16, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
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      Pros

      Overtime, management at my office is as good as they can be. Benefits and profit sharing.Economy proof employment.

      Cons

      Long hours, tedious work, stress and suprise requests almost daily make your hours add up fast. No communication, constant errors occurring further causing stress on the job. Management basically of no use in making management decisions that result in improved working conditions. ANCIENT equipment that is constantly breaking down, and shop staff that try but are often overwhelmed with work load. Since being purchased by Waste Management, things have gotten MUCH worse in all these regards. Takes 3 months to hire anyone due to Waste management CEO making the call on it himself, by the time the request is in his hands a month has passed. They preach safety and then let you work 12 hr days for MONTHS..with no help coming.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Account manager

      Nov 2, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      Great pay, upper management has recently come down with a solid vision, some indication of hope that the redneck locals may have to evolve.

      Cons

      Turnover in mid management excessive, 5 sales managers in 6 years, mixed messages, nepotism, weird directives, rude erratic behaviour of mid managers unchecked, local human resources practices include bullying and intimidation.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Company. OK pay. Need to make sure you are friends with the boss. boys club 4 hour lunchs.

      Jul 21, 2014 - District Sales Manager in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Most of the time your boss does not care what you are doing because they don't want you to bother there golf/pub time. If you do your job and nod and smile you will be fine.

      Cons

      Most of the people in charge at a district level are not qualified to make coffee. can get annoying if you care about customers.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      I have been treated with respect and have a clear picture of their expectations of me.

      Jul 8, 2011 -  in Hamilton, ON
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      Pros

      You will receive fair wages, benefits, flexable work hours and above average training. The company continues to grow at a quick pace that allows for faster advancement than at most other companies. The company is very loyal to its employees.

      Cons

      Company is very driven by production all employees need to be able to handle the associated stress that this brings. The company is very loyal to its employees sometime to a fault.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Need to practice what they preach

      Dec 5, 2015 -  
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      Pros

      This company has good pay for the industry and now seem to be more focused on safety than ever before which is great

      Cons

      The company needs to practice what they preach. They continue to promote that they want to keep their good people, but continue to let go of their great people.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Stable but too many unknowns

      Apr 20, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, ON
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      Pros

      Stable job, friendly people and atmosphere. Coworkers willing to assist and lend their knowledge and expertise should you require it.

      Cons

      Not much room for growth, recent sale of the company has created turbulence and unknowns, not sure what the future holds for anybody.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Looking for a roll off or front end truck driver job

      Feb 17, 2016 - Front End Truck Driver in Ajax, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Never take time off or have carry overs from my route

      Cons

      Too many calls n to big of any area to cover now for cardboard pick ups

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