Waste Management

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Waste Management Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
485 Reviews
2.7
485 Reviews
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Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner
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293 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, really friendly work place environment, growth potential (in 36 reviews)

  • Fellow Employees, good benefits if you can afford the with the Lay-down days (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    CSR

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, really friendly work place environment, growth potential

    Cons

    U cant change your schedule or department until after 6 months plus of being there or unless someone approach you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Former territory manager... good company, but bad business practices.

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, great salary, and commission for sales positions. Good flexible schedule in outside sales.

    Cons

    Way too much micromanagement. Also price increases make keeping customers nearly impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees than the stock market. Losing way too many good employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of unfulfilled promises

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    awesome coworkers, great benefits- one of the best anywhere. Great place for people entering the workforce and looking to advance into different divisions.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs and restructuring initiatives. Not a lot of good project management as the company consistently changes direction after investing tons of money and time only to scrap the program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deliver on your promises. Invest more time and money into employee development and training.

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

    Good company-had many different opportunities with them

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    Allow you to move departments. I went from finance to operations to sales over 5 years

    Cons

    Limited growth industry, so always layoffs. Survived 3 major and 4 minor layoffs in 11 years. Constant restructure, RIFS, whatever they want to call it, but end of the day the company went from about 52000 employees to 43000 employees with most of the cuts coming on management and sga side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent place to work - great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Innovative waste solutions. Cool place to work.

    Cons

    A lot of talk... The leadership team fulfills the definition of insanity: does the same things over and over while expecting different outcomes. Leadership team is too tactical - not enough planning before reacting and implementing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SLT should work together more to include additional levels of leaders. Your should practice what you preach. The culture and values of the company would be awesome if the SLT created a zero tolerance for violations. Instead, the SLT looks the other way allowing problems to fester without addressing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    bad management always scared for your job

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    WM is a great compay overall, but requires much needed improvement in its infrastructure.

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    Current Employee - Finance in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Finance in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    -It is a melting pot of great people who work well under pressure.
    -The company is constanyly growing, whether it be organically or through acquisitions.
    - WM has a variety of employee benefit programs that provide assistance both in and out of the workplace.

    Cons

    -There is a large disconnect between the Corporate office and the day to day operation teams.
    -Have significant cost cutting initiatives that eliminate key functions, yet continue spending capital on superfluous projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop and take a moment to ensure you have a good handle on your core businesses and spend before another restructuring attempt. Take care of your remaining employees, because their efforts are what keep the lights on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company. Great people that work there. Management really cares about the employees.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management

    Pros

    Work-life balance, company values are great

    Cons

    Personal growth. No entry level jobs

  10.  

    Great Company...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Solid company with great people employed. Waste Management seeks out to be the best in its industry and also has a true commitment to the environment. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Company is very focused on profit, sometimes at the expense of it's people. Also, going through a lot of restructuring at this time, so we have had a few rounds of layoffs. Not a lot of true opportunity for creativity. While there may seem to be at first, unless if fits into the current business model, no one wants to implement changes, even if for the better.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Operations Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of overtime, causal environment (clothing) and generally nice, hardworking drivers and team. Very stressful and you'll never be bored. Everyday is a deadline and you'll interact/interface with some many different vendors and experiences that will serve you well in the company or in any future career.

    Cons

    Management. Too much responsibility for a position that, unless you intend on being there for 5+ years, you'll never do anything else. Very cut throat environment and nobody has anybody's back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advise. Apparently the current culture works.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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