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Waste Management Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
528 Reviews
2.7
528 Reviews
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Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY (US)

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    I worked here for the summer. Great place to work. They pay very well and are very concerned with your safety. If you work hard then you will be liked.

    Cons

    You work in any weather so be prepared.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Waste Management Response

    Jan 29, 2015Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your continued dedication - we know it's a challenging industry and want you to know that your hard work continues to help us meet our goals as the industry leader.

  2.  

    Transportation routing analysis.

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

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Flexability in working hours, they do not micromanage

    Cons

    Lack of advancement oppertunities. No feeling of security.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    great place to work

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

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great pay ,great people, loved working there

    Cons

    job was eliminated, no jobs open in company to stay with company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  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.  

    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
  8. 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.

  9.  

    Great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Coconut Creek, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Coconut Creek, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Room for growth
    Great benefits
    Customer Service training was great.

    Cons

    South Florida location was very disorganized. Lot's of inconsistencies
    with management in the customer service department at the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    very physically demanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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