Waste Management
2.8 of 5 350 reviews
www.wm.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Waste Management Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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2.8 349 reviews

                             

54% Approve of the CEO

Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner

David P. Steiner

(220 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A very different experience

Sales (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsGreat people to work with and we work great as a team. Getting paid every week is a big plus.

ConsTaking away tuition reimbursement was very disappointing and my department should be recognized more.

Advice to Senior ManagementYour current employees work hard to take care of our inner and outer employees and would like to be appreciated.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Retired aftter 35 yea

Rolloff Driver 26 Years Container Delivery Driver 9 Years (Former Employee)

I worked at Waste Management

ProsDecent pay but long hours

ConsLong hours management don't care for you just be at work av

Advice to Senior ManagementAfter working 35 years you should give a few benefits toemployees you py life insurance for 35 years then we have nothing show employees you apprecate the years they worked I retired after 35 years no recognition not even a peice of paper acknowledging that I ever worked for WM

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Really depends on your manager and line of business....stay away from recycling center.

Route Manager (Former Employee)
Oakland, CA (US)

I worked at Waste Management full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat senior leadership and awesome pay. This company is really trying to transform the trash and recycling business. It would be nice to completely remove the days of drivers having to get out of truck (too many injuries & accidents). I also like the Life Critical Rules...break one of these and you are history. All of the life critical rules are a result of multiple employee and customer deaths over the years.

ConsA little frustrating to see your employees come into work and leave 4 hours later, with full 8 hours pay or an option to start working OT (union contracts). Meanwhile, management is scheduled for a min. 10 hour day (when things are going well).

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat company overall but work-life balance for management is non-existent. The bonus structure is purely team based...it would be nice to have a small percentage directly tied to manager's individual performance and that of his/her team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great learning experience for a few years, but not a great lifetime career company.

Legal (Former Employee)

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

ProsWonderful immediate supervisor, very professional and knowledgeable co-workers, good pay.

ConsVast disconnectedness with HQ and field offices. Higher ups don't value distant team members. People feel they are easily replaceable and undervalued. HR for corporate field employees is terribly disorganized and inefficient.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to become more progressive throughout the company in all respects; i.e. technology, user systems, training, flexible schedules, corporate culture, etc. Need to value employees better, otherwise risk higher turnover and lack of commitment/loyalty in employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Region Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

ProsGood pay and benefits. Company has relatively good image. Nice trucks and uniforms

ConsToo large; felt like a number working there.

Advice to Senior ManagementShow that you really care about your people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Long hours good benefits

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Waste Management full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood Benefits, Stock Purchase Program

ConsLong Hours, Laying off mid level managers with over 20 years common.

Advice to Senior ManagementLower the Management turnover.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Maintenance Dept

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsWaste Management likes to promote their people within the company with their training and development. This allows you to have more for your resume.

ConsWaste Management in San Francisco Bay Area has been slowly reducing its contracts in the last few years. Laying off many and moving its operations out of state.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Just a job

Maintenance Manager (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I have been working at Waste Management full-time for more than a year

ProsGood benefits and fun working with other employees. Also a great job to get better understanding of driver challenges.

ConsAwful work / life balance. Expected to manage all three shifts, seven days a week. Hard to balance family life with phone callas at three in the morning and on days off.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company - Too bad it is being run into the ground

Route (Current Employee)
Gilbertsville, PA (US)

I have been working at Waste Management full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCompensation and benefits are adequate.

ConsUnsafe vehicles, supervisors with no knowledge/background in routing structure, LONG hours

Advice to Senior ManagementSupervisor level should be scrubbed clean and rebuilt

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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OK

Waste Management Manager (Former Employee)
Boulder, CO (US)

I worked at Waste Management full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDecent pay, good folks to work with

ConsI really don't have any complaints about this work.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your reports

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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