Waste Management

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Waste Management Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
492 Reviews
2.7
492 Reviews
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Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner
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297 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Londonderry nh /woburn ma

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Work hard give 120% and after 10 to 20 or moore years. You will be in the same position
    maby $2 or $3 moore an hr whith 2 moore weeks vacation . It's the highest paying day care center in newengland .great place to work good luck.

    Cons

    They will stalk you every minute you are on the clock.If your in cab cam goes off you will be written up for nose picking.So please use a tissue. You will be promised the world.Most unethical place to work .You will be treated as the trash you haul.Use them before they use you .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sleep well,You treat your employees like trash.But don't worry wm will treat you the same way .When you least expect it you will be shoved out the door.As you should.Have a great day.

  2.  

    Good company overall, plenty of micromanagement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good company, processes are very well thought out, very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement, they seem to be out of touch with local competition. This may be a function of being a "Large Blue Chip" in a land of mom-and-pops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Split the company, spin off the landfills, the residential collections and let the commercial collections run its course.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    OSR

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OSR in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - OSR in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom, good potential earnings, work-life

    Cons

    Can't sell a lot of things due to segmentation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of opportunities to grow within the company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Solutions Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Business Solutions Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good sense of teamwork.

    Cons

    Good people. Typical Corporate politics and the occasional bad seed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Lots of unfulfilled promises

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Decent place to work - great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    A good old boys company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Pros

    Ok salary, but higher ups are not open to minorities .

    Cons

    Management is not ideal for employees with families

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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