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Waste Management Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
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Waste Management President, CEO & Director David P. Steiner
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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. customer service

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I worked at Waste Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fast pace, super co worker, great manager, challenge, room for advancement.

    Cons

    It was a waste hauling company and you had to depend on driver to make sure trash was removed from a customer home, once u spoke with customer and said it would be done, but sometimes task was not completed.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees and find out what make the job run right and use some of their input.

  2. ICR

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Hours are good

    Cons

    None at this time great place to work

  3. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Waste Management (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top shelf technical team and collaboration

    Cons

    End to end view would benefit organization when looking at projects

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    Good and Bad, overall good...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Great support.

    Cons

    Continual restructuring and new managers. Constant change

    Advice to Management

    Change is good, but stability is also need in the midst of change.

  6. Helpful (1)

    It's a paycheck

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for learning corporate environment

    Cons

    Difficult to get a raise. Managers are really restricted, even if they can justify salary increase.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Dispatcher/Router

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher/Router in North Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Dispatcher/Router in North Houston, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Good Pay / *Good people / *Multitudes odd learning experiences

    Cons

    *High stress / *Can be a lot of hours for people willing to do extra work

    Advice to Management

    Keep open communication, pay attention to those who say they care vs. those who show it.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Waste Management

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime if you want to work

    Cons

    Lack of honest communication to workers

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the open door policy is really open door

  9. Helpful (1)

    Primary heavy equipment operator

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    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Outside work. Change of pace.

    Cons

    Low pay. Management seems not to care.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they are worth.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Neutral experience w/ large profit-driven company (rather than employee) but provides great benefits and opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Work/Life Balance, Training Opportunities, Innovative, Due to size - moving into different departments but remaining with the company allows for job growth

    Cons

    Not an employee-centered company; layoffs/downsizing to be expected every couple of years; due to size of company, employees are expendable so that culture does not cultivate a feeling of loyalty or dedication

    Advice to Management

    Layoffs and workforce reductions lead to dissatisfaction and low morale - even for employees who stick around; in addition - such layoffs reduce upper management positions and put greater responsibility in the hands of their subordinates - leaving mid-level management ill-equipped for their positions.

  11. I've been waiting for a couple of months. Applied online and finally got a phone interview!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Lombard, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Lombard, IL (US)

    I have been working at Waste Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interview was very pleasant and easy going.

    Cons

    None so far em is pretty cool

    Advice to Management

    Management is great they really care about you

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