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Waste Management Reviews

Updated 21 March 2019
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Waste Management President and CEO James C. Fish, Jr
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Pros
  • "You won't find a competitor in this sector that can match the pay and benefits of WM" (in 65 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and great people" (in 134 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can have long hours in a day/week" (in 69 reviews)

  • "Sometimes challenging work life balance" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Guidance on products and services, on going training, highly progressive company, Great team

    Cons

    Occasionally long hours and paper work needs to be maintained

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing Looking after your staff is paramount


  2. "Very demanding and quite the balancing act of different departments."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, company reputation and upward mobility.

    Cons

    Over worked. Communication between different sides of the company is lacking. People pass off work to Sales at every opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Must provide better outline of job responsibilities and make sure all objectives are clearly identified and responsibility is taken by all parties.

  3. "Route Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Palm Coast, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Palm Coast, FL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro is that you make a lot of money working here.

    Cons

    There are many things about this company that need to change. New upper management on the west coast is demanding that management, treats employees like numbers instead of people. Lunches aren’t being taken and neither are breaks just to get off before 14hours. People quit within months of getting the job because of the stress that management puts and the attitudes they dish out.

    Advice to Management

    Have employees give a survey on management also instead of just doing reviews on drivers. Also pay more per hour because competitors of Waste Management like Atlas and Republic treat their drivers better.


  4. "Busy Busy"

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    Former Employee - Route Manager
    Former Employee - Route Manager

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved how busy we all were and the drivers were great!

    Cons

    Early early mornings and long days.

    Waste Management Response

    5 Mar 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review! We’re happy to hear you had a positive work experience. We appreciate your feedback and your contributions to our team.


  5. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Helper in Clarksville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Helper in Clarksville, TN (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Management part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The website was easy to you.

    Cons

    The website took some time to understand

    Waste Management Response

    21 Mar 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback from our employees and hope you continue to grow your career with the Waste Management team!


  6. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Really great place to work

    Cons

    nothing really to comment on

    Advice to Management

    none

    Waste Management Response

    5 Mar 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your great review! We’re happy to hear you are enjoying your work experience with us thus far. Thank you for being a part of the WM team!


  7. "Good Employer but job is stressful."

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    Current Employee - Route Manager
    Current Employee - Route Manager

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and good people.

    Cons

    Long Hours and even on your days off - you will get called about work.

    Waste Management Response

    21 Mar 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review! We’re glad to hear you enjoy working with your coworkers. As you know, this industry can be very demanding, but we also understand that work-life balance is important and... More

  8. "Waste Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Driver
    Current Employee - Commercial Driver
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Deal with weather, traffic, and trash

    Waste Management Response

    21 Mar 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review! We understand that there are outside factors that can affect your day, but we appreciate your hard work and contributions to the team. Thank you for being a part of the... More


  9. "Good Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Hartford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Driver in Hartford, CT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours, benefits and on the job training.

    Cons

    Some of the equipment is in need of updating.

    Waste Management Response

    5 Mar 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your great review! We’re happy to hear you had a positive work experience with Waste Management. We’re continually striving to ensure our employees are equipped with the proper tools... More


  10. "Fun work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team moral , fun environment. Manger was personable and understood work/life balance. Department activities and team building events.

    Cons

    Book of business can be too much causing stress. Overtime not permitted so you had to sometimes work through lunch to get things done on time. Manager understood work life balance which I think upper management needed to understand more. Upper management didn’t really care about the clients and only cared about the bottom line and keeping clients money.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better understanding of work/life balance. Also put your clients first and they’ll stay around. Keeping their money to make your numbers look good isn’t the best idea when client specifically ask for it back.

    Waste Management Response

    20 Feb 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. As you know, this industry can be very demanding, but we also understand that work-life balance is important and love to hear recommendations on how... More