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Waste Management Reviews

Updated 13 January 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 64 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "somewhat long hours mostly 45 to 50 hours a week" (in 67 reviews)

  • "Sometimes challenging work life balance" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Fairburn, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Fairburn, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy operating dozers and excavators. Keeps your mind working and improving my skill set is always a bonus

    Cons

    See all the c&d that comes in daily. Knowing the amount of trash we add to the environment

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Working here hands down is the best job

    Waste Management Response

    12 Jul 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your great review! At Waste Management, we care about the planet and feel a responsibility to leave it to future generations in a better shape than we were given it. We are contributing... More


  2. "Great Company"

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    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

  3. "Only the strong survive"

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    Current Employee - Technician in White Plains, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Technician in White Plains, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime pay,benefits,company perks like giveaways

    Cons

    Strict,need more qualified mechanics,need better shop equipment


  4. "Outside Sales rep"

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned alot about the industry

    Cons

    the comp plan didn't pay very well when you sold a big deal


  5. "Sr. District Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, continuous learning, benefits package

    Cons

    Employee recruiting, work/life balance,

    Waste Management Response

    8 Jan 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your great review! We understand that work-life balance is important to all our employees and love to hear recommendations on how to best provide a positive work experience. Thank you... More


  6. "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Great benefits and great people!

    Cons

    None. The work/home life balance is refreshing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Waste Management Response

    8 Jan 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We’re happy to hear that you are enjoying your work experience with Waste Management thus far! We hope you continue to grow your career with our team!


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Cicero, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Cicero, IL (US)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits great pay and reliable work

    Cons

    Large company with many employees

    Advice to Management

    Lets work together

    Waste Management Response

    8 Jan 2019 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your great review! We are happy to hear you are benefiting from our competitive compensation and benefit plans. We understand the key to our success is our people and we encourage... More

  8. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company values and ongoing training

    Cons

    Stressful at times like any other company

    Advice to Management

    Great company to work for

    Waste Management Response

    28 Dec 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your great review! We’re happy to hear you are enjoying your work experience with Waste Management thus far. We understand that this industry can be demanding, but we appreciate your... More


  9. "Laborer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Helping people in the community

    Cons

    Very bad place to work


  10. "heavy equipment operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waste Management full-time

    Pros

    customers that came in treated you kindly

    Cons

    UNDER PAID FOR THE JOB AND THE ALL THING YOU DID FOR THEM JUST A NUMBER TO THEM

    Advice to Management

    you need to understand people are human and will make mistakes in their career but it shouldn't cost them their career when it didn't cost the company anything