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Treasury Clerk (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSNovember 29, 2017
Amazing staff to work with and for, no complaints just wished the business would not have closed. There was growth and when the new owner took over he laid all old employees off.
Pros
People
Cons
layoffs
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Driver (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSJuly 25, 2017
I believe, from a employees perspective, it would be good for the company if they offered an hourly rate Instead of route pay. Sometimes the pay doesn't balance out well.
Pros
Insurance
Cons
It's a dirty, stinky job
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I Worked here for 15 years
Dispatcher / Router (Current Employee) –  Shawnee, KSMarch 18, 2017
Enjoyed working here for 15 years. Will miss working here. They have very good Benfits. They Provide Healthcare, Dental, life insurance and Vision. and free Trash service to employees.
Pros
Healthcare, Dental, and sometime free Cookies from Grandma's
Cons
Moving my Job to Chicago.
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this used to be a great place to work
Front End Loader Operator (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSJanuary 21, 2017
when it was ran by deffenbaugh it was a wonderful work place. After waste management took over it quickly became the worst place to work......the pay was great
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is at good place to work
Driver (Former Employee) –  Shawnee, KSDecember 1, 2016
Great learning work experience,good hard co-workers, jab security, I enjoy be part of good grow corporation and good management
Pros
good work protection is far is safety
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Very productive work place
trash man (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEDecember 1, 2016
Lots of work constantly on your feet pays good always stay bundled up and make sure you have very comfortable steel toe shoes. And always stretch before you get out and go start your day.
Pros
Stay fit, good pay.
Cons
Short breaks, gets very cold in winter, can hurt yourself on the job very quickl.
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Great people
Treasury Clerk (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSJuly 29, 2016
Great people to work with and for, very much like a family. Was able to learn a few new skills. Unfortunately no job security.
Pros
Close to home, very relaxed atmosphere
Cons
Healthcare
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great workforce
Helper/Laborer (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEJune 30, 2016
it was an experience to remember the co workers were amazing the energy everyone had was a positive vibe and everyone can to get the job done and have a little fun while doing it.
Pros
take as many breaks
Cons
sometimes not enough workers to get the job done
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Fast pace and Fun work environment
Treasury Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSJune 19, 2016
Before the new management company came in, Deffenbaugh Industries, Inc. was a dream come true. The management there was unbeatable. They would order lunch once a month to reward the employees for their hard work and dedication. The COO would personally walk by and say good morning to everyone and make sure they had everything they needed to start their day, everyday. They did a prayer before the monthly lunch and in any time of need. Although I am not religious, it was comforting to know that they weren't forcing their beliefs on you. Very open minded people within the company.
Pros
Free lunches once a month, Flexible Scheduling, The People!!!
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A good physically demanding job.
Compost Route Driver (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSDecember 5, 2015
Deffenbaugh Inc. had the potential to be an amazing place to work. However the leadership was lacking due to being owned by a business firm that had no understanding of the trash industry. Now the company has been bought out my Waste Management and the standards and expectations have been raised. They do not want their drives working more than fifty hours a week and they have switched from a daily salary to a hourly wage
Pros
If you are patient you will advance, they have position all across the U.S. if you are willing to move.
Cons
In constant turmoil in the morning due to a lack of organization
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The management should be better trained.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSAugust 5, 2015
Scheduling pick up's.
About different containers.
Needs more training.
They were ok.
There was none.
There was no real enjoyment.
Pros
Paycheck
Cons
The management
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great people
Lead Treasury Clerk (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSJuly 27, 2015
I liked the people that worked there. The company treated me decent. Weren't real big on raises. Or worried about the moral of the company.
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In a truck on route with an expected 12 hour day.
Driver (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSJune 12, 2015
The job consisted of 12 hour shifts, both a day and night shift. The company had many problems caused by a Investment team ownership that only took from the company, and did not reinvest enough money to keep it up and running in good shape. There were many unsafe conditions, that only the driver could be at fault. It was like the immediate supervisors were only looking for fall guys to protect their own jobs. Vehicles had to be shared, causing a driver to always be treated unfairly.
Pros
There was an opportunity to make good money, when everything worked out just right.
Cons
As it was set up, any type of mishap, natural (rain, snow) or other, cost the driver.
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Provide leadership and support to a diverse group of sales and customer service team members
MARKET SALES/CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Bethel Heights, ArkansasFebruary 16, 2015
Manage and assist team members with business result decisions driving revenue, profitability and customer retention.
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Very Stressful
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSFebruary 9, 2015
I loved the work it self. I got to work with the public. It was the management and the micro management that was stressful. Most customer service reps were scared that anytime they could lose their job.
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Every Day Could Be Your Last
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSDecember 15, 2014
The motivation was " a carrot and stick" except you rarely get the carrot and always get "beat" with the stick.
Pros
Occasional perks IF you were in the right clique
Cons
Management of company starting with CEO and CFO
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WORST Company Ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Commercial Frontload Driver (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NENovember 15, 2014
A typical day involves driving a death trap of a truck, that most things aren't fixed, from basic things such as windshield wipers, to much more important features such as brakes. You work at least a 12 hour day, and god forbid you break down, which happens pretty much daily. Only certain people have to help, others are threatened with their job, or being written up. The management is so pathetic, you have a GM that isn't even from here, he leaves for weeks at a time, leaving supervisors, and the office losers such as HR, to basically come and go as they please. The pathetic commercial manager is in so far over his head, he has no clue what to do, so he just checks out, goes golfing during the day, picks his kid up in a company vehicle, goes to the gym, to lunch with his wife, or girl friend, he literally has nothing to do with the people he manages, other than to over react to anything by threatening. with write ups, or firings. Just an over all sad place to work, I urge you if you have any options at all, do NOT apply or accept any offer of employment.
Pros
Insurance
Cons
Management, Equipment, Mechanics, or lack there of.
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Good company to work for and had good benefits.
OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Shawnee, KSJuly 18, 2014
Had good co-workers, the company cared about their equipment and had a good maintenance department. They let you take time off when a problem came up at home.
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Secretarial/accounts receivable
Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Shawnee, KSJune 4, 2014
I worked for a two small companies Emergency Safety Equipment and Johnny on the Spot that were owned by Deffenbaugh Industries.
Pros
learned how to dispatch drivers
Cons
no advancement
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I would never go back to them in bethel heights
floater driver (Former Employee) –  bethel heights arMay 28, 2014
They wrong people by hiring there buddies over there experienced drivers resi pay is horrible I wont send even my worst enemy to work here
Pros
none
Cons
bad pay and treat u like dirt
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