Vendor Maintenance A/P Specialist (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – January 22, 2016
Really liked the job placements that I received. Setting up new vendors daily was very enjoyable because I met people from all across the United States over the phone and later in person when they came to visit Milwaukee. I've had very nice employees to work with and learn from. The hardest part of this job was leaving people that I'd come to enjoy working with everyday.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Ashland, KY – December 1, 2015
Good company to work for with opportunity to move up. Big company and big business. Not the family close to home atmosphere. Great people to work with locally but upper management is not loyal and cares more about the business then their people. Unfortunate.
This job was very demanding but could be satisfying at its daily conclusion.
Sanitation Driver (Former Employee) – Decatur, IL – November 2, 2015
Work was daily but very demanding. Customers watched and scrutinized every action taken by drivers and helpers. Customers believed they could force you to break established rules and protocols while on the route. A large majority of customers were very generous to drivers and helpers at Christmas time. Many customers were very appreciative of the work we did for them. My hiring managers were very good bosses, however the daily atmosphere changed rapidly when they were abruptly replaced with less approachable management.
Customers were very generous at Christmas time.
Physically demanding. No incentives for moving up.
Environmental Specialist II (Current Employee) – Morrow, GA – October 8, 2015
This job requires driving a Midline truck to customer sites and picking up any hazardous waste generated by our various customers. I have learned regulations of the EPA, DOT and OSHA and various waste disposal methods.
Travelling three weeks out of every month can be taxing on your life. Being in a new place every day can take out some of the monotony that comes with an office job.
Not a good place to work. It is a job not a career.
Technician (Current Employee) – New Lenox, IL – August 19, 2015
The overall work is not bad, time goes by fast when you are working. Management is tairible and vary unorganized, and plays favoritism. I am scheduled to work 7 days a week but have no scedule at all. I wait for a text message each night to let me know if I am working the next day or not. Some times I don't hear anything. Some weeks I will work 80+ hours well other weeks I might get 8 hours. I do not learn anything or any room for advancement. I have worked here for 8 months and still waiting on my 90 day review. The most enjoyable part of my job is when I get to do my job and get to work. My co-workers are all good guys that are just stuck in a dead end job.
A typical day at work was very productive and busy. I learned different programs daily and dealing with customers and their needs. Management was not at its best, no training, and not enough information to complete our jobs. I worked best with my co-workers, we helped each other. The hardest part of the job was being given a massive account and told to handle it by working OT and weekends without any help. The most enjoyable were my co-workers, we were a great group.
Be prepared to put your personal life on the back burner.
Environmental Specialist (Former Employee) – Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin – May 28, 2015
When I initially interviewed for the position I was excited. I was told every 6 months I would get a pay raise and within 2-3 years I would be promoted. I worked for nearly a year before I got fed up with the office politics and left.
In the 11 months I received one small raise (less than 40 cents). I worked myself to the bone (55-70 hours/week). Schedule changed everyday. You never knew what you would be done, an 8 hour day turned into 12+ because the project managers didn't take the time to properly setup a job. All responsibility falls back in the Field Techs. They want to hire college grads but want to pay you like high school grads (15/hour). May work an 8 hour job and then come back to the yard and unload trailers of supplies or drums or clean garbage up in the truck yard.
They tell you in the interview that you will not work that many Saturdays, but between April and October you will be lucky to have off one Saturday a month, working 6 days/week.
The "training" program is trash, you will be more confused after going to the program than learning on the job.
You are required to expense all hotel, supply, truck breakdowns on your personal credit card (4-6 week payback period).
Big paychecks due to immense overtime hours
Never know when you will be home, schedule is always changing, you are not taken seriously by management.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – May 14, 2015
Handled anywhere from 60 -100 customer calls every day. Dealt with billing questions, customers complaints, and sold residential and commercial trash service. Processed payments over the phone and made collection calls. Negotiated payment arrangements.
Learned to patiently listen to clients and speak calmly with them at all times. Also, learned to handle high stress situations.
Management did not like to communicate unless things went wrong.
Co-workers were great when we had time to interact which was very seldom.
Lack of communication was the hardest part of the job.
Process Operator II (Former Employee) – Sauget, IL – May 7, 2015
Maintaining the highest standard of compliance while processing hazardous waste on a daily basis. Everybody knew their job and what had to be done in order to get through the shift in a safe manner to go home to our families at the end of the shift. Winters were extremely hard due to everything freezing up but, we had to do what we had to do to make it through the night. I learned always be on your guard anything can happen at anytime expect the unexpected processing hazardous waste is very unpredictable.
depends on which plant location you are working at 40hr only
Plant Worker (Former Employee) – Laplace, LA – April 3, 2015
hard work... have to be a the plant before 6:30am... starting pay is at 13... watch our back beacues its like working with little boys, meaning they will go tell your business to everyone... they have some cool down to earth peolpe that work there.
Division Safety Manager (Current Employee) – Liberty, MO (Kansas City Area) – March 31, 2015
Typical work day: Review DOT and Safety compliance paperwork, help plan the safety requirements and PPE for upcoming projects, responsible for all training for employees, visit project sites to support field personnel and conduct safety audits. Lessons learned: To intergrate safety as the first priority within a projects scope of work Management: As part of the management team, we work together to be competative in the market while striving to be the safest. Co-Workers: Hard working and very safety aware. Hardest part: Keeping up with all the safety and compliance changes throughout the years. Most enjoyable part: The employees, and knowing that I had a part in them returning home everyday safe and uninjured.
I started as a garbage driver. With many acquisition and company name changes we lost some of our customer base. Company priced themselves out of certain markets. I enjoyed the job and the people. They gave me opportunity to grow as a person and addition responsibilities within the organization.