Waste Connections Employee Reviews

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Poor upper management
Operations supervisor (Former Employee) –  Stanton, TXJanuary 10, 2017
This is hands down the worst company I have ever worked for.. They have no clue how to deal with oil waste from drill rigs at all.. I was a operation supervision and was told several times we are trying to figure out how to do this.. They bring in very young site mangers that have NO clue how outside operations work.. I am very surprised that no one has been hurt or seriously injured in this working environment.. I WILL NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE..
Pros
None
Cons
Terrible place to work.
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Driver Safety concerns
Driver (Current Employee) –  Monroe, NCNovember 25, 2016
Condition of the trucks was poor. Drivers are not given proper training on safety and DOT regulations. Management does not know how to safely operate trucks. Work hours exceeds the legal limit and management edits DOT logs to be within legal limits without notifying the driver. When driver questions it they are reprimanded.
Pros
comparable benefit package, caring co-workers
Cons
Management does not care about work life balance only their bottom line. (getting their bonus)
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Poor Work Environment
CSR - Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Colorado Springs, CONovember 22, 2016
Management is a joke. They want a fun environment by telling "your face" jokes but only certain people can play along. They say you will get an increase after 90 days but you have to keep reminding them about it. They want you to drive all over town and they promise to pay for mileage but you have to keep reming them about that too. They want someone who will eat, breath and bleed WCI. Be a brown noser and you will go far because if you actually have ideas and share them (which they say they welcome) you will not get a pat on the back.
Pros
Free Lunches
Cons
45 minute lunch, Management, office environment.
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Horrible place to work
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, TNNovember 20, 2016
This place is as nasty as the trash they pick up. Management is racist & sexist. They treat you like trash & have unexpected goals. They claim people just don't want to work, but the truth is they are hard to work for. The pay is horrible, you can make more working for 10 bucks a hour 80 hours a week. The equipment is horrible & breaks down daily. You have to suck butt to keep your job. Do not work for these people you will regret it.
Pros
Small weekly check
Cons
Management, racism, & sexism
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Most poorly managed company I've seen.
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) –  Fife, WAJanuary 18, 2017
DM Recycling is without a doubt the worst managed company I've worked for. Discipline and policy enforcement is extremely SUBJECTIVE. Intimidation is their management model. Preach servant leadership, but in fact is the exact opposite. The more sense employee input makes, the more management resists. Approach employee suggestions and concerns as subversive and REFUSE to allow employees to feel validated or empowered!?!? Hostile, unstable, uncomfortable work environment.
Wage scale is a disaster. Certain people making $3 more per hour to do the same job?!
Horrible benefit package. Don't take care of the employees that make them profitable.
Worst place I've ever worked.
Pros
Wages are competitive.
Cons
Poor benefits and general care for employees.
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Newer employee
Recruiter (Current Employee) –  The Woodlands, TXSeptember 12, 2016
I have only been with the company a few months and there have been a lot of changes but overall everyone is trying to work through things and push the company in a positive direction. There are a lot of challenges which is great and the executives are fantastic to work for; open door policy, easy to talk to, etc.
Pros
Challenging, great executives
Cons
Too many people get involved with things that they don't need to
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Productive, fast pace, dirty
Heavy Equipment Operator (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, WAAugust 30, 2016
You can't have a weak stomach working here. You have to be able to multitask. If you work hard and excel more than other workers you can possibly be (but most likely won't) moved up and absolutely no raises management is poor and will do whatever necessary to get their bonus at the end of the year.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Hourly pay, maintenance, management
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poor management
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Albany, NYAugust 17, 2016
Poor communication from management in regards to start times and safety meetings. Work long hours, 13 days on before a day off and shifts were 12 hours. Start times were any where from 6pm to 8pm.
Pros
Company provided cold weather gear, benefits, paid vacation every 6 months
Cons
poor communication between management and employees, 12 hour shifts with 13 days in a row before a day off
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Fun workplace
Attendant (Current Employee) –  Placerville, CAJuly 30, 2016
I been with this company for 10yrs and i love my job! Everyday is a different experience ... i enjoy meeting customers and be able to offer the best customer service so the customer leaves with a smile! Thats the best part for me ...
The day goes by fast, its always busy.
Of course it has a bad side like every other job, it can be stressful and at times u get customers yelling at u. Also everyone is pretty much stable so not much room to grow for a higher position.

We work as a team.. manager has been great ... and i hope to be part of this team for many more years!
Pros
Good benefits, pay is good
Cons
Long hours
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Don't waist your time
Driver (Former Employee) –  Tacoma, WANovember 28, 2016
Not a good company to work for, they don't promote from within but they will tell you during the interview that they do. It's a lie!!!! Equipment/trucks break down all the time. Management is the worst most and most unprofessional place ever worked for.
Pros
It's a job
Cons
Everything
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Dont do it
Operator (Former Employee) –  Erie, COAugust 9, 2016
Out of the 7 operating jobs ive had in 25 years this is the worst. Just like all the reviews. Terrible management. Bad equipment. Terrible pay. 10 cent raise anually. And bottom poff the line benefits. Domt waste your time. The management is the main reason i left. Its terrible from the top down. Complete 2 face
Pros
Job security of you can handle it
Cons
poor management
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Unique Values-Based, Servant Leadership Culture where Employees are Empowered
Manager (Current Employee) –  The Woodlands, TXSeptember 12, 2016
Waste Connections is an amazing company! Employees are empowered to operate freely, leaders are servant leaders who truly care about their employees, executives are visionary leaders who have high integrity and achieve unparalleled results. The company feels like a family but functions like a high performing sports team. Employees are held accountable for results not processes—it’s more about what we accomplish and less about how it’s done. The company’s core values of Safety, Integrity, Customer Service, Great Place to Work, and Premier Waste Services Company guide every decision. If you want to work for a company that will empower you to be successful and allow you to run your business your way, Waste Connections is it!
Pros
Servant Leadership, Empowerment, Work Hard/Play Harder
Cons
Held accountable for results, Get results or get cut from the team (no slackers allowed--not really a con)
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would rather not give a rating
Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Houma, LAJanuary 12, 2017
I would rather not give a review at this time as my opinions are skewed by recent experiences and would not be considered professional nor would they be acceptable.
Pros
Non to mention
Cons
None to mention
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Want employees who live too work
Driver (Current Employee) –  Eugene, ORJune 22, 2016
Worked at this co. over 25 yrs.Last 6 under WCI. 60 hrs. a week Won't provide enough manpower to get work done.Micromanage every facet.Don't trust any of their employees.Just the opposite of the previous owners.Most of my co-workers have worked here over 20 yrs,all are re-tiring as soon as they can.Corporation is all that matters.WCI has ruined what once was one of the premiere solid waste haulers in the state.
Pros
Steady work
Cons
Management, long hours
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Ok workplace
Front Load Commercial Driver (Former Employee) –  Centennial, COSeptember 11, 2016
not really a lot of room for growth and management is not strong, equipment is not updated or progressive I do like starting early in the morning and getting done mid day your are always over the DOT hour threshold.
Pros
sign on bouns
Cons
everything
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RUN!!!! HORRIBLE work environment!
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Clallam County, WAJune 21, 2016
This company is a JOKE!! I quit after less than a year of H*LL!!! They presented the position as a great opportunity to work for a Fortune 500 company when in reality the office was located in a converted, rotting, doublewide-trailer with dead animals (rodents) decomposing in the air ducts. I would not recommend working for this company to anyone!!
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Poor leaders
Driver Helper (Former Employee) –  Sebastian, FLDecember 6, 2016
Very unorganized, needs better leaders and management, drivers are more worried about theirselfs than the helpers on the back, wouldn't consider any new ideas or possibilities from helpers
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its work
Preventive Maintenance/ Repair Technician (Current Employee) –  South Cairo, NYSeptember 30, 2016
poor management of staffing lead to burnout. pay is ok, lots of overtime available. Low staffing, low inventory and high breaking rate lead to worker frustration.
Pros
overtime
Cons
burnout
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overall good but no job opportunity
Roll off driver (Former Employee) –  Corpus Christi, TXDecember 2, 2016
The benefits were good. The Job opportunities were not great. The salary was not what I was looking for. Very good work enviroment, and overall a good job.
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Productive good attitude good safe environment
Route Driver (Former Employee) –  Brookings, ORJuly 21, 2016
GReat Place to work and grow into many careers and other oppertunitys, great family oreanted all around, and they took good care of their employees and employees family needs.
Pros
insurance, meals at safety meetings
Cons
sometimes the weather lol
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