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Ok place to work at
Driver (Current Employee) –  Fayetteville, NCMarch 5, 2017
Will give you a chance. But will try to tap you out. Sometimes its a great place to work sometimes you will hate it with all your heart.
Pros
A job
Cons
no way to move up
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outdoor . have to deal with weather conditions and people stinky trash
trash man (Former Employee) –  Lewisville, TXMarch 5, 2017
the biggest thing you will have to deal with is weather . your going to be the back of a trash trust while it is driving ,waiting to hop off at every single trash can to dump and replace .
Pros
money
Cons
weather
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Great place to work
Driver (Former Employee) –  Brookings, ORMarch 3, 2017
Good working conditions, steady work, fair compensation and good benefits. Drove from Brookings to Jacksonville and back to Brookings everyday Monday through Friday. Emptied walking trailers.
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good place to work
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) –  Albany, NYMarch 3, 2017
I performed job functions in all areas of customer service. I sold service, maintained customer service and records, and also handled escalations of customers experiencing trouble with their service.
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19 years
Manager of Operations (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYMarch 3, 2017
Great place to work until purchased by another company. New management rifted current management and the 401K and retirement were bankrupt. Lost everything.
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Worst job ever
Tech (Current Employee) –  Ambridge, PAMarch 3, 2017
I've had some terrible jobs but this by far is the worst. Management is terrible, never have parts to fix the trucks, no communication at all, Ambridge is by far the worst location to work at, they expect you to keep trucks running with hopes and dreams basically. The trucks at Ambridge are hand me downs from other sites that are junk that other sites didnt want anymore. Favoritism is out of control down there, one guy can do whatever he wants and violate company policies while the other guy gets reprimanded for it. Avoid this place at all costs. They preach safety and how much they care about their employess but its all BS. The only employees they care about are the drivers, they get catered to while the mechanics are under paid and mistreated and unappreciated for anything they do. You can work all night long and get trucks up and running so they make their money and come in the next day and be told what you didn't get done. Safety is not #1 there like they say, they let trucks go out that should not be on the road. The pay for what you work on is a joke, the health insurance isn't good. If you want to work for this company apply to be a helper. They make more money and have no responsibilities at all. The tool allowance is nothing, the boot allowance is nothing. Apply to Washington site. The techs there make more money and enjoy their jobs but they are a union site. AVOID AMBRIDGE AT ALL COST! They let certain mechanics act like they are a supervisor and try to tell you what to do or criticize you when they are nobody important and break policies themselves. This place  more... is a joke, for such a large and profitable company they run on skeleton crews and bare minimum of parts, we have actually ran out of headlights and have had to take them off of trucks that are out of service. They place blame on you any chance they get when its their junk that breaks or fails. Most of management has no idea what they are doing or talking about. The turn over rate is unreal there, whether it be drivers, helpers or mechanics. This is a good place to get some experience and move on to something better. Most other employers say if you can last a year at WM we'll hire you cause they know this place is terrible. So if you are new to this field looking to get experience and move on it may be a job for you but i wouldn't recommend it. If you have experience find something else. Just be cautious going to the Ambridge site and ask questions before accepting a job there. There's a reason why they are always hiring for this location  less
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Great work/life balance
Project Specialist (Former Employee) –  NYMarch 3, 2017
Days were constantly different but you were always learning something new. Management made sure you had a great work/life balance so you weren't burnt out.
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working conditions in Maimi
Waste Management (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLMarch 3, 2017
worked 6 days a week doing miscellaneous jobs as needed with machinery. The first shift started at 3:30 am with 2 men until 7am then the rest of our crew came in . Lunch was for a hour you took that in shifts as the trash never stopped coming. at the end of the day you was required to cover the trash with dirt and where you started the next morning we would place a tarp over it to prevent smell and wind from blowing the trash away. There was always methane gas present which took a man every day mentoring it and keeping it under control which was always a fire hazard.
Pros
good steady working enviorment
Cons
no cons just do your work as required
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Good company
Site Manager (Current Employee) –  Clarksville, TNMarch 3, 2017
Huge company with limitless possibilities. Must be able to balance safety and efficiency. Can make a lot of money if you're willing to work long days/weeks.
Pros
Job security
Cons
SDO process
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Too good place to work good benefits
Technician (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMarch 2, 2017
There is always plenty of work to go around. The job is always different. Job security is good because there is always trash and him need to get rid of it
Pros
Good benefits good vacation time
Cons
Very high pressure
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fun environment
Credit and Collections Manager (Former Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAMarch 2, 2017
Very competitive workplace. Management very approachable. Nice offices and employees. Fun place to work. Nice break room. Not micro managed. Waste Management cares about its employees.
Pros
hour lunch
Cons
far from home
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Route Manager (Former Employee) –  New MexicoFebruary 28, 2017
Competitive compensation and good benefits may seem to make the work worthwhile, however the long hours, constant nitpicking on efficiencies, and lack of external support makes managers and drivers feel like they are on their own and micromanaged. If it's not trucks breaking down constantly, managing an aging fleet, dealing with customer issues, dealing with driver issues, managing driver routes, coaching driver performances, or just trying to get every customer serviced that day; it's constantly having to answer to even the slightest drop in efficiency, even when accounting for all of the above. Expect to spend at least 13-15 hours per day, 5 days a week trying to manager your yard and your drivers, leaving you with little time or energy to do anything after work.
Pros
Good compensation and benefits
Cons
Long hours, little support if yard doesn't make high profits
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Stay away!!
Residential Driver (Former Employee) –  Chippewa Falls, WIFebruary 28, 2017
Management awful! Always looking for ways to fire you, you never feel secure. Route manager follows you around trying to catch you doing something. Horrible truck that won't pass DOT
Pros
None
Cons
No
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Company is Agressive
Office Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZFebruary 27, 2017
The people I work with are fantastic. However, the workload is unreasonable and the lack of onboarding is disappointing. Ultimately, WM would prefer to hire new employees than train existing.
Pros
Pay is competitive, discounted stock price.
Cons
No work/life balance. Training program is limited. People are overworked.
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good company to work for,
Supervisor / mechanic (Former Employee) –  Curtis bay, mdFebruary 27, 2017
management needs improving,
long hours,
safety orientated ppl,
pay was good
some of the management makes you think about what your doing
Pros
good company to work for
Cons
long hours, management needs improvident
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Hard work Good pay, Long hours
Residential Driver (Former Employee) –  Greencastle, PAFebruary 26, 2017
If you have a clean CDL with experience driving heavy trucks they will hire you. I spent a week in Pittsburgh for training, stayed at a nice hotel with meals paid (even got reimbursed for the gas), learned a lot, they're VERY heavy on the safety.. Came back and hit the road with a driver trainer who told me "you have to learn the back of the truck before you learn the front", so I rode on the back throwing trash, sometimes it was couches, recliners and mattresses etc (watchout for the glass & needles).,(btw they send you for a DOT physical as well as to a gym for a tryout before you start also), other days I drove while he threw trash also. They will time you to the second and wont cut you loose until you're fast enough - 10 seconds too slow X 500 stops adds up. We started at 2am, had a quick safety talk then went out for a quick pretrip on the truck and pulled out in order - hated this part, you weren't allowed out to the truck until it was time to go, so in the winter you're heading out in a cold truck with frosty windows, and the trucks have a million miles on em. Don't expect to just come in and work 8 or 10hrs and go home, they're going to pile the work on you and you'll go home when you're done & if you're constantly running behind and other trucks have to help you - well you're gonna hear about it. Typical day was 12hrs, pay was by the hr so lots of ot. They give you all the bottled water & ice you want (you'll need it), sometimes doughnuts in the am & ice cream when you get off in the summer. Also they pay for your boots, and free trash pick up if you live on their route,  more... or you can bring your trash to work. I loved the job but had no life outside of it, just worked and slept, weekends were recovery time - if you didn't have to work. Anyway, Good people, Good pay & benefits, but very hard work, and be careful, its dangerous.  less
Pros
Good pay, benefits, lots of ot
Cons
long hours, very hard work
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Love wm
Logistics Management Analyst (Former Employee) –  Marrietta GAFebruary 25, 2017
Confused of how they hire Management but the company is GREAT. Wish I could move to another location to work with this company. I am very excited to see where I could go..
Pros
WM GREAT, BENEFITS
Cons
Management in Marrietta Office
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Good job
Diesel Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKFebruary 24, 2017
It was a good job with good benefits, the work is really hard and you don't get compensated for working harder then anyone. They will expect the world out of you and wont give out the dollars. but overall this company will get you by. if you need a good job and ready to give 100 percent apply
Pros
great benefits stock program is awesome
Cons
very stressful job
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Work was always done, but we had fun while doing our job.
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Elgin, SCFebruary 24, 2017
My experience at Waste Management was a great learning experience with room for advancement. It was all around pleasant atmosphere from the from all fellow co-worker to the District Manager.
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Stay Away
Roll Off Driver (Former Employee) –  Liverpool, NYFebruary 24, 2017
In the summer you will work 12-14hrs a day. In the winter you will be forced to use vacation or personal days because they are so slow. Management is absolutely horrible. They only staff 2 day time mechanics so nothing ever gets fixed unless its shipped to an offsite mechanic. Any issue that comes up throughout the day is ignored, or passed to someone else by the route manager.
If that doesnt turn you off to working there, they made the saturday driver work the day of his brothers funeral. Stay far away from this site.
Pros
nothing
Cons
bad management, long hours, inept mechanics
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