Recycling attendant (Former Employee) – Placerville, CA – February 12, 2014
I worked at a recycling center cashing out customers for CRV bottles and cans. The work will keep you occupied but some days will be so busy that your ability to complete tasks would be impossible without cutting corners as the workload can sometimes be just too much for a single offsite employee. The pay was quiet excellent and benefits were nice as well, though opportunity for advancement was out of the question, to advance I was told I would have to take a pay cut and start over in an alternate position within the company!
Co-worker relationships consisted of saying hello at clock in at the MRF and goodnight at Clock out at the end of the day.
Hours were solid at 40 hours, 5 days a week.
Management was decent though constant reminders were needed over and over again for needed supplies. For example scales were off balance for months cutting customers pay-outs short until W&M finally came and shut down our centers near the end of the work day. In all my time I never revived an actual review of my performance, outside of casual conversation saying "You're doing a good job."
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – April 14, 2018
Working with Waste Connections will provide you with a fairly decent job, the office people tend to be nice and there is a lot to learn... However, being a big company, you tend to be dispensable, especially if your numbers are lacking.