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3.8
Average Rating
(based on 76 Waste Management Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.2
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
3.8
Rewards You Receive
3.7
Support You Get
3.8
Way You Work
4.0
Work Setting
3.7
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"This is "the company" to work for in the waste and the environmental sector. Highly ethical, highly motivated to do right things and still make a profit for all stakeholders. They take good care of their employees and provide as stable and safe a work environment as possible."
Posted 8 years ago in Houston, TX
Project Manager

"This is "the company" to work for in the waste and the environmental sector. Highly ethical, highly motivated to do right things and still make a profit for all stakeholders. They take good care of their employees and provide as stable and safe a work environment as possible."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Facility Manager

"I worked in the electronic recycling division of Waste Management. I ran my own facility; all aspects of that facility. However, I had to forecast my budgets, watch my EBIT and P & L's. I enjoyed the work immensely. Unfortunately laws don't exist in Oklahoma regarding electronics disposal."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Technician

"Stay away from WM, this company is nothing but greedy. There is no opportunity for advancement here. Do not waste your time. Life is too short to waste it on this dump.The smaller sites are running 10 to 14 year old trucks that have up to one million miles on them and should not be considered safe. On top of that they are rusted out and full of holes. You freeze in the winter and are told to just work harder."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Salesforce Administrator

"It is a good company to work at for developers."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Waste Management Employee

"The company was a large Fortune 500 company that went through several re-organizations. The accounting functions were re-organized to Shared Accounting centers and therefore the job functions at the local business units were eliminated."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Waste Management Employee

"Waste Management is an excellent place to work. They take care of their people and provide them every opportunity to excel."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Account Billing Representative

"I've worked at Waste Management since June of last year and have been satisfied with the job, but it has been nothing more than that for me unfortunately."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Waste Management Employee

"I have worked for Waste Management for 6 years and have found them to be very ethical and very liberal with flexibility needed to get your job done. The company is going through transformation, so change management skills and ability is critical."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Waste Management Employee

"Waste Management is great company and excellent steward of the environment. I believe they place extensive value on their customers and are trying to find ways to place the same on their employees. The IT staff is fairly large and not as well established from a standards and process. Overall, a good place to work for most."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Senior Pricing Manager

"I have worked for WM since 2004 and continue to be impressed by the quality and range of its service offerings; its people; its passion; and its versatility. The company employs over 50,000 employees covering the US and Canada. It is North America's largest, greenest, waste solutions company. It is an excellent place to work and provides lots of opportunity to learn and grow within the organization. A bit of a steep learning curve, particularly when it comes to the competitors, both large and small local operations."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Fleet Technician

What do you like about working at Waste Management?

"I like the work areas designed for every mechanic, and the way the work was assigned to us."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If called for an interview dress professional, and make sure you answer all the questions asked."

What don't you like about working at Waste Management?

"I was not very pleased with condition of the equipment, and the lack of parts to complete the repairs."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Major Account Manager

What do you like about working at Waste Management?

"I was always learning new things about the industry. I also enjoyed building relationships with my customers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be very careful about salary/commissions that are promised during the interview process."

What don't you like about working at Waste Management?

"Constant changes to the sales incentive plans. Micro managing of the sales people."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stop making so many changes in such a short period of time. You need time for things to work or not work."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
District Operations Manager

"Interesting company dynamics."

What do you like about working at Waste Management?

"Freedom to run it like I owned it. I had great contact personnel for any area I needed to ask for assistance, or get approval passed asap on productivity, financial, and other processes."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Research how many managers have been in that position in the past five years."

What don't you like about working at Waste Management?

"Too many lay-offs. I went through three downsizings within my two and half years. Mostly in mid and upper management."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stay consistent when positions need to be filled. Utilize existing force so lay-offs are minimal."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Dispatcher

What do you like about working at Waste Management?

"The caring atmosphere that the co-workers brought to the job."

What don't you like about working at Waste Management?

"The back stabbing that some of the workers did to move to a new position."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Data Protection Administrator

What do you like about working at Waste Management?

"WM was a wonderful company that took care of me and my family along with expanding my career."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The company is top tier and I would recommend it to anyone who has the chance to work for them."

What don't you like about working at Waste Management?

"Economy is what it is and due to RIF... not really a negative towards the company, just the economy."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I feel that if a company strives to ensure quality from its employees then it will receive the same results."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Waste Management Reviews FAQs

Is Waste Management a good company to work for?

Waste Management has an overall rating of 3.8 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 76 Waste Management Review Ratings left anonymously by Waste Management employees, which is 3% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 89% of employees would recommend working at Waste Management.

Does Waste Management pay their employees well?

Waste Management employees earn $45,500 annually on average, or $22 per hour, which is 31% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 23 Waste Management employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Waste Management Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a Waste Management?

89% of employees would recommend working at Waste Management with the overall rating of 3.8 out of 5. Employees also rated Waste Management 3.6 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.7 for Rewards You Receive, 3.2 for Growth Opportunities and 3.8 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Waste Management?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Waste Management is a Director of Procurement at $176,000 annually. Browse Waste Management Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Waste Management?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Waste Management is a Forklift Operator at $16,000 annually. Browse Waste Management Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Waste Management?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Waste Management to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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