Driver (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – 14 March 2018
Routes are planned so that you're on the clock 11+ hours each day even if you hustle. I've done rolloff, residential (manual and automated), and a bit of commercial in a rear loader and it's this way in everything. After 10 hours in that same frickin seat you're hungry, tired, more easily frustrated, and providing low quality service. not to mention missing out on a life. I've heard this isn't how WC is everywhere, but it's business as usual for drivers at any of the three Denver locations. I worked only 9-10 each day at a different trash company and, trust me, it's a huge difference...
Mechanics are above average, it helps to develop a relationship with each of them if you want their respect.
Management is really competent but not as proactive as I'd like. In all honesty I could complain about the hours, and I imagine they would listen, but it doesn't reflect well on anybody to be a whiner. And who wants to be the one guy who gets out early and is disliked by each of his coworkers.
Drivecam is more tolerable than I thought it'd be. This was my first experience working anywhere with rules about following distance, eating/texting while driving, and a camera on the windshield facing you to enforce it. But most of the rules make sense and aren't terribly hard to follow, therefore Drivecam didn't bother me. Where I work we have free breakfast or lunch 1-2x a month and financial incentives that encourage/reward us when we collectively avoid accidents and incidents. It's pretty great.
Advancement opportunity is certainly there, most people who were promoted deserved tomore... be; they're smart, know the ropes and will get in a truck when needed. There might only be promotion opportunity if you move though. People from Colorado seem to go to Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, or one of the Dakotas.
Overall I'd recommend WC, especially if you're used to oilfield hours or found yourself with kids and a mortgage..meaning you need the $$. If you want 60 hours each week, you just have to ask.less
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Tuscaloosa, AL – 20 March 2018
If you want experience in multi-tasking and no training this is the place for you. Turn over is the first red flag and lack of training is the second. We live and learn but look at all the reviews before you get yourself in this type of work environment.
Maintenance manager (Former Employee) – Monroe, LA – 1 March 2018
District manager and district maintenance manager only care about themselves. They will take money from your budget to cover their mistakes.They are shady as can be. . Operations manager is lazy as every always wanting to put his job off on other people. Truly the worst place I have ever worked due to the buddy buddy stuff with the DM and DMM.
Helper/Laborer (Current Employee) – Weatherford, TX – 22 February 2018
Be ready to work and got to be physically fit to be able to keep up to be a helper. Be ready for any work conditiontions rainy cold or hot. Guarnteed to work alot of hours and get paid weekly. Job has its ups and down just like any job but guaranteed to get a check.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Iowa Park, TX – 12 February 2018
Not enough training. I initially went in for another position. If you like being a customer service representative, this job is for you. Almost impossible to do paperwork and be on the phone 80% of the time.
Great place to work. This company is going to be the leader in Waste Solutions. However, they acquired Progressive Waste and with that came along a few bad apples that need to be dumped to rot in the landfills. Once they are discovered, the company will really live to their core values here in South Florida.
I went through 5 sales managers and 4 different commission plans in the few years I was there. It was a very stressful job and I never saw a light at the end of the tunnel. This company was never going to change.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – The Woodlands, TX – 22 January 2018
Some managers don’t apply Servant leadership culture with their employees. They pretend to “care” for your personal and professional life but if you are honest and upfront you will be shut down. You have to lie like them. If they see you have potential they would put you in the shadows but they will use you on the back end where nobody is seeing who is really doing the job.
Landfill Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Saint Cloud, FL – 16 January 2018
It was a good company to work for. I learned a lot towards furthering my career in the solid waste industry. I would recommend this company to anyone trying to further their career, as long as they are willing to relocate to where the company needs them.
Truck Driver (Current Employee) – Port Richey, FL – 7 January 2018
not bad hrs work was fine stressful environment trucks constantly breaking down from over use .mechanics unable to keep trucks up & running due to warranty issues. they need to be able to fix the trucks .
CSR - Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – 7 January 2018
I only got 1 1/2 days training where others got 3 weeks then got wrote up because I didn't know things. My immediate supervisor was great but others were horrible. The office staff will back stab you in a heartbeat if you're not in there little click.