Enjoyable days as a team of two, out in the city, to finish at own pace, but in good reasonable time.
Garbage collector (Former Employee) – Kitchener-Waterloo, ON – 21 September 2017
Quality Connect is the temporary agency that paired me up for this job, but once I showed reliability to the WM workforce, I had little contact with Quality connect and was expected to show up for WM work. Variety of employees that I was paired up with as a temp worker, but enjoyed the changes in people and routes.
Residential Route Manager (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 18 September 2017
Enjoyed my employment there. Salary and benefits are excellent and the work is hard but easy enough depending on what you are doing. Unless you're in dispatch, women have a more difficult time moving up.
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Watford, ON – 11 September 2017
Management is not consistent with the standard rules they created. It's based on whether the boss likes you or out the door! They won't give you time to learn and trainwithin the period. Boss always says i have no time and if you make an honest mistake then they walk you out the door with out due process/1st warning! It was a waste of time working their thinking to have a better future! The management nor the union stewarts can not be trusted! So new applicants be very careful and leery in taking a position in WM especially in the Watford, Ontario landfill!
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 August 2017
At first WM was a great place to work but unless you are friends with management you are never going to move up in the company. It has a high turnover rate, it is a negative work environment and expect to work lots of overtime.
Operations Specialist (Multifamily/Commercial) (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 2 August 2017
This company could be a good place to work, however the management is very poor quality and not employee friendly, unless you are a union employee. I would never recommend working for this company in Edmonton, AB. I have no idea what it is like elsewhere but in Edmonton it's all about the money. Employee's mean nothing.
Scalehouse Attendant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 July 2017
A typical day is sitting in front of the computer. Checking emails. Trucks come in hour by hour and you log in their information to dispose of the garbage then print them a completion ticket for all their hard work. Some transaction through credit and sitting the whole day waiting for trucks to come by.
Equipment Operator/Labourer (Former Employee) – Elkford, BC – 8 July 2017
Great guys, co-workers and management, really generous company, they outfit you with any PPE you need for the job along with training. The management was very helpful and collaberative about potential safety hazards in the work areas.
Administrative Support (Current Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 25 June 2017
The Coquitlam office at Waste Management has potential to be a great place to work, however, the local management team is beyond incompetent. There is no accountability so the employees do whatever they would like with no repercussions from their managers. The managers also try to pass off all of their work to the admin team so they can sit around all day and not have to face the music. It is a unionized environment but it seems as if the union has full control and do as they please
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 14 June 2017
As an accountant, we work on a monthly workload, first 6 days is month end close and the remaining time is Reconciling and other assignments. It is long hours during close but after close, the workload lightens up. No weekend works which is great. No micromanagement as you know what needs to get done and very deadline driven so as long as you hit the deadline, you are good.
Driver (Former Employee) – Manitoba – 12 June 2017
Sadly,the garbage industry,at least the companies i have worked for,are in a perpetual struggle with the employees,who they view as untrustworthy adversaries,and droids who will work as hard and as long as the management demands they will.There is a huge push in the last few years to be safe on the job,unfortunately this does not mean you will be allowed to have a short enough work day to facilitate being safe on the road.Pay is very good,as are the benefits,but expect to work 10to 12 hour days endlessly and many saturdays as well. If a good work/Life balance is what you are after,this industry is likely not for you,sorry.
Shop Foreman (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, AB – 11 June 2017
I never noticed the smell till i stopped working for them. Almost like being self-employed as I worked alone out of 3 different shop. Got to plan and organize my days. I loved that noone looking over my shoulder once I built trust with the bosses.
Garbage Thrower (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 30 May 2017
I loved working at waste management. The people were so welcoming and helped me get use to the job fast. Its an amazing job for someone who loves to be outdoors in all working conditions and not in a warehouse or a factory all day.
Loader (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 16 May 2017
typical work day was hard, long shifts hard work and you have the grull the environment. typically the managers and drivers were nice and accommodated your needs. most of the driver/loaders got along. hardest part of the job would be the grind of filling a truck. most enjoyable would be going to dump the truck.
Heavy Equipment Technician (Former Employee) – Ottawa West, ON – 19 April 2017
If you want a job where all you do is preventative maintenance, management doesn't notice when you put in long hours to make sure trucks are road worthy, promise training but you can't because there is none, tell you there is room for advancement when there really isn't, work on new trucks that are already having major issues, feel like you're in prison because you're monitored by the computers and cameras, then this is the job for you. Good luck and Don't say you weren't warned. Wish I was.