Mechanic (truck and transport) (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 7 December 2017
stayed with this company for a long time because i had just started a family and need the medical benefits. This company does not no the meaning of the word team. It is every man for him or herself here!! Not having the equipment to do your job which includes trucks, parts to fix the trucks, a good reliable crew to get the routes done are just some of the many faults at this company! All you want to do is get the job done and go home but management makes this a absolute nightmare. The cut throat world at the management end of this company is something else. I left this company feeling i had wasted years of my life!! To make a long story short don't get trapped here and feel like there is nothing else out there. The day i left this company that night i got the best sleep of my life!!! Get out while you still can. You clock in and start working. You have to learn to multitask because you might be working on a truck in the bay and a Driver comes in needs something done on his truck so you have to stop doing what you were working on and help him/her . Management / drivers always making mistakes and trying to blame mechanics .
Maintenance Engineer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 31 October 2017
Prepared engineering recommendation initiatives such as maintenance support, Preventive Maintenance (PM) equipment breakdown diagnosis and predictive maintenance (PdM). Test and modification control circuit system on simulator board and recorded then analyzed test result, Prepared integrity, and quality test procedures, and operation instruction preparation
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.