Senior Sales Coordinator (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – January 4, 2013
Pros: the people are great, activities during the holidays were fun, customer service week was fun
Cons: low pay, poor decisions, backstabbing, no advancement, brainwashed managers
At the end of my short career at Waste Management I found it hard to come to work everyday. The company had a odd way of operating and not making it easy on the employees. Decisions were made to "better" the team however that back fired for the lack of moral. Although I did move on from the call centre I still find that the management style was the – more... same. Managers seemed to care about you as person and as an employee however their actions suggested different.I have made some lasting friendship from working at WM, find out I can work in a very fast paced environment, and that I can sell and be good at it. It is just not a fair company to work for. – less
District Operations Manager (Current Employee), Brockville, ON – October 19, 2012
Pros: freedom to run the business
Cons: long hours can be encountered
The nice part of this career is the ever changing environment in which I work. No two days are ever the same. The challenges are to adapt to the changes that you face almost daily. We have an outstanding safety culture and everyone works toward a goal of zero incidents and injuries.
painter/welder (Former Employee), Dartmouth Nova Scotia – July 6, 2012
typical day of work started by cleaning out shop bay. then bringing bins in that needed welding and paint. i learned how to safely weld and do so at a productive pace. all my co-workers were very easy to get along with and made my job alot easier. the hardest part of my job was learning how to get in a routine at first to ensure my work was at 100% – more... but also to be very productive as well. i enjoyed every aspect of with waste management – less
Operation Specialist (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – May 28, 2012
Pros: occassional lunch
Cons: long hours-poor management
Good people to work with. Company as a whole is going through challenges as several companies are. They have a great ambition to green the world. Typical day was from 9-6:30 mon-friday. Learned roles roles as an Administrator focusing on drivers and thier needs. Most enjoable part of the job was the drivers.
Recycle Sorter-Labourer (Former Employee), Sarnia, ON – April 23, 2012
Pros: company was great, fast paced environment
Cons: location would get very hot in the summer.
Work at waste management was fun and very fast paced, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The team that I worked in was enjoyable and I developed a great relationship with my manager, since I was willing to do some work that other team members were reluctant to complete.
I enjoyed my time at Waste Management, but when the plant closed I had to relocate.
Shift Leader (Former Employee), Slidell, LA – March 7, 2014
Pros: friendly coworkers...never a dull moment
I loved working for this it was a joyous experience! The truckers always had a funny come back of the radio. Sometimes customer would call in saying there garbage was missed but truly they never had it out and I would call the guys to ask them to go back to get the stop to keep the customers happy
Sorter/Material Handler (Former Employee), Garland, TX – March 7, 2014
Pros: weekly pay
Cons: dirty atmosphere
For the most part, I enjoyed my peers and my work atmosphere, but the workplace itself was filthy. I can say that was the hardest part of the job, the filth. Other than that, it wasn't too rewarding. The compensation was nothing but $8.00hr, And the management treated you as if you were making $12.00hr. No room for advancement within the company. Overall, – more... the job is a job. I learned I could lead a team no matter their past, or differences. People just listen to what I have to say, in a good way. – less