Waste Management Employee Reviews

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Hard work and long hours
DZ - Urban Waste Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ONFebruary 6, 2015
What can you say ....
You drive a truck and throw garbage into it.
The work is hard physically and you are out in all kinds of weather.
But ....
You are out on your own, in your own truck.
The boss is not on your case unless you are slow.
You are out getting exercise and fresh air.
The pay is decent.
I enjoyed working for this company.
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Not a very great place to work at
Waste Sorter (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABJanuary 29, 2015
Working at Quality 1 Training in Edmonton Alberta was I would have to say the worst experience ever. The main boss does not care if anyone gets hurt, if you got hurt it was to bad you still had to work....Blood could have been coming out of your head she would still make you work (I'm not even kidding)....I will never go back there again and if anyone ever asks me about the place I will be honest and tell them the truth about the place....
Pros
na
Cons
long hours, a boss that didn't care about her employees
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fast paced fun group of co-workers
Residential Driver (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABJanuary 24, 2015
pre/post trip about an hour at yard. head to route start your maps and get done to help fellow employees asap.
Pros
lots of mentoring
Cons
long hours not much extra time
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Good job to gain experience
Route Manager (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ONDecember 6, 2014
A typical day at work... there really isn't a typical day. Your work hours range anywhere between 12-16 hours a day. Granted, it's only a 4 day work week, but there a lots of long and stressful days. This I think was the hardest part of the job, being able to find work/life balance; it just doesn't happen. The best part about the job are the people I work with. Everyone there is very supportive and are willing to lend a helping hand.
Pros
4 day work week
Cons
working anywhere between 50-60 hours in 4 days
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Very demanding but new American management do not care about the people that work for them.
Night Supervisor and Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABNovember 9, 2014
maintain recycling plant machinery and equipment. design and fabricate tools and equipment to help improve production.
Pros
something new everyday
Cons
management shows no appreciation for staff unless you kiss their buts and worship them.
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public service
Baler/Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  trenton, ontarioNovember 5, 2014
It was not a terrible job to have, however management would ignore employee needs in such a manner as to barrage arrogance to their fellow employee.
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awsome place to work
Route Manager (Former Employee) –  edmontonOctober 27, 2014
nothing bad to say everything provided to do job coworkers were excellant
Pros
lots employee celebrations
Cons
american company
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fast paced environment with good pay and benefits
maintenance manager/night shift foreman (Former Employee) –  AlbertaOctober 6, 2014
Typical day included daily maintenance planning, toolbox meeting and launching mechanics in their respective tasks. communicate with operations and their daily needs and integrate into nightly plan. Continued with parts ordering and receiving or previously ordered parts. Inspect and advise mechanics on their current and ongoing jobs. resume personal jobs while staying fluid to advise and help with ongoing jobs throughout the shop. finish night off with updating operations on availability of units.
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Very well managed.
Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) –  ONSeptember 8, 2014
I learned a lot of work skills at this job and still use them to this day.
Pros
i learned while i worked.
Cons
healthcare and benefits.
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The only constant is change.
Analyst (Sales & Marketing) (Current Employee) –  Ontario, CanadaAugust 26, 2014
Company always seems to be in flux and reorgs are commonplace. No job security.
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Management and team moral needs improving
Dispatcher II (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ONAugust 7, 2014
Although the perks of this employer is great (pay, benefits, RRSP's, etc.) the work environment itself, is very negative. Employees do not receive enough or any positive feedback from their management / supervisor team. Will receive the amount of work for 4 dispatchers as opposed to 1. Coverage of areas are constantly changing. In less then 1 month, 4 people quit and were not replaced. Always short staffed.
Asking for shift changes and being told when once becomes available you will receive it, after 2 years and few new people being hired with the shift you wanted, having to use vacation days for doctor appointments (shift was 9-6, was very difficult to make appointments when needed).
Cons
long hours
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good employer
na (Current Employee) –  Western CanadaJuly 15, 2014
Entery level managers make a lot of the day to day decisions. It is a fast paced work environment with little room for errors or delayed decision making. Communications between departments is usually fair to good but never great.
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was a fun work enviroment
Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABJuly 7, 2014
start my shift a 7am. Made sure all drivers had their routes in order for their day. 8am started making my call out to drivers for same day service this had to be done before 10am. also at this time would take calls from drivers who had blocked bins and phone the customer to have whatever was blocking bin removed.then would start planning for next day route for drivers.
Pros
free lunches, gift cards
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productive work place
Line Worker (Former Employee) –  cambridge ,ONJuly 7, 2014
just a job that paid the bills it was hard work but the co workers were fun to be around and great team players i enjoyed making money
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was a very hostile environment
Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Prince GeorgeJune 30, 2014
the team was great, management frowned on employees having fun at work, or planning things together outside of work.
it was not a supportive, learning environment.
Pros
a great bunch of employees
Cons
toxic management
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Chill night shift, great co-workers
Material Sorter (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ONMay 25, 2014
Great working environment with great co-workers. Long hours with repetitive activities.
Pros
relaxed environment
Cons
long hours
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great place for people who love to push them selves
Loader (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ONMay 14, 2014
it was great place to work because a normal work day is not in a specific location
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good job but has changed through the years no
Roll off Driver (Current Employee) –  Barrie ontarioMay 14, 2014
great job but with changes in sales and management the work enviorment has changed and no longer is a great place to work.
Pros
good trucks and co workers
Cons
lousey pay and bosses
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Its a busy place
Billing Clerk (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABApril 22, 2014
I check my email in the morning and respond back
Start my daily list
Attend daily meetings
update excell what I have completed
Pros
very flexible
Cons
sometime it gets very busy
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Working with two other women was fun and we got the job done too!
Dispatch Assistant (Former Employee) –  Regina, Sk.April 10, 2014
A typical day at work consisted of phone answering, job entering and scheduling and then dispatching to drivers. When the run sheets were finalized, they were printed and I collated and stapled them. The hardest part of the job was when we were slow, it was hard to keep busy. All the staff at the time were interesting and respectful-the most enjoyable part of the job.
Pros
staff lunches
Cons
toxic (mould) in the office environment
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3.6
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