Dispatcher II (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 7 August 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).
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.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – New Toronto, ON – 27 January 2014
It is a learning process, always on the lookout for your co-worker and yourself safety. A typical day is like not stop work, whether it be on the production line, cleaning and shovelling debris. The morning is the hardest time, because for some reason the time drags on. We all work as a team, always helping and watching each other back. Management is always on the go. The most enjoyable part of the job is where we can have a laugh and break the tension, it helps make the time past faster. Some days we all know when to start, but at the end of the day, it can end up any time after 5/6pm or more.
Recycle Sorter-Labourer (Former Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 23 April 2012
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.
Challenging Work Environment with Opportunities for Equipment Improvement
Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 24 August 2013
The design of mechanical equipment used in waste management operations offer our team with the possibility express new ideas for equipment enhancement. We work as a team, we are expose to the resolution of technical issues, but in general everyone cooperates for the finding of appropriate solutions. This is a 5-day job that allows us to relax on week-ends, and makes our work more enjoyable.
Revenue Management Centre Liaison (Former Employee) – Waterloo – 28 September 2015
WM always asked for the most you could give, and then a little bit more. It was hard. But the people I worked with were great so that balanced it all out. And the pay was pretty good. Really hard to move around the company though.
painter/welder (Former Employee) – Dartmouth Nova Scotia – 6 July 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% but also to be very productive as well. i enjoyed every aspect of with waste management
Driver (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 9 February 2013
I worked for this company in Vancouver BC, even though they wanted a driver I got hired as a swamper. Work is extremely busy in residential areas and very condensed tight routes.
I always wondered why they keep advertising the job.Every few weeks I saw their ad on my email updates, and I realize the reason now since they it is extremely hard to find drivers who would get in and out 1000 times a day
Your knees after along 10hours shift will feel very stiff, and you might end up doing knee surgery down the road Trucks are too old and frequently needs repairs, I was horrified to find most of their trucks mirrors are in desperate need for repair.
Most of older drivers are on sick leave or recovering or even injured
Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 July 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.
A very busy, but fun place to work - always new challenges with stimulating team actions
MARKET AREA ACCOUNTING MANAGER (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 5 June 2015
Waste Management is a fun place to work. There are always new and exciting challenges that provoke thinking and actions. Management is committed to making sure that everyone has the tools needed to be successful on the job.
Senior Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 January 2013
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 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.
the people are great, activities during the holidays were fun, customer service week was fun
low pay, poor decisions, backstabbing, no advancement, brainwashed managers
District Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Brockville, ON – 19 October 2012
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.
loader (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 24 March 2015
lets start of by saying I haven't quit because I haven't found a new job. the job can get hard on the body. some of the people you work with are nice others.. not so much. defiantly not worth the pay. long hard days no matter what weather for basically minimum wage. I don't know about all agencies but the one im with is horrible. They take forever to reply back to you IF they do. constant mishaps over scheduling and payment. lied about pay increases and being hired on. TO ALL LOADERS WHATEVER AN AGENCY SAYS YOU WILL NOT MAKE OVER 13/HR AND WASTE MANAGEMENT WILL NOT I REPEAT WILL NOT HIRE YOU ON. During busy season its easy to make 600 in four days if you are willing to put in the hours. But as of now I am LUCKY to get 2 shift a week. it is march. This is from personal experience cut my agency out and it would be 10000000000x better of an experience
Operation Specialist (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 May 2012
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.