Waste Management (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 April 2018
Lowest paying of all garbage companies. The drivers all get along and dispatch is good. The management is cut throat and dont care about you and they will tell you that They will tell you that you are disposable. Not a good place if family is important to you
HEAVY TRUCK DRIVER (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 March 2018
On a typical day, I started early in the morning and performed my truck pre-trip inspections, completed my DVIR and got repairs and/or maintenance performed as needed. When I was able to leave the yard, I started in the downtown area and worked to complete my route, doing my best to finish everything I could; I was pulling bins, some of them heavy and/or for a long distance to dump in my truck (PHYSICALLY DEMANDING/HAND-BOMBING!). I would spend anywhere between two minutes and two hours at a place because I went from the smallest of places to the biggest of places to perform service and driving times would vary from five-ten minutes to one hour between locations. Working for GFL near the downtown Toronto area was my overall best and most beneficial working experience (because a tough job can be a good job); My advice to another person is work hard, work with a sense of urgency and drive safely because it does pay off Be courteous, friendly and respectful with all of your co-workers, supervisors, mechanics, other GFL employees and management and you will be respected and accepted The management treated me fairly, within reason (THAT WAS MY EXPERIENCE) The drivers were a pretty good group to work with and get along with(I see some of them around my neighbourhood sometimes). Tough working environment not for everyone, only resilient people Working for GFL is an opportunity to earn decent money, i.e. getting some overtime hours pays off; it is not a job or company to dismiss if you are looking for work as a truck driver and are new in the career field (unless the physical aspectmore... is not for you). The hardest part of the job is driving in Toronto, especially the downtown area and/or being caught up in slow moving highway traffic on occasion (I WAS ABLE TO AVOID DRIVING IN THE CORE) The most enjoyable part of the job is, on occasion,encountering young people who treat waste disposal truck drivers and loaders with respect!less
Spotter/inspector/labourer/ equipment operator (Former Employee) – Fort St. John, BC – 28 November 2017
The FSJ regional landfill site needs to hire a new management team to run this site. It's my opinion that the site is poorly operated by an inexperienced and sometimes inappropriate management team. They have little to no training or safery programs active on site plus the hourly wage is honestly very low for with the multiple jobs they want you to preform and in and around strong nauseous fumes, biohazard and General filth that comes with working on an active face of a landfill site.(poorly managed) $17 or $18 an hour with a few decent benefits in Fort St John is not enough...There are no tips to help out there..lol.. Don't take my review the wrong way though. The people that work there are nice enough and for some people, any job will do..so I would say it's better than nothing...I would also like to add that my review is not directed at The GFL company as a whole or the Regional district of Fort St John but specifically The Fort St John regional Landfill site's on-site managers. I would rather work at timmies for a couple bucks an hour less and a nicer smell....lol.
Nice co workers
Poor onsite management team..low pay..no hazard pay..not well structured or well organized on site.
Operator (Former Employee) – Strathcona, AB – 8 November 2017
Where to start?..... bully's and liars is how I would describe the manager and supervisor at strathmore. They will tell you anything to get you in the door. But you soon see there true colours. Everyone who is working there are unhappy and looking for another job. I would stay clear if you can. No health and safety. The message do it or we will fire you.
Poor pay, environment, no leadership, no respect, no health and safety.
Driver (Former Employee) – Orangeville – 19 October 2017
The residential side of the company is hectic due to the revolving door for drivers and the manager is a great supervisor but constantly overstepped by the commercial manager. The commercial manager takes everything personal and has no respect for any driver. He says they are all replaceable . If he dislikes you you can expect to be fired.
Driver (Former Employee) – Windsor – 7 August 2017
Unrealistic expectations for employees. Good employees get absolutely no recognition for their hard work. And management is VERY vindictive. Your treated like a number not a person. Not to mention they hand pick promotions. No interviews whatsoever. Cronyism is only getting worse. Pay may seem high for drivers that also throw, but it is very low for the amount of work they expect. No Christmas parties whatsoever, and very few company events. Don't waste your time applying, wouldn't wish job on my worst enemy. Extremely high turnover rate and injury rate for this company. And with good reason, management cares more about quota's than employees.
Front End Driver (Current Employee) – Milton, ON – 17 July 2017
I am a current employee. Let me start off by saying I like it here at GFL. The people I work with are a great group! That being said the managment is terrible. I'm a front end driver and the routes are so horrible that I sometimes drive 45mins for 1 garbage bin. I have no idea how they keep running the company this way. If they would fix the routing so it actually made money maybe we could get a raise! The equipment is junk. My truck broke down, so they sent me a loaner from Toronto, and when I tried rolling down the window it fell out. So they sent another truck, and the defrost doesn't work....Do you see where I'm going here? If you like to be in the yard drinking coffee waiting for trucks to be fixed this is your place. But don't get your hopes up that you'll be doing nothing all day, once its fixed you have to complete your route! Noon, 3pm who cares! Get going!
Driver/Labourer (Former Employee) – Stoney Creek/hamilton ON – 8 July 2017
Long hours, terrible wages, work all holidays. Expected to go out and help others who slack off and milk their routes. Management is a joke. They will smIle to face and stab you in the back. Stay far away from this toxic, terrible company. Worst job I've ever experienced
Roll Off Driver (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 June 2017
Currently work here as a driver and I will sum up what would be a lengthy list of defaults. Management for starters! This company keeps buying there business and with that comes grandfather'd positions and inherited bad habits throughout. People in authority positions who have no background in the field they manage. This lack of knowledge has a trickle down effect that creates confusion and anger which could be prevented. Safety is a big concern! Our company which already had a fair share of safety issues was bought out in January. As employees we figured change was imminent however that was misjudged. It took 5 months to get what they would call "up to speed" which is an ongoing joke! Safety is a #1 until work piles up due to disorganized dispatch and money hungry management then safety is placed on the back burner. Bottom line is this company needs a lot of work before considering any position here.
Office (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 May 2017
Rude people, too much work required of one person, very stressful.
The pay was ok, but not worth what was asked of you. Many of the management team behaved in an unprofessional manner on a regular basis. If you can find work elsewhere I would do so if I were you. Wasn't being paid for overtime. Bullying is the culture.
Technician (Former Employee) – Pickering, ON – 13 May 2017
Revolving door of management and workers. "Because I said so" attitude because management knows better even though none of them can last over a year in their position. Out of compliance all over the place. Good place to work if you're a yes man too stupid to realize how badly they're managing the place and breaking the rules. They also want you married to the job so it's great if you live to work with no sense of accomplishment.
driver loader (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 6 May 2017
terrible job. Stay away!!! You will be required to work and help others on their routes until all garbage is collected. You will work like a pig, go home and eat and go to bed. This job is a body and mind killer. STAY AWAW!!!! Trust this
Journeyman Welder (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 5 May 2017
I was let go for no reason, With no notice. They promised to give me a raise for over a year and I never saw it. The two edmonton transfer station shops are very much like high school. I would stay away from them.
Dump Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 7 April 2017
Don't care for drivers and takes a long time to get repairs done trucks .Lost jobs with no notice union is investigating the issue. We ask for a transfer they said no also ask to learn heavy equipment also no