Miller Waste Systems
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Difficult job decent pay it's just the weather that makes job much harder then it already is, definitely not for everyone. 4 day work 3 day off.......
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People make the place

The co-workers are pretty much the only upside to working there. Job is dirty, hard on the body and you feel like just a number to management. However like I said the employees are good people and do make the long days a little easier.
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Everyday is crazy

Bad management. They’re taking away incentive which is like your extra money. they’re gonna pay got hired two days ago people cash money but they’re not gonna pay people who’ve been here for three years the same things it’s a very underpaid company

Pros

Bad pay and bad management

Cons

Nothing
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mindless trainers

Trainers at the hillsdale yard are complete high school children.. If you don't stroke their ego and make them feel like they are the best in the world, they'll undermine your abilities and likely have you fired.9/10 men on that yard would be fired if it wasn't automated due to laziness and bad work ethics

Pros

Friday's off.

Cons

childish management
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Fast Paced/ Physical, Customer Service Driving Job.

A typical day at work here is showing up at 5:45-6am doing getting your assigned route for the day and heading out to inspect your truck before starting your day.You can service as many as 1200 houses a day as a driver/loader it can very physically and mentally demanding since you're constantly paying attention to your surroundings and other vehicles on the road, while also maintaining awareness of your helper/partner on the rear of the truckWhen you're outside collecting whether it be yard waste, garbage or recycling you can deal with all kinds of elements from extreme heat to freezing temperatures you don't stop for weather you just drive accordingly. It can be heavy and extremely exhausting your first couple of weeks but you adapt.Management at times depending on the location can leave a lot to be desired whether it be lacking interpersonal skills, or compassion but they also have a job to do which can be high stress at times the fact of the matter is they are not there to be your friend all the time if at all. Just keep your head down, do the job to the best of your ability you'll be fine.Work place culture is also location dependent but for the most part you work with a lot of great guys who will do their best to guide you and help you out. The hardest part of the job is the consistent lifting of heavy bags and bins 50lbs+ repeatedly every house. The most enjoyable part is the pay at the end of the two week period. And occasionally positive interaction and conversations with residents.

Pros

Wages, Benefits, Experience

Cons

Lack of work life balance, Long Days 12+ hours, Politics
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No hours and lots of lies

The guys are making less than 40 hours a week, a lot of the good workers seem to be struggling to survive. We were promised that’d they top up the hours but that got taken away. Seems like they can fire anyone that doesn’t fit their agenda. The equipment is good, couple of the supervisors are good but overall you have to watch your back and not trust anyone, people will throw you under the bus(guessing a job secruity tactic). Everything seemed too good to be true when the Simcoe contract started lots of promises like guaranteed overtime for Friday work guaranteed 40 hours a week all lies. Miller Waste is very anti-union so don’t ever mention the union or else you’ll be fired.
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Fun job with good pay and benefits

Fun job, it keeps you in shape. Great pay for what it is. Just you and the driver on the truck, and you get paid during lunch (eat out mostly but sometimes you pack a lunch). This job is physical, you ride on the back of the truck all day and lift upwards of 10000lbs of garbage per day, but it keeps you fit. Go to work early and go home tired and willing to sleep.hardest part is sometimes the garbage never ends and having to do it in all weather conditionsbest part is waking up early, job keeps you fit and meeting ppl

Pros

fun job, good salary and get to eat out most of the time. easy to get hired for it

Cons

weather, some days it feels like it never ends
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pickers are nuts

those with mental health issues and problems believe they are training you, smoke in vehicle cabs if you want to be a mental health job coach and add their stress to yours the 2 drivers that trained me left in the first two wks i was there they have 5 routes presently and are advertising 6 jobs worked a truck short consistently and struggled to offer 40 hrs.
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Great

Great place to work . Excellent benefits and awesome people to work for and with.. easy to ask questions helpful answers.. you happen to need a day off no issue whatsoever just an overall fantastic place to work
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Alright

Keep to your self and just work. If you start asking questions or bringing stuff to attention You will be putting a target on your back. All and all its not a bad place to work hours could be better
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High energy, fast pace, good place to work.

Steady daily work, physically and mentally engaging, good cardo workout. Out side all day, just you and your partner on the truck. Great pay and benefits. Over time starts at 3:30 everyday. Has long hours in spring and fall due to leaf and yard pickup. Only has 2 weeks vacation. And 2 payed sick days, 4 unpaid personal days.

Pros

over time pay daily after 3:30pm, accommodating, good benefits, good co-workers

Cons

Can have long hours in spring and fall . Only has 2 weeks paid vacation and 2 paid sick days.
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Good security if you have a good work ethic

Everyone works until all the jobs are done for the day but sometimes that means working longer because others decided to take it easy. Good overtime pay during busy months but the work is physical and repetitive.

Pros

Overtime, 4 day week, good benefits

Cons

Some days are long, poor culture
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Don't count your Chickens

They expect you to be a Professional Auto side loader in 5 days or they'll give you the boot.. There is NO management communication with New Hire !!! This is Referring to the (Hillsdale Yard)... So Don't Burn your Bridge if you are leaving your Job to go here.. You maybe going back... Or have other Options lined up.. It's a JOKE....

Pros

Not any Manual labour

Cons

You don't Mean anything to them
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Worked to death

Very underpaid for the work. You are leaned on constantly to clean up after others with no appreciation. Very long days. The benefits are not worth the effort and wear on your body. Management is full of empty promises.
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Outdoors all day

If your independent and enjoy the outdoors and doing a job that is a necessary part of life, then this job is for you. Get a work out from lifting and take a break driving, its well balanced.

Pros

Mon-Fri at home daily

Cons

Smells
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No comment

No comment. Too demanding. Poor management. Supervisors are lazy. Equipment is very very poor. Nothing gets fixed. Lots of unresolved issues. Inadequate work conditions
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WAS a good place to work

Hr department is terrible Soooo many chiefs. Red tape is the worst I've seen.After 14 yrs with the company it's gone from Decent to over Managed. Corporate basically makes up positions for people they like. Company lunches?Sure if your at head office. But I always enjoy my xmas turkey.

Pros

Waste industry = guaranteed work

Cons

50 chief's. 10 workers
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Good place with good people

Good place to work with realistic expectations. Equipment is older than it looks but us cared for. Managers are good but my supervisor was a bully after being fired from a competitor and then came back to work here again.

Pros

Nice coworkers

Cons

One bad supervisor in the d1 contract.
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Gross, have respiratory issues since working here.

I do not recommend working here. It's stressful, exhausting and sometimes they require you to skip your breaks. Never doing 1 thing, expectation to be everywhere at once.

Cons

Long hours, stressful, really low pay for the job you do, nobody cares.
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Exhausting and physically demanding. Very high worker turnover

This is an incredibly hard job. It's both physically and mentally demanding and in my opinion, not worth the wage offered. There are incentive bonuses but you need to kill yourself to get them. Everything has the potential to get you fired. Following the rules could lead to termination. Not following the rules is the staple of the industry and what is expected, however if you get caught due to semantics, you will also get fired. 10 hour days are the average however the average is more like 12-13. The management structure seems very broken and inexperienced. If you are desperate and capable of pushing yourself to the point you might injure yourself, then this will be a good opportunity. If you have any relevant experience though, I would keep the job hunt going.

Pros

Good people to work with

Cons

Extremely physically demanding and high probability of injury.
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Pandemic Proof!

Typical 8-5 office structure. Good people to work with. Opportunity for advancement within company. Lots of work to keep you busy throughout the day.

Pros

paid lunch and company events (precovid) no weekend shifts

Cons

tight month end deadlines
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Based on 146 reviews

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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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