Waste Connections of Canada
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Typical hypocritical corporate company.

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Do as I say not as I do mentality from the management. Tons of rules and regulations. The company watches everything you do critically with little empathy. And did I mention they ( the managers) don’t follow the rules they are themselves enforcing

Pros

Good equipment and benefits

Cons

Low pay and bad management
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Excellent wage and benefits package

An excellent place to work for people who are willing to put in a honest days work in exchange for some of the best hourly wages and benefit packages in the industry.

Pros

Wages, benefits, team environment

Cons

Long hours
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Poor training and unhappy drivers

I worked here for about 3 weeks. My experience was terrible. The training was terrible most of the drivers were unhappy and saying negative things about the company. The drivers always get the shi**y end of the stick and are pushed way too hard.
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Just stay away!!

The job itself was not that bad. Hard physical labor but time to yourself as most trucks/routes were operated by one person. The management was something else entirely. Never have I worked under such incompetence at numerous levels. From route supervisors to operations manager to the district manager, simply drove the company’s name into the ground. Glad I left and never going back.
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Who would have known that the waste industry was an awesome industry to work in!

Waste Connections has allowed to to expand my craft of recruitment, while learning new aspects of the trade.

Pros

Supportive atmosphere

Cons

Not enough underground parking, Our HRIS is not fast enough on hiring great people, Too much back and forth (approvals) for people to get hired in our HRIS
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Management is Corrupt

Management will lie to you and do everything in their power to see that you get paid the absolute minimum that they can get away with. Make sure you negotiate commissions before you even start working on an account. Seven members of the sales team all quit within the span of one year, because of this.
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Safety first

If you are safe and hard working you can make good money here. The only thing this location requires to help make it better is more drivers. Safety first

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Long hours
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Good money, lots of hours, little safety

I cannot speak for other cities but the one in Calgary, Canada. It was a lot of hours 6 days a week, fast passed, and unsafe. There is a camera in the truck cab watching your every move and if you ever screw up you have a meeting with management and get points. IE. Hit brakes too hard or followed too close for a few seconds. Too many points equal termination. They go through staff often because of this but get them a better rate on insurance. They preach safety, but if you report anything unsafe nothing gets done. IE unsafe worksites, old bins that doors won't close, trucks, etc. Not a team atmosphere. Management is there to bully and push you hard. Just come, do your job, avoid management and go home. No regard for the driver's hours of service laws from Transport Canada.

Pros

Good money if you put in the hours.

Cons

Long days, no appreciation, and little work-life balance. Staff are not encouraged to report things that are unsafe.
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Like Family

Management demonstrates servant leadership. They strive to make WCC a great place to work and equip their employees to succeed. Best decision of my life was to join WCC. It's like being part of an extended family.
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Bullying, and 4 season work schedule. No safety in regards to heat stroke or cold temperatures.

This is a poor paying job for what is required from you. They tend to bully you into working on your days off. There has been issues with management being inappropriate with female employees.

Pros

None

Cons

10 hour shifts. Expected to stand. No sitting and no reprieve from the elements.
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Management is horrible, they change their minds all the time .

It’s not a good work environment. Management are micromanaging you. Supervisors talk behind your back to other employees. They tell others about your personal life . It’s a very stressful job and they make it worse
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To start somewhere is ok.

Work place is ok, but management need improvement, more appreciation from management to workers will make this place better (not just a BBQ ones in bluemoon). not to obligate workers to work Saturdays. Some workers go beyond expectations to get work done and they don't see that management only see when you make a mistake and try to suspended you.

Pros

Good pay and good benefits.

Cons

There is camara always looking at you on the truck, they force you to work Saturday if not you get suspended.
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A well organized, Safe and Motivated work place

I originally started working here in August 2016 and still I am here for few comparable reasons with other Recycle Companies. One of the main reason is it so much organized in regards to safety in and out of the work place and maintained in terms of customers service. Always a step ahead to meet client needs. If and buts are everywhere, but at the end Waste Connections is the best place to work where you learn professional attitude and approach. Things takes time but not impossible, simple key to success is an ATTITUDE , negative or positive , choice is yours.

Pros

Bar B Que, Surprise Lucky Draws for employees, employee of the month and year award.

Cons

Long hours sometimes, but they send you help to cover quick
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Overworked and underpaid

“Our staff is like family” = run. If you’re good at your job, you’re rewarded with the work the other employees couldn’t do/were messing up. Verbally abused daily by customers. And management isn’t on your side, nor do they care.Management all hates one another and uses the staff as pawns to work against each other. They do lots of mandatory “team building” outside of working hours.
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Was what you would expect with a waste company, payed you well for the work.

I didn't have any issues with this company, but I went into the job with low expectations. It's waste removal, it's not gonna be glamorous but you'll get in a rhythm and it won't matter. The paycheques made it worth the hassle.

Pros

Good pay, occasional free lunches. All gear supplied and paid for.

Cons

Hard work, long hours, bad smells, the things you'd expect.
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Terrible company

They talk alot about integrity but show none of it. Managers in Edmonton office are terrible and not worth working under. Dont appreciate anything that is done and will ride you until you cant think.
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Preach safety, unless it hinders operations.

Poor upper management that shows favoritism to select employees regardless of what value that team member may or may not bring to the table. Very much a "good Ole boys club".
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Workers there break things all the time, cause accidents. management won't value skilled workers because they make too much money.

Management doesn't care about your input. They make too much money. Unsafe. Underpaid. Favoritism. Workers there break equipment and cause accidents. They just want someone that will blindly follow orders. They don't care about safety and they don't know how to properly handle asbestos. Theres is no where else close that takes asbestos and they get alot of it and just pop open bags all the time

Pros

Easy work

Cons

Management, equipment, pay. Staff. Favoritism. Management doesn't care how good of a worker you are, They just want someone that will blindly listen, They don't value your input because they make too much money, Not a safe work environment.
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My experience was great. Fantastic management

Good job, with good pay. Yes, it is physical work, but as long as you pace yourself, it’s fine. The management helps where they can, other drivers assist. I liked it.

Pros

Good benefits, keeps you fit.

Cons

Summer temps are tough on you
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Great place to work

Great company to work for , safety is number one with this company. They supply you with all the gear you will need . They have great safety training programs . The best part about working there was the people. Great people.

Pros

Great people

Cons

None
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Very demanding job.

Very demanding job on your body. Lifting garbage and recycling a minimum of 400 times per day depending on the area that u were in. Residents for the most part were good to deal with.

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Longs giyrs. Management
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Overall rating

Based on 174 reviews

Ratings by category

2.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.3 out of 5 stars for Management
2.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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