Driver (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 26 April 2018
management focuses on safety sometimes to a fault. unionized and well paying salaries range from 22-29$ per hour would suggest if looking for steady work and are ok with lots of overtime 12-14hrs a day
Driver Helper (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 7 May 2018
All in all this has been the best job I've had. It's not always perfect, no job is. But it is stable, good pay, challenging work and they've really changed their culture and seem to sincerely strive to train us to be better drivers, better people. I left my role and worked elsewhere for a while, that experience made me realize how great it was, I was given my old job back and I am happy for that.
social activities, pay, benefits, bonuses, training programs
coworkers are arrogant/entitled, management should let go of the bad apples
FEL Driver (Former Employee) – Concord, ON – 20 April 2018
Safety first Driver accountability A typical day would be that you clock in, get your paperwork, go to your truck and do your circle check. Go do your route marking any complications as you go. when complete, dump out, fuel up and circle check your truck again. any problems report on DVIR and hand it in. Report to dispatch and go over route with dispatch. Clock out.
Side load driver (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 12 April 2018
The days are long with broken trucks , management issues. And staff that fight. It's like high school all over again. The pay is good and the benfits are alright. If you need to get experience driving this company will give you that.
Great Culture. Great compensation. Overall great place to work.
District Manager (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 29 March 2018
Waste Connections really is a great place to work. I have been employed with the company for only 2.5 years but at the same location for 20 years and our company was acquired through an acquisition in 2016. Over the years I have worked for 3 other companies which have all been sold but I remained on with the new company. I speak from experience when I say that out of the multiple companies I have worked for, Waste Connections is the one that I can truly say cares about its people. The Servant Leadership culture has taught me a lot about how to be a better manager and also a better person in gereral. I have read a lot of the other reviews on Indeed about our company and I noted that most of the bad ones came from former employees who likely couldn't get on board with company expectations or culture. Their loss. If you are considering making the jump - DO IT! You won't be dissapointed!
Culture. Compensation. Stability. You get to make your own decisions.
Work-life balance but it's partially my own fault!
Human Resources (Current Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 27 February 2018
Honestly, I am very happy to be come to work everyday. It has been the an amazing opportunity to work here. I love the culture of both empowerment and accountability. Waste Connections of Canada will provide with all resources you need to do your job effectively and safely. Our operating values truly reflect our culture and commitment to safety and people.
I am very grateful to be part of this amazing company.
Roll Off Driver (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 17 February 2018
Worst mismanaged company I have ever worked at. Management plays favorites and if you're not one of the favorites, you are treated like garbage. The workplace is toxic and you will be fired if management doesn't like you, despite being unionized.
Curbside Driver (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 27 January 2018
Plenty of hours at this place, you’ll be required to help everyone with their routes. When you work here remember garbage and recycling comes first not your safety. You’re always wrong and management is always right!
Mechanic (Current Employee) – Barrie Ontario – 18 November 2017
Been employed at barrie waste con/progressive waste for 3 years have met some very good peaple here and some duds like anywhere. I work in the shop its basic mechanic work and regular shedual maintenance. Not very challenging the management and formen are technology illiterate lol that will change in time whether they like it or not . I want to stay awhile just to watch them kick and scream into the future. So if you want good money easy work excellent benefits this place is for you . As to shop superiors just ignore them and you will be fine.
Roll-off Driver (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 6 October 2017
The bad: If you want no work life balance, constant lies, forced to work every Saturday even though their add says otherwise, poor management and even worse mechanics this is the perfect place for you. The most enjoyable part of the job is every Thursday when you get your pay. I honestly wish I could say this is a great place to work but management is just so obsolete that issues don't get fixed.The job itself isn't actually bad. There is a constant fear of losing your job. When you write things up you get laughed at like its a joke. For a company that thrives on safety they sure do take many short cuts. Company makes you feel bad for taking your breaks. Union is obsolete so if you enjoy giving then $70 a month for little or no return apply now. I could go on for days.
Roll Off Driver (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 20 September 2017
If you follow this company aka progressive aka big treat their workers like dirt you feel your job is on the line everyday high turn over writing people up is a hobby for this place $$ and benefits are the only positive from this bottom feeding company
Truck mechanic apprentice (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 20 September 2017
Bad work hours, poor atmosphere, Tension between drivers and mechanics. Its a garbage company.. Management doesnt care about employees... I've seen assaults in the shop and when brought to management the response was "he's an old man, what am I to do"
MRF Laborer/Operator (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 26 May 2017
not really anything good to say, the benefits are good..other than that don't waste your time here, there is almost no work life balance, they expect you to come in on days off and work till your sick while most of the other staff do basically nothing. don't even ask about management
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 May 2017
Working in a busy, fast paced office taking over 100 calls a day today between two customer service representatives. Lots of data entry of new business contracts, existing accounts such as service changes and renewals. Pricing out leads that come in online or over the phone for new permanent business or temporary bin rental sales. Great management, no micro managing. I really enjoy being able to put my sales knowledge to use when customers call inquiring about new business or looking for price changes and or retention calls. I always do my best to close the call rather then transferring to an account representative.