Overall Reviews at Waste Management
Absolutely the worst company to work for
Absolutely the worst company to work for First off the working environment is unhealthy to they don’t care about other people The time that I had working here there was a death waste management did not want to pay the million dollars to pull the child’s body out of the landfill this is in part why I stop working and on top of that 90% of the items thrown away can be recycled they are not a green company
ConsNo regard to human life
Good experience,exercise and pay
Great experience,cool people good work environment if you like being out doors and driving a truck it's a great opportunity for you,sometimes it can get hot and the routes can be repetitive
ProsGood pay, good exercise
ConsTrash stinks, will over work you
Seemed very professional.
Get in early and leave when complete. Focus on the work being done and ask questions about who knows what in the workplace. Enjoy working with good people who know the ropes and mentor me with regards to new tasks required.
Good place to work with Great Benefits
Worked at Waste Management for 5 years and it was a good place to work. It was challenging at times but managed helped you succeed. They give you the training you need with the confidence to do the job
Working at waste Management for several years The management from District Managers, GM, direct report Manager real bad. Main corporate office needs to look into.
Not paid enough for that! Management is a joke. Stressful as can be. Training was ok, but did not get all of the information that you need to do your job.
Fun and Enjoyable
Typical day at work is seeing the most funniest and most happiest person at work, the person that always has something to say that will brighten up your morning and make life a much brighter day. I learned that people who have a very big personality in front of people are the ones that a in a lot of trouble emotionally, physically and mentally and the only way they forget about all their problems is making someone else's day a better day. It is easy managing and maintaining a good environment, if you have a good mentally of who is living in that place. The co-worker were very easy to get along with always chilled and honest. The hardest part of the job is mostly leaving, and the most enjoyable part of the job is getting to know people and build relationships with them.
I was in a sales-based cold role and the job was restructured after only 18 Months. My sales leads were put daily into a pipeline so once I took redundancy I wasn't really required.
A typical day consisted of driving around looking for potential business, making contact and updating into the sales system.
Then going out to convert the client into a customer and working ethically through contract terms and dates.
Workplace culture from the 'old timers; was great. It's the new sales management that was bought in that changed things
The hardest part of the job was the initial training on the trucks the called for a 4am start to be on the truck by 5am.
Most enjoyable part waws the bonuses and the food shouts.
ConsOver competitive sales
I found that working at my current position as a driver operator that its an unorganised recycle warehouse where we have had 3 different supervisors with different ideas of how things should be done however its left me feeling unappreciated and just uncomfortable we are understaffed its been difficult at times but I and part of a team got the job done but I always felt I could improve so I'm ready to move on. After achieving my rtw I feel confident enough to operate and drive the company truck with prechecks done and all maintainance achieved. I did love my job until the confusion of management but changes are inevitable in employment I only embrace change with common sense.
ConsGetting enough rest
Fun and Productive
I found that the culture within Waste Management has a real close family oriented type of feel about them. When it comes to seeing new drivers or runners everyone will go out of their way to introduce them selves and ensure the new temp worker knows or shown who he/she is assigned to. When a runner is hurt quite'' Quite often you will hear someone step up to fill in even though this person has already finished his route which is great as even though we are out there on separate Trucks n Routes'' you still have that team feeling .
ProsWork is constant
Very helpful coordinating and management team.
After 11 proud years in my former tenure I have always had the reasoning, commitment and assistance of my former Coordinators, Management and Sales Teams.Very much an inclusive and equal opportunity company with some scope for advancement in what can be a trying and challenging environment.
ProsGood working conditions, always observing H&S initiatives
ConsInbound calls can be very challenging.
Working for this company was OK and I learnt a lot with the different in trucks and skill.If you had a good team with you your runs and go very fast and if you had any problem they was there to support you.Sometime when we would do the recycling run the public would leave little gift for there runner.The most bit I like about the job is the team work and knowing the different street and areas,plus the people you would meet on the way.
Drove many different trucks all around Christchurch so I was very flexible every day. Learned how to operate gantry,hook and reload trucks. Also did deliveries of domestic household bins in a box truck and dealt with customers face to face. Got on well with all my co workers and management.
Prosdrove all over christchurch
Consearly am starts
Pretty good place to work
I enjoyed working there the management was good and the coworkers where okay i was only there for 6 months but its a good starter job especially if you are motivated and strong hours where long but it was good pay at the end of the week definitely would work there again
ProsGood pay, Good management
full on continous role driving, customer service team work always available physical fittness required in an out of truck making sure loads r always covered wen loaded an travalling a wide range of travalling best part of day meeting customers an full fulling their needs wen required.
Prosmaking good friends