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Best place for experienced people not for beginner.

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You will feel like a paid holiday in normal day at work and if you have the ability to deal with bureaucratic nature people and political pressure then this is the right place for you.
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Poor Upper Management and Your just an Employee

If you want a job where numbers are drilled down your throat all day then take it, Drivers call out a lot and when I offered to do a driver route so that my day could be productive. I was told the next time I would be terminated because route managers aren’t allowed to drive the trucks even if you have a CDL per company policy. They give you temps that half do the job and push DOT hours down the drivers throats. If you want no family time and to be tired all day than GO YOU. This job will burn you out mentally and physically. Do what’s best for you and your health money isn’t everything at all.

Pros

No weekends only if the holiday falls on a weekday you have to work Saturday, Benefits, Hourly Wage Is good

Cons

Long Hours, Unexpected Goals, A Lot of cliques, No room for advancement
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Productive and fun moving alot

Alot of movement stay busy always being productive finding new things to do picking up garbage sorting cans picking forklifts trash packing it up to the co er

Pros

Good management

Cons

Short breaks soon as u get outside break over
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Work for the pay not for pride

Easily burned out, 56-65hrs a week, management expect you to give your life to them, little appreciation, too much bulk, cars parked on both sides of narrow streets, non-positive work environment, poor equipment, managers without driving experience…

Pros

Pay

Cons

Equipment, management, team skills (Kirk?)
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Pretty good money and benefits but...

We make pretty good money at our site and have good benefits but we are extremely mismanaged. Typically we'll work 40hr weeks but every so often it's forced OT for lower seniority employees.
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Easy place to work but customers can and will have an attitude.

It was fun at first but then covid hit and suddenly everyone is a medical expert and the arguments with stupid people made me want to quit. otherwise it's a pretty chill place to work with decent pay.
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Not a opurtunity company

Oportunity will only be given to who they like or who they want.Worst company i had work for.Money its good but its not a carrear company like they tell u when u star.It is a comunist company.

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Nothing but lying comunist style.
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Great place to work culture has changed for the better

Overall good place to work culture is changed and many positions have new people in them it’s a tough environment but you can build a solid future with a great company

Pros

Decent pay and plenty of hours

Cons

Refuse business
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A good place to work

Not a bad place to work but it’s definitely not for everyone. The more time you put in, the easier it becomes. It’s just one of those things you have to keep in the back of your mind when you feel like quitting, lol

Pros

Pay, benefits

Cons

Bad weather can be brutal
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Good company great benefits.

18 days PTO to start first year right away. Good people and great pay. They now pay for a college degree at no cost. Have good opportunity to grow and increase salary.

Pros

Pay and benefits

Cons

Not much
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You are just a number

I never felt I had job security. You can get fired on any given day. Equipment was unsafe. To many levels of management. If you were not part of the in group you were treated like an outsider.

Pros

Medical benefits

Cons

No family time
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Poor management

Show favoritism to employees that's are not worth having there jobs.. the site management is a joke!! Show double standers towards there employee!!!!!

Pros

Steady work

Cons

Poor Management
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Dispatcher

Might be difficult at the start, softwares and process of things but then it’s easy ones you get going. Management needs step up a bit but overall decent.
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Over all the company is very unethical with managers who manage with threats and bullying people. Upper management are low life’s as well.

Company was good back in 2015 until my manager was treating everyone on the tram like garbage. Upper manager are low life’s as well. Don’t work here fair warning.

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours
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Hard work to make a good living

Rear load driver helper. Hard work especially in the heat and dealing with multiple different factors. Good pay and okay benefits. Not a job most people want to do but it pays the bills
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Nonstop for not much compensation

Long hours, high demand to produce, high stress and liability. Likely find something with better compensation and hours. Trucks constantly break down and have issues.

Pros

Not sure

Cons

No time for lunch, breakdowns, construction and other obstacles.
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Great job, be prepared for pressure

Over the years it’s become a zero tolerance safety over everything and no excuse kind of place. Good job but be ready to feel insignificant. Only reason why I want to leave.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Hours/Management
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Very productive fast paced work environment

a very demanding work environment that expects productivity at a fast paced rate. customers call in angry all day so the job can be draining. Calls are back to back. Management is pretty good here & very helpful. this is a job for a excellent multitasker or if you can handle a lot of pressure.

Pros

Good management

Cons

Angry customers, no room for a breather between calls
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Micromanaged

I worked here 11 years. It's a good place to start if you're a new driver and you need experience, they will teach you the right way to do things. However, over time they will treat you very badly, they will do anything to make you try to go faster. If you're a new driver, go for it. If you're experienced, don't waste your time.

Pros

I was a swing driver and did something different every day.

Cons

Very stressful environment
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Over worked

Waste Management itself is a good company to work for, they offer pretty good benefits. But if you end up at a mismanaged site like Greencastle PA work life turns into nothing but stress.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Managers on landfill site are clueless
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Work year round

Pay is not bad. Bad thing is, they give you so much work and pressure you to finish it all. And they want it done at an unreasonable time limit. They preach safety, but want it done fast.
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