Waste Management

Industry: Business Services

About Waste Management

We partner with our customers and communities to manage and reduce waste from collection to disposal while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy. With the largest network of recycling facilities, transfer stations and landfills in the industry, our entire business can adapt to meet the needs of every distinct customer segment, including municipalities, construction sites, healthcare facilities, commercial buildings and many others. Waste Management is also a renewable energy provider. One of the ways we do this is by recovering the naturally occurring gas inside landfills to generate electricity, called landfill-gas-to-energy. By the end of 2014, we operated over 134 beneficial-use landfill-gas projects, producing enough energy to power nearly 500,000 homes.

STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

Hiring & Onboarding

Opportunity & Advancement

Culture & Commitment

Support & Retention

Policies & Compliance

Recruiting & Sourcing

Why Work at the Company?

In 2017, 8.56 percent of our U.S. hires were military veterans. 3,000 employees at Waste Management have self-identified as veterans. The actual number of veterans at WM is estimated to be even more. Communication - Veterans know they are important to WM because we communicate that to them through internal recognition and shout outs, external articles citing activities and outreach involving our veterans and the outside community, and quarterly veteran network meetings addressing various leadership topics. Policy & Involvement - Our veteran policies exceed any federal or state standard and veterans have the cultural and financial support needed to help them get involved in worthy causes that are important to them. Opportunity - The veterans we hire fill roles across the corporate continuum.

Ratings

Top Jobs

plaeholder-teamDiesel Engine Specialists

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul trucks, buses, and all types of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile diesel engines.

plaeholder-teamConstruction Technicians

Perform tasks involving physical labor at building, highway, and heavy construction projects, tunnel and shaft excavations, and demolition sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, clean up rubble and debris, and remove asbestos, lead, and other hazardous waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

plaeholder-teamCustomer Service Representatives

Interact with customers to provide information in response to inquiries about products and services and to handle and resolve complaints.

plaeholder-teamEnvironmental Science Specialists

Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Utilizing knowledge of various scientific disciplines may collect, synthesize, study, report, and take action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.

plaeholder-teamFirst-line Supervisors: Construction & Trade Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

plaeholder-teamFirst-line Supervisors: Mechanics, Installers & Repairers

Supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers.

plaeholder-teamFirst-line Supervisors: Transportation, Material-Moving & Vehicle Operators

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.

plaeholder-teamOperations Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of companies or public and private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Includes owners and managers who head small business establishments whose duties are primarily managerial.

plaeholder-teamSales Account Representatives

All sales and related workers not listed separately.

plaeholder-teamWelders

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Top Degrees

Business Administration and Management, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to operate and maintain a variety of heavy equipment, such as a crawler tractors, motor graders and scrapers, shovels, rigging devices, hoists, and jacks. Includes instruction in digging, ditching, sloping, stripping, grading, and backfiling, clearing and excavating.

Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation

A program that prepares individuals to assist customers with inquiries and problems in frontline call centers, help desks, teleservice centers, and online. Includes instruction in user interfaces and user behavior, principles of hardware and software systems operation, customer interaction skills, telephone and e-mailing skills, data entry, and database and Internet searching and retrieval.

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain diesel engines in vehicles such as automobiles, buses, ships, trucks, railroad locomotives, and construction equipment; as well as stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and related equipment.

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology

A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing and using indoor and outdoor environmental pollution control systems. Includes instruction in environmental safety principles, testing and sampling procedures, laboratory techniques, instrumentation calibration, safety and protection procedures, equipment maintenance, and report preparation.

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

A program that prepares individuals to perform research, drafting, investigatory, record-keeping and related administrative functions under the supervision of an attorney or court. Includes instruction in legal research, drafting legal documents, appraising, pleading, courthouse procedures, and legal specializations.

Operations Management and Supervision

A program that prepares individuals to manage and direct the physical and/or technical functions of a firm or organization, particularly those relating to development, production, and manufacturing. Includes instruction in principles of general management, manufacturing and production systems, plant management, equipment maintenance management, production control, industrial labor relations and skilled trades supervision, strategic manufacturing policy, systems analysis, productivity analysis and cost control, and materials planning.

Selling Skills and Sales Operations

A program that prepares individuals to possess the skills associated with direct promotion of products and services to potential customers and to function as independent sales representatives and managers. Includes instruction in consumer psychology, image projection, public speaking and interpersonal communications, sales organization and operations, customer relations, professional standards and ethics, and applicable technical skills.

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to drive trucks and buses, delivery vehicles, for-hire vehicles and other commercial vehicles, or to instruct commerical vehicle operators. Includes instruction in operating gas, diesel, or electrically-powered vehicles; loading and unloading cargo or passengers; reporting delays or accidents on the road; verifying load against shipping papers; arranging transportation for personnel; and keeping records of receipts and fares.

Welding Technology

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to join or cut metal surfaces. Includes instruction in arc welding, resistance welding, brazing and soldering, cutting, high-energy beam welding and cutting, solid state welding, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, oxidation-reduction reactions, welding metallurgy, welding processes and heat treating, structural design, safety, and applicable codes and standards.

Top Metro Areas

HOUSTON, TX

CHICAGO, IL

PHOENIX, AZ

SEATTLE, WA

PHILADELPHIA, PA