Waste Management3.7
Gaithersburg, MD
Job description
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.
Work situation: We are looking summer and fall interns to assist our sales and retention team. The position will work remotely, but candidates will ideally be local to MD, PA, or VA. This is a paid internship with the possibility of going full-time in the future. We are only looking at Juniors and Seniors for this program.
I. Job Summary
Interacts with and conducts various duties and responsibilities for one or more functional teams in order to develop new skills and learn new areas of the business. Interns gain practical experience, relevant to their field of study, prior to college graduation.
II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned and may vary by location.
  • Uses problem solving skills, determines problems, and understand fundamental parts of the problem.
  • Conducts analysis as directed, and prepares and delivers insights and recommendations based on analysis.
  • Synthesizes findings and draws conclusions from analyses and makes oral/written recommendations to supervisor and/or manager.
  • Executes tasks directly related to functional projects and/or process improvements.
  • Communicates issues and roadblocks related to areas of responsibility.
III. Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory duties.
IV. Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.
A. Education and Experience
  • Education: Interns must have a High school diploma or GED (accredited) and be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree (accredited) in a field of study relevant to the internship. Completed Course Work Hours: 60.0
  • Experience: No prior work experience required.
B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
  • None required.
C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
  • None required.
V. Work Environment
Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Normal setting for this job is: office setting.
At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.
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  • Company & Benefits
    3.5 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    3.6 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    3.5 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
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Company reviews
"Management, low pay, no life"
Former EmployeeDriver
Very good job but management could be a whole lot better. They don't take their workers opinions seriously or in consideration. Low pay for what we do and hard work. Bad workers get pacified and hard workers get slaved

"Enjoyable place to work at."
Current EmployeeSite worker
Once a person gets used to the trash, it's a very easy job. A typical day is dependent at what location you're at. Some are slow to the point of boredom and others are busy and challenging. Management is there when you need them, otherwise, you pretty much pace and manage yourself. The hardest part of the day is dealing with the ignorance of a few people during the day. On the other hand, the most enjoyable thing is dealing with the public! As with anything, you get out of it what you put into it.

"A Stable Job"
Current EmployeeLoader
It's a stable job. You'll always have job security, benefits are somewhat limited in Canada but can be decent depending on your location. Pay is generally OK, overtime is always available and generally mandatory at my site (55hrs). One thing I will say is that upper level management DOES seem to take safety seriously. If you don't feel comfortable preforming what you think is an unsafe task and speak out you won't get punished even if you were wrong in your assumptions. If you are a residential Loader/helper or Driver/loader combo it can be very physically demanding.

"Good place to work"
Former EmployeeInside Sales Representative
This is a good place to work and build up your resume. The managers care about your journey and want you success. This is a good job to learn to talk to customers.