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.

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.

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