Republic Services

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Republic Services Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
196 Reviews
2.7
196 Reviews
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Republic Services President, CEO, and Director Donald W. (Don) Slager
Donald W. (Don) Slager
108 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, good benefits, 401k w/ percentage company match (in 13 reviews)

  • Big company, great benefits, promote from within, try to develop talent (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Co-workers were scared of upper management, they were afraid they would get fired at anytime (in 7 reviews)

  • long hours - not compensated correctly (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Republic Services

    Pros

    recession proof, busy, great team

    Cons

    Could use better communication between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall positive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People at work are courteous.

    Cons

    Hard to make change quickly; takes time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most Sacramento employees are loyal and worth keeping.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A few bad apples makes it a difficult place to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Can be fun work, good co workers, good work schedules (for the most part)

    Cons

    Terrible direct manager. I have engaged direct manager and his manager multiple times with no success. A few bad apples makes this a difficult place to work at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of terrible lower management! Unless there is a management change up, I would not recommend this employer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall Positive, but at times frustrating.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, especially the 401k match and vision and dental are better than a lot of companies.

    Cons

    It's still an "ole boys" club and a lot of nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have employees who want to learn more, be more, and advance. Help them out instead of saying "we'll see", otherwise the employee will become work drones that have lost the passion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Republic Services

    Pros

    Good friendly environment great pay
    Management is fair

    Cons

    It smells all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a wonderful job

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Place To Work, Hoping to Help Make It Better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Operations in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Autonomy, and Values are good.

    Cons

    Work Hours can be demanding. Initiatives are presented without solutions for how they are going to be implemented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow People To Make Long Term Improvements Without Penalizing Their Compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awful.just really awful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Republic Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paycheck deposited regularly and essp is ok....just ok

    Cons

    Senior leadership resembled feces throwing gorillas in nice suits. But if you like to engage in monosyllabic dialogue with greedy, valueless clownish thugs, then call this place home. Otherwise avoid at all costs this poisonous environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management.....more like warden

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Billing Coordinator  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Billing Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I worked at Republic Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    working directly with clients internally and externally

    Cons

    The company lacks communication entirely, this is why a majority of customers leave as well, no one is on the same page. There is no room for growth unless you have a degree (knowledge base or experience doesn't count) or are friends or family of someone already in management They pay very poorly and the average increase yearly is around $.16 if you are even given one. You are micro-managed at all times and in all honesty the office atmosphere is that of a kindergarten class. Everyone blames each other for problems (including management) instead of working together to fix issues. If you enjoy gossip, this is definitely the place for you. And don't forget being talked down to by management as if you are a child being punished. Respect is not a factor here. All in all, the Salt Lake City office is summed up as a HUGE stress and has the ability to break a person down both physically and mentally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees. Treat them with respect, they are not your children, they are your peers. Without a dedicated team you have nothing. A team drives a company or department to success, not your title and ego. Try putting yourself in your employees shoes, would like like to be degraded? I don't think so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Commercial and Industrial Account management.....more like baby sitting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Commerce City, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Commerce City, CO (US)

    I worked at Republic Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay was above average

    Cons

    You basically apologized all day for the drivers missing pickups, the phone would not stop ringing with people complaining about how bad this service was. Also billing questions about why their bill would go up by 25% 9 months after signing a 3 year contract. It's total extortion as they try to hold you to the contract. It appears that organized crime hasn't gotten to far away from the garbage business. Horrible work environment in an office for 10+ hours a day, too hot and then too cold. Not very friendly employees and the training is horrible. You will spend weeks doing online training and then 3 days in phoenix only to realize that everything you were taught was completely useless when it came to the performance of the company and it's operations staff. Way to paperwork heavy too. Still manually filling out forms and trying to figure out the right codes. You will get buried in paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change your "on-boarding" program to reflect more of the realistic day to day activities of the Account Manager. Hire sales managers that will actually help train people instead of walking around the office all day and socializing and trying to be the funny guy. You better be a good butt kisser or you are on the outside looking in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    JUST AWFUL!!!!!!
    NO, SERIOUSLY... RUN AWAY

    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at Republic Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No longer being employed there.

    Cons

    O WOW!!!! Where do I Start? Don't say you weren't warned!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start Over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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