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Rentokil Initial Reviews

Updated 18 July 2018
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Pros
  • "Senior Management are approachable and honest and they truly live their promises" (in 14 reviews)

  • "A company always looking to move forward in the pest control industry" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Rentokil"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Flexible working
    Great culture - friendly and down to earth
    Very driven and commercial organisation
    A lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Head office location (Camberley and Gatwick)

    Rentokil Initial Response

    17 Jul 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the comments that you have left. We wish you the best of luck in your career.


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Senior management team are highly approachable, they share the company values and live and breath the company ethos
    Reward for the job is fair, management and senior management make the extra effort to reward employees outside of their regular salary
    Great investment in technology and lead the way in a number of sectors regarding digital transformation
    Positive staff culture and generally a positive environment to work in.

    Cons

    High output expected of senior employees, work/life balance can be difficult to maintain

    Rentokil Initial Response

    2 Jul 2018 – HR Manager

    Thanks for leaving us a 5 star review and for such positive words.

  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rentokil Initial part-time

    Pros

    - Challenging work
    - Great development opportunities

    Cons

    - Management need to be more efficient

    Rentokil Initial Response

    18 Jun 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank for you leaving us a 5 star review. Good to hear that you found the work challenging and recognised the development opportunities we offer. Appreciate the feed back on management efficiency... More


  4. "Proud to be part of the Rentokil Family"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in London, England
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company offers tremendous support and a lot of professional training.
    Amazing career opportunities as the company promotes internally. I have been recently promoted to Area Sales Manager role, and the company will be assisting me with my further development.

    Cons

    Cannot think of anything that would make me want to consider working for someone else.

    Advice to Management

    NA

    Rentokil Initial Response

    4 Jun 2018 – HR Manager

    First of all congratulations in your recent promotion and for leaving us a five star review. Good luck in new position.


  5. "Not paying enough"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Camberley, England
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Camberley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of training opportunities available.

    Cons

    Managers have no idea what's going on.

    Rentokil Initial Response

    21 May 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank you for leaving us a review. Great to hear that you believe there are lots of opportunities to learn. We share all comments with our managers so if you would like to provide any further... More


  6. "Great place to learn and work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity to learn new skills.
    - Able to work with a large number of companies/business lines across the globe.
    - People are friendly and operate in a team environment.
    - Variety of work

    Cons

    - A very slow company to adapt quickly to change and new ideas

    Rentokil Initial Response

    10 May 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. It is good to see that you are enjoying your role and the variety this brings. Good people are key to our success and we will keep on... More


  7. "Large global business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camberley, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camberley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A large global organisation, which also has a local feel.
    Friendly and down-to-earth.
    Working at Rentokil Initial is busy and focused.
    I value the flexible working and support the company provide. We work hard and there is strong leadership and direction which is seeing results.

    Cons

    In some roles and parts of the business - career development isn't straightforward or clear. There are opportunities to develop in roles and with your career if you are clear about what you want and seek it.

    Advice to Management

    Raise awareness of the importance of colleagues being healthy and well, in addition to safe.

    Rentokil Initial Response

    10 May 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a positive and rounded review and for the comments that you have left. It is great to hear read that you feel supported within the company. Regarding your... More

  8. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time

    Pros

    Such a great company to work for like working for a big family and lots of opportunities to grow and develop.

    Cons

    None that i can think of.

    Rentokil Initial Response

    10 May 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. You clearly enjoy being part of the Rentokil Initial Family and it is lovely to read.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Best company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Surveyor in London, England
    Current Employee - Surveyor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Where do I start. I started rentokil as a pest control technician. The training received from day one is outstanding I often joke with friends and family that I have learnt more since joining rentokil than I did my whole school career. The support you get from front line management to even the directors is outstanding they make a point of making there way around the country see us in our areas. If you work hard you can reap in the benefits from bonuses to award ceremony’s basically a good old night out on the company. I have recently taken the sales path coming out of pest control after over two years being here and I can’t wait to move up the ladder as all of management have. Because the rule at rentokil is they don’t employ management off the street you have to start at the bottom you can’t be experts if you don’t know the trade and for me thats everything. Job satisfaction is unbelievable

    Cons

    Not really many cons you know what the job is it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but we all know what we sign up for. The only thing Is the communication within the area can be flat but I think that’s through individual choice.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you do

    Rentokil Initial Response

    30 Apr 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the comments that you have left. It is great to hear read that you feel supported and able to progress in your role. All pros and cons are... More


  10. "Brilliant if your face fits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Busineess Analyst in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Busineess Analyst in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rentokil Initial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Interesting work
    - Good Working environment.
    - Generally nice people.
    - Good opportunities

    Cons

    - My Mgmt line was made redundant, and 5 months later, my performance rating (agreed with new line mgr) was downgraded from above. I was told that I should not raise any grievance as it would count against me and damage my career. Over the next 6 months I was given little work, not allowed to go on courses, and then made redundant.
    - Beware potentially political, bullying management.

    Advice to Management

    In my opinion, whatever the rights and wrongs, it is not acceptable to advise that raising grievance will damage your career with a company.

    I liked working for Rentokil, but the above experience definitely make me say, go in with your eyes open.

    Rentokil Initial Response

    21 May 2018 – HR Manager

    Thank you for leaving a review. Disappointed however to read some of your comments. Please rest assured that we will look into the points you have raised and in the meantime, if you are willing to... More


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