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Rentokil Initial Reviews

Updated 10 Jan 2020

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4.4
87%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
Approve of CEO
Pros
  • "Working for Rentokil Pest Control is great a company if you are looking for long term progression within the company(in 39 reviews)

  • "Senior management will take the time to help your personal development(in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "No cons the work place is good with good people to work with(in 23 reviews)

  • "Hard to find a work/life balance(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great company so far"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Management Trainee in Fulham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to progress, all managers have been promoted within so understand the job you are doing.

    Cons

    have to work hard and long hours to get massive pay

    Advice to Management

    none

    Rentokil Initial2020-01-10
  2. "Good recruitment process"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Driver 

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful staff Good recruitment process

    Cons

    There are no cons here.

    Rentokil Initial2020-01-02
  3. "Place to grow"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Want to develop a career then Rentokil offers great opportunity. Whether you've a degree or not it's about who you are and willingness to be the best. Only promote from within

    Cons

    Demands, as with anywhere is you want to progress then you need to stand out from the crowd.

    Rentokil Initial2019-12-30
  4. "Best job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Dudley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People and flexibility, career development, promotion opportunities

    Cons

    Hours can be long at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going!

    Rentokil Initial2019-12-29
  5. "Excellent company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great rewards within the company

    Cons

    Underpaid and could off better reward

    Advice to Management

    None

    Rentokil Initial2019-12-23
  6. "Great company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician (Trainee Management Graduate) in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good training, amazing people, many progression opportunities, well rewarded financially, interesting job

    Cons

    Few minor problems but management are always working to fix anything

    Rentokil Initial2019-12-21
  7. "Not as it says on the box"

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    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rentokil Initial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Full training provided, investment in technicians was obvious.

    Cons

    Rentokil are a FTSE100 company, therefore they have shareholders to keep happy. This is apparent straightaway with their sales incentives and key account SLA times. Rentokil have this big deal about only promoting from within, which sounds good if you're a tech but in reality doesn't work as you've got surveyors, team leaders and field biologists who have only been in the industry 6 months. This, along with LOM who again have never been technicians makes for a very hard workplace. Nobody at Rentokil work off the same page, it makes getting up and trying to do a decent job very difficult. If you simply want to get your certificates and qualifications then by all means join Rentokil then leave and go elsewhere to gain experience in actual pest control.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting from within, or atleast have a minimum experience time that your graduates/techs have to have before promoting to roles that require exprinece and knowledge.

    Rentokil Initial2019-12-28
  8. "A truly excellent company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Investor Relations in Taplow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fantastic management. An inclusive, friendly and very non-political company. Diverse, responsible, and passionate about client service. Excellent training for all colleagues at all work levels across the group. Innovative and forward thinking. The best and proudest pest control company in the world!

    Cons

    Only one really - you are expected to work very hard at Rentokil!

    Rentokil Initial2019-12-09
  9. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Training Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Diverse role, plenty to keep you challenged

    Cons

    Comminucation cross division can be challenging but the company is aware and making great progress on improvement

    Advice to Management

    Keep aiming high.

    Rentokil Initial2019-12-03
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing start!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Service Driver in Worsley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible start and finish times Own Van - If you have your own route, otherwise you will be using your own vehicle a lot to meet up with drivers or to get to the depot.

    Cons

    I have been at Initial - Worsley for a few weeks now and have to say i am extremely disappointed with the lack of structure to the training of new drivers. There are no nominated trainers, you are just thrown out with any driver for 4 - 5 days then in at the deep end on service runs, you don't even get an Initial uniform so have to find or buy your own clothing which will be suitable until such time as the ordered uniform arrives but even then, it's like a free for all, so even if you have had uniform ordered, there's a good chance one of the other drivers is now wearing it!! Brand is everything and turning up to service customers without uniform is poor in my opinion and being asked who you work for is embarrassing due to a lack of branded uniform, and vans which still have Cannon all over them. This depot is total chaos at present! After being Cannon Hygiene originally it has been in transition to Initial since October and there really doesn't seem to be any end in sight to the chaos. This depot is totally unsuitable to be abe to cope with the number of drivers and waste being collected on a daily basis. I took this role largely based on the positive feedback from Rentokil Initial employees and so far am left feeling really disillusioned by my experience. I sincerely hope there is some light at the end of the tunnel at this particular depot as there is a huge amount of discontent at present.

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    Advice to Management

    Have a structured training programme and provide drivers with written details of what it consists of. Use experienced drivers / trainers, not drivers who have only been there a few weeks / months themselves who are also still learning. Have uniform available to new starters. Better communication with drivers as to timelines and future plans at this particular depot. Lack of communication is the biggest cause of frustration amongst employees.

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    Rentokil Initial2019-12-17
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