Republic Services

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Republic Services Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
215 Reviews
2.6
215 Reviews
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Republic Services President, CEO, and Director Donald W. (Don) Slager
Donald W. (Don) Slager
114 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, good benefits, 401k w/ percentage company match (in 15 reviews)

  • Decent but not great benefits that only partly make up for the rotten pay and 1 (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • You don't get much time with your family and work long hours (in 9 reviews)

  • All upper management talk about what they used to do when in their own minds they were successful (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good

    • 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

    Managers/local divisions make or break you

    Cons

    Too long selling cycle on bigger accounts , too much paperwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with experienced waste industry new hires for top level management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Dear Mr. Slager"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Republic Services as a corporation, seems to be well respected in the industry and the communities we serve. 30,000 employees strong, allows us to offer our employees a benefits package that is a little more rewarding. "Words" show there is a great opportunity to grow and advance your career with Republic Services.

    Cons

    The lack of Leadership! The lack of basic skills such as follow through, communication and teambuilding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please! Look in the mirror and ask yourself "Am I a LEADER or a Manager?" If you are a LEADER, then Mobilize yourself from your cozy offices in Phoenix get out into your hauling divisions and talk with your drivers and frontline supervisors. Take some supervisors and drivers to lunch (not hand picked by local management either) and actually listen to what is being said. Being held captive in the General Managers office, drinking the home made cool aid, is not going to lead Republic Services to success. Any of us that are true leaders, know that our actions, actions, actions are what defines us and what will gain our employees trust and commitment to follow. Lies, false promises, "do what I say not as I do" undefined direction an mixed messages, under a dictatorship will deliver results in a short term. What casualties will there be along the way, what durability will there be long term, what happened to the man that sowed his seeds and they fell on rocky ground where there was not much soil, immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil. When the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away. Is this what we want our legacy, the future of our company to be "short term success"? If you are a MANAGER "collecting a pay check", McDonalds is hiring!

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time

    Pros

    Some locations have a great culture. Relaxed dress code. Decent sick and vacation policies. Advancement is possible.

    Cons

    Limited bonus potential and some locations are not team players. To advance, you must be willing to transfer to the corporate office. Pay seems lower than competitors. As with most large companies, innovation can be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate managers of all teams. Great leaders produce great results. Poor leaders produce excuses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never a dull day....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great personalities, strong sales talent, relaxed atmosphere at the office

    Cons

    Management is horrible. Never seen operations so inefficient and unwilling to take care of the customer. Everyone is always frustrated that they can't get the help they need. Management always making things too complicated and throwing people under the bus for anything under the sun. Unrealistic expectations, no desire to take care of the customers. It takes them 2 weeks to make a five minute decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the reps take care of their customers! Funny how back when the microscpe wasn't on giving credits or expenses how well the company thrived and everyone made money. Now things are so tight everyone is afraid of asking to take care of their customer.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Decent job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Roll Off in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Roll Off in Aurora, IL

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits pension

    Cons

    Long hours inclement weather conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pay could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit and Collections Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Credit and Collections Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    work environment and management are ok

    Cons

    out of date software programs

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Seriously?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial (FEL) in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Commercial (FEL) in Arlington, TX

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

    Pros

    This company has great pay (for those who can keep up with production and meet the productivity goals) that gets directly deposited into my bank account every week + the competitive benefits for myself and family keep me there.

    Cons

    Always too much drama and not enough action. Management would get positive results when they start promoting experienced and well-qualified leaders from within its own department that have proven success over and over again. Therefore, a definite con would be no opportunity to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commercial front load supervisor...

    "the possibilities are endless...but to truly understand and appreciate the game, you would have to play it."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    YOU WILL NEVER CLIMB THE LADDER HERE.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Melrose Park, IL

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    have nothing good to say. i get a check every week. that's about it.

    Cons

    They dim your light here, instead of making it shine brighter. they smash that light bulb on the floor and step all over it to make sure that it will NEVER try to light again.
     i have applied to multiple positions within the company and each and every time, I do not get it. No one explains why, nor the tell you what you can do to qualify.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Money not worth the headaches

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Maintenance Manager in Fall River, MA
    Current Employee - Division Maintenance Manager in Fall River, MA

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, very liberal on the bonuses

    Cons

    No way to move up, management micro-manages everything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Years of service DON'T matter!

    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    The company was great years ago - now not many pros to discuss

    Cons

    The corporate lack of caring for its employees. I was a major part in building my office and was simply swept away like dirt under a rug.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit using the divisions as a proving ground for your corporate ladder climbing narcissists!

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