Republic Services

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Republic Services Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
213 Reviews
2.6
213 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 13 reviews)

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


Cons
  • All upper management talk about what they used to do when in their own minds they were successful (in 8 reviews)

  • The extremely long hours and Saturdays you work (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Was once a great company but currently going down hill. Stay away from Capital Heights MD location!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great industry! Pretty much recesion proof. Car allowance. competive base salary. Lots of room for advancement locally and throughout the country. Good Benefits. 401K etc

    Cons

    Your sales manager pretty much makes or breaks you. They have been hiring a lot of sales managers from out of the industry, who have not idea how the industry works. Same with upper management. As an account manager, you are required to defend aginst VERY aggresive price increases, which are obvious cases of price galging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your sales teams. Do not set unrealstic sales quotas that are un attainable. Do not have idiots in high positions , who make decisions that are not logic, because they are so far out of touch with the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    "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.  

    Hard work for low pay, and dishonest management at business unit level.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Residential Driver in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Residential Driver in Lakeland, FL

    I worked at Republic Services full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits were decent but cost more than I would have liked. Mostly a Monday through Friday position but some Saturdays are required if a holiday falls during the week.

    Cons

    The hours were terrible. We would start at 5:30am with no idea of when we would get off. I never worked one week below 50 hours and overtime is calculated by your production rate so they can pay you less the more you work. Management is clueless about what is actually going on in the field but insisted on micromanaging your entire day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a fair wage and listen to what your drivers are telling you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never a dull day....

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    • 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.  

    Pay could be better

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    • 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

  7. 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
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Will work you to the bone

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

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

    Pros

    Big on safety and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    Cut throat management that will stop at nothing to throw each other under the bus. They like to target higher paid non union employees that have earned it from long time employment and force them out by lying and getting them in trouble for every little thing just so they can fill your position with someone at much lower pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You talk of values? How you gonna have that when your revolving employee door is spinning at high speed or when employees can't trust anyone they work with for fear of being setup to take a fall and lose their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Accountant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Republic Services

    Pros

    Good company with good benefits

    Cons

    Need to be moble to move up.

  10.  

    Great company, well focus on safety of their employees and the company

    Current Employee - Landfill Heavy Equipment Operator in Robstown, TX
    Current Employee - Landfill Heavy Equipment Operator in Robstown, TX

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

    Pros

    It's a good career, you'll get to move up pretty fast if you are committed to it, a lot of good benefits and good over time, also you get paid vacation,holiday pay, and many more things

    Cons

    You will be working from dust to dawn, so if you like spending a lot of time with your family this is not for you, on wet weather you'll need to have an extra set of eyes it gets ugly, can't trust your team mates because they will backstab you just so they can have it easy with the supervisor and manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management please keep up with the promises that you guys tell all of your employees, we are tired of hearing the same thing every year and nothing gets done

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    work life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Sales in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great compensation and products available. Waste Industry.

    Cons

    paperwork, small territories, overwhelmed staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more sales opportunities and better management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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