Republic Services

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Republic Services Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
199 Reviews
2.6
199 Reviews
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Republic Services President, CEO, and Director Donald W. (Don) Slager
Donald W. (Don) Slager
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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
  • 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 6 reviews)

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39 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Absolutely amazing company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Republic Services as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people and organization are truly amazing. The culture within the office is fast paced but extremely friendly and you can always find people willing to help out.

    Cons

    At times, they do seem a bit unorganized - in terms of not having standardization within their forms. They really do need to ensure that the folks that they bring on are properly trained and not just "thrown into the position" without any prior knowledge of projects / work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training is needed and it seems that there is a lot of wasted time with meetings. meetings should be at a maximum of 30 minutes, unless there are major issues to discuss...the culture from what I have seen is that if there is an issue well - "lets have a meeting"...not real productive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Team work is encouraged strongly. Managers are very willing to provide assistance and this applies to all departments. The help desk hotline provided by corporate company is a very big help when there's a question on the system used.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to move up if you are not willing to relocate.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Solid waste hauling company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Republic Services

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Paid Weekly!

    Cons

    Lots of change hard to keep up.

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  5.  

    Roll-off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rolloff Driver in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Rolloff Driver in Pontiac, MI

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

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good

    Cons

    The hours are pretty long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    I learned most of what I know at Republic Services.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Richmond, CA

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

    Pros

    They give you on the job training and their safety incentive program was very rewarding.

    Cons

    A lot of the people working for Republic Services are still operating like it's the 70's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No news was good news. However this wasn't very reassuring. Positive feedback, not just negative feedback, would've been appreciated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    transfer location

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

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

    Pros

    money ,union places,avoid get pay day rate because managment abuse the power to due more for the same money

    Cons

    don t know, need better operation managers w/ experience ,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managers not fair to make desicions to run the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Overall positive.

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

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (more than an 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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    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
    Current Employee - Operations in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (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

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