Republic Services

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Republic Services Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 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
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very pleased with Republic Services.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room for growth. Not micro-managed.

    Cons

    Outdated CRM tools but I hear change is coming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company and Great Team

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    No micromanagement, family atmosphere, employees are frequently recognized and appreciated.

    Cons

    The smell. It is horrible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Scalehouse Operator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scalehouse Operator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Scalehouse Operator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Processing Customers at the window. Work indoors and running a computer.

    Cons

    Stand on your feet all day long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's nerve racking when the policies and processes change on a daily basis. An Accounting Supervisor does make a good Scalehouse Supervisor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company with priorities that values it's customers, employees and the planet.

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Many of the resources and points of contact are still out in the field rather than centralized at their headquarters.
    Management makes great efforts to hire the most knowledgeable and motivated candidates. It is a huge pro to be surrounded by co-workers that know what they are doing and care about their impact.
    Extensive benefits at a cost that you won't be able to touch at another company.
    The ability to be a part of something bigger/processing and disposal of our planets waste in an environmentally friendly way.

    Cons

    Like any company the size of Republic implementation of programs can be a little slower due to checks and balances. Fair trade off for ethical practices and job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow and adapt to ensure the company remains an industry leader.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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

    Good friendly environment great pay
    Management is fair

    Cons

    It smells all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a wonderful job

    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company Amazing Growth Opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, amazing teams, nice environment to work in.

    Cons

    Lack of qualified leaders, behind the times infrastructure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time in the day to day. So the craziness from the lack of infrastructure and accountability doesn't constantly get road blocked from you from mid-management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company, Great People!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Winder, GA
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Winder, GA

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

    Pros

    Well ran Business unit by people that understand the business.

    Cons

    constant change, too many forms/internal coding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify things. Territory Reps are spread really thin and the layers are unnecessary for efficiency some processes could be improved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company till the Merger

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Division Fleet Manager
    Former Employee - Division Fleet Manager

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

    Pros

    They let their Managers manage the business. Good work/life balance for most employees.

    Cons

    They merged with Allied Waste and changed the company culture. Four years later it seems like they are still struggling to establish a new culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look more at the pre merger Repulic Culture. A "cookie cutter" plan to manage each division is counter productive. What works in Las Vegas will not work as well in Nashville.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work and learn

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

    I have been working at Republic Services part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of cooperation and very different from the norm (outdoorsy)

    Cons

    some do not like to share information

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its good to track your employees habits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Strong and stable company; more pros than cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Upper management very friendly and approachable; open communication direct from the CEO with quarterly town hall meetings at corporate office; good promote from within plan; can easily transfer between departments after 1 year; health benefits offered diverse variety and build a plan option so you control costs and benefits.

    Cons

    While the company has a comparatively generous PTO plan (3 weeks of vacation in year 2), there is no flexibility to negotiate anything more or an option to take additional unpaid time off. Holidays are slight. Corporate office is crowded and those in cube farms can easily feel overlooked as valued employees. Also cubicles have short walls so there is nothing to block out distraction and is difficult to focus on job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer employees flexibility with PTO option to have additional time off unpaid (for instance, up to two weeks off unpaid with prior approval) to allow more work-life balance. Also please change cubicles to have higher walls. This may discourage employees from shouting across departments to fellow employees and aid in productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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