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UK Senior Management is really KILLING this once great company.

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Current Employee - Director
Current Employee - Director

I have been working at Rentokil Initial

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Rentokil and all of its business lines (pest, textiles, washroom, tropical plants, facility mngmnt etc) is quite interesting and complex business. They have (had) large market shares, great customers, very (!) loyal employees and making in some places great money (>30% nett profit !).

Cons

Since 2008/2009 UK senior management was replaced by former Unilever management where the top 3 (chairman, ceo and divisional mngmnt) can earn 30 million GBP each (!) if they reach their targets in 2011 / 2012. All the reorganizations, management changes, site closures, lay offs are driven by this bonus scheme of these guys.
Another issue is that UK senior managemeht (CEO, Chairman, CIO, div mngmnt, far east mngmnt, supply chain staff, finance staff, etc are meanwhile ALL former Unilever guys) is looking at this company, people, procedures, culture etc from a Unilever perspective which is TOTALLY different and does not make sense at all. So people are fired, business models are changed, big decisions are taken which do not make sense at all. So therefore many many reorganizations, changes failed, results are under pressure and they blame local country management.
Since Alan Brown (CEO) joined : stock price is way down, profits disappeard, revenue showed no progress and he keeps on blaming local management for lousy results and the so called 'bad old Rentokil culture'.
It's a shame.

Advice to Management

Resign. Immediately. The chairman, CEO and divisional management should be replaced by normal people who have a feeling for this business and its people (!) and who do not manage this company from yheir ivory unilever tower bu tare in touch with reality.

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  1. Hardworking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible time, biggest service company, high salary compare to similar business, good relationship among colleagues, easy to communicate with senior management

    Cons

    Lack of development training, very result oriented sometimes not consider the process, do not have clear job description, worried about career path

    Advice to Management

    Create clear structure completed with job description for every employees, create career path and develop employee with structural training.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Rentokil Initial

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary package for young starters, you will face a variaty of clients and learn a lot about client facing issues.

    Cons

    The company is spiritual bankrupt, very bad or poor leadership style.
    Leader can't see further then their nose, no plan for the future. The company is more reactive instead of proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to your staff member, they are the real heart of the company and they are not your enemies. You will learn a lot by speaking to them.

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