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Great company ruined by clueless but overbearing regional leaders.

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Former Employee - Branch Manager
Former Employee - Branch Manager

I worked at Rentokil Initial

Pros

Close knitted and family culture among colleagues.

Cons

Ever since latest change in regional leaders (understand most were from Unilever), there has been too much interference from them. They know nothing about the business and seem more interested in lecturing local managers on how to run the business the 'unilever way'.

Really need to get in some professional experts in talent and HR, not just posers who only know how to show presentation slides while adopting an elitist attitude. HR needs to get experienced talents from MNCs to improve the morale and attrition rate, not just slapping "Director" titles on obviously inexperienced junior staff in order to fake a sense of career progression.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rentokil Initial is NOT Unilever, please do not belittle old timers who have been in the Company for a long time and disregard any advice from them as backward. Unilever is just one of the thousands of MNCs in the world, it is not the world authority on how to run a business.

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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Hardworking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
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