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Promotion? You don't get no stinking promotion!!

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Current Employee - Operations
Current Employee - Operations

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

Pros

Great business to be in
Flexible Schedule
Lot of potential to be a great company

Cons

Too much "politics"
Not enough communication
Sexist/Racist
Low Morale among employees
Internal promotions are very minimal

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop paying Managers so much money to do nothing. Stop comming up with all these new programs that never pan out yet cost a ton of money. If Don Slager really wants a company that runs well, it would be nice if he would hold his GM's and Region employees to the fire as opposed to "laying off" and cutting overtime for support staff.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Republic Services

  1.  

    Working for the garbage co.!

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

    I worked at Republic Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Broad resource availability from national-footprint company.
    Multiple lines of business and career opportunities.

    Cons

    Locally, not committed to innovative waste management solutions.
    Old-school company, without innovative internal technologies or processes.
    "Sales" treated as a "step child" of "Operations"; not given equitable voice in company success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Branches need more specific attention to local needs.
    Integrate the sales function into the overall success of the branch and company!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Was a great career for years but management had other ideas...

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

    I worked at Republic Services for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, average earnings which depending on your determination and skills, paid weekly on salary Good training but too long and really doesn't hit what you need to know when you hit the streets. Really enjoyed what I did on a daily basis, had fun, just most mgmt is oblivious.

    Cons

    Will keep this short as I had to redo this! Most mgmt is only concerned about his numbers to corp and doesn't care of who they step on or how. Favoritism was shown greatly in my office between the new reps and myself. You will do great if you brown nose the mgr and you don't need a brain to advance. Integrity is one of our "5 R's of Republic", well, they are missing a few, responsible and respectful, in my opinion only. Seems to be going toward micro-managing and too much admin work to do for you to successfully attain your monthly, absurd high sales goals for growth rep, but they don't understand the issue of why! 2 years behind the times and slow to change. Good ole boy network is obviously, that holds a lot of good people back. Lack of communication and the following of company policy on a consistent basis and changes daily and they don't let you know. I will stop here, but the last 5 years at least, I have dealt with impossible mgrs that have lied, covered things up, intimidated reps, held them back from being successful plus they had no clue of what most reps were actually doing to the customer base and did not care, long as they hit their budget #'s for their bonus (mgmt_) Had a blast really of what I did, just who I had to report to and up, may as well have been Porky Pig.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real people! Have you forgotten who is responsible for your paycheck! From the CEO to most upper mgmt people, clean out the wax in your ears and use your listening skills for once! You are so far removed the the actual world, the company is going in the wrong direction in a lot of places. You have lost so many great people and did not listen when some spoke, not good, they are the ones who keep the company going, the front line! You guys, all you do is make stocks look good by fudging numbers, you do nothing, I repeat, NOTHING for your customers!!! I help run my husbands business, if I acted and did business the way it is currently done there, well, I would lose the business for bad business decisions. Thanks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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