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Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY

I have been working at Stericycle full-time (more than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Extra hours to pick up (while it lasts )

Cons

Poor management. Choose not to address what's right in front if them. Supervisors who pretend to work ... Great at acting busy

Advice to Management

Replace management & hire those who can actually manage. Stop with favoritism we all see it. Rules don't apply to all Treat employees more than just a number Years of dedication should mean something Many have stop caring & only here for a paycheck

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Well, at least it's indoors!

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    Current Employee - Sharps Service Specialist
    Current Employee - Sharps Service Specialist

    I have been working at Stericycle full-time

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

    Pros

    Do you enjoy collecting/packaging bio-medical waste, with little supervision, but dozens of people willing to tell you how to do your job? Then, has Stericycle got a job for you! As a Sharps Service Specialist, you can run the risk of acquiring a debilitating, life-altering illness (AIDS, Hepatitis, MRSA, C-Diff, the list goes on & on!) through needle-sticks, touching, or just plain breathing! Sound like the job for you? Don't forget beginning some days at 2 or 3AM, low-pay(considering what your doing), hours of walking, and the possibilty of pushing a 500-lb cart to a dock area!
    There is very little oversight, so most on-site employees will abuse this privilege to "stick it to the company". Ways in which this is accomplished? Well, since you are tracked by "Field Force Manager", most will pull up to a job site, and sit for an hour (or 2). While they could be inside, tending to their job, instead, they collect hours of unworked pay. Some just "do a drive-by", and drive by the site, since it will appear they've been at their site on Field Force Manager. Another tactic is to get to the job site at 2 or 3a, then sleep for a couple hours, while on the clock, before actually starting at 4 or 5a. Also, it's common for Sharps Service Professionals to get paid for 8 hours, while only actually working 3 or 4 hours.
    Some locations are actually appreciative of the role your providing, by not making them collect/package the bio-medical ("SHARPS") containers.

    Cons

    During the interview process, of course, you're told the company hires from within. This isn't the case. They're not actually looking for potential, or perceived competency in a role, but who will be dumb enough to take the offered low pay. The hours of supervisors can range from 3a-8p, receiving calls throughout that time-frame, while also responsible for covering sick/vacationing employees, participating in conference calls, doing payroll, performance reviews, hiring/firing, etc.
    The politics involved in receiving a promotion are professionally prohibitive. Generally, managers have their favorites (and their whipping boys). If you happen to be an unfortunate of one of the whipping boys, your chances at advancement are either zero, or none.
    They offer great benefits, but only if you're a salaried, professional employee. Hourly employees are unable to save anything, let alone participate in 401k, and other offered investment opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for. You want a competent supervisor/manager? Then hire a person who actually has experience w/payroll, performance reviews, the ability to actually LEAD. If you hire someone without any experience, place them into a supervisory roll ("sink or swim"), 9 times out of 10, that person will sink, ESPECIALLY give little or no training is offered.

    The oversight of managers, by upper/senior management is laughable. How about actually holding middle-manager's feet to the fire when metrics/performance goals aren't being met.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Overall it was pleasant. But hard at times as well

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    Former Employee - Hospital Service Supervisor
    Former Employee - Hospital Service Supervisor

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was good, Flex time, Company car, cell phone, Benefits. All the Fringe benefits were pretty good. We worked hard and we played hard.

    Cons

    Upper management support, Leadership development, a change in culture was needed but not everyone supported that notion. I worked my butt off for no recognition on a job well done.

    Advice to Management

    When you see obvious leaders and visionary people please do not waste them or feel threaten they will only make you look better in the long run.

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