Rentokil Initial

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Rentokil Initial Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
42 Reviews
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42 Reviews
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    RI

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Career Driven
    Business Focused
    Customer Service at its heart
    Challenging
    Interesting

    Cons

    Political

    Large company not for the faint hearted and those not willing to invest time outside standard working hours if you wish to succeed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company was good at a time but recent leadership changes ruined the culture.

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    Former Employee - B?ranch Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - B?ranch Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I worked at Rentokil Initial

    Pros

    The people in the branch offices are great.

    Cons

    The corporate leadership lack people skills and direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some talent from other sources beside uniform industry and military background.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    IT helpdesk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rentokil Initial

    Pros

    Friendly staff, Nice working environment

    Cons

    Lack of communication from above

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication skills!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    The worst company I have ever had the miss fortune of working for. Heed my words!!!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader and Territory Sales in Brentford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader and Territory Sales in Brentford, England (UK)

    I worked at Rentokil Initial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Struggling to list any. A little less degrading than signing on. If you are on the front line you are probably better off financially in signing on. That's the grim reality of working for Initial Rentokil

    Cons

    Where do I start. Firstly the management structure rewards complete idiots. It seems to get any kind of promotion you must treat fellow employees sorry COLLEGEES lol. with little respect and great contempt. This specifically refers to the front line staff. Who incidentally are the only ones who do a decant days work. You will however meet some good people if you do treat them well.

    The whole operation is floored from the ground up. They pay for CDR's (Service Drivers) especially in LONDON is appalling.Would you be prepared to do a days work from 6am to 3pm for little more than the minimum wage

    The lack of financial reward and poor working conditions often leads to new starters leaving. This in turn breeds poor service as it takes a certain amount of time to learn a route and become proficient.

    Initial then spend more time and money recruiting CDR's for the same to happen. If the money that is spent on constantly recruiting new people was invested in wages, nights out and realistic incentives. The frontline staff would become a stable entity. Promoting great service and moral which in turn would lead to incremental business. Instead of the perpetual self- fulfilling prophecy that is currently adhered to.

    The sales staff are completely in competent and often led by a sales manager who is equally as incompetent. Who incidentally does not sell themselves but is very good at giving outdated sarcastic advise.

    If you are middle aged and have a screw loose you should apply you will fit right in. They might even give you the sales managers job. Stranger things have happened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Branch managers and regional directors . You cant seriously buy into the nonsense they is handed down to you. Grow a pair and stand up for what you believe in. We all want an easy life but dealing with the same problems of staffing and service must get to you?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Horrible Top Management in Blackwater / Gatwick destroying this company.

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    Current Employee - Regional Managing Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Regional Managing Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    RI has loyal employees, good customer base, international presence and some very profitable businesses. Business is route-based business, rather complex and challenging,

    Cons

    After a terrible time with the Unilever crew (CEO, chairman, CIO, Divisional mngmnt, corporate staff) who all have been fired after 4 years of total mismanagement (AB, PS, XBB) now with the new CEO (AR) all the pest managers get in charge of the total group. This is a mistake. The pest guys are profit driven (good) but lack management sills. They are basic, rude, simple guys bringing a lot of office politics and killing other parts of the business (textiles, washroom, plants). Before you join this company on a management level please talk to insiders ! It might save you a lot of trouble. Personnel turnover is un-be-lievable high (some places >30% / yr)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign immediately. Please hire new management who have experience in running a down-to-earth, profitable service business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Work hard, earn well.

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Territory Sales in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well known brand with a very good reputation. All employees are paid well for a good job. Many positive changes during my 4 years employment.

    Cons

    Sales people looking for a 9-5 wouldn't be advised to apply for position. If you are prepared to work in your own time there financial rewards are worth the effort. Lots of incentives which are well organised and worth working hard for. Uncapped commission always goes well, the more you do the more you'll get paid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    No career progression & too much politics

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    Former Employee - Work Level IV Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Work Level IV Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Rentokil Initial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    cant think any positive towards this company

    Cons

    A very disjointed work environment. The regional office for APAC is too small for the number of politics that's going around. It is not what you know, it is who you know.

    Location of the office is not the best either. Quite depressing actually....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior management should try to be examples and follow the company's policy when making decisions instead of instead of overriding it because you think you can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Vibrant and challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Gatwick, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Gatwick, England (UK)

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, forward looking, global company

    Cons

    promise more than deliver, need focus on maintaining skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less is more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Service Technician in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Service Technician in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good reliable company with great service and colleagues to work with. trains from within and we aim to deliver 100% satisfaction.

    Cons

    cant think of any to be honest,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging but satisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Camberley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Camberley, England (UK)

    I have been working at Rentokil Initial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    International experience
    Career growth
    Potential training in leadership and management available for those workers willing to take it.
    Opportunities to work with different departments, people from all work levels, and countries, which allow you to be more open minded.
    Availability to have access to front line experience

    Cons

    Lack of communication when decision have been made.
    Not everybody know about the benefits that we have as workers.
    High staff turnover

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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