Republic Services
2.6 of 5 176 reviews
www.republicservices.com Phoenix, AZ 5000+ Employees

Republic Services Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
Republic Services – Arlington – “Dallas Coyboys Stadium”

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2.6 176 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

Republic Services President, CEO, and Director Donald W. (Don) Slager

Donald W. (Don) Slager

(99 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
176 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good pay, good benefits, 401k w/ percentage company match"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Big company, great benefits, promote from within, try to develop talent"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Co-workers were scared of upper management, they were afraid they would get fired at anytime"
    in 6 reviews
  • "They merged with Allied Waste and changed the company culture"
    in 5 reviews
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    Not a Sales company.... Very operations focused

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsAs a current Sales Representative the pros are flexible schedule and opportunities to meet people in all types of businesses.

    ConsVery recent changes to commision policy make it impossible to meet monthly quota. The changes have reduced the average sales income by 30%. Sales staff have zero opportunity to be promoted. The company is completely focused on operations and cutting expendutures rather than being creative and growing the business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want a professional company allow your sales people to be professional sales people and compensate accordingly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company in growth mode. Many great leaders in an industry which is very competitive but fulfilling.

    Division Human Resources Manager (Former Employee)
    Wayne, MI

    ProsGreat opportunities to perform as a team member of a great group. Strong expertise at all levels of the organization.

    ConsWhile in a growth mode, possesses a few managers who make bad decisions which effect the well being of individuals and the group.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your focus, delegate the decisions and trust your good people to make great business decisions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life at Republic Services

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company provides many trainings and offers more on their learning portal. They post various job openings across the country.

    ConsThe company does not compensate for hard work, raises are very weak. Raises seem to go to people who are related with the hire ups.

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    Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsBenefits are descent.They paid a living wage/salary. It was a great first career for me and provided valuable business lessons. I would never see it as my forever career.

    ConsThere were limitations on how far you could advance depending on how much time you were willing to give up with your family. As I value family more, I knew I wasn't going much further.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou would get better, more qualified people in positions if a work/life balance was promoted.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dynamic work environment

    Accounting Manager (Former Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGood business given their market position and scale

    ConsDue to markets served, no ability to gain global business experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntroduce rotational job opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company, Great People!

    Territory Representative (Current Employee)
    Winder, GA

    ProsWell ran Business unit by people that understand the business.

    Consconstant change, too many forms/internal coding

    Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify things. Territory Reps are spread really thin and the layers are unnecessary for efficiency some processes could be improved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Florida Republic Services Managment Operations

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSalarys are generally average or better

    ConsInconsistent Management Focuses and Platforms that are hampering the growth and customer service. Republic's Florida Operations is handicapped by many regional managment problems that are threatening to reduce the company's growth and market share in the Florida Market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAvoid a management position with Republic in the Florida Market

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company till the Merger

    Division Fleet Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThey let their Managers manage the business. Good work/life balance for most employees.

    ConsThey merged with Allied Waste and changed the company culture. Four years later it seems like they are still struggling to establish a new culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook more at the pre merger Repulic Culture. A "cookie cutter" plan to manage each division is counter productive. What works in Las Vegas will not work as well in Nashville.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    How to nail your interview for Ops

    Operations Manager (Current Employee)

    Prospay is OK
    Benefits are OK

    ConsHorrible Compensation plan - small raise structure, tiny bonus
    Incompetent workers
    Constantly overwork employees - 70 hrs/week in Operations
    Work every holiday
    Lack of Talent Development
    Flavor of the Week style from Management
    Company lacks integrity

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This company is horrible! I would run!!

    Commercial Driver (Current Employee)
    Westland, MI

    ProsGood pay, benefits, even hours to work

    ConsUpper management is horrible, they will use you and then when they are done with you they will just fire you and make up a lie, management blames any mistake they make on fellow employees to throw them under the bus, anything to save themselves, run down place, long hours, complain they have no money and need to cut hours, play favors,

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind people with a brain

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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