Republic Services
2.6 of 5 157 reviews
www.republicservices.com Phoenix, AZ 5000+ Employees

Republic Services Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
Republic Services – Arlington – “Dallas Coyboys Stadium”

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2.6 157 reviews

                             

52% Approve of the CEO

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

Donald W. (Don) Slager

(85 ratings)

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

Pros:
  • "Good pay, good benefits, 401k w/ percentage company match"
    in 11 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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Great workers, stab in the back management

Residential Driver (Current Employee)
Du Quoin, IL

I have been working at Republic Services full-time for more than a year

ProsThe paychecks are good, benefits are so so.

ConsYou bust your butt for that paycheck and the hours are long ie. no home life. The mid-management people will terminate you just because they can, and then lie to the unemployment office trying to get you denied.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would say revamp your management, especially mid management, but that would be unfair to the wealthy stockholders.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Treat employees like crap

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Republic Services

Prosdecent benefits and you get alot of hours

ConsManagement does not care, you work 65hrs a week in the shop and all you hear is come in earlier and stay later.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people in the shop.

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 people, slow moving company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Republic Services full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe people at the company are hard working and nice to work with

ConsCorporate does not act like a corporation. They let the local divisions run on their own, with no real direction or consistency. The communication in the company really does not exist. The everyday employees have no idea what the corporate stategic objectives are or what their plans are.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet in the 21 Century and invest in technology. You will gain efficiency in the long run and have a higher employee satisfaction rating.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Endless opportunities!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Republic Services

ProsEndless amount of opportunities to move up the latter. Great team of people to work with

ConsNothing that I know of currently.

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

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I had a good work experience working with the company.

Service Driver (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Republic Services full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe job is comm. based on number of units service and type of units serviced. The chance of increasing your pay is largely up to you. The routes very each day and through out the year. Your work alone to keep the customers happy. Good benifits and a fair work environment. Out in the weather all day.

ConsUnits are service 24/7. During the busy summer months can be burned out with 6 days and 50 plus hours every week. This includes holidays and especially special events.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more service drivers and let the drivers help in the winter time repairing units. Also get a union contract before they loose any more contracts.

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

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Formerlly a good Company, currently ethically challenged

Human Resources (Former Employee)

I worked at Republic Services full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSalary is good and most of the local level managers are good people to work with and care about doing the right thing.

ConsSenior HR management is ethically challenged and will lie and throw anyone under the bus to try and excuse their poor decisions.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at your senior HR leaders and how they are spending your money.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Business Ethics suck

Sales (Current Employee)

I have been working at Republic Services full-time for more than a year

ProsThe customer service rep girls are very helpful

ConsNepostism, this company hires their family members. Mafia type work environment. taining and management suck at helping new reps succeede. Bigger accounts went to District managers cousin.

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Has the potential to be really good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Republic Services full-time

ProsCompensation, good industry, region management

ConsCorporate not on same page as local teams, constant change, too much put on local management, too many corporate layers?

Advice to Senior ManagementPush control back to the field. Make sure corporate leaders are on the same page.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's a big company with all of the attendant benefits and faults.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Republic Services full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLots of opportunity to move within the company due to its wide geographic footprint.

ConsThe company has shortchanged its IT spend for years, Republic is throwing a lot of money at trying to bring its systems up to the industry standard.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company is trying to split the difference between having empowered field managers or forcing all decisions to be run through the bureaucracy. If Republic wants to be successful it should choose a path and move forward, the hybrid approach is doing nothing but damaging morale.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very secure company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Republic Services as an intern for less than a year

ProsCompany Culture, Benefits, Health Insurance, and great pay are just some of the benefits that await you when choosing to work for Republic Services.

ConsThere are some long hours on most days that you work. An eight hour day is very rare. Expect to work a few hours longer.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep making sure that the front line workers' needs are met. Also, continue to recognize all workers for meeting goals and accomplishments.

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

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