Republic Services

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Republic Services Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
Republic Services – Arlington – “Dallas Coyboys Stadium”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.6 183 reviews

52% Approve of the CEO

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

Donald W. (Don) Slager

(102 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Co-workers were scared of upper management, they were afraid they would get fired at anytime(in 7 reviews)

  • They merged with Allied Waste and changed the company culture(in 5 reviews)

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    Great Company and Great Team

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNo micromanagement, family atmosphere, employees are frequently recognized and appreciated.

    ConsThe smell. It is horrible.

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

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    Scalehouse Operator

    Scalehouse Operator (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsProcessing Customers at the window. Work indoors and running a computer.

    ConsStand on your feet all day long

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's nerve racking when the policies and processes change on a daily basis. An Accounting Supervisor does make a good Scalehouse Supervisor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A company with priorities that values it's customers, employees and the planet.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany of the resources and points of contact are still out in the field rather than centralized at their headquarters.
    Management makes great efforts to hire the most knowledgeable and motivated candidates. It is a huge pro to be surrounded by co-workers that know what they are doing and care about their impact.
    Extensive benefits at a cost that you won't be able to touch at another company.
    The ability to be a part of something bigger/processing and disposal of our planets waste in an environmentally friendly way.

    ConsLike any company the size of Republic implementation of programs can be a little slower due to checks and balances. Fair trade off for ethical practices and job security.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to grow and adapt to ensure the company remains an industry leader.

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

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood friendly environment great pay
    Management is fair

    ConsIt smells all the time

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing a wonderful job

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    Great Company Amazing Growth Opportunities

    National Accounts (Current Employee) Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsGreat opportunities, amazing teams, nice environment to work in.

    ConsLack of qualified leaders, behind the times infrastructure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some time in the day to day. So the craziness from the lack of infrastructure and accountability doesn't constantly get road blocked from you from mid-management.

    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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    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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    Strong and stable company; more pros than cons

    Senior Tax Analyst (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsUpper management very friendly and approachable; open communication direct from the CEO with quarterly town hall meetings at corporate office; good promote from within plan; can easily transfer between departments after 1 year; health benefits offered diverse variety and build a plan option so you control costs and benefits.

    ConsWhile the company has a comparatively generous PTO plan (3 weeks of vacation in year 2), there is no flexibility to negotiate anything more or an option to take additional unpaid time off. Holidays are slight. Corporate office is crowded and those in cube farms can easily feel overlooked as valued employees. Also cubicles have short walls so there is nothing to block out distraction and is difficult to focus on job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer employees flexibility with PTO option to have additional time off unpaid (for instance, up to two weeks off unpaid with prior approval) to allow more work-life balance. Also please change cubicles to have higher walls. This may discourage employees from shouting across departments to fellow employees and aid in productivity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work and learn

    Operation Clerk (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of cooperation and very different from the norm (outdoorsy)

    Conssome do not like to share information

    Advice to Senior ManagementIts good to track your employees habits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very secure company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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