Republic Services Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Republic Services President, CEO, and Director Donald W. (Don) Slager
Donald W. (Don) Slager
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Pros
  • good benefits insurance dental vision (in 15 reviews)

  • Decent but not great benefits that only partly make up for the rotten pay and 1 (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours inclement weather conditions (in 9 reviews)

  • All upper management talk about what they used to do when in their own minds they were successful (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    Outstanding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work community, awesome leadership skills, just awesome everything! This place ceases too amaze me everyday! I'm always learning something new to further me in this job.

    Cons

    I feel there are no "cons " to this job. It is a very awesome job and nothing can come close too explaining how happy I am here!

    Advice to Management

    Just know you have taken very good care of me and I appreciate everything you do. Everyone in management at the Fort Worth, TX MRF has my respect and I am thankful for such a great team.

    Republic Services Response

    Feb 27, 2015Talent Relations Specialist

    Thank you for your kind words!


  2. Great Company if you can get in

    Former Employee - Finance in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Finance in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Republic Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked as a contract employee with great people in a great environment. I would have loved to stay, but they only seem to hire MBAs and/or ex-Big 4 auditors for permanent positions.

    Cons

    None. Always treated fairly and as a member of the team, even as a contractor, and for the intern that I saw there also; two categories that are frequently not treated well.

    Advice to Management

    You could get some great and eager employees if you would look at the persons whole background, not just the educational pedigree.


  3. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Republic Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Focused on supporting its employees

    Cons

    Normal cons of Fortune 500 company.


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  5. Its ok...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is good
    office hours 8-5pm
    overtime is a plus

    Cons

    DRAMA HIGH SCHOOL
    extreme favoritism
    immature managers who do not know how to manage even if their life depended on it

    Advice to Management

    Please get new management!


  6. Not the same since the merger.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Payroll
    Former Employee - Payroll

    I worked at Republic Services

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Pay rates aren't too bad.

    Cons

    Treats employees like numbers instead of people. Does not care about their employees at all.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to everything you did before the merger.

    Republic Services Response

    Jun 30, 2015Talent Relations Specialist

    We are sorry to hear that your experience didn’t meet your expectations. We strive to create great experiences for our employees and we’re always seeking feedback. If you’d like to discuss this ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    Operations Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    decent salaries specially when you consider most of the workforce has no formal education.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Very lackluster use of technology to decrease operating costs and very antiquated company structure in which information does not flow from department to department without someone actually getting up and going to get the information or sending an email and waiting for reply.

    Advice to Management

    A company restructure is needed to add value for shareholders. Front line supervisors need to be allowed to be in a position to notice both good and bad behaviors so they can change them. stop abusing your front line salary work force and provide them with the necessary tools to do the job. If you really care about company image, budget to repaint all these ancient Allied waste trucks to republic blue and fix them so they don't leak all over our service areas.

    Republic Services Response

    Jun 24, 2015Talent Relations Specialist

    Thanks for your feedback. We would like to hear more about your ideas on how we can improve our employee experiences. Please contact us or your local Human Resources Representative. We can be reached ... More


  8. tsssssssssss

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crestwood, Cook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crestwood, Cook, IL

    I worked at Republic Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    instead of taking 1/2 hour lunch break you can take 45 min to a hour lunch break and get paid for those extra minutes, instead of calling in at the end of your route you can call your co workers on that same town to see if their done and meet up somewhere and shoot the breeze and smoke cigarettes for a half and hour and get paid for it before you call in for misses they were scared to get sent somewhere else and god forbid have to work some more

    Cons

    lots of gossiping among co workers, management blames you if something in the truck breaks down when you had nothing to do with the break down

    Advice to Management

    don't blame the drivers when your old equipment fails, and don't listen to the snibblers gossip

    Republic Services Response

    Jun 24, 2015Talent Relations Specialist

    We are sorry to hear that your experience didn’t meet your expectations. We strive to create great experiences for our employees and we’re always seeking feedback. If you’d like to discuss this ... More


  9. Overworked

    Current Employee - Dispatch in Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Dispatch in Washington, PA

    I have been working at Republic Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay.
    Advancement opportunities
    Laid back settings.

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Resource Constraints
    No training
    Work holiday weekends

    Republic Services Response

    Jun 24, 2015Talent Relations Specialist

    Thanks for your feedback. We would like to hear more about your ideas on how we can improve our employee experiences. Please contact us or your local Human Resources Representative. We can be reached ... More


  10. Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Republic Services

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Average salary based on position

    Cons

    Communication between management and employees, depending on location

    Republic Services Response

    Jun 16, 2015Talent Relations Specialist

    Thanks for your feedback. We would like to hear more about your ideas on how we can improve our employee experiences. Please contact us or your local Human Resources Representative. We can be reached ... More


  11. Residential Driver

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Republic Services

    Pros

    Easy job for the pay

    Cons

    Can work long hours especially when equipment breaks down

    Republic Services Response

    Jun 16, 2015Talent Relations Specialist

    Thanks for your feedback. We would like to hear more about your ideas on how we can improve our employee experiences. Please contact us or your local Human Resources Representative. We can be reached ... More



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