Republic Services Reviews

Updated July 28, 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 (5)

    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, 2015 – Talent Relations Specialist

    Thank you for your kind words!


  2. Customer Service Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company has a good structure in place

    Cons

    Management is not always on the same page - not enough corporate oversight for local management with no input from supervisors or employees

    Advice to Management

    Provide more onboarding and training to supervisors and employees

    Republic Services Response

    Jul 28, 2015 – Talent 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


  3. Lots of Hours, Not Alot of Pay

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits Package, they have very good medical and dental coverage as well as a good 401K retirement plan. The also provide uniforms and a boot allowance

    Cons

    They say they want you to succeed but do not give you the resources to do it. The equipment is old and requires a lot of maintenance to keep them running safely

    Advice to Management

    concentrate of fixing the problem not just covering them up. Keep the trucks on the road require money for parts and training

    Republic Services Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – Talent 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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  5. Division Manager

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Auntonomy. P&L responsibility. Staffing decisions.

    Cons

    Lack of support. Internal politics.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees -- they are your top asset.

    Republic Services Response

    Jul 23, 2015 – Talent 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


  6. Full time

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

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, and good benefits

    Cons

    Management doesn't think of you as a person they think of you as a number. Has gotten worse since January. They just worry about their bonuses. No appreciation for the employees. Their words verbatim- "we can work you 14 hrs a day.

    Advice to Management

    Worry more about getting trucks fixed, and having enough trucks. Keep the customers happy. Show appreciation towards your drivers. They are a reflection of the company. There is too much to list. Did not used to be this way.

    Republic Services Response

    Jul 23, 2015 – Talent 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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Diversity is a huge issue

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

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Steady work. There are a lot of positions that pay decent and don't require much.

    Cons

    There is zero diversity beyond the Route Supervisor position. Little to no women, little to no people of color in Operations, GM roles ect. It's a good ol' boys club at EVERY division across the country.

    Advice to Management

    What are you so afraid of? Why not promote from within, nurture those people who are dedicated to the business instead of stifling them with indifference? Instead good people are ignored because they arn't male and white. You end up with high turnover, and incapable Managers. It's 2015 we are in America, its time our Executive and other upper Management staff look like it!

    Republic Services Response

    Jul 20, 2015 – Talent Relations Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. This information has been shared with the appropriate team members for follow up. If you’d like to discuss this further please email us at ... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    Manager Experience

    • 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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good salaries and structure. Great place to learn the trash industry as their training is comprehensive.

    Cons

    Life work balance can be atrocious. There are too many conflicting interests from within the organization that can pull you 20 different ways.

    Republic Services Response

    Jul 20, 2015 – Talent 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


  9. Secure company but unclear career path

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

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits Decent Salary Opportunities for learning Secure and Stable Company

    Cons

    -No leadership/mentoring from managers -Unclear guidance on how to get promoted -As an ambitious but loyal employee, I am frustrated at the lack of career growth. -I see many talented and intelligent employees "stuck" in the same position for years while others are promoted every year. There is not a fair system in place to promote quality employees.

    Advice to Management

    Better career paths for employees and clear expectations for obtaining promotions.

    Republic Services Response

    Jul 20, 2015 – Talent 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. Great Job So Far

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Douglasville, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Douglasville, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy, Stress Free work environment

    Cons

    not a lot of pto

    Republic Services Response

    Jul 20, 2015 – Talent Relations Specialist

    Thanks for your review!


  11. Helpful (1)

    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.

    Republic Services Response

    Jul 6, 2015 – Talent Relations Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. This information has been shared with the appropriate team members for follow up. If you’d like to discuss this further please email us at ... More



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