Republic Services Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    It's okay just not a job to stick with, just a job till something better comes along.

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

    The biggest pro for me is not being OTR. Money is okay unless the truck breaks down then your hourly wage goes down. Benefits are decent

    Cons

    Most of the trucks (that I have used) could not pass a DOT inspection. They have guidelines about not picking up huge tree stumps, concrete, ect, but if you do not get it your supervisor will call you and tell you to go back and pick it up any ways. They do not have very clear guidelines. Upper management and CEO is out of touch with the workers and their equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Since I started all I have heard from the safety meetings talks are of "1 Fleet". I can not be successful on my route due to truck break downs, DOT violations, and uncooperative mechanics. If I wright down the night before on a VCR that something is wrong with the truck and then come in the next morning at 02:00 to find that it is not fixed because the mechanic said nothing is wrong. I will then go to the truck pre-trip it to find that there is still an air leak; I can hear it and in turn see it by the air gauge going down, the horn doesn't work, the hydraulic system not working properly, in many trucks that I have been in you have to completely fill the hydraulic fluid tanks up every day between 30 to 50 gallons of hydraulic fluid a day due to it leaking out on the route. Then when I try to say anything to the supervisors they just tell me that it is an excuse. The mechanics blame the drivers for the trucks breaking down, instead of doing their job properly.
    Here is the advice. Get better trucks. Try to listen to the employees instead of blaming them, don't dock our pay because the truck is slow or not working properly.

    Republic Services Response

    Feb 9, 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

  2. Great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Growth Representative in Leesport, PA
    Former Employee - Growth Representative in Leesport, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Great company. Lots of upward mobility. They really do value their employees.

    Cons

    I had to go to a landfill everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Targeted profitable growth.

    Republic Services Response

    Feb 5, 2015Talent Relations Specialist

    Thank you for your kind words!

  3. Helpful (1)

    Despicable and underhanded

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

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

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

    Pros

    401K, health care is ok not the best

    Cons

    Management called us out for a snow day on a Thursday. Operations made up the lost day on Saturday and they FORCED us to take a PTO or Vacation day for a day we made up. Is this legal?

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to screw your employees! You need to treat your employees as adults....stop micro-managing!!!!! The morale in the Durham location is at its lowest and supervisors nor management care, we are just bodies that they can replace. Its all how it looks on the outside, cook outs, awards dinner, family day look how good we treat our employees, but how about a decent raise, how about management, supervisors stop back stabbing yourselves and your employees! It all about covering you butt.

    Republic Services Response

    Mar 12, 2015Talent 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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  5. Hay have heavy Mechanics Experienced over 15 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Republic Services

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

    Pros

    I think is good company for me

    Cons

    Future for me in my family

    Advice to Management

    Management is yes I work in my life

    Republic Services Response

    Feb 5, 2015Talent Relations Specialist

    Thank you for your recommendation!

  6. Helpful (2)

    Was a good company too many years ago

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator in Lincoln, IL
    Current Employee - Operator in Lincoln, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Pay was ok, vacation, equipment, the day I quit

    Cons

    Everything where to start I been working ten yrs and looking hopefully I get hired of all the applications I filled out with other companies, to begin management hire nothing but relatives and people they know for all the management jobs and best positions never giving hard working employees an opportunity supervisors retaliate if not done their way DON SLAGER wake the f-up and look at your management there is people under you that don't get paid the 7 million dollars a year like you that have a harder time providing for their families yall always talk about safety and this is by far the worst company in safety management makes you do things that are unsafe as heck and while your at work having to do it their at home and people trust me if you have an accident it's your fault no matter what it was it was preventable there all about picking up trash at all cost I got tired of typing but I can go on forever about what I seen in ten yrs and experienced

    Advice to Management

    Yall are worthless maybe when they fire every manager in our district including HR for sleeping with the manager and you get your way every time I would maybe come back

    Republic Services Response

    Mar 12, 2015Talent 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

  7. It was a good job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Republic Services

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

    Pros

    very stable profession, good benefits and good pay. The company was one that I would recommend to anyone.

    Cons

    early hours....and a lot of them

    Republic Services Response

    Jan 30, 2015Talent Relations Specialist

    Thank you for your recommendation.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Stay away, be very careful of what sign when you agree to employment.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good office atmosphere and people. Pay is decent with great benefits.

    Cons

    Archaic systems. No compete. Training is ridiculous. Clause in employment contract states that you pay back everything you earn in the first 6 months if you quit within a specified time, be very wary of what you sign.

    Republic Services Response

    Mar 12, 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

  9. Supervisors and drivers asked to work 60 plus hour work weeks. Trucks are old and in bad shape. Stay away

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

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

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

    Pros

    Paid weekly and benefits are median

    Cons

    Very unorganized from top to bottom. Everyone works such long hours it creates a very cut-throat environment. Supervisor skill sets are very subpar and they are over worked, rarely completing any issues brought to them by drivers or other employees. Driver pay checks are almost always incorrect, with hours and tonnage left off checks. Upper management seems to vanish when there is turmoil due to relentless broke down trucks and discouraged drivers.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to clean house at this location. It was an Allied Waster location and bought out my Republic Services. Same management staff remained with same old mindset and ways. Top three managers came from a Uniform Company and hired their buddies to come over. Definitely a good ole boy environment here.

    Republic Services Response

    Mar 12, 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. Helpful (1)

    Looking for a new job!

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

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time

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

    Pros

    Laid out the red carpet! Promise the world with onboarding luncheons and keys to the "magic kingdom. All a setup!

    Cons

    Good ol' boy club where the executive team covers their butt and loves the friends police. God forbid you ask too many questions or have an original thought!

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror and ask if you feel good about the hours and effort people put in? Pay is below standards, culture is toxic and advancement is awarded to the quietest wheel!

    Republic Services Response

    Mar 12, 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. Helpful (1)

    DSM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Good co-workers and a recession proof industry

    Cons

    lack of incentives at a position because of a lack of merit based raises

    Republic Services Response

    Jan 20, 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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