Republic Services Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
193 Reviews

2.7
193 Reviews
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Republic Services President, CEO, and Director Donald W. (Don) Slager
Donald W. (Don) Slager
105 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

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

    Pros

    Many 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.

    Cons

    Like 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow and adapt to ensure the company remains an industry leader.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I learned most of what I know at Republic Services.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician  in  Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Richmond, CA

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

    Pros

    They give you on the job training and their safety incentive program was very rewarding.

    Cons

    A lot of the people working for Republic Services are still operating like it's the 70's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No news was good news. However this wasn't very reassuring. Positive feedback, not just negative feedback, would've been appreciated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent job, problems with some management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Free health insurance, some really great supervisors

    Cons

    Not great pay, some issues with upper management, strict policy for personal time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are human beings with lives & families not robots

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    transfer location

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Driver
    Current Employee - Lead Driver

    I have been working at Republic Services for more than 10 years

    Pros

    money ,union places,avoid get pay day rate because managment abuse the power to due more for the same money

    Cons

    don t know, need better operation managers w/ experience ,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managers not fair to make desicions to run the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not good

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

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

    Pros

    Good wages, good people at the business unit levells

    Cons

    If you are not legacy Allied you will get fired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your trusted long term employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

    • 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

    Pros

    recession proof, busy, great team

    Cons

    Could use better communication between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall positive.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    People at work are courteous.

    Cons

    Hard to make change quickly; takes time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most Sacramento employees are loyal and worth keeping.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A few bad apples makes it a difficult place to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Can be fun work, good co workers, good work schedules (for the most part)

    Cons

    Terrible direct manager. I have engaged direct manager and his manager multiple times with no success. A few bad apples makes this a difficult place to work at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of terrible lower management! Unless there is a management change up, I would not recommend this employer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall Positive, but at times frustrating.

    • 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 full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, especially the 401k match and vision and dental are better than a lot of companies.

    Cons

    It's still an "ole boys" club and a lot of nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have employees who want to learn more, be more, and advance. Help them out instead of saying "we'll see", otherwise the employee will become work drones that have lost the passion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

    • 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

    Pros

    Good friendly environment great pay
    Management is fair

    Cons

    It smells all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a wonderful job

    Approves of CEO

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