Republic Services

www.republicservices.com

Republic Services Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
231 Reviews
2.7
231 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Republic Services President, CEO, and Director Donald W. (Don) Slager
Donald W. (Don) Slager
123 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, good benefits, 401k w/ percentage company match (in 15 reviews)

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


Cons
  • You don't get much time with your family and work long hours (in 9 reviews)

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

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Roll-off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rolloff Driver in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Rolloff Driver in Pontiac, MI

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

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good

    Cons

    The hours are pretty long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    transfer location

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

    I have been working at Republic Services (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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Never a boring day!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    ability to run your own show with your books of business with minimal mgmt if you have the experience. Not routine.

    Cons

    No room for females to excel or move up in the company - "its a boys club". pays the bills, but if you are looking for more; try another industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at internal employees for advancement opportunities (both genders).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall positive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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
  10. 9 people found this helpful  

    High wire act without a net

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    The pay plan is OK, enough to attract good managers. The local people are really top notch.

    Cons

    Constant turnover; even at senior levels. Bullying from the very top of the company permeates down to the division level, setting a culture of what is called "accountability". Sales Managers become the equivalent of kindergarten teachers, enforcing silly rules to protect themselves at meetings to explain why sales aren't growing at the expected rate. Customer satisfaction is secondary to sales statistics such as FRF and ERF participation rates, which add as much as a third to the monthly service bill. Over the past four years, I have been asked three times to "turn on the fees" to customers that negotiated no fees on their contract. The strategy is to apply 20+% FRF and 10% ERF to these customers without warning and see who catches it. It is common to hit customers with 15-17% price increases every year on top of the fees (also without notification). If the customer balks and tries to "quit"; we are instructed to hold them to the letter of the contract or if no valid contract exists, implement a "save at all costs" strategy; a slash and burn tactic to ruin the profitability of the competitor. There is a wannabe tough guy attitude at the very top of the company. We see in the annual recording of the GM conference his idle threatening statements like "do it our way or go someplace else" management style. Many, many people choose the latter as it turns out. From a management perspective, HR is a joke. The tough guy attitude continues down through all levels of HR, who are entitled to be judge, jury and executioner on the many HR issues that occur in this bullying environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale back the tough guy routine and you will have happier employees and more effective managers. The way we treat our customers is inexcusable and is the reason the company continues to shrink even after "synergy" from the merger was completed. People want to do a good job; you do a good job in recruiting the right people, so let them do their thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Awful.just really awful

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

    I worked at Republic Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paycheck deposited regularly and essp is ok....just ok

    Cons

    Senior leadership resembled feces throwing gorillas in nice suits. But if you like to engage in monosyllabic dialogue with greedy, valueless clownish thugs, then call this place home. Otherwise avoid at all costs this poisonous environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Work at Republic Services? Share Your Experiences

Republic Services

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.