Shred-it International

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Shred-it International Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
77 Reviews
2.5
77 Reviews
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Vincent R. (Vince) De Palma
44 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing about this company is that it really does have good people working for it (in 7 reviews)

  • Decent benefits with a nice amount of vacation time (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Company offers no training, and you will be ridden every day, multiple times a day for your "numbers" (in 3 reviews)

  • Management is leaned on heavily and doesn't understand how to absorb that instead of passing onto sales team (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Baltimore Md Excellent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent manager in Baltimore office, great benefits, 401k, company match, excellent hours and schedules

    Cons

    A few trucks were too old and difficult to deal with maintenance issues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good first time sales job

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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 Shred-it International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work-life balance, fun place to work, great co-workers

    Cons

    no room for advancement, invest more money into resources (i.e. trucks, salesforce)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    High Expectations

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

    I have been working at Shred-it International

    Pros

    New and exciting times for the company with the merger

    Cons

    Moving awfully fast and not much feedback taken into account by upper management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    High staff turnover, no training, and unrealistic financial and sales goals

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I liked the trucks, the shredding equipment and shirts a lot. There were days when I felt appreciated but there were many more when I felt like nobody cared and just wanted to get through the day.

    Cons

    High staff turnover in the office. During the years I was there, there were several changes in operation, administration, and sales management.. Training is non-existent, temps are used in excess, and people get fired when branches need to reach their financial goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at Shred-it was the most negative point in my career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best reason to work here was... Looking back on it, the obit reason I took the job is because I was young and fooled.

    Cons

    Micro managing to another level. More work had to be done to process our own micro management and daily/weekly reports than to sell. Even having to track our own commission because they could not seem to get their job done and get me paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look in the mirror before you treat your employees with zero respect due to your own failures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many Branches, Many Differences

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shred-it International

    Pros

    The pay was great, the hours were a solid 8-5, and I had great coworkers at the first branch I worked for.

    Cons

    Working as a Sales & Office Coordinator requires working non-stop throughout the work day to meet the needs of not only the customers, but reports and customer account creation/management that the company requires daily. Management does not understand that having more and more revenue and having so little help to complete all the work, not to mention the phone rings every 5 seconds and it's usually someone wanting an earlier service or another issue you have to attend to and straighten out. Everyone is so busy, all day everyday, that fulfilling a customer's needs right away is impossible. You need to talk to dispatch or the CSM, but they are always busy. Everyone is always so busy. Management makes you feel guilty for taking your full lunch hour, taking a bathroom break or leaving when your shift ends. Theydo often offer overtime, but not enough to meet the needs of the amount of work that is handed to you. Even with 4 people managing accounts, things still slip by and tasks are not completed. I have worked for 2 separate branches on different sides of the country and believe me, its just as bad at one place as it is at the other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and learn. "Why isn't this done yet?", is not motivation or a way to boost morale. Hire more associates to help with overflow. We have lives after work. This job does not control your life. And take better care of your customers. The "Oh well" attitude that the NY branch is disgusting.

  8.  

    Ok

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

    I have been working at Shred-it International (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ok fair job and pay

    Cons

    values big company dont feel part of team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sales executive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shred-it International

    Pros

    -team
    -learning a sales process
    -good entry level job
    -good company resources
    -brand name

    Cons

    -price driven industry
    -low base salary
    -poor local leadership
    -trucks breakdown
    -poor car allowance

  10.  

    I was laid off due to a company merger and lack of management support.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with, except for my manager were awesome.

    Cons

    Management, until the merger and he was afraid of loosing his job did he step up. He is a nice guy and I liked him a lot but a lazy manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your eye on him. I should have held him accountable for getting my commission done and maybe the results would have turned out differently.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a recommended company for outside sales professionals or inside sales.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, knowledge of the industry.

    Cons

    Shift to a rigid corporate structure that is borderline for human resources issues regarding age and hours worked. When the sales manager assign publications to read that reference old cheese and getting rid of the old to bring in the new, that refers to age based bias in employment staffing. This company is not recommended and my recommendation is to not do business with them as a client or to utilize their services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over, you are functioning on nepotism and its the same path that Pitney Bowes took. You under value your field representatives, and when I came into the office and you said the pizza was for the CSR's only, you lost me. This company is a call center, and not an outside sales company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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