Shred-it International Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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Vincent R. (Vince) De Palma
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Pros
  • I worked with some very good people (in 7 reviews)

  • good working schedule with decent benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Micro managed, no room for growth, senior management have no concern for end user (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    If you are willing to work hard, the sky is the limit financially!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Uncapped earning potential that can range from $5k (average rep) and up per month. Consistent high activity performers earn $5k-$10k per month and top performers earn $10k-$15k+. The monthly commission checks are no joke!

    Cons

    Long hard hours but no different than any other profession that pays $150k+ annually. Results driven organization so be prepared to be micro-managed if you're under performing.

    Advice to Management

    Offer incentives for top performers to work independently if they are consistently surpassing company goals. Understand that not everyone responds to the same management style. Conform your coaching style to match the individual.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Management

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

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    a paycheck every two weeks, plenty of work for everyone...

    Cons

    Poor benefits for the size of the company. No advancement into upper management (someone has to die first). Does not care about employees.

    Advice to Management

    When it come to employees you need to" walk the talk"


  3. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Shred-it International

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, vacation time and benifits

    Cons

    Executive management is clueless as to what happens at a location level. CEO seems to believe the fluff from his leaders that continue to play the blame game rather than solve problems.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your cocoon and trust your team on the ground. EVP and above start trusting your leaders or loose them. Micro managing is only effective short term and with poor leaders.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Work or quit

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

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pay is pretty decent. Work schedule isn't awful. Paid holidays are nice.

    Cons

    Horrible equipment. Breaks constantly and you just have to deal with it. Managers preach teamwork, but will not help you. They've sat in the office watching TV on their phones while we dealt with broken trucks and overload. They come out to smoke and complain, then run back inside. Have been told repeatedly "I don't care if you're happy as long as you do your job". Employees aren't a thought to management.

    Advice to Management

    Care about those who keep your business running.


  6. Helpful (1)

    csr

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime. Decent benefits, 401k, and pay.

    Cons

    Long days, hard labor, customer service, huge company after merger with cintas. Shred trucks are terrible, need new trucks.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on customer service. Award csr/ddrivers with on time performance bonus. By new trucks.


  7. Helpful (1)

    customer service representative

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

    I have been working at Shred-it International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Can work a lot of hours.

    Cons

    The pay increase very slow.

    Advice to Management

    If you have good people pay them.


  8. DO NOT recommend working for this company...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CsrII in New York, NY
    Current Employee - CsrII in New York, NY

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation time, and retirement. Some of the best co-workers I've ever had.

    Cons

    This company doesn't appreciate hard, reliable workers. They hire more and more incompetent management with no experience in the field, not even driving experience. They always hire outside, instead of promoting from within. Upper management is greedy and are only concerned with lining their pockets and keeping the lower end staff and drivers doing all the work for pennies. No communication between departments, leaving the drivers fixing problems that management caused from not doing their jobs and no one holds then accountable. Tons of drama and back stabbing from within management and the office staff. Just another big, corporate monster who treats there company like a pyramid scheme.

    Advice to Management

    No advice...These people are a lost cause. DO NOT recommend working for this company, unless the top big wigs actually start caring and will share the profit from all the hard work that they contribute nothing towards.


  9. customer service shred representative

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time

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

    Pros

    4 day work weeks with weekends off

    Cons

    Heavy work with little communication

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page as your supervisor to communicate better between customers and employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

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

    I have been working at Shred-it International

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work from home. Flexibility is great. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Just another person. Work is not overly engaging.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Hard work, frustrating leadership, inadequate pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lenexa, KS

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great CSR's to work with

    Cons

    I don't trust the management and leadership. Too many "leaders" that don't know what they're doing.
    Also, too many promises not fulfilled.
    I've worked for Shred-It for multiple years now, was receiving great pay from the previous franchise owner, and right after the corporate offices took over, all the CSR's at our branch received over a 30% pay cut when we were told our pay wouldn't change.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take for granted those that do the real work for you.
    When you say you're going to do something, do it.



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