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"Should have known better"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Residential Driver in Hudson, FL
Former Employee - Residential Driver in Hudson, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Weekly paycheck (very weak)
having a job

Cons

Underpaid for work accomplished
6 day work week
Uncaring management
Hard, physical labor
"Good Ole Boys Club"
Very unorganized
Lack of Training
Doesn't care about safety
No foresight/planning

Advice to Management

Treat your employees like people. Employees have problems too. Talk with them when you see a problem. Be mentors and not just bosses. The turnover rate is tremendous. Management needs to work closer with their employees and help in anyway possible to make working this difficult job more manageable.

Employees have input that may help the company. Our middle management needs help but their " I know everything" and "Im the boss, your the employee" attitudes will not help the company grow.
Hudson Republic recently took over Hernando co. They have numerous employees who have worked the area with the previous company. There are problems that these employees can help fix. The egos of the management is preventing the branch from correcting these problems. The management needs to learn how to utilize these resources.

Other Employee Reviews for Republic Services

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with excellent growth opportunities!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent career and upward mobility opportunities. Good leadership with the leverage to make decisions locally with corporate support. Rewarding benefits.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow market planning from the bottom up.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Corporate's priorities are all wrong"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Billing Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Billing Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It was a relaxed working environment.

    Cons

    Everyone received a flat 2% annual raise. Corporate wastes time and resources purchasing and implementing ridiculous programs instead of giving their office staff a working printer. (Such as buying a baseball hat that every member the office had to wear in case of a safety incident). Management hired and then protected a few key supervisors who brought down the whole team. A lot of my former coworkers actually cared about their jobs but were then taught not to.

    Advice to Management

    The necessary changes are obvious, republic bought out some great companies who had very satisfied employees, they modeling them a bit more.

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