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"Could Be Better..."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
Approves of CEO

Pros

A small and relaxed working environment. Although there are departmental conflicts, within each department is a "family" who values and respects their counterparts. For the most part, management is helpful, competent, and deserving of their positions. Area, Regional, and Corporate Management is dedicated to making the best company possible. There are many times that you will be proud to work there due to customer satisfaction, communtiy involvement, and service standards.

Cons

The animosity between departments creates a tense workplace. There are certain managers who are legends in their own mind and use unprofessional actions, lies, and bad-mouthing other depts/managers to enhance their own self image. These managers, specifically one who likes to hear himself talk, are not very well-liked in the company due to their unprofessional standards, failing departments, and lack of managerial skills. Cutting down other employees and using unapplicable mottos does not constitute effective managing and employee inspiration. There are some departments within the division that are over-worked and are poorly paid while another department is seemingly idle all day and receives regular recognition for other peoples' work. The lack of team spirit and work ethic of some people will frustrate you. As an employee for many years, it is disheartening to see the downward direction of the division in recent times.

Advice to Management

My advice would be to take a closer look at each department and cut those managers and employees that are not worth the work they produce. Realize that the hard-working employees are why the division has been so successful and the future without them is dramatically different.

Other Employee Reviews for Republic Services

  1. Helpful (1)

    "RSG - Where people are a commodity, and long-term strategic focus is nil."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is somewhat in line with competition.
    Bonus, if actually achievable, is generous. Although 50% of 0 is still 0.

    Cons

    Company is highly centralized, be it on a Corporate or Regional level. Very little is controlled by the local markets.
    RSG loves standards, employees can take very little action, must be within the standards.

    Advice to Management

    Talk is cheap, actually put the what your saying into action.
    Put your people first, and realize your best players are in the field; not at the region or corporate level.
    Empower employees locally, then hold them accountable for their actions.


  2. "roll off driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Roll Off Driver in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Roll Off Driver in Raleigh, NC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are one of the most competitive waste companies in the triangle area and no one is paying as much.

    Cons

    Management can be a joke at times. There is a huge lack of communication. They is a lack of respect also.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the drivers that are there year after year giving their blood sweat and tears and not the newbies like they do now.


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