Republic Services - Strong and stable company; more pros than cons | Glassdoor
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"Strong and stable company; more pros than cons"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Tax Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Senior Tax Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Upper management very friendly and approachable; open communication direct from the CEO with quarterly town hall meetings at corporate office; good promote from within plan; can easily transfer between departments after 1 year; health benefits offered diverse variety and build a plan option so you control costs and benefits.

Cons

While the company has a comparatively generous PTO plan (3 weeks of vacation in year 2), there is no flexibility to negotiate anything more or an option to take additional unpaid time off. Holidays are slight. Corporate office is crowded and those in cube farms can easily feel overlooked as valued employees. Also cubicles have short walls so there is nothing to block out distraction and is difficult to focus on job.

Advice to Management

Offer employees flexibility with PTO option to have additional time off unpaid (for instance, up to two weeks off unpaid with prior approval) to allow more work-life balance. Also please change cubicles to have higher walls. This may discourage employees from shouting across departments to fellow employees and aid in productivity.

Other Employee Reviews for Republic Services

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Overworked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Republic Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Earned vacations is generous. PTO time also.

    Cons

    Poor management regarding operations. They have no experience in driving trucks or have CDL's. Telling garbagemen how to drive trucks and pick up garbage when they have never done it doesn't work. They rely on computers and college geeks to tell you how to do it. Good luck. Favoritism runs rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your most important customers, your employees!!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great company horrible ethics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great pay, Great co-workers, really good bonus structure

    Cons

    Micro managing at it's best.
    High school atmosphere
    Sucks the life out of you

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, look at the turnover rate. At some point you have to realize it's not the players is the coach. When an employee tells you something in confidence DON'T run to other managers and have a conference call laughing about it. ADDRESS THE ISSUE.

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