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"It's not what you know, but WHO you know..."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Large company with many business units that you can work at. The majority of the people that work in the "trenches" are good, hard workers that want to make a difference and want the company to do well.

Cons

Poor upper management...managers with no business being in a leadership roll. The Phoenix division is stuck in the "this is how we have always done it mode" and no one wants to move outside the box and look at what needs to be done to grow the company. Too many layers...you need to get approval from the division level, area level, region level and then corporate level just do do something that males sense to the customer. No strategic marketing plan in place, no on site technical support at the division level, no rewards or praise for a job well done. Certain departments, such as Operations, are treated like royalty while others are pushed down, beat up and made to feel worthless. Managers that want to make a difference are given a million reasons why things cannot be changed and are driven to leave the company. Human Resources is a joke...they don't understand the meaning of employee relations or fair practices. Overall, a stress filled place to work with no hope for advancement.

Advice to Management

Take a real hard look at your individual business units. Stop spouting off "The One Republic Way" and start doing something to make the divisions a better place to work. The company as a whole will fail as the smaller business units drag it down. Also, clean house...get rid of the managers and GM's that should not be around...just because you have worked in the industry for 10 years does not mean you should lead a business unit or team! Jim O'Conner needs to come to the divisions and see what REALLY goes on!!!!

Other Employee Reviews for Republic Services

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Diamond in the rough."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Orlando, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some really good people work here. A good diverse mix. People with alot of experience and drive to acheive more for the company and themselves. In this division the employees are a true "workforce". We do recieve Safety vest and gloves when we need them. And hats if they have them. Every now and then there's a cookout when we're done with our route. On doubledays there's pizza waiting for us when we get in from our route.

    Cons

    Rewards are thin. Praise for good work also trim. Pay does not match that of other companies that have smaller zones. Every now and then we are given speeches telling us how thankful we should be to have a job in this economy- and- if we don't like it here- there's the gate. Slim chance of getting training in front load or roll off- alot of hiring of outside. Not much of bonus system- a $25 gift card at Thanksgiving and Christmas and a $10 on your birthday. At Christmas there is a raffle for items such as dvd players to iPods etc. Rainsuits and Jackets are given out as Safety Rewards. Lack of Leadership Skills from frontline supervisors on how to relate to employees. The employees know the money saved goes to Managements bonuses. COLA is based on merit- 1%-5% based on merit-- No other raise given through the year. Being told that Chrismas gifts can be bought at Family Dollar because money is tight. It's true- just doesn't sound like a thing a Supervisor should say at a morning meeting.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at this Division and how employees are treated. Profit is good but there are people on the back and behind the wheels and behind the desks of this Division that has families and deserve respect.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    health benefits, 401K, fast paced industry with an endless opportunity to learn new things. Customer interaction daily with on-going relationship building. Ideal for a people-person.

    Cons

    Operational follow-through is a challenge. Post merger communications and sense of stability lacking. No decision making abilities at divisional levels.

    Advice to Management

    Customer importance is key. If the customer is respected, the money will follow. Reputation is everything and employee morale is priceless.

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