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Republic Services Reviews

Updated February 15, 2019
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Republic Services President, CEO, and Director Donald W. (Don) Slager
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  • "Work/life balance lacks at times" (in 47 reviews)

  • "Long hours are a standard for everyone" (in 73 reviews)

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  1. "Safety Driven"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Vision - strtegy simplified through diffentation

    Cons

    Poor Equipment design- multiple truck failures

    Advice to Management

    Move away from mack to other vendors such as peterbuilt


  2. "Great company, very results driven but take care of their employees"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, opportunities to move around and grow.

    Cons

    Have to navigate with corporate decision that affect local people

  3. "Growth Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to relocate, growth within the company, weekly pay, 401 benefits

    Cons

    pay needs to compensate the work hours for salary employees, lack of proper management training

    Advice to Management

    Provide training on how to listen, speak, & understand people. Follow up training about this process on a quarterly basis. Invest in your people; training, pay, & recognition


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A company that truly cares"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cares for employees
    Great benefits
    Willing to invest in all employees
    Many Advancement opportunities

    Cons

    The cons are only what you make of yourself. Republic Services is continually changing with the times and looking out for the safety of all. If you are someone that can embrace a fast paced, ever changing atmosphere and are the best of the best, you will be among the greatest of people ever.


  5. "It's a great enviroment to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The upper management is very supportive

    Cons

    I don't have any cons worth speaking of


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Long time employee"

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy working at Republic Services. Pros to working at this company are the freedom, opportunity for advancement and ability to grow

    Cons

    Cons are you may have a non supportive management team which doesn't see the benefits in the Republic Way.

    Advice to Management

    Advise to management would be to grow the talent you have and weed out the old style management you also have.


  7. "Driver of commercial trash truck"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Driver in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Union shop that pays for your insurance.

    Cons

    Hours capped at 60 which I’m not used to

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees that speak up

  8. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and a fun place to work. Pays well. Manager and employee relationships are a strong point and they do a good job of communicating expectations while giving you the room you need to do your job well.

    Cons

    There are no cons that stand out to me.


  9. "A good company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I enjoy the industry and my coworkers.

    Cons

    No cons, I enjoy working here.


  10. "This company"

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    Former Employee - Accountant
    Former Employee - Accountant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They had good I.T. security.

    Cons

    It was difficult to reach someone to answer my HR questions.

    Advice to Management

    The people who work in HR should have strong people skills and be able to answer HR related questions in a timely manner. Training might be needed.