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Republic Services Reviews

Updated October 10, 2018
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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 45 reviews)

  • "Long hours are a standard for everyone" (in 69 reviews)

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  1. "A job to love"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sorter in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Sorter in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, interesting things to see, great full hours!
    It is a truly enjoyable job, and provides me with lots of time to think while I work.

    Cons

    Difficult, physical, work. Quite dirty. You will feel like it is impossible to get clean. No room for promotion. Pay isn't GREAT, but it does add up.

    Advice to Management

    Why can I not have a chair? Standing for ten hours every day makes my poor back hurt and I could sort just as well sorting down.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not a great job"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good PTO and health insurance

    Cons

    This review is about the CSR position.
    It’s very emotionally draining. We had to deal with angry customers all day complaining about the confusing billing system/website, unexpected charges, drivers not doing their job properly, among other things. The training wasn’t the best.

  3. "Not too bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and rewarding

    Cons

    Some days are longer than others


  4. "Great Organization"

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Great team members at the division. Awesome benefits and compensation at all levels.

    Cons

    None at this time. Keep up the good work

    Advice to Management

    Our corporate leaders should continue to drive and share the vision. Don't let the field slow the momentum.


  5. "Steady Career Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Republic Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company pays competitive salary plus commission. The work atmosphere is business casual. Quotas are important but manageable and reachable. This company offers career growth and path to management.

    Cons

    The paperwork is burdensome and their contracts are tough to negotiate.


  6. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything provided, great benefits, good hours

    Cons

    Too much wiggle room for upper management

    Advice to Management

    Keep within your job function


  7. "Its not for evey one"

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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

    Pros

    Great pay and decent benefits
    small annual salary increase
    Yearly company/family parties and on site cookouts are nice

    Cons

    Corporate is more worried about their numbers and the bottom dollar than they are about customer service.
    Long hours at times
    If you are off for a Holiday during the week you are required to work the following Saturday.
    lack of promotions/opportunities... they rather hire outside then to promote within.

    Advice to Management

    It is not about you, it is about the customers!

  8. "Operations Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Republic Services full-time

    Pros

    The people are great! I was outdoors a lot. I actually miss my job at RS.

    Cons

    It was challenging at times dealing with stubborn people and the hours are very long.


  9. "Roll Off Driver"

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    Former Employee - Roll Off Driver
    Former Employee - Roll Off Driver
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Not too many just do your job.


  10. "Inside sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time

    Pros

    Good pay , PTO

    Cons

    High volume , managers are always busy


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