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Republic Services Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Great Company, Great People, Great Opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Sales Director in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Area Sales Director in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, people, pay, education and advancement.

    Cons

    No cons... the company takes care of it's people and the best people appreciate being recognized and compensated for their efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Find the best talent elsewhere and bring them in; this is a company where the best people should work...

    Republic Services Response

    Mar 17, 2017 – VP Talent Acquistion

    Thanks for your feedback!


  2. "learn a lot but the company went thru many changes in a short period of time ( buyouts)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Route Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    salary and benfits were good.Job was hard at times labor and mental exhuasting .which i enjoyed.

    Cons

    The weather was an enemy at times

    Advice to Management

    To listen to the employees. They are out there daily.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with excellent growth opportunities!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent career and upward mobility opportunities. Good leadership with the leverage to make decisions locally with corporate support. Rewarding benefits.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow market planning from the bottom up.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "boring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    get to look through trash

    Cons

    smells bad and work with uneducated people


  5. "Great place to work and learn"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operation Clerk
    Current Employee - Operation Clerk
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of cooperation and very different from the norm (outdoorsy)

    Cons

    some do not like to share information

    Advice to Management

    Its good to track your employees habits


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company till the Merger"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Division Fleet Manager
    Former Employee - Division Fleet Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They let their Managers manage the business. Good work/life balance for most employees.

    Cons

    They merged with Allied Waste and changed the company culture. Four years later it seems like they are still struggling to establish a new culture.

    Advice to Management

    Look more at the pre merger Repulic Culture. A "cookie cutter" plan to manage each division is counter productive. What works in Las Vegas will not work as well in Nashville.

  8. "Great Company, Great People!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Winder, GA
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Winder, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well ran Business unit by people that understand the business.

    Cons

    constant change, too many forms/internal coding

    Advice to Management

    Simplify things. Territory Reps are spread really thin and the layers are unnecessary for efficiency some processes could be improved.


  9. "Allied Waste is a great company that appreciates their employees."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allied Waste is a company that treats their workers with with great respect and grattitude.

    Cons

    Unfortunately Allied Waste's contract was not renewed in San Mateo County.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company Amazing Growth Opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Accounts in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - National Accounts in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, amazing teams, nice environment to work in.

    Cons

    Lack of qualified leaders, behind the times infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time in the day to day. So the craziness from the lack of infrastructure and accountability doesn't constantly get road blocked from you from mid-management.


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