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Republic Services Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Room to Grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and upper management is easy to access and communicate needs for the facility.

    Cons

    no mentor or anyone to show you the roles of your position

    Advice to Management

    Have a mentoring program to guide new management through the "Republic Way" of doing things

    Republic Services Response

    Aug 29, 2017 – VP Talent Acquistion

    Thanks for your feedback!


  2. "Clerk"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time

    Pros

    People and benefits location relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Hard to advance and pay

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and make it easier to advance

    Republic Services Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – VP Talent Acquistion

    Thanks for your feedback. Please reach out to your HR contact for career path suggestions. Thanks

  3. "Always room for improvement"

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

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team members, flexible work schedules, comfortable work environment

    Cons

    Limited career advancement, no educational reimbursement. no recognition for a job well done

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees fairly and give them the same opportunity for career advancement as you do the few select, take the time to understand what is important to your employees and guide and assist them.

    Republic Services Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – VP Talent Acquistion

    Thanks for your feedback!


  4. "Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Republic Services full-time

    Pros

    okay to work for this company.

    Cons

    lot of long hours and some weekends.

    Republic Services Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – VP Talent Acquistion

    Thanks for your feedback!


  5. "lead truck driver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Commercial Driver in Corsicana, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Commercial Driver in Corsicana, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many opportunities that a person can achieve if he puts his or her mind to it. There are great benefits to look forward to and great people to work with.

    Cons

    There can be some rough work and long hours but always try to look on the bright side if possible.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to others and sometimes things might look a little different.

    Republic Services Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – VP Talent Acquistion

    Thanks for your feedback!


  6. "Republic Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time

    Pros

    Currently, there is a push to establish a new culture at Republic Services. Historically in the trash industry, employees are promoted from truck drivers to supervisors, supervisors to managers, managers to general managers, etc. Now, Republic is making a concerted effort to increase the talent level both within its current employees and hiring outside talent.

    Cons

    There is a lot of experience at various management levels within the company - both good and bad. Those managers who have been in their positions for 10+ years with no chance of further promotion are more than happy to ride out the rest of their careers at Republic in their current roles, and frankly the company lets them. Experience is a fantastic thing, but those that don't use it to teach those around them and improve themselves have a tendency to become crusty and complacent within their positions. Such is the case of many employees who fit this bill at the majority of business units within this company. "Get up or get out!"

    Republic Services Response

    Aug 29, 2017 – VP Talent Acquistion

    Thanks for your feedback!


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people. Regardless of the company you spend most of your day interacting with people within your organization. Republic makes it a priority to hire people that others want to be around, creating positive work environment that allows employees to be successful.

    Cons

    It is not a glamorous job, but I have no regrets.

    Republic Services Response

    Aug 29, 2017 – VP Talent Acquistion

    Thanks for your feedback!

  8. "Keep Investing in the Future"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is very committed to its people, and is willing to put resources to them. Very down to earth, focused and driven culture. The company is well run and its performance has shown that.

    Cons

    A lot of people are still from "the old school" and it seems to be a challenge to get some areas more modernized - both in terms of technology but also in terms of processes and metrics.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the technology and training that will keep the work force modern and attract the next crop of talent.


  9. "6mo in to my role"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time

    Pros

    While the company is still working to form cohesion, they are heavily investing in employees they feel will promote "the republic way." I feel really supported by management and welcomed by my peers.
    The work is meaningful and urgent. I feel like what I do actually matters.
    Very stable industry.

    Cons

    Trash is not sexy, the field offices are a blue collar environment that are not always the cleanest, most fresh smelling places.
    Certain positions have long hours and are not always thanked regularly.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. If environmental responsibility is actually a pillar of the company, then recycle in your offices and promote it to your customers. Be on the forefront of organics recycling.

    Republic Services Response

    Aug 29, 2017 – VP Talent Acquistion

    Thanks for your feedback!


  10. "Great company to work for. Just don't slack off on the prospecting!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chula Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Money is good. Paid time off is ok. Hard to sell but if you get out there and generate enough leads you should be ok.

    Cons

    Data entry SUCKS. At least in the SD market. You are expected to acquire new business, and that is extremely difficult when your data entry ladies love to make life difficulty for you to process your sales

    Advice to Management

    Quit the micro manage. It doesn't help. Get new people in data entry that know what they are doing and that actually like their jobs

    Republic Services Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – VP Talent Acquistion

    Thanks for your feedback!


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