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Republic Services Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Dec 13, 2019

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3.5
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Republic Services President, CEO, and Director Donald W. (Don) Slager
Donald W. (Don) Slager
1,015 Ratings
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  • "They have great benefits and this company care about their employees(in 104 reviews)

  • "Well structured good benefits stable work(in 101 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A company for the people."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor 

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and vested interest in developing and promoting talent.

    Cons

    N/A . . . . .

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    Republic Services2019-08-13

    Republic Services Response

    September 5, 2019Sr Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the feedback. We are so glad you enjoy working with us!

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  2. "Not worth it."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Resource Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Republic Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people Good support-ish Nice they provide healthy snacks Clean work space Proffesional

    Cons

    No work life balance Days the site are closed come out of your vacation,pto, upto, etc time... benefits are poor Insurance isnt til after 90 days No one tells you theres a policy of taking more then 3 days off within the first 90 days Micromanaged Never seems like you’re truly helping customers Poor pathway for escalations Poor service to customers Not enough time off Schedules are poor They will coach you on things they were wrong on Too many coachings a week Training isnt long enough to learn material High turn over rate Parking is awful HR is unprofessional and will fire u for uncontrollable reasons. Not enough tolls and resources to effectively complete job Pay is poor for the amount of work load you handle

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    Republic Services2019-12-13

    Republic Services Response

    January 21, 2020Sr Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the feedback.

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not an Ideal Place to Work Unless You're a White, Cisgendered, Heterosexual Man"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Republic Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - There are many kind people who work here, particularly at the individual contributor level. - Certain departments are better than others in terms of work environment. - Headquarters locations in north Phoenix & north Scottsdale are in good locations convenient to a lot of amenities (e.g. lots of lunch options). - Work/life balance is generally very good in most parts of the organization. If you're able to tolerate the work environment from 8am to 5pm, work generally does not extend beyond those hours. - Relatively high paying for the Phoenix area. Very generous bonuses starting at the Manager level and above.

    Cons

    - Most of the important information in the company is tribal knowledge, shared orally. - The *vast majority* of leaders in the org, starting as low as the Sr. Manager level, are white, cisgendered, heterosexual men who have wives who stay at home, so there is a lot of tribalism among this group of leaders. - It is very difficult for people outside this majority demographic to truly have positive influence in the organization unless they conform to the norms of the majority group. Conformity is the antidote to innovation. - Leadership is unwilling to make meaningful investments necessary for the future of the organization (e.g. technology) in exchange for keep their costs down and the stock prices high. - Old school, "must be present to win" mentality when it comes to work. - Lots of complicity among all levels of the organization. No one is rewarded for thinking differently and is generally penalized for doing so.

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    Republic Services2019-10-06

    Republic Services Response

    October 15, 2019Sr Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the feedback.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Account Closer/Credit Giver"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative 

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life balance you get M-F schedule and holidays off. You don't have a manager over your shoulder constantly. There's a lot of autonomy within the role. Growth within company is a plus.

    Cons

    Cooped up in an office by yourself constantly. You'll spend most of your time listening to customers complain and verbally abuse you about how inconsistent the service is. You get paid on retention of accounts and new business. The retention quotas are ridiculously unattainable so don't rely on the commission check.

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    Republic Services2019-09-17

    Republic Services Response

    November 4, 2019Sr Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the feedback.

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Strong Company - needs self awareness"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong company with locations in most of the US. Area structure provides support to local teams. Good 401(k) plan. Good choices on health benefits although pricey for the size of the company compared to other companies. Constant effort in maintaining good employee engagement. Always looking for ways to improve.

    Cons

    It is nearly impossible to disconnect when on vacation. Work/life balance can be a challenge, yet if you don’t use your PTO hours you lose them at the end of the year. Some employees put in for PTO but end up working from home or vacation. Field employees are viewed almost as subpar by corporate employees making it very difficult for field employees to transfer/promote to a corporate role. The corporate teams making changes/implementations don’t always understand how they are impacting the field. Annual merit increases are 2% on average making it a difficult message to communicate to your hourly employees who are receiving just cents per hour increases. Some facilities are very old and in dire need of repair. Very political environment.

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    Republic Services2019-07-10

    Republic Services Response

    January 21, 2020Sr Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the feedback.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Recession resistant industry"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    401(k), full medical benefits, progressive vacation (2-6weeks), company discounts

    Cons

    Management work/life balance can be interrupted.

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    Republic Services2019-06-17

    Republic Services Response

    January 21, 2020Sr Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the feedback.

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  8. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Real Time Management Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, work life balance, office environment

    Cons

    Career growth and lack of imput

    Republic Services2019-05-08
  9. "Great place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor 

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time

    Pros

    Good management good work life balance good industry

    Cons

    Competitive environment where competitor try to commoditize the market

    Republic Services2019-05-04
  10. "Maintenance/ Diesel Technician"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Republic Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Can listen to music in earbuds while working

    Cons

    Working with maggots, garbage, garbage juice, rats, roaches, ect., no work life balance at all so prepare to not have a life, messy employees talking about one another and being management informants, motto is get the trucks in and out as quick as possible, lack of parts to work with, you’ll do more taking parts off down trucks for a repair than going get a part out of the parts room, they don’t care if the truck is fixed completely just make sure finish all your tickets by the end of the night which in turn causes the trucks to break down and management will blame you for this at every shop meeting which is held before each shift.

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    Republic Services2019-05-27
  11. "Great Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends

    I worked at Republic Services full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life balance Competitive pay and benefit package Great Relationships

    Cons

    Hard to sale based on annual price increases

    Republic Services2019-04-17

    Republic Services Response

    April 17, 2019Sr Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the feedback! We are glad you enjoyed working with us.

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