Shred-it International Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2020

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  • "Stericycle purchased Shred It with no intentions on growing or evolving the business(in 17 reviews)

  • "Micro management was also a huge issue(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The good pay that i get and how everything,is settled there

    Cons

    I see no cons at the moment

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  2. "Poor management"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ability to earn and Training, operations side will work hard for you if you are honest and support them.

    Cons

    Managers had hidden agenda, mistreated employees, showed signs of favoritism, would change territories frequently, did not provide transparency.

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  3. "Easy Job, but management need to be transparent."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Route Driver in Coppell, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Monday through Friday schedule. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth Company is not good at communicating with all levels. Pay-scale for drivers doesn't match market value (at least 23 per hour) Management is not transparent in business details, very untrustworthy. Drivers had to be account mediators because customers can't reach sales/billing directly. Lack of PPE currently at location.

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  4. "Eh..."

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Steady work but not much else.

    Cons

    Small office and too much look at my attitude.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good if you need a job otherwise quit after 6 months!"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and most of the people are nice!

    Cons

    No cafeteria! No sales contests! High turnover! Managers really don’t care! VIPs always quit! Poor communication between departments! Bad phone system! Pay is only good while on ramp up! Billing issues! What more can I say???

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Please do not work here now."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Health insurance and my man Herman Wisdom

    Cons

    Depressing work environment. Salary 47K rookie reps senior reps 50k Terrible commission structure. Last year the top 15-20 reps made around 200k, this year they are making $110-130k Commission payout the last Friday of every month 2018 Presidents Club top 25 reps. 2019 top 13 reps Lead avg per month 2-3 You will be micromanaged rookie or senior rep. No car package You cannot expense gas

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Easy Money, Poor training"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun place to work and can make cash

    Cons

    unfulfilling, not an interesting product to sell. mainly order taking

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Unsafe company with no organization"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Route Driver in Bellingham, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can't say there are any

    Cons

    Company did not maintain trucks at all all across the company. Up here in Washington, most trucks would fail a thorough DOT inspection. Old on-site "SMS" shred trucks which are STILL being used, in which you take the tote (can) inside the shred compartment and shred inside is a hazard with a lift gate that rarely works and has caused NUMEROUS back injuries which can severely injure your foot not to mention lift you and the tote up at a down angle, to a tote lift inside that will go buck wild and throw the paper all over to a UNGUARDED hydraulic shredder that can literally dismember an employee. Also most of the other on-site shred trucks kill switches (in case you open a panel when the shredder is running) don't work and the shredder keeps running.. something which dismembered an employee last year. Most drivers and supervisors don't follow the lock-out tag out procedures. Also, most of the other on site shred trucks have poor hydraulic systems that leak all over the ground, thus environmental contamination as I was putting in a gallon a day into my truck , storage doors on the side of traffic for curbside pickup so while retrieving the tote, you can be hit by traffic (great job there!), totes get stuck up top while dumping and little to no wind guard on the top so any wind gust blows confidential material all over (and you lose your job if that happens!). Company also NEVER pays its driver for purges (sales) that you turn in.. for me I had over $4,500 of my share never paid to me, other co-workers had the same despite the company saying "oh we do pay you" umm..no you don't or the sales person credits themselves for YOUR sale. Trucks constantly break down all the time as my unit broke down 10 times in less than a year with my co-workers truck nearly as many times. Also Shred-It drivers DO NOT make as much as Stericycle (the parent company) drivers despite all management lying to employees and saying the opposite. Stericycle drivers make about 15 to 25 percent more and always have and always will. Communication is non-existent between customers and corporate. Customers leaving in droves due to not being able to get an answer to basic common questions and drivers are left to deal with their anger towards the company. Too many inexperienced supervisors at different offices showing childish unprofessional attitudes vs the decent ones who others trust which does nobody any good and causes division and mistrust. Filthy supplies always covered in dust and totes always breaking with new replacements taking forever to get delivered so customers get to look at filthy containers. Company also can't figure out which direction they want to go as upper corporate is clueless in how to be organized and keep customers, much less employees happy. Routes are disorganized so much that a driver who is in a town could pickup other stops nearby but instead the company sends another driver a few days later back to the same area.... HUH?? Drivers forced to work Saturdays for "Shred events" which are a total waste of time as numerous shred truck fires occur during those events thanks to customers throwing away combustible materials which get shredded. Company is heading...no...rocketing down a cliff as proven by its stock price in free-fall.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good people in local office, C-level employees in corporate, not so much"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Entry Level Data Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable accommodations, comfortable work environment, cool co-workers, gym next door

    Cons

    If they're going to lay you off, they wont tell you beforehand. Might get a call during a weekend saying that your position has been terminated.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Management issues"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Businesses are familiar with brand name.

    Cons

    Unprofessional, boys club management stuck in the 90's mentality.

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