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Updated February 5, 2019
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  • "Micro management was also a huge issue" (in 13 reviews)

  • "upper management micro management and DSM" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Warehouse manager"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company in general.

    Cons

    accountability from Management aren’t on the same page.

    Advice to Management

    It starts with accountability.


  2. "It was okay. A grind but okay."

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance was great

    Cons

    Commissions hard to reach at times based on structure

  3. "great people..horrible mess"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I always felt like I was treated like family which made it hard to leave.

    Cons

    So many headaches with nobody knowing how to do their job and so many changes internally it was a nightmare. I am ok with change if given direction. Sad to say but it was seriously a joke.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "They pretend to care but all about the money"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Executive in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Executive in Concord, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can earn a bonus

    Cons

    They mistreat the seasoned sales executive that make them money.
    They were bought out by Stericycle and it all when down hill.
    No real integrity, don't always pay you your bonus on time, and won't pay it till the next check 2 weeks later .
    The operations team is immature and nasty, burping, belching, farting in the office. The management team doesn't support you or correct the issues they cover it up. Not a good company to work for. They getting ready to lay off all the ISE's in branch and move it all to the call centers in Chicago and Northbrook


  5. "Management is going under"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time

    Pros

    Great commission plans decent hourly

    Cons

    Management is going under- company lost a lot of amazing reps due to commission plan changes. Recruiting back in headquarters of Chicago.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Good job till you find a better one."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    At some locations you can work a 4-10 schedule. The company as a whole seems to be getting newer trucks.

    Cons

    The biggest issue is that we never seem to be fully staffed. Makes it hard when you look at your route for the day and have 40+ stops in 1 day. The company was much more customer focused when I first started and we could build a relationship with each customer. That seems to have changed. We went from having 10-15 stops a day and extra time in each day to take care of our customers into 40+ stops and you have to at least there so that the company can have a high on-time percentage.


  7. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time

    Pros

    Accountable work place environment with expected standards

    Cons

    Lots of physical work for one person job on the route I had ridden.

    Advice to Management

    I do not know enough about the culture to comment

  8. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There isn't any unless you want to work for an awful culture then this is the place for you

    Cons

    Probably the worst job you could have. People, lie, cheat and steal and management knows but chooses to look the other way.

    Advice to Management

    Start over


  9. "Shred it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, nice schedule, 4 - tens!

    Cons

    Very fast paced, outdated equipment.


  10. "Sales Executive"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like people i work with

    Cons

    They have decreased SE’s commission every year. ISE’s and SE’s sell against eachother trying to prove it’s a purge rather than not a purge. Make no money on purges. Purges not toward bonus. Make discounted multiples on new locations bc Account Managers sell accounts which arguable could be not in their book. An 800 number gets customers so irritated. No one knows what anyone else is doing. There are way too many hands in the pot and you never know who to go to bc it’s a different email address given every time. Customer is not first.

    Advice to Management

    Quit having sales work against eachother and go back to when I was hired as a rep a few years ago when we were paid on purge and it went to our bonus and power adds better and it went to our bonus. Quit hiring so many people and creating so many email addresses for us to help our customers. They are leaving us left and right and all of these people you keep hiring on inbound, outbound, CE and whatever else you call them are shady