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Shred-it International Reviews

Updated September 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "You can have a good work/life balance" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Like other workplaces, there are great people and those that are not so great but there is an underlining sense of belonging to the 'Shred-it family'" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Micro management was also a huge issue" (in 13 reviews)

  • "no room to grow,seems like it a who you know basis to get in to the company" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Group of people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Midway, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Midway, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    All my co - workers were outstanding . It really did feel like a team atmosphere. Allison was my supervisor . In spite of the extreme high stress and demand He was always supportive. All the others ( co workers) were also equally supportive. The only reason I left this job to go back to my previous employer was to help my family more at home . I wish I would have stayed.

    Cons

    Lifting 100lb bags down flights of stairs. Very hard on your back. Even though its policy not to . It often gets done anyway to please the customer. Which in understandable. Still a great place to work However this is a very fast paced very physical job. You are on a strict schedule to make many stops every day . So this job is not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management only . Why do you pay stericycle drivers over 20..00 per hour while the Shred it drivers who also are required to have a CDL stay around 15.00 per hour ?Its basically the same job and same job title. The only difference is the Shred it drivers have more stops and have to life much heavier . But as I said still a great company to work for . Would highly recommend , to the right kind of person .


  2. "Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work independently and manage own time. You made what you put into it. Some good benefits too.

    Cons

    Work life balance, worked hard all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management said the right things, but it never seemed genuine because things didn't improve.


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Beauracracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    + Pay
    + Benefits
    + Nice People
    + RFH Options

    Cons

    - Red Tape everywhere
    - So many rules
    - Hands tied behind back

  8. "Route Driver"

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    Current Employee - Route Driver
    Current Employee - Route Driver

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

    Pros

    self-management which is cool.

    Cons

    none, that i can tell right off.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "NO movement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, flexible if something comes up, casual dress

    Cons

    no movement, terrible procedures and systems, managers like to throw you under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    We can all hear you- it's a tiny office. Don't gossip about people.


  10. "Customer Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Managers are very hands on

    Cons

    There are no cons working here


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