Republic Services

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Republic Services Reviews

Updated 14 December, 2014
Updated 14 December, 2014
215 Reviews
2.6
215 Reviews
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Republic Services President, CEO, and Director Donald W. (Don) Slager
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, good benefits, 401k w/ percentage company match (in 15 reviews)

  • Decent but not great benefits that only partly make up for the rotten pay and 1 (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • You don't get much time with your family and work long hours (in 9 reviews)

  • All upper management talk about what they used to do when in their own minds they were successful (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dissapointed

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Republic Services

    Pros

    Good insurance and benefit plan.

    Cons

    Billing questions over and over and over again. Upset customers. No time to be pro active. React react react. Hundreds of calls and emails during first week of billing cycle. Rates all over the board. Price increases until customer complains then save them. No reward for customer loyalty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They know it all.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    The culture is changing at Republic Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Recession proof business. There will always be garbage.

    Cons

    12 hour days are expected. Zero work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You talk about taking care of your employees. Your focus is on appeasing your shareholders at the cost of employee happiness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    White collar job in a blue collar company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Republic Services as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    None that come to mind. Very slow moving company with too much bureaucracy. There were no leaders and everyone was looking out for themselves.

    Cons

    Did not invest in tech.
    Slow to get anything accomplished
    Lots of broken promises
    IT was a pain to deal with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in technology that can improve the companies performance. Just because you have done something the same way for 25 years does not mean its the most efficient way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Baton Rouge, LA (US)

    I worked at Republic Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team work is encouraged strongly. Managers are very willing to provide assistance and this applies to all departments. The help desk hotline provided by corporate company is a very big help when there's a question on the system used.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to move up if you are not willing to relocate.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company and Great Team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No micromanagement, family atmosphere, employees are frequently recognized and appreciated.

    Cons

    The smell. It is horrible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Lack of real leadership & accountability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Republic Services

    Pros

    Decent health insurance benefit choices

    Cons

    Horrible management across the board

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees & get off the good old boy buddy system. This problem is naton wide.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rotten company who will make up stories to fire you

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Republic Services full-time

    Pros

    Decent but not great benefits that only partly make up for the rotten pay and 1.5% annual raises.

    Cons

    Republic services couldn't care less about it's employees, they will make up stories to fire you and have mass layoffs every 2 or 3 years. All the money goes to the managers and executives...the real workers get paid crap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company always makes you feel your job is on the line and they go through management like water.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

    I worked at Republic Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good money, good health insurance& 401k

    Cons

    Can never make management open there eyes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your employees and reward them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Scalehouse Operator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scalehouse Operator in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Scalehouse Operator in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Republic Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Processing Customers at the window. Work indoors and running a computer.

    Cons

    Stand on your feet all day long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's nerve racking when the policies and processes change on a daily basis. An Accounting Supervisor does make a good Scalehouse Supervisor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company with priorities that values it's customers, employees and the planet.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Republic Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many of the resources and points of contact are still out in the field rather than centralized at their headquarters.
    Management makes great efforts to hire the most knowledgeable and motivated candidates. It is a huge pro to be surrounded by co-workers that know what they are doing and care about their impact.
    Extensive benefits at a cost that you won't be able to touch at another company.
    The ability to be a part of something bigger/processing and disposal of our planets waste in an environmentally friendly way.

    Cons

    Like any company the size of Republic implementation of programs can be a little slower due to checks and balances. Fair trade off for ethical practices and job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow and adapt to ensure the company remains an industry leader.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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