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Great work place
Sales Coordinator, Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Fairfax, VADecember 2, 2017
Excellent place to work at. They care for their employees and make sure that you are happy in the environment. They literally become your family and want you to succeed
Pros
Great working environment
Cons
Flexibility
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This was a great opportunity
Professional Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Lakeland, FLOctober 25, 2017
This was a great opportunity to learn and push myself in a supportive environment. My supervisor seemed to care about my progress and provided opportunities to learn more
Pros
nah
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Second largest waste company
Parts Administrator Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fort Mill, SCOctober 25, 2017
Great DM benefits are wonderful close to home flexible with work shift . offers employee safety events to boost moral great place to work overall fun employees
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don't dress nice, dress dirty
Sorter /Waste Assembly Line Team Associate (Former Employee) –  Inver Grove Heights, MNOctober 25, 2017
very friendly folks, job is fast pace, trash moves along the conveyor belt and involves team work to help sort them into the right bins, prepare to get your clothes all stink up and smelly at the end of the day
Pros
food machines
Cons
not able to eat lunch when you stink like trash
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Keep looking!
Waste Hauler / Driver (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXOctober 25, 2017
First off they start you off at $15 an hour, then after a couple months they do some sort of slide of hand tell you that you are getting paid by the ton and that bring your check down to almost $10 an hour. And if you get too much overtime they cut that pay down too. They dock 30 minutes lunch time daily but don't want you to take it. It is very cut throat, supervisors are only out to save themselves, drivers are only a number to them. The trucks are old, they brake down daily, and the mechanics do not properly fix them, they band - aid them just to get them out of the shop.
Pros
None
Cons
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My experience
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Joliet, ILOctober 25, 2017
I loved working there and was very upset that the department was relocating to a different state. I wish there was a way for me to have a guaranteed position.
Pros
Great General Manager
Cons
some management
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A company that truly cares
Operations Clerk (Former Employee) –  Lakeland, FLOctober 25, 2017
While a typical 8 hour work day is out of the question for most everyone who works here, it was mostly an enjoyable atmosphere to work in. Free ice cream every Friday and lunches/ dinners provided regularly. Relaxed atmosphere and easy to work with managment
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Poor Management
Dispatcher/Operations Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bella Vista, AROctober 25, 2017
My supervisor was very disrespectful the whole time I worked there. Nothing I ever did was good enough for him. That was the only reason I left the company.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Management
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not a good place to work
Shop Manager (Former Employee) –  Flint, MIOctober 25, 2017
make sure you get everything in writing from the manager before starting work. once you accomplish what the hire you for they let you down without warning
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Great Place
Construction Sales Executive (Current Employee) –  Sun Valley, CAOctober 24, 2017
Great enjoyed going to work every day. Staff was very knowledgeable, you do have employees who should be fired but overall great staff. Management was great support
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Good pay and career advancement...Poor customer service
Division Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  IndianaOctober 24, 2017
Republic Services is a company that still hasn't figured out if it is a mom and pop business or a large corporate entity. The reason for this is that they allow for a high level of incompetence throughout the organization without ever removing those people from those positions. Their pay is very good and they are starting to get on board with company standards from location to location. My biggest issue with the company is the unrealistic expectations of the marketplace and pressure that they put their leaders under. The longer you are a customer, the more they increase your rate, which results in high customer turnover, no brand loyalty and a revolving door for customers, employees and managers. In the end, you end up staying for the pay and absolutely nothing else, which doesn't give much motivation to operate with excellence everyday other than pride.
Pros
Great pay and room for advancement
Cons
No accountability for under performers, very high turnover and unfair pricing models for customers
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Terrible Employer
Operator/Laborer (Former Employee) –  Cedar Rapids, IAOctober 23, 2017
This is a filthy job with low pay where management has no respect for employees. It has consistently gone down hill since they purchased City Carton and left behind all ethics and positive qualities that they had.
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Inconsistent
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZOctober 23, 2017
With the many changes the call center is experiencing the employees are certainly suffering with the inconsistent expectations set forth to employees. For one training class of 30 plus that all started on the same days, there had to of been 8 different expectations set regarding attendance alone not to mention other factors of the job. Say what you mean and mean what you say and stick to it. Communication is key.
Pros
Starting Pay
Cons
communication
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Challenging
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 23, 2017
Working hard pays off at Republic Services. Great bonuses and commissions. However a lot of competition in the open market field. Staying on top and a lot of dedication is required.
Pros
Monday thru Friday
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Worst
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Fairfax, VAOctober 23, 2017
The worst place I've ever worked. They are unwilling to work with you , regardless of your home situation. They let management bully you, and HR doesn't work with you for anything.
Pros
You got paid
Cons
The pay was horrible, especially for the environment you had to deal with.
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fast paced
Maintenance Supervisor, CDL Class B (Former Employee) –  Huntington, WVOctober 23, 2017
oversee equipment repairs done in a safe and timely manner, order supplies for equipment, order fuel and oils for maintanence, track repairs done on equipment
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Good service company-customer was most important in keeping happy.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MOOctober 22, 2017
This was a somewhat stressful job working with the public and not always pleasant customers. My co-workers were good people to work with. It was a call center and we were on the phones all day and that was the main priority.
Pros
Good benefits and pay
Cons
Stress level was high dealing with public
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fast paced high stress
Diesel Technician (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZOctober 22, 2017
very stressful place to work, long hours you don't know when you are going to get off work.pay and benefits are good but you wont have a life at home. they dont do proper diagnostics of hydraulic systems. parts are not available. need more people there always short staffed.
Pros
good benefits and pay
Cons
live at work
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Hard work makes success. At Republic Services are tools are provided to help you succeed
Manufacturing & Environmental Services Executive (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZOctober 22, 2017
I was employed with Republic Services for 18 years. Republic will give you the tools needed to be a successful employee.

The benefits are comparable to other large corporations.
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A Great Place to Work
Administrative Clerk (Current Employee) –  Elgin, ILOctober 22, 2017
Management was very encouraging to broaden my scope of knowledge about the duties and skills I needed to enhance to do my job better. I am thankful for the opportunity from Republic Services to hone those skills. The team I worked with were easy to get along with and the overall environment was positive.
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So unhappy
Collection Specialist & Operations Clerk (Current Employee) –  North CarolinaOctober 20, 2017
I do not recommend this company, do not apply. They do not treat staff fairly. Hr is not helpful
Do not waste your time with this company. Stay away
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