Line Lead (Former Employee) – seattle,wa – June 17, 2013
The typical day at work consists of clocking in and immediately walking in to the plant. I would then go to the computer and start the plant from a main computer ,the drum feeder to the aluminum blower and everything in between would begin to run. From that point on I was expected to segregate material from a conveyor into the appropriate bin. If something jammed up, I would go inside and fix the problem. From these things I learned how to stand in one spot for hours, work with people from different origins and descents (some didn't speak English), Fix problems as they arose, how to be a team player and all of this while practicing safety at all costs. Management tells you that there is room for upward mobility unfortunately the years I worked there I wasn't told of any other positions I could move into. Coworkers were probably the best part of the job and as we all got used to each other it became easier to understand them and work as a team. The hardest part of the job is constantly having to work in an unhealthy environment. Dust masks are provided as well as gloves, hard hat, and safety glasses but it didn't stop some of the dust from getting in nor does it stop needles from poking you or feces from getting on you.
breaks were sometimes combined and you would have to work through 3 or 4 hour time periods, Very hard to move up within the company.
Line Sorter (Former Employee) – Hazelwood, MO – August 16, 2017
my career is very important and criticial to me and my family typically speaking ive learned that im going have sat backs but we all fall and we also get back up and now i understand my lack of understanding about my active behavior with the laws of the land
Republic Services is a great place to work. Unfortunately I would much rather work at a different location other than the location I'm working at now. I love the various benefits that the company has to offer. However, the environment at my current location has, in my opinion become toxic and is a negative environment to be in.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – August 9, 2017
I was a CSR Agent - Took several calls throughout the day, scheduling cans to be delivered, exchanged, dumped or picked up for all clients. Handled customer complaints and resolved issues in a timely manner. Handled some contract work, processing all info into systems and taking payment for all services. All levels of employees are very friendly. I had good relations with all those whom I reported to as well as others.
Friendly environment, great benefits, management really do have an open door policy
None really, other than call volume can increase quickly. But that's just part of the job.
Dispatcher (Current Employee) – Abilene, TX – August 9, 2017
An excellent place to work ,I have been a part of the republic family for 8 years Excellent place to work ,great management ,wonderful employees, I absolutely love my job , I absolutely love republic and the culture ,I've had a lot of drivers happily retire from here ,the turnover is not bad because people love there jobs. the company always brings positive changes to its employees, and I love the training they offer and also how they treat us here, management always makes us feel part of a team and also there very involved in our needs and they listen , I don't now what else to say other than that, if you work for republic services you work for a great company.
employee engagement, great pay, wonderful people to work with
Republic Services took over Allied Waste. Both are huge companies, and a few glitches are to be expected. My team was awesome, but changes in management are often unsettling to the every day work crew.
Great team, comfortable work atmosphere, daily challenges, decent benefits
Constantly changing management, which means constant daily upheaval to work load and company goals.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – August 8, 2017
I clock in and am working hard by 6 AM every morning. I start taking calls at 7 AM regarding anything and everything trash related. Whether it be late trash pick up, placing orders for customers who need to rent containers, special house pickups , answer billing and general questions and even training new employees. Everyday is a hectic and busy environment but I always excel in keeping up with the workload and even volunteer for overtime.
Rare free pizza and in office holiday celebrations
Fun team oriented workplace from management all the way down.
Scale Operator (Current Employee) – Pierson, MI – August 7, 2017
Team players and family oriented from ceo's to part time help. Very friendly atmosphere. Good pay, great benefit options. Most employees have been there for at least10+ years. You end up loving your job because of the team atmosphere and support that you get.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – August 6, 2017
There was a lot of working hours but the pay back in benefits and compensation was great. Teamwork was a priority and communication was also taken seriously. They really take care of their employees with special cookouts and fun times during different days of the of the year..