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Not the greatest place to work
Hazardous Waste Warehouse worker (Current Employee) –  Providence, RIOctober 8, 2017
When I started working here things were alright. But afterwards it is east to see and feel the tensions of working here, amongst the many other issues.
Pros
The coffee is free.
Cons
management, lack of back up. tension, pay, common sense
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productive workplace
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INOctober 7, 2017
productive workplace, great first job. really enjoyed working there just need better pay rate being that I know have more bills. the job is very easy and the staff are nice.
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Transitional at best
Route Manager/Driver (Former Employee) –  Woonsocket, RIOctober 4, 2017
Not a place to retire with. Use it as a stepping stone and move on. No advancement opportunities. Everyone underpaid for the hazardous risks. No loyalty.
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Good place to work
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Moosic, PAOctober 3, 2017
Good place to work. Acceptable pay and strong team members that are very knowledgeable. Opportunities for advancement. Respectable treatment from bosses.
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More to be desired
Escalation Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INOctober 3, 2017
On boarding education class is not aligned with day to day work load, leaving more work for supervisors like myself, and continuing education is not operational. Agents are not trained and are doing a job they do not fully understand. Supervisors have received more responsibility without adequate training or compensation.
Pros
Work from home option
Cons
Almost impossible to work from home for new agents
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Loved it
Kelly Services Temp (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INOctober 3, 2017
Best job I ever had fun environment and great people to work with managers take time to help and leaf you on the right direction great weekly pay I miss it a lot
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Great company to work for
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Aurora, ILSeptember 30, 2017
I definitely enjoyed working for Stericycle. The supervisors and boss are awesome. The company is growing which allowed the opportunity for you to move up.
Pros
Monthly birthday celebrations and pot lucks
Cons
Needs AC
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Productive and a stressfree environment
Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 25, 2017
I think Stericycle is a great place to work. It can be very challenging but the joy of the job for me was to develop employees to become more than what they thought they would become.
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Not cared about
Manager (Current Employee) –  New York StateSeptember 23, 2017
The company is simply in a place to turn a profit. Employee work/life balance is completely overlooked. Many of my co-workers feel overworked and under appreciated.
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sales
Regional Sales Manager, Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Nothbrook, ILSeptember 21, 2017
a bad company that screws over its customers and employees.
unethical sale practices in selling contracts to customers
constant change in commission program without any basis
Pros
benifits
Cons
cutt-throat environment, upper management are crooks
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Never Ending Job
Sharps Specialist (Current Employee) –  Lake Forest, ILSeptember 21, 2017
A typical day at work starts at 5:00 am. You are responsible for going to different service locations on different days some days you will have to service three hospitals in a day and you use your own transportation. Once at the location you are responsible for servicing each floor at the hospital and each room. The hardest part of the job is as a female is lifting on the heavy containers when they are overly filled with medical waste as well as working outside in different weather also the hardest part of the job is that every employee will tell you how to do your job and you have to answer to all nurses Environment Service workers and housekeepers. The most enjoyable part of the job is clocking out.
Pros
healthcare
Cons
working on the outside in the rain and heat; working with no protection from bacteria and infection.
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Not a fun place to work
IT (Current Employee) –  Lake Forest, ILSeptember 21, 2017
Don't care about employees. I worked hard and it went unnoticed. I wouldn't recommend a hard worker to work here. They only see black and white no color in between.
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Decent Company
Customer Service Rep (Current Employee) –  Montgomery, ALSeptember 21, 2017
The company is overall okay to work, a lot better than some places in the workforce. They have good benefits and discounts. My issue with them would be that 1) managers aren't always readily avaliable for assistance and they don't know much. 2) The job culture and morale can be low quite often. They don't do anything fun for everyone. 3) The treatment amoungst some of us aren't always distributed out fairly. 4) The company makes you jump thru hoops to receive a raise that is only 30 cents every year. Rarely you will get anything above that unless you meet their criteria of going above and beyond which can be in my opinion infeasible. You have to take calls perfectly according to their grading rubric, you have to deal with over 1000 different accounts with their clients, they stay having monthly competitions(which don't have good incentives) that are suppose to bring hte morale up but all it does it pit the employees against each other and make others feel bad, etc.. This job will make you have a tough skin all the way around, so if you suffer from anxiety, stres, etc, this might not be the job for you. I'd give the company a C+ overall.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Working alone sometimes, pay doesn't meet the work given.
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Wouldn't recommend to worst enemy
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Northbrook, ILSeptember 20, 2017
Stericycle is highly enethical and those that are good at lying and fleecing customers will do well here. This mentality is filtered down from management.

The comp plan changes multiple times per year, once people start making more than they would like.

Multiple lawsuits brought by customers.

Stock is on a downward spiral.

Reps are held to different standards based on likability.

Directors in Northbrook office generally have no clue, especially the one that handles the Retention Team.

Team Leads don't actually LEAD anything. They get handpicked by managers not based on performance.
Pros
Insurance
Cons
Too many to name. Just poor management and negative culture
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Work like a dog job
Commercial Driver (Former Employee) –  Dale, TXSeptember 18, 2017
Favoritism is visible, the hardest workers get more stops on their routes, & the lazy ones get stops taken off. Upper management is no help as well when you have a problem, he's just worried about the feather in his hat. Heavy routes and long hours. Pretty bad when you're there before the manager and you get back and the managers already gone for the day.
Pros
Job security, never ending
Cons
Work you like a dog
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Not a good review
Driver (Current Employee) –  Harrisburg, PASeptember 15, 2017
Ive been with this company for about a year and a half, its has gotten worse and has to be the worse job ive ever had , Bad management , they care nothing about the employees , its all about the money and getting more done , if you have a problem with customers there is no customer support or any support from management , you are left out in the cold to deal with everything on your own, everything is based on management getting a bonus so the employees are forced to work 10 - 12 hr shifts , Def cant wait to find better employment
Pros
work like a dog
Cons
paid very below the average
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Its an Ok place to be
Hazardous Drug Disposal Accounts Manager (Current Employee) –  Northbrook, ILSeptember 5, 2017
There are some things that I would like to change about the job. There was a recent change in management that has me looking for other employment. There are compensation issues that we are now also struggling with.
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Very busy
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  MaineSeptember 5, 2017
Was always busy, something to do at all times. only time was down was near the end of the night. Would go back if the hours were more day time. Hardest part was so busy that unable to take breaks when needed most days.
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Most Enjoyable Part Of The Job
Chemical Analyst (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MISeptember 4, 2017
working with the guys and accomplishing new goals and setting the bar high as a team and individually. very friendly work environment and good management.
Pros
paid time off
Cons
short breaks
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Entry level position with some potential
ANONYMOUS (Current Employee) –  ANONYMOUSSeptember 4, 2017
If you put in the effort, you are able to make great compensation.

Only caveat, unless you are interested into going into inside sales management, advancement is limited
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