Terminix Interview Questions

Updated Aug 17, 2015
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Terminix.

    Interview

    Very easy went in answered a few questions toured facility and was offered a job did drug test next day and started the job in 2 weeks. Training was long. But company is not stable. I just left not to long ago

    Interview Questions

  2.  

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    Took 4 weeks to get ahold of me, after the first phone interview they forgot about me, then 2 weeks later got ahold of me to finish an online assessment. Then interviewed with the local manager.

    Interview Questions

    • what can you tell me about yourself that i cant read on your resume?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Didnt feel the company was a good fit for what i was looking for.

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    Re Inspector Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Terminix.

    Interview

    Met with branch and service manager. Couple questions about work habits fears and sales experience. they explained the general job duties and I was able to ask many questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you scared of bugs and tight spaces   1 Answer
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  5.  

    Business Development Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Terminix (Chicago, IL) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Brief Phone call with national hiring manager. He sent me an email asking what days/times would be best to contact him for a brief 10 minute discussion after having applied for the position off another website. As I was between flights at the time and my email was acting up, I called him back directly instead. We had a brief talk about why I was leaving my present position (see below), who Terminix was, what would be expected of me as a b2b salesperson and what my potential earnings would be. He then asked if I would be interested in pursuing this opportunity further. I took a deep breath (my only hesitation was that the earnings were a little lower than I had hoped) and said "yes". He said great, and that someone from the local office would be getting in touch with me the following week. It's been two weeks since then and I haven't heard a peep.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you thinking about leaving your present job?   1 Answer
  6.  

    Pest Control Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Olyphant, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Terminix (Olyphant, PA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Very brief interview, I was told I qualified for several positions at the branch and was being considered for two different jobs. A few questions about my employment history then was asked my salary requirements. I gave an answer based on what I learned here on Glassdoor. My interview was then closed and I was told to call them in a week.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the conditions your last job ended.   1 Answer
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    Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Terminix (Houston, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    WOW! Must be one of the longest hiring processes I've ever had to deal with! Going on now for 28 days! No wonder they go through so many Service Managers. Too much red tape. Thinking about pulling my application at this point.

    Interview Questions

    • The "assessment test" is nothing more than profiling. Some nerdy psycologist must have talked his way into corporate to get them to do these tests. Again, no wonder they go through so many "candidates".   Answer Question
  8.  

    Pest Control Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Webster, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Terminix (Webster, TX) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Went to first interview with branch manager, he explained some about the company, went to a second interview with the service managaer and went on a short 2 hour ride along with a lest control tech to see how the job went before being asked if i wanted the job

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    Commercial Service Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Terminix (Columbia, SC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    This interview was for a Terminix franchise. I was contacted for an interview within two days of submitting my resume. Th interview was in a very relaxed atmosphere,and he allowed me to ask more questions about the position than were asked of me. It was more of a get-to-know you session - ensuring that I was a personality fit for the position and that I understood and did want the position -than it was the "typical" interview. He was very open with answers to my questions. When I asked about the customer portfolio, he produced a hard copy and reviewed it with me, answering any questions I had. Pay, pay dates, pay structure, benefits,etc. were discussed in detail during the interview. He didn't try to sell me on the position, but just told me the facts. He even volunteered the negatives (commission-based pay structure, on call one weekend a month, uniform costs, etc.) The interview lasted nearly two hours, after which he encouraged me to call some employees and ask about the job/company and then discuss it with my wife before accepting the position. When I called back to confirm that I wanted to move forward, the forms to complete for my background check were emailed to me within the hour and a voucher for my drug test was emailed the following morning. From this point, it took one week for background checks to come back and to receive an official offer of employment.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you able to work without supervision / effectively manage your own time / treat a customer portfolio like it is your own business?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about yourself - not your work experience or education - but about who you are as a person?   Answer Question
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    Termite Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Northport, AL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Terminix (Northport, AL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Very nice, very brief. Was asked to come in for interview, then told they weren't actually hireing as soon as I got there. Was told to keep checking back monthly for an opening.

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Terminix in February 2015.

    Interview

    A brief phone call to set up an in-person interview. The actual interview was one of the more unprofessional experiences I've had in a 15 year sales career. Before I even sat down the interviewer was firing off questions. There was zero effort made to get to know who I was or engage in any kind of conversation. I knew about a minute into this interview that the company culture was not for me. It's evident that they are looking for stereotypically aggressive sales managers to baby sit a team of 100% commission sales people with high and constant turnover. They don't seem interested in a sales manager that has experience developing people to their maximum potential. They want someone to micromanage the recruits into short term success before they quit. Very typical of brand name, high priced, hard close companies.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions that you'd be asking someone that had never done sales before.   Answer Question
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