Terminix Interview Questions

Updated Jun 29, 2015
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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 weeksinterviewed 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
  2. Helpful (6)  

    Commercial Service Professional Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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
  3.  

    Termite Technician Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed 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.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed 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
  6.  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Terminix.

    Interview

    Applied online. Passed assessment test. Did a group interview on Tuesday. I'm waiting to see if I'm hired. It's been a day, which I've read is normal. I really hope I get it since I'm new in town.

    Interview Questions

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    Outside Sales Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Terminix.

    Interview

    I applied, got an email the next day from a recruiter, had a phone interview the next day, met with the Branch manager the day after, rode with a employee 2 days later, took a drug screen and background check, got hired about 2 weeks later!

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiate starting draw price.

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    Regional Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento Landing, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Terminix (Sacramento Landing, CA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    It took two weeks after my first initial phone screen to get a face to face interview. Typical interview questions about prior work history and details about expectations. Lasted approx 1 hour.

    Interview Questions

    • How have you handled a upset customer before.   1 Answer
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    Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    All hiring done through on-line program. If you get past the software you may get interview. Interview is professional and formulaic. All of the expected questions, Background check and drug screening.

    Interview Questions

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    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Terminix (Memphis, TN).

    Interview

    The initial phone call from a staffer they tell you that you are required to contractually agree to move or be placed anywhere within the first year. Probably not a deal breaker for most but if your established in your area and have a family, not even an option. This needs to be stated in the job description.

    Interview Questions

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    Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sterling, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Terminix (Sterling, VA).

    Interview

    Sales focused and production driven! RM is focused on growth and not so much service to our customers. Customers are better off new custoemr than old. I was promised an 18 month review to be geared towards a BM position, no feed back was given nor discussed.

    Interview Questions

    • How long will you take until you are state certified   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    TMX was not forth coming, relocation pay is apart of SM vetting however they did not offer it when they knew i was moving from out of state.

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