APX Alarm
3.5 of 5 26 reviews
apxalarm.com Provo, UT 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 20, 2014

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Todd Pedersen

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Yup

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at APX Alarm

ProsNice cafeteria available to all the employees. Decent PTO available. Young demographic of employees to work with. Nice new building.

ConsPromotions are often based on who knows who, not as much on performance or experience. You have to know somebody.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't just go with what you need at the moment. Promote employees that will do a great job regardless of how long they will be with the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Priorities all screwed up

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at APX Alarm

ProsFree lunch
Safety isn't too much of an issue

ConsThis company has all it's priorities screwed up, all they are interested in is showing off to to other alarm companies in the areas. They built a beautiful super expensive building with free lunch for it's employees but LAID off a bunch of people to pay for it and lowered it's sales rep's pay scales...really????

Highly nepotistic when it comes to mobility. Very few openings are filled internally. Managers are under qualified and mean to their employees--probably due to lack of training.

Very low wages compared to other employers in the area--even for Utah, APX can hardly retain entry level employees because of this.

Benefits are mediocre, at best.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop showing off and get your priorities straight.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a long term option, but can work for getting through school

Security Specialist (Current Employee)

I have been working at APX Alarm

ProsFor the reps that are successful you can be compensated very well if you are patient to see you money after the summer. You get to travel and live in different places for four months that you wouldn't normally get the opportunity to do so.

ConsCommission structure is deceiving. It's easy to "give away" your commissions to customers to close a deal. Not a lot of organization in most offices and there isn't much personalized help. They basically take anyone who is breathing to their summer offices and hope that some people figure it out on their own and stick around.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a real hiring process. Hire only qualified employees, set quotas, and have a base plus commission compensation package.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent opportunity for those in or recently graduated from college.

Sales Representative (Current Employee)

I have been working at APX Alarm

ProsGreat pay. Work with a lot of great people. Allows those with little work experience to prove themselves in the work place.

ConsNormally will be necessary to relocate for the four to five month period. Long days. Long weeks. Can become redundant.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think you are doing a fa-nominal job. This will be my fifth year with APX and have been very grateful for this opportunity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at APX Alarm

ProsGreat money, lots of freedom in the off-season, and very satisfying to see others make good money

ConsDifficult moving around every summer, and knocking doors is knocking doors.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat leadership.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of money for summer work.

Salesman (Current Employee)

I have been working at APX Alarm

ProsGood pay, only working summers, it's great for students.

ConsIt is hard work and outside, a lot of places are really hot.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't make it completely commission.

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