APX Alarm Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
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  1. Great company for self motivated people

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT

    I worked at APX Alarm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High earning potential and great culture.

    Cons

    Dishonest reps not let go when they should have been.

  2. Great commission pay scale

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT

    I worked at APX Alarm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pure meritocracy, you are payed 100% according to what you deserve. Only 4 months of work but during those 4 months a person can make multiple times what he or she would otherwise make in a year, especially if still in school full time. Even 10 or 20 times more. The sky is the limit if you are good at it and work hard.

    Cons

    It's hard work, gives up most normal "fun" a college summer experiences for 4 difficult months of work.

    Advice to Management

    keep innovating

  3. Great Expeirence

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT

    I have been working at APX Alarm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great income potential. It is straight commission so you must be able to handle that, but the income opportunities are amazing. You work for 4 months per year and can make $0, or i have seen people make over $150,000 in their own commissions not including any management overrides.

    Cons

    Some sales managers aren't prepared for the job. APX will allow anyone who has proven themselves as a salesman and can recruit a team of salesman to be a sales manager. Not all good salesman and recruiters make good sales managers.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need more management training. They are all great salesman or they wouldn't have the position.

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  5. Awesome

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at APX Alarm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They make working for them fun!

    Cons

    Some of the positions there are seasonal.

    Advice to Management

    Doing awesome!

  6. Best home security sales company to work for...

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at APX Alarm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good management from upper to office , good teamwork,interesting and motivating training, fun work atmosphere (in my office anyway), get to travel during the summer and see different states, good compensation for time put in, allows you to go to school during "off season", ability to make more money in 4 months than in a whole year without much education required you just have to work hard

    Cons

    -since you are a contract/commissioned employee, no real benefits
    -pretty intense work 6/days a week, 10 hour days during the hot summer months
    - satisfying work atmosphere could depend on your manager/co workers

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating your employees well, keep having great customer service and making sure the reps are trained properly w/ an emphasis on integrity/honesty on the doors...APX is pretty much everything the company I came from wasn't, which is a good thing

  7. Excellent opportunity for those in or recently graduated from college.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at APX Alarm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

  8. good if you can adapt

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT

    I have been working at APX Alarm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good compensation
    housing provided
    pod casts

    Cons

    no 'special deals'
    Contract issues and point bank issues still being resolved,
    cleaning fee assigned even though my apt was spotless at the end of year
    no sign on bonus? what the heck

    Advice to Management

    let sales reps that cant work over the summer work out special payscales/deals with you so they can sell during school

  9. Great training for life skills, requiring a lot of self motivation and unsupervised hard work.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charleston, SC

    I worked at APX Alarm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    100% commission, so it's possible to make a great deal of money. This job allows you to manage yourself and determine your own success. It's possible to earn enough during the summer to support yourself during the school year. Most sales reps get to take 8 months off every year.

    Cons

    Saturday is the longest day, usually about 12 hours. In order to do well, you really need to commit to working every single day (except Sundays) for about 4 months, without taking any vacation. Because it's 100% commission, it is possible to work hard all week and not earn anything, although that was a very rare thing in most offices.

  10. Door to door sales with a modern kick

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at APX Alarm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training
    Great colleagues
    Hands on experience
    Sales Skills Development
    Sales Pitch Practice (hundreds of times a day)
    Great payscale and incentives

    Cons

    Long hours
    Rejection
    Weather (depends where you are)
    Learning Curve
    Face to Face Intimidation
    Not Always Selling
    By Yourself on job

  11. Good pay for a summer job as a student.

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative

    I worked at APX Alarm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Depending on the department,
    Customer service department was more lenient when it came to being a couple minutes late, working overtime, and you got to know your co-workers more. There were incentives, and some were random, e.g. you're on time to your 7am shift, and you get a $10 target gift card. Company parties are great, it's pretty fun. Customer service is a difficult department, and can be very stressful. For this reason, I think it's a bit more lenient and understanding.

    Cons

    Data entry department was ridiculously strict and you don't get to know anyone. You're 5 seconds (literally) late and you get written up for it. No incentives except for stupid games or trivia questions. Your higher ups are often incompetent and only there because they work full time meaning longer than 3 months (which is also when benefits kick in). Most employees are students, and therefore cannot move up, have to deal with these people, and don't get benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Equalize the departments a little more, and don't be so strict. Looking at break times will help alleviate write-ups and concerns. If an employee is less than a minute late from break, take that into consideration. As much as one can try, they can't sync their watch/phone completely to the computer and suffer as a consequence.

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