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  1. Lots of money, awful job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salesman
    Current Employee - Salesman

    I have been working at APX Alarm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -force you to work hard -give you tools to do well -teach you everything

    Cons

    -will cheat steal and try and blacklist you -make having a life impossiable -pay is awful compared to others

    Advice to Management

    Nothing will change, they have a terrific business model.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Used to be good...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Provo, UT

    I worked at APX Alarm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally you only work full time 4 months out of the year with with some time during the other 8 months. Some of the managers care but many are just there to collect a paycheck. Great for students needing to pay for school.

    Cons

    The pay was good but each year they continue to figure out ways to cut pay across many positions. There is an attitude of if you don't like something then leave. Most employees that have been there for awhile are only concerned about their own hides and saving their own positions. Do not think you will advance there because most people have been there since it started and have no other skills so they aren't leaving.

    Advice to Management

    When you say "if you don't like it here then leave" because you know the economy is bad then something is wrong. Keep people because they are talented and not because they kiss your a** and have been there for years. You might be pleasing your investors but stabbing your own employees in the back will lead to your demise.


  3. Good money, but a lot of wasted time.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Technician in Provo, UT

    I worked at APX Alarm

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    See another part of the country for a couple months. They never faulted on paying me. and the compensation was great. The system was easy to install.

    Cons

    Its a time consuming work. A lot of sitting around. Its not a resume builder. You might have to fight for some money but if your right, they will pay you. Not to many vacation days and there aren't any benefits.

    Advice to Management

    They need to get more educated leaders in the middle management positions. Strive for more honesty in the company with their saleman.


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  5. I found that a lot of the salesman were dishonest.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Process in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Contract Process in Provo, UT

    I worked at APX Alarm part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The people were fun to work with.

    Cons

    I found a lot of the salesman were dishonest with customers and the company did not do much about it.

    Advice to Management

    no advice to the management.


  6. An ok summer job if you land on a talented team, otherwise pack up and head home.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Installation Tech
    Former Employee - Installation Tech

    I worked at APX Alarm full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with your hands. Solve different problems. Just a summer job.

    Cons

    Long hours. Pay is dependent on Sales team performance, something you have no control over. My manager frequently favored his brother and would pass him work more frequently other team members. He also kept my back-end check. My W-2 form was filed incorrectly.

    Advice to Management

    Rotation lists can be biased. I was the only non-Mormon on my team and was always placed last on the list every day despite relatively high-quality and quick work.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Specialist
    Current Employee - Security Specialist

    I have been working at APX Alarm

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For 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.

    Cons

    Commission 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 Management

    Create a real hiring process. Hire only qualified employees, set quotas, and have a base plus commission compensation package.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Priorities all screwed up

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at APX Alarm

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch Safety isn't too much of an issue

    Cons

    This 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 Management

    Stop showing off and get your priorities straight.


  9. Alright company in most areas, a little sketchy on the sales process though

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in Provo, UT

    I worked at APX Alarm full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, fun coworkers, free lunch, a nice rec room, and it pays pretty well. If you just need a job this one is pretty good.

    Cons

    Lots of shady corporate practices while I worked there, shifting managers around too often to have real leadership. Sales process is legal but doesn't feel honest anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that people are more than cogs in your machine to make money.


  10. Lots of money for summer work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salesman
    Current Employee - Salesman

    I have been working at APX Alarm

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Don't make it completely commission.


  11. Yup

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at APX Alarm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Don'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.



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