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

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    Former Employee - Installation Tech
    Former Employee - Installation Tech
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


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

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    Former Employee - Contract Process in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Contract Process in Provo, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.


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

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  6. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  7. Lots of money, awful job

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    Current Employee - Salesman
    Current Employee - Salesman
    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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative
    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.


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

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    Former Employee - Technician in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Technician in Provo, UT
    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.


  10. Great commission pay scale

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
    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


  11. Great Expeirence

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
    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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