Bath Fitter Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
55 Reviews

2.2
55 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great product with great installers (in 4 reviews)

  • company provided vehicle, training, PTO (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • I haven't received a review in 7 1/2 years (in 3 reviews)

  • Each installer is only given 2 to 3 jobs per week, which translates into an earning potential of around 34,000 thousand per year (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Temporary Job

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    Former Employee - Lead Marketing Consultant  in  Salem, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Marketing Consultant in Salem, VA

    I worked at Bath Fitter part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I loved the autonomy of the work, especially that as long as we met our goals we had some degree of freedom. It was also super fun to go to festivals and other events. I took my ukulele and played to attract people to our display, so I had a blast.

    Cons

    Management wasn't always on top of things, I handled most of the scheduling, no training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your employees a little better and provide some more training. I was successful because I was highly motivated but the average employee gets burnt out without interaction from management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The absolute worst sales position I have ever experienced

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Sales in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Bath Fitter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Manager tried his best to encourage us, the training was good, the product was good. It definately will prepare you for a reputable company that appreciates your efforts.

    Cons

    You could tell after a couple of weeks after starting appointments were not qualified at all, for the most part we would go to low income areas without the means to purchase product, 2-3 hour trips one way to 1 appointment to find no one home, or we're told we are in the area, a lot of times we were told they did not set appointment (they called and person would not commit to set, but we were sent anyway). They also find excuses to delay money owed to you. We would attend meetings with sales reps from other locations and for the most part you would hear the same stories. They will over hire reps knowing there will not be enough leads for every one, which takes all of the excitement away of hoping things will improve. If you like driving a lot, visiting single wide trailers, going into high unemployed and depressed areas this would be a great opportunity. I saw many times over you could have a good week then it would go flat for no apparent reason. Lead setters obviously get paid if someone justs answers the door, and they have little respect for the sales force. Your are forced to take a hard core sales approach just to try to make a sale, just to try to keep you percentages respectable. They do not listen to any suggestions you may have since your immediate manager has very little to do with corporate. All the sales reps got along great, but is was hard watching each other getting more and more discouraged day by day either by going broke or the wear and tear of driving 350-400 miles a day for nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing can be said because they are closed minded, upper management is all about themselves and the few followers too scared to share real opinions to help everyone be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have much more respect for former employers prior to Bath Fitter

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Bath Fitter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Brushing up on your driving skills and making the oil companies more profitable. Training will prepare you for a professional sales organization that appreciates the efforts of your commitment to succeed and stay on top of the current trends

    Cons

    No respect given unless you can be programmed into a outdated tin man sales tactic from the past. The revolving door going into the office was wearing out making it difficult to enter the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's 2014

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little or no regard for the employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bath Fitter full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work/ life balance was ok. Company was very supportive / flexible in allowing me to pursue my BS Degree.

    Cons

    I had been with the company since 2006. I recently resigned for the following reasons: I haven't received a raise in pay in 7 1/2 years! I haven't received a review in 7 1/2 years! Why? Because the company would be hard pressed in justifying no raise with a good review! How clever! Two + years ago, our office took an across the board minimum 5% pay cut, and matching 401K contributions stopped, and at the end of last year, I opted out of our company sponsored health insurance program because of the outrageous premiums. In the beginning of this year, I was informed that my salary would go up 6%. How generous! Remember, I took a 5% cut in pay two years ago, no raise in 7 1/2 years, so in my limited mathematical ability, this figures out to be a 1% net raise! How dare they insult me! Not to mention, as I stated earlier, I stopped my insurance which allowed them not to pay for MY enrollment. HUNDREDS of more dollars for themselves. And one more point....the sales consultants and technicians pay is based on commission. Therefore, whenever Bath Fitter had an increase in their product cost, the consultants and technicians had an AUTOMATIC increase in their pay! They weren't doing any more work! Is this how to treat an employee who was with the company for 8 + years! I think not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advise to upper management is to show appreciation for employee loyalty, longevity, and dedication. Don't just provide lip service by saying "we appreciate you"; don't subtly discriminate amongst employees! Share in the wealth! I was with you in the bad times, and helped bring you into the better times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amateur Hour. Experience will vary branch-to-branch

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    Former Employee - Outside Event Manager
    Former Employee - Outside Event Manager

    I worked at Bath Fitter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coworkers were, for the most part, honest, hard-working people. Branch manager did have a decent mindset for customer service.

    Cons

    Depending on the franchise/location, experience will vary. No room for advancement, low pay, little respect or consideration. Made to feel guilty for requesting weekend off once or twice a year (you work EVERY weekend). Every problem in the company becomes your fault because you didn't produce enough leads that weekend. Management is clueless how to change things or motivate people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move your marketing into the modern age.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It seem to be the same person in Management, when it comes to the shows not good at all the one most things is the lies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Bath Fitter part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The product can sell it self

    Cons

    Deal in with stand for 8 hr however I am in agreement with everyone on this sight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you want to meet people, go for it. If you want security, stay away.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Etters, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Etters, PA

    I worked at Bath Fitter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people. If I have to say that first, there's not much else to say. I liked people. They were genuine, hard working people. However, there's not much else for you there.

    Cons

    They stuck you in a new, tiny cubicle everyday. Every move you made was monitored. And every single word you said, even when they aren't recording. They herded us in and out like cattle. Plus, they let people go that were there a week and they let go that worked there for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the favoritism please. If people were treated like equals and were all given the same opportunity to succeed, this place would be better. But it's sad to see the same people getting the special opportunities day in and out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No relevant training whatsoever!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Bath Fitter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I met a couple of very nice people. Compensation was good. There were a couple people who obviously just did their job and stayed away from the office gossip.

    Cons

    Leadership is nonexistent! Everyone complained about the customers all the time. It was a very negative environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest a training program.
    Maybe a stint as "Undercover Boss"? You would learn a lot!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, bad management

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Bath Fitter as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent products, fair pricing,great people to work with (office,installers, other sales people).

    Cons

    High turnover due to region mgr who 'manages by intimidation ', leads are not qualified adequately, lack of sufficient marketing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Installer

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    Current Employee - Installer
    Current Employee - Installer

    I have been working at Bath Fitter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I think this could be the greatest job in the world if the company provided better management. Its a great product for the cost. Most customers are great and very satisfied with the work. My fellow installers always have each others back in a sometimes stressful environment.

    Cons

    I feel I always have to fight for what I get paid for. Management in my office does not have a clue as to what I do on a day to day basis. My manager gets paid based on installs. I really don't think he cares how its installed, just that it is installed. Your pay is based on a % of the bottom line. If the job is commercial, or they give away the farm to make the sale, you may be making 50% of what you should. You work very hard at this job, nonstop all day til the job is complete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe 50% of your installers have less than 2 years of experience. WHY? Pay them on the top line as it was in the past. Reconcile all EOI 's If the sales guys didn't charge correct prices hit them, not the installers. Life isn't fair but jobs should be distributed to installers, and sales on a somewhat equal system. Above all management in your corporate stores should not have so much power. They should have experience in a minimum of 2 of 3 things 1. sales, 2. installation. 3. management I dont respect my manager but i wonder how much of it trickles down from the top. I work very hard for my money and feel I'm not compensated fairly

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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