APX Alarm

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APX is a good place to work with good people while going through school

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Phone Representative  in  Provo, UT
Current Employee - Phone Representative in Provo, UT

Pros

APX has been a good job while going through school. They have been very flexible in giving time off and working with my school schedule. Management has been good and seem to be concerned about my needs. I have also made many friends while I have worked there. It is a good place to meet other students.

Cons

One of the downsides to APX is that they are sales oriented company. This can be good and bad. Their employment is good because they have a strong sales force. The downside is that it is more difficult to get recognized if you are not in sales.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management should try to do a better job of compensating all employees more evenly.

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Other reviews for APX Alarm

  1.  

    Door to door sales with a modern kick

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good pay for a summer job as a student.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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    Approves of CEO
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