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APX Alarm is a good place to work with some reservations

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Current Employee - Technical Support Representative  in  Provo, UT
Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Provo, UT

I have been working at APX Alarm

Pros

Good pay as compared to other college student jobs in Provo. Free food in the Cafe everyday. Nice employees who I have become friends with.

Cons

Tough to deal with customers for 8 hours per day. Some people get promoted that don't have enough knowledge to be a good supervisor.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work with the Cafe and free ice cream. Don't make non-sales departments sell products. Make it easier to take time off

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be good...

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Provo, UT

    I worked at APX Alarm

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Money -- Quick Burn out

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

    I worked at APX Alarm

    Pros

    Great Money. You can learn some great sales and people skills. APX good stable company, especially in the 'summer sales industry'. Uncapped earning potential,

    Cons

    Knocking doors all summer is not fun. Very monotonous workload. APX will nickel and dime you every way they can to avoid paying out full. APX can get political. Even if you are a stud salesmen, you will get taken advantage of if you don't have someone up high battling for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the politics, transform into a true meritocratic company. Give more power to the managers and less to the regionals. Be more frugal at corporate so you don't have to lower pay scales to cover your margins.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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