JC Ehrlich

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The are trying to become Cintas

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Former Employee - Commercial Sales in Baltimore, MD
Former Employee - Commercial Sales in Baltimore, MD

I worked at JC Ehrlich full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Some flexibility in your schedule. Gas card, Cell phone.

Cons

The CEO is from Cintas. He hired all his old friends from Cintas. The problem is, they do not care about pest control. They have no passion for it. My sales manager didn't know were to look for roaches in a restaurant. They have you do these ridiculous phone blocks calling people to set up appointments. That may have worked in the linen business, but it will not work here. They really have no clue as to how to run a pest company.

What started as a family business that was truly interested in delvering a superior product has become a factory for sales reps. Just like Cintas, there is a steady churn and burn on reps. While I was there at least 5 reps left and 5 new ones started in a 6 month period. That would never have happened when it was the Ehrlich of old.. People did not leave the Hammels. 25 years was nothing.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    The best career I ever had!

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at JC Ehrlich

    Pros

    Technicians were paid on individual performance and level of training. Many technicians earn more than their competitors and can remain in their position for life if they desire. Management paid livable salaries with exceptional bonus plans enabling all levels of management the opportunity to earn 6 figure incomes based on your abilities to grow the business and profits of each office. The opportunity to be your own boss within the guidelines of the companies framework. Excellent benefits package. O/T for hourly employees. Alternate weekends off. Closed on major holidays w/pay.

    Cons

    Technicians and management may work excessive hours during peak seasons. Technicians have to deal with schedules that may change daily with added work orders or cancelled/no show services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set maximum hours that all positions are allowed to work each day. Some technicians have been asked to work 12 and 14 hour days due to large projects or other techs calling out sick and then being asked to complete all of their own services the next day. Ops managers fall into the same cycle working as much as 16 to 18 hour days at the whim of the district managers and then being asked to return to work the next day at their regular time and perform at peak levels even during the peak season. When someone is on vacation including managers, they shouldn't be called with work related issues unless it is an extreme circumstance or emergency. Generally, there is nothing they can do to resolve the situations if they are out of town.

    Recommends
  2.  

    95% of the people are great to work with. Would not recommend taking a position in the Forrestville, MD office.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at JC Ehrlich full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really great place to work. As I said 90% of the people are awesome. They have territory's broken down for regions and have offices in Fredrick , Millersville, Baltimore, and Forestville. All locations are great with the big exception of Forrestville. Money can be made in the higher income territories like Montgomery County or Northern Va. But I would not recommend the Northern VA territory because it is run from the Forrestville MD office.

    Cons

    Cannot really make much more than $85,000. There are people who work there for 20 years and are only making $85,000 on a good year.
    Cannot make money if your territory is located in a lower income or rundown area. Stay with the higher more profitable locations.

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    NONE

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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