Merry Maids

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Not a career, a job that pays the bills.

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Current Employee - Housekeeper in Eugene, OR
Current Employee - Housekeeper in Eugene, OR

I have been working at Merry Maids full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Decent pay
Good coworkers
Some nice customers(Some even tip)
Weekends off, with working one Saturday a month
Fairly regular hours(7:30 to between 12-6)
Company-planned events occasionally
Works with your schedule, somewhat
Good mileage compensation

Cons

Hard, busy, gross work at times(I enjoy it but some don't)
Sometimes pay isn't worth the job
Customers complain about stupid things sometimes and you have to redo houses for free
Sometimes a bit of a drive to your houses
Sometimes don't know when you'll get off
No real benefits besides paid holidays
Doesn't work well with a college schedule
No real advancement opportunities

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't work here!

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    Former Employee - Team Member
    Former Employee - Team Member

    I worked at Merry Maids full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some lovely co-workers who were very sweet and fun to work with.
    Gave some basic entry-level experience in the field.
    Some areas serviced were beautiful, ie country areas, farms, etc.

    Cons

    Terrible pay--a 15% commission from a portion of the cost. This usually equals about ten to twenty dollars for a house. Commission decreases with the amount of time taken, so a house that needs 4 hours (most people work alone or in a team of 2) will wind up putting less money in your pocket--a lose-lose situation (if you take longer but do a great job, you make much less, but if you rush and do a poor job you will be taken down to minimum wage for the whole day's work--not just that one house!).
    LONG commutes. Up to two hours a day in driving.
    NO breaks, aside from driving from one house to another.
    Long work days much of the time. Required to be at the office no later than 7:30 am, and often i was not getting home until 6 pm or later (usually later).
    No recognition for outstanding performance, only punishment for poor performance.
    System of earning paid days off is convoluted and impossible to understand--you must achieve a number of goals to earn 3 paid days per quarter.
    There was a great deal of dishonesty in their advertisements for their open positions. I was under the assumption, from materials I'd read, that they gave tuition reimbursement for college classes, and was told that people could earn up to $700 a week. There was NO tuition reimbursement; new employees don't get benefits until they have been there 6 months; and nobody made a lot.
    My last week there I worked 48 hours and only brought home $272. Even weeks where i worked 60 hours i only brought home $450.
    The rate of pay changed every week. Some weeks I earned $10 an hour, but most I only earned $7.25 an hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HONESTY, people!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Merry Maids Yuma sucks.

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Team Member in Yuma, AZ

    I worked at Merry Maids full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's better than being jobless, I guess.

    Cons

    Pay not worth it, manager took employees' pay for herself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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