Orkin
2.7 of 5 59 reviews
www.orkin.com Atlanta, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Management means everything...

Sales Inspector (Current Employee)
Roanoke, VA

ProsOrkin has a long history and is as stable a company you will find. Marketing has improved in the last couple of years. Sales and route manager positions reward excellence and provide vehicles / gas. If you have the right manager, there is a great support system and great flexibility. New technology is being integrated into sales approach, which is extremely helpful and convenient. Training is available if you take advantage of it. A lot of managers came up through the ranks.

ConsBugs... Crawl spaces... Attics.. If you are claustrophobic find another sales job. With improved technology comes 'big brother'.. New vehicles are lo-jacked and there are lots of hoops to jump through to report your activity. Again, this can be annoying or even disruptive depending on management. Orkin doesn't reward customer loyalty, persistent price hikes can agitate customer base. Leads are season dependent ... Plan on spending a couple of hours on the phone each day setting up appointments.

Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline activity reporting.. Reward loyal customers... Reward support system, admins especially.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrible environment

    Pest Control Technician (Former Employee)
    Newport News, VA

    I worked at Orkin full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Training is exceptionable. Co-workers are generally friendly and willing to work together if time… Cons: Terrible work environment in reference to management and schedule. The company policies are not adhered anymore to benefit the employee or even to the customer.… Advice to Senior Management: Stop with the employee bashing on a daily basis. Stop overworking your employees . Management claims they listen and offer surveys to try and placate… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Overall...four stars

    Commercial Account Manager (Former Employee)

    I worked at Orkin full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Interview Process....very professional! Training...from beginning through employment...Exceptional Cons: All levels and branches of management need better communication. Their… Advice to Senior Management: Top management....implement a training program and introduction program that brings management from all levels and branches together and on the same page....if you do this… More
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