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It's an alright temporary job

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Current Employee - Summer Temp Inspector  in  Harrisburg, PA
Current Employee - Summer Temp Inspector in Harrisburg, PA

I have been working at SimplexGrinnell

Pros

You get to see a lot of interesting businesses/buildings. The company is really a leader in its field as you will not find a superior fire safety product out there. The management really seems to care about its employees (most of the time).

Cons

While the company gives you vehicles to use, up to one hour of travel each way is not compensated. If your job location is far from the office expect an 11 hour day while only being paid for 8 hours. The dispatching system isn't the most organized and can cause customers to already be upset upon arrival.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give new inspectors better standardized training instead of on the field observation. If you're with an inspector who doesn't know what he's doing you're going to learn how to do things the incorrect way.

Other Reviews for SimplexGrinnell

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at SimplexGrinnell

    Pros

    It's a job, which, is better than not having one.

    Cons

    Seems that some are favored over others based on how well you can hang out with the management or how pretty you might be, or cool. Based on previous management promotions, most all persons promoted lack the skills to do the job promoted too. Even when this is discovered, it takes way to long for the problem to be remedied. Another problem is the pawning off of duties. More and more sales persons at SimplexGrinnell are expected to cover the tasks of designer, and project manager while keeping the numbers high. This leads to much time spent working on parts ordering, scheduling, tracking down infomation, work that a project manager needs to do and gets paid well to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Tough but somewhat rewarding place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Technician in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at SimplexGrinnell

    Pros

    Good pay, all paid company vehicle, provided a lap-top computer, lots of opportunities / work will never dry up, great benefits, interesting work / not dull.

    Cons

    Lots of confusion from management, gps tracking system that they take too far, too many reports, unprofessional billing, unreasonable requests from time to tome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more interest in the technicians, give better incentives, understand more about what transpires on certain jobs, know your jobs better.

    Recommends
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