Terminix

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Come to TERMINIX for the training and license.... Then GET OUT!

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Inspector in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Sales Inspector in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Terminix full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great place to be introduced to the pest control industry.
If you like sales, you will enjoy being a sales inspector.

TIP: Don't listen to any sales advice you get from management. Just befriend the top sales
people and learn from them. Most sales managers don't know anything about selling
termite services.
TIP: Learn everything you can and make contacts outside of Terminix.
TIP: Develop your own lead sources. Don't become dependent on the leads you
will receive from managers. Since lead flow will keep decreasing with the amount of
sales inspectors they keep hiring.

Cons

REINSPECTIONS. Currently there is a lawsuit involving sales people (who work 100% on commission) being required to do inspections for current customers. Terminix calls these sales leads since Terminix offers so many services, they are bound to need one.
But in order to do a complete inspection you can be in someones home for 2 hours and the REINSPECTION fee you get is $10! (This is NOT a joke).
You also pay for your own gas.
LEADS GO TO WHOEVER THE MANAGERS WANT: The TOP sales people in the company will be the sales people who have a high income areas and who are constantly receiving those leads.
LEADS that are assigned to you can be re-assigned to another inspector AT WILL.
They are supposed to be using sales closing % as the qualifier for receiving leads, but with several sales managers trying to load up their own sales people with the leads, you might go weeks without any leads!
But you'll NEVER run out of REINSPECTIONS!
SHADY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES: Sometimes customers you have quoted will call the main Terminix number to schedule the work. Instead of these sales coming back to you. They go to the managers. And if your direct manager did not receive the message, whoever got the message will assign the sale (sign up) to what ever sales person they want... it wont be you.
I've seen a manager try to steal the commission for a large $40,000 job. He still works there but the sales person doesn't.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Support the current sales people instead trying to hire a constant wave of new recruits.
This only stretches out the leads and no one makes any money.
THE ONLY HIRING YOU SHOULD BE DOING: Is hiring RE-inspectors. Inspectors who's job is to reinspect current customers homes (like most termite companies have).

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

204 Other Employee Reviews for Terminix (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Decent place to work to make money, but sadly, that's all that there is to offer...for now.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Terminix full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay plan typically works in your favor and you get paid fairly for what you do. There is always enough work to do and unlimited earning potential.

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance. Tends to be all work no family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a major disconnect between what the upper level company does and the branches. The millions of dollars spent in training has little to no effect down here. Somewhere all the great things the company wants to do is lost before ever being truly implemented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Started off ok, quickly went down the tubes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Universal Technician in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Universal Technician in Staten Island, NY

    I worked at Terminix full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    On the Job freedom was great, no manager breathing directly behind your neck

    Cons

    Alot of hours, alot of extra work, pay not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join the Union

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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