Green Guard Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Green Guard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the opportunity to make money with the commission program is helpful. The managers are very helpful.

    Cons

    sales can be difficult at times, but objectives still must be met

    Advice to Management

    They do a great job and the training is good


  2. TM

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Green Guard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Have nothing positive to say. Feel bad for their customers

    Cons

    Do not waste your time. They are very unprofessional and unrealistic. They will lead you on and fire you for no reason.

    Advice to Management

    Close the company


  3. Great company,bad tm support

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Green Guard full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    600$ a week salary plus commision, company vehicle & gas card.

    Cons

    low commision percentage, old school route building techniques. will fire you if you get hurt under 90 days of being hired.


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  5. Territory manager.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Green Guard

    Pros

    First year is only year you can make money because goals are based on the sucker who just got fired in his second year after he couldn't increase sales due to nobody really needs this stuff!

    Cons

    2nd year goals force you to oversell to customers and since no contract, you'll be out. Oh yeah, there are no govt. laws or rules saying companies have to have first aid boxes- I box of band aids is fine. Don't believe anything else. Also watch out for other Tm's selling in your territory. And guy who started this is a pompous you know what who yelled at me for taking a deep breath during a meeting.

    Advice to Management

    No they've got this all figured out. Since all about owner making $, pretty good plan to keep employees from being long term and wanting to make more money.


  6. A lot of hard work for little money.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Green Guard full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company vehicle, good customers, good products

    Cons

    Pay scale, unprofessional management communications, poor overall training, low tech

    Advice to Management

    Improve pay and incentives


  7. Absolutely loved the position, excellent regional sales managers, but felt like a little fish in a big pond by corporate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager - Central Ohio Market in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Territory Manager - Central Ohio Market in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Green Guard

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    This is a remote position, the company being in St Louis, Mo, your office is your home. All of your inventory (first aid and safety supplies) are sent UPS to your home. They provided a company van, in excellent condition, to house your inventory and to service your business accounts. In the central Ohio territory I was blessed with two different regional managers while I was with the company and they were both fantastic. Being a veteran sales professional, they took me to the next level and were always there to help me improve my craft. If you can open new accounts, cross sell existing customers new products and services, you can make excellent money with this company. Being a remote position has its advantages, they have a basic outlined schedule M-F however as long as you are servicing your customers, hitting your numbers, and getting new accounts... its pretty much like having your own business, with none of the overhead, and all of the benefits of working for a publicly traded company.

    Cons

    The reason I resigned from my position was they were restucturing pay for Territory Managers on a national level. This was due to the slowing ecconomy. The company was attemting to do a good thing in raising salaries, and lowering commission percentages in attempt to make their employees incomes more stable and for most territories this was probably very helpful. In my territory it would have been about a 10k a year pay cut. This is a real sales job, if your a hunter, and have excellent relationship management skills.. you are going to do well.. if you dont, dont waste your time. Being a remote position I feel the technology could have been better. There a lot of reports that are definately need to be done and are extremely helpful both to you and to your managers to help you improve. For a company the size of Unifirst Corp, I would think there would have been a stronger IT department. Too much repetitve information from one report to the other.

    Advice to Management

    Develope an online system your territory managers can enter information into vs the forwarding of exel spreadsheets that are being edited by many different people it would save everyone time and you would have better accountablity. Although, the pay restucturing was an attempt to do a good thing, relize that every territory is not the same. As a loyal employee doing an exceptional job for the company, I felt "Punished" for doing a god job. Being that my compensation package was mainly commission based, regardless of the economy, in my opinion their was no justification for a pay cut in my territory, and when I attempted to talk with management I felt like a little fish in a big pond.


  8. Drove too many miles and pay is pitiful.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Green Guard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Get a company Van and expenses for it are taken care of.

    Cons

    Too much micro-managing. Upper Management has forgotten what is like in the field. Get out from behind the desk, doing reports and making spreadsheets and try to sell in this economy. Pay is way to low. You cannot do it like you did 10 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay. Get out in the field more and help sell. Need to learn what other companies are doing and do the same to help with the growth. Should not be having to compete with the parent company on selling First Aid. UniFirst should not be selling in a territory where their is a Territory Manager. Have protected territories or at least not compete against parent company or other independent contractors selling our First Aid produtcts.



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