Merry Maids Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Pros
  • You constantly get to meet new people (in 2 reviews)

  • Customers are great and get to see some beautiful homes (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Expect a lot of wear and tear on your car (in 5 reviews)

  • The houses are often under price and if your commission for the day is less than minimum wage they still only pay you the commission (in 6 reviews)

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  1. My experience was good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maid in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Maid in Redlands, CA

    I worked at Merry Maids full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Worked without somebody standing over me. Got to meet lots of people some nice and some not so nice but nice mostly. Fair management. Decent money for cleaning houses.

    Cons

    The job can get a little hot during the summer. Maybe be a little better at asking customers to turn ac on during the summer.

    Advice to Management

    I know its a little out of control but try to make more advancement jobs available to be promoted to.


  2. Horrible Place To Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maid in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Maid in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Merry Maids full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    get to leave early "sometimes"

    Cons

    By far the worst job I ever had.. You work so hard for a pay check that isn't worth it. Then you have to drive your own car & you do get for reimbursement that can't even full your tank. You get paid by percentage at first I thought sounds good haha then you find out the payment is taxed 3 times before you get your percentage.. I quit after a month. Definitely not worth the pain I feel when I go home everyday

    Advice to Management

    You need to treat your employees better and pay them more money because you work us to death and our hard work isn't paying off. You guys are a bunch of scammers!!


  3. Hostile work place

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merry Maids (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Gained a lot of customer service skills and challenged my comfort zone interacting with clients. Most customers were wonderful to work with. Learned a lot of life lessons (both good and bad ones)

    Cons

    Hostile ownership. There was a lot of tension and lying was encouraged. Was not paid for overtime. Unable to advance. Did not earn enough for the work that was required. Worked really hard with no reward. Attitudes and backstabbing very common. Lots of gossip and rumors. No ability to advance after a certain point,

    Advice to Management

    Owners need to communicate better and not be the ones who create the tension. Encouraging people to lie and manipulate the truth will cause problems. Be more supportive of staff (both office and cleaners). They are the reason you make money.


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  5. Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Director in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Merry Maids full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyday you learn something new! You get to meet GREAT people from the front line team members to the admin staff!

    Cons

    No 401K plan and no vacation time given the first year.


  6. Merry Maids

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merry Maids

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work. Good market name.

    Cons

    large turnover in upper management.


  7. Cool

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merry Maids

    Pros

    Very flexible. Did not have to search for leads.

    Cons

    The company have a lot of turnover.


  8. A Day in the Life. . .

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Mate
    Former Employee - Team Mate

    I worked at Merry Maids part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Money is literally the only "pro" that I can think of. It was a good introduction to grueling manual labor. A huge incentive to get a white-collar job!

    Cons

    Astronomical turnover rate, very low pay, cleaners are expected to rack up hundreds of miles in their personal cars traveling to clients' houses. WAY too much drama.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to keep your personal life separate from your professional life. Stop complaining about your own job in front of the employees. It is very demoralizing.


  9. Where not to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Office in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at Merry Maids (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    I cannot think of any

    Cons

    long hours, low pay, unhappy atmosphere, nasty people. Too much gossip


  10. Good money

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maid in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Maid in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Merry Maids

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you get a chance to work alone, you will make good money. I make 43% of each house instead of 20% with a partner

    Cons

    Sometimes you don't get off till 5:30, making your day 10 hours. Most of that reason is because we are short handed. The out come on me and others is that we are over loaded with work.

    Advice to Management

    The turn over rate of merry maids is high. I would hire three people at a time instead of two.


  11. Executive Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merry Maids full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly, keep busy.

    Cons

    Time work is from 8-5 have no take off to make personal errands



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