Orkin Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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Orkin CEO, COO & President Gary Rollins
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Pros
  • Good pay - advancement opprtunities are there - good training - good control of your business - fun if you find the right people to work with (in 6 reviews)

  • Good pay and generally friendly management and coworkers (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • management had little to no work experience working in the pest control industry (in 8 reviews)

  • Very, very long hours including nights after you've worked all day and weekends (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Pest Control Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orkin

    Pros

    Great pay! Always a change of scenery, and great benefits.

    Cons

    Summer months can demand some long days.


  2. ehh It is what it is

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orkin

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money, good tools to use, co-workers pretty cool , great training,

    Cons

    micro managed to death, the company ONLY cares about the $ If at anytime a customer cancels no matter if they moved, died, or just figured they cant afford the service its YOUR falt

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to eat lots and lots of S H I T


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    Termite Inspector

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orkin full-time

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

    Pros

    Company truck, company phone and company I-pad.

    Cons

    As a termite inspector your really a salesman. As with most sales positions their was immense pressure to sell. The thing I did not like was that their was pressure to sell things that management knew the customer did not need. Reminded me of one of those "quick oil change" places that tells you your car is ready to die when it is in tip top shape. Although they were using I-pads, in-house technology was outdated. Five sales reps shared one desktop which was slow and outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Update technology and be more innovative in ways to unite and motivate workers.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    antiquated

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

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

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

    Pros

    stability, benefits, insurance, close to home

    Cons

    horrible morale and old stiff management style with no clue on what happens at the ground level

    Advice to Management

    try to understand what really makes the company money and the people who are the core and try to really understand them and who you're trying to recruit and hire. It's the 21st century, join it!!


  6. Helpful (1)

    Fun work environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orkin full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very interesting work working with great people

    Cons

    Hours are inconsistent stop and start

    Advice to Management

    Systematic continuing education that is helpful.


  7. eh....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orkin full-time

    Pros

    Great company depending on managers

    Cons

    far too much drive time


  8. Home Inspector

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Home Pest Control Inspector in Leesburg, FL
    Former Employee - Home Pest Control Inspector in Leesburg, FL

    I worked at Orkin full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Local branch manager very interested in employees and helping them to succeed. Money and advancement is there is you are very aggressive.

    Cons

    Too much pressure from corporate office to sell no matter what.


  9. Helpful (1)

    No trust

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    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Orkin full-time

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

    Pros

    Work is easy. Schedule is flexible. Pay is okay if you dont mind spending only 2 hours with your family when you are off work. Benefits are so-so also.

    Cons

    No trust with managers. managers rarely take the technicians side. Always feel like being backed into a corner. Have to collect prior balances from customers. Forced to door knock.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe technicians should wear body cameras in order to protect them against accusations. Micromanaging is not necessary. Too many layers with management within company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Not worth the stress!!!!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Covington, GA

    I worked at Orkin full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The pay was decent but not worth the stress. I'm pretty sure if you cry in the car before work then the money isn't worth it.

    Cons

    Company treated employees like children!!!! This company is stuck in the past!!! They don't care if you have a family emergency, flat tire or anything. They just care about a warm body being in a chair to take calls. When Atlanta was shut down for a week in 2011 because of all of the ice, we were told to report for work as usual. They threatened to give out occurrences if we didn't show up. After 3 you're fired. When they realized that they could not legally tell us to report for work, they ended up paying everyone for the days they missed because of the weather. The training process was long and ridiculous!!! If you didn't pass their test then you were let go IMEDIATELY!!!!!!! They would give us test, send us to lunch and then when we got back they would call out the names of the people who passed the test while everyone waited outside in the hall to hear their named called. If you're not a man then working at the call center will be challenging. The managers flirt with all the men and treat the women horrible. They layoffs would be horrible, they would use it as a scare tactic to get people to sell more. I remember going to lunch one day and then coming back and seeing two rows of empty stations due to layoffs. The company can afford to keep the employees but they laid people off in the Winter time because the demand for pest control services weren't in demand as much as the Spring and Summer time. They made all the women wear panty hose or socks and would actually walk around and check to see if you had them on. One manager would make money off the women who didn't have on panty hose by selling panty hose for a dollar.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like children while giving passes to the males just because they are men.


  11. BRanch

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orkin

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

    Pros

    Back to the basics, iPads are great for the sales team

    Cons

    More technology for pic technicians

    Advice to Management

    None



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