Sonitrol Pacific

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Sonitrol Pacific Reviews

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  1.  

    Join the team if you get the chance.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Alarm Monitoring Operator in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Alarm Monitoring Operator in Everett, WA

    I worked at Sonitrol Pacific full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company is fantastic. Even as an operator there are opportunities for bonuses every month and there are some incidents that can make a good story. The entire staff is friendly and family-like, including all the management. All of the separate offices come together to satisfy customers needs. Best company I have ever worked for, and upset I can't continue to stay with this company.

    Cons

    While you can get excitement from time to time, there are a few hours of work that seem to drag along. Getting time off can also be a hassle as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, you guys are great and know how to ALWAYS do the right thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Dispatcher in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Sonitrol Pacific full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, excellent benefits and great work environment. The people there are friendly and the company pays for lunch on non-paid Fridays.
    I had a great time working here. The managers were easy to talk to.

    Cons

    None to speak of. The job just wasn't for me. Long hours sitting and starring at a monitor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  3.  

    Challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Sonitrol Pacific full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great training
    Supplied with absolutely every sales tool you will need
    Organized
    Great people and managers

    Cons

    Lots of "no" before you hear a "yes", can be discouraging.
    Employee turnover
    Sometimes there are unreachable expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less pressure on sales people and managers will result in less turnover and more loyalty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Outstanding Opportunity - If you want to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Sonitrol Pacific

    Pros

    Very good base pay, management and other employees treat you very well, training process is five weeks and very extensive. If you can figure out ways to sell without door knocking, you can make a very good living.

    Cons

    There is some doorknocking, telemarking and cold-calling involved in this position, but you learn how to find leads other ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, this is an outstanding workplace environment.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Tough Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Sonitrol Pacific

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with and the compensation is actually pretty decent. They provide you with a laptop and cell phone which is nice.

    Cons

    It is tough to sell Sonitrol Security systems. The people who want it will buy, but those people are few and far between. If you like cold calling, this job is for you. Training is poor at best which is evidenced by the extremely high turnover. I saw some great salespeople get fired during my tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training and marketing. Training to keep and grow talent. Marketing to get the phones ringing.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Security Consultant at Sonitrol Pacific

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Consultant in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Security Consultant in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Sonitrol Pacific

    Pros

    Sonitrol Pacific offered great starting pay and in addition to this they provided all sales people with a generous car allowance, laptop and cell phone. There are some very nice and hard working people who work there.

    Cons

    It is a high pressure sales job, there is very little in the way of helpful training and the turnover rate is extremely high. You have to deal with a ton micromanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The current formula isn't generating consistent sales revenue. Time to think outside of the box.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Steer clear

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Sonitrol Pacific

    Pros

    Most of the line level employees are great people trying to work within a poorly managed (at best) system. Customer service, installers, and monitoring staff are great people to work with.

    Cons

    Micromanagement to the nth degree. GPS tracking, activity reporting to the minute, and a high "manage and motivate through fear" environment. Complete lack of ongoing product training. Most senior management has been in place 30+ years and have not had the experience in other environments to be effective managers here. Over 50 sales reps have come and gone over a four year period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move out of the 1970s. The world has changed, marketing has changed, management has changed. Just because it worked in 1978 doesn't mean it will today.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Sonitrol is okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonitrol Pacific

    Pros

    At a job like this, you do get to meet nice people. Everyone helps each other and the pay isn't that bad either for a high school graduate.

    Cons

    You quickly become bored with the work. Sometimes it can be too overwhelming and it can seem like you're underpaid for the work you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to your employees. The pay must also equate with the workload because sometimes that just isn't the case.

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