Terminix Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
183 Reviews
2.9
183 Reviews
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Robert Gillette
31 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay is good, benefits are good, truck is provided and you get to take it home (in 9 reviews)

  • The company wants to be more than just a pest control company and be in the ranks of the Fortune 100 (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance - this can be especially challanging during termite season (in 11 reviews)

  • Long hours; high expectations; lots of changes (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company with modern equipment and fleet.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in Woodstock, GA
    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in Woodstock, GA

    I worked at Terminix full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Total control over your monthly route as far as scheduling.

    Cons

    Dealing with Atlanta traffic on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more "hands on" with the employees to improve morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Longest ever stayed with a company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    ServiceMaster really cares about employees

    Cons

    Change, change, change, no focus on developing from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A Learning Experience

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

    I have been working at Terminix

    Pros

    Training Opportunities, Flexible Schedules, Outings Within The Department as Well Events Hosted By the Company and Reasonable Starting Salary

    Cons

    The opportunity for advancement is seemingly nonexistent. A person may have credentials and experience but if you are a great asset to your team, management will try there hardest to keep you where you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your team when it comes to ideas for improvement within your department. They are the ones who are actually doing the work therefore the know needs to be done.

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  5.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Terminix

    Pros

    The bility to increase your salary based on your work ethic

    Cons

    No weekends off. Work / life

  6.  

    good money, bad hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in DFW, TX
    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in DFW, TX

    I worked at Terminix full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    once you're trained and ready to go, you're left alone to do your route.

    Cons

    arbitrary policies and really long hot (or cold in winter) hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find a way for pest control techs to have more balance between work and life so they don't get burned out

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sales inspector

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Inspector in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Inspector in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Company car, great management support. Management works as hard as you do. They have a interest in you making money, as they get paid on how much you sell.

    Cons

    Commission structure often changes. Termite is very hard to sell, as Terminix charges a premium. Very, very long hours. I really mean that, and there is no way around it. Sun up to sun down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, it's a hard industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging and somewhat rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PMP in Dothan, AL
    Current Employee - PMP in Dothan, AL

    I have been working at Terminix full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benifits. Always challenging.

    Cons

    No room for advancement past sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and acknowledge a job well done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    inbound sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inbound Sales in Bartlett, TN
    Former Employee - Inbound Sales in Bartlett, TN

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great money for sellers.

    Cons

    Seasonal work. Many temps do not stay on.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The worst company and work environment in over 45 years in the job market.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Manager for All Pest Control in Wailuku, HI
    Former Employee - Service Manager for All Pest Control in Wailuku, HI

    I worked at Terminix full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning a new industry that I have excelled at and now away from Terminix with coincidently many of their unhappy customers who have followed me.

    Cons

    Pay, ethics, commissions and company environment of profit over employee safety, customer service and employee engagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing because your business model and poor customer service is bringing me all of your customers that are happy to now get what they are paying for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    So micro managed, you can't mess up.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Inspector
    Current Employee - Sales Inspector

    I have been working at Terminix full-time

    Pros

    Area manager very motivating and helps us succeed. Pay is pretty good. Benefits are ok. You aren't required to generate your own leads, buy more leads equals more money.

    Cons

    Too many hours and are required to work some Saturdays. Beyond the Area Manager, the company doesn't care about you. If you aren't tracking your quota by Thursday, they want you to work Saturday. The 401k doesn't start until you've been employed for a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales inspectors need to earn higher percentage of volume sold. There would not be near as much turn over if the sales team weren't required to work late and on Saturdays.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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