Trutech Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Wildlife Biologist

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    Current Employee - Wildlife Biologist
    Current Employee - Wildlife Biologist

    I have been working at Trutech full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Crate your own schedule, learn a variety of skills in the fields of sales, construction, and wildlife, great people and network

    Cons

    Long hours each day with no real end to the workday, a significant portion of time and effort goes unpaid, phone calls at all hours of the day and night with an expectation to go back to work.

    Advice to Management

    Make everyone, not just management salaried plus commission.

  2. Not bad. Decent first job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trutech

    Pros

    Commission allows high earning potential

    Cons

    No reward for doing well. Very demanding

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    Wildlife Technician

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    Former Employee - Wildlife Technician
    Former Employee - Wildlife Technician

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

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

    Pros

    No supervision, had a company truck

    Cons

    Expected to work insane hours. Sometimes work til 11 at night then up at 4 to go out again, sometimes 7 days a week. The only time you hear from management was if you screw something up. Otherwise they only care about sales productivity. If you sales are low, you get fired. I spent three years watching the fastest turnover I had ever seen in a company. The office in Georgia literally had a board with your area and your daily sales that management would look at like you are just a statistic in the grand scheme of things. They also promote managers from the outside rather from within. Dead - end job by definition!

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your technicians, it will create a happier environment for everyone. Not every great salesman is a great employee, and not every great employee is a great salesman.

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  5. Pleasant, but no walk in the park

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    Current Employee - Wildlife Tech in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Wildlife Tech in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Trutech

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company vehicle, company phone, company equipment. Excellent pay if you can sell.

    Cons

    Hours and be a little off the wall at times.

    Advice to Management

    None. Management is great when it comes to listening.

  6. Great people to work with. Great job if that is really wanted to do.

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    Former Employee - Wildlife Removal Specialist in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Wildlife Removal Specialist in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Trutech full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Sales training and experience. Company medical benefits and 401K. Great bosses who were willing to help all along the way. Friendly & great staff to work with.

    Cons

    Working long hours completing or fixing the previous technician's work. The first 4 months I was employed at Trutech, I spent my entire time fixing work or working for no commission in order to maintain customer satisfaction. I was never compensated even for overtime because it was a draw-against-commission paid job. I would get work-elated calls in the middle of the night that I would have to answer and/or call back. Trutech does not have a bill collecting department, the technicians have to collect as well as make new sales. Sometimes customers would never pay monthly bill, so that meant the technician never got paid on his or her work. High turnover rate, but a great first job to have and it works well for a lot of employees, just not most. Not a lot of personal time so that is why one must love this field in order to strive in it.

    Advice to Management

    Management were great at least in my experience. Sales and management advice received in training was very useful. Great learning experience. Friendly call center and support team.

  7. Slave to the almighty dollar

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    Former Employee - Wildlife Specialist
    Former Employee - Wildlife Specialist

    I worked at Trutech full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Freedom in scheduling, unique job duties, company provided vehicle and business leads. You get to help people and sometimes it is exciting. If you work (very) hard, you can make good money. This is a fairly honest company, compared to the competition. Health and benefits are decent. Company says they're adding vacation time soon.

    Cons

    No vacation time or holidays, unpaid meetings, and sometimes you are not even paid for the work you do. You'd think this is illegal, but it's not - when a customer doesn't pay the company for the work you did, you will not get paid for it. Also, you compete with coworkers to see who can squeeze the most $$$ out of customers, by any means, and this is how you are ranked within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate yourselves to something else besides profits.

  8. One of the few honest animal removal companies out there.

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    Former Employee - Wildlife and Animal Control Technician in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Wildlife and Animal Control Technician in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Trutech full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can work at your own pace. If you are a salesman and a technician you will do well. If you work hard, you tend to be compensated well.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth unless a district manager moves up or quits. As the company grows more, opportunities will be better. Like any sales job, the economy drastically affects your paycheck.

  9. The Right Stuff

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Empowerment, I am free to solve my own problems and work at a pace I dictate. I get to help people every day. I get the opportunity to positively influence my peers and my staff. My pay is always commensurate with my efforts.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, some people accept the challenge of this career path but are too weak to maintain it. They then often express this as a detriment of the company instead of examining their own shortcomings.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more cross-training activities to help unify corporate culture.

  10. the truth of the matter

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Trutech full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    competitive salary and it fosters an area for self motivated people to work.

    Cons

    better training is needed to help transition those who dont really have much experience in pest control.

  11. Ok to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trutech

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

    Pros

    Very rewarding if you are able to sell

    Cons

    Long long long hours. After merger with Orkin I became just a number

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like people not numbers.

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