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Western Pest Services Overview

Parsippany, NJ
201 to 500 employees
1928
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Consumer Product Rental
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Established in 1928, Western Pest Services is a protector pf public health, property and brand reputations. We come to work every day not just to eliminate pests, but to make the world a healthier and happier place. Businesses and consumers alike count on us to create ... Read more

Mission: Provide first class service to safeguard homes, businesses, and brands.

Company Updates

  • If you haven't checked out our podcast yet, you really should! We've got some great stories to tell! Take a listen!!

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    ?Consider This with Western Pest on Apple Podcasts

    ?We are a pest control company with great stories to tell! We want to enlighten you, share ideas to help you, and sometimes just entertain you! We are bringing you a view inside the world of Pest Control that you have never seen before!

  • We are thrilled to be celebrating our 90th Anniversary throughout our branches this year.

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Western Pest Services – Why Work For Us?


Western Pest Services 

Has a long history and a bright future!  We currently operate from Delaware to Connecticut and everywhere in between.  

We take our business seriously, we protect our customer's property and health and we are the best in the business.  We know that is a BOLD statement but we believe our talented employees deliver exceptional service and are best in class.  We know if we treat our employees well they will take care of our customers.  

That is why our employees are our highest priority.


Getting to know us 

  • Established in 1928
  • We operate 16 branches in our footprint 
  • Employee 400 talented, dedicated associates 
  • Offer continuous education and opportunities for industry experience
  • As part of a publicly traded $1.5B company, there is plenty of room to grow your career

Join the Best! 

Charlene is a true Western success story.  She has gone from an Account Manager to a Region Sales Manager during her career with us.  Watch as she tells you her story about what her journey has been at Western.

 

Meet Jim Miners, Pest Control Technician of 23 years

 

What did you do before joining Western?

I worked for a cemetery doing maintenance, grounds keeping and basically anything that needed to be done.

What attracted you to Western?

I knew someone who was working for Western and she told me what a great company it was with a lot of opportunity.  I liked working outside and I thought Western would be a good fit.

What do you like best about working at Western?

During the past 23 years, I have made a lot of friends at the branch, it’s like family.  I love that every day brings new challenges and I never know what problems I’ll need to solve.  Customers really depend on us to be the experts and solve the pest problems they are having, and I like being able to help them with that. 

What is your proudest moment, working at Western?

Becoming PCT Magazine Technician of the year, but also going to President’s Club and Circle of Excellence over the years.

 

Here is Jim, with Mark Bretz, VP/General Manager of Western in Washington, DC receiving his PCT Technician of the Year Award !

What do you like to do outside of work?

I am very active in the American Legion, and I’m an exempt volunteer fireman.  I like to fish, watch the Mets and love playing poker!

How would you describe Western in three words?

Quality, Family, Honesty

Western is all about quality.  We participate in a lot of training during the year, to keep us educated on all the current legislation and what is happening in the industry.  Our Entomologists keep us current on how to deal with all types of pest problems.

Family.  So many of the people that work at Western have been here for a long time, and we have become very close.  We have known each other during major moments in each other’s lives, like the birth of a child, graduations and grandchildren. 

The people that work at Western are some of the most honest people I have ever worked with.  We are expected to do the right thing and we do that every day. 



Western is proud to give back to the communities we serve by participating in a variety of fundraisers and events. 

The folks that work in our branches are deeply connected to those areas, since they live in them. 


  • Relay for Life - American Cancer Society
  • Hugs for Brady - Helping Kids with Cancer One Hug at a Time
  • Walk for a Lifetime - Autism Awareness


Are just a few of the organizations we support


What should you know about going on an interview?

Be prepared.  Know your resume and be able to speak about specific things you have done either in school or at previous employers that were successful.  Inevitably, the interviewer will ask you about situations where you were not successful, so be prepared to discuss those as well.  You don’t need to beat yourself up, but instead speak honestly about what you could have done differently and most importantly, what you learned from the experience.  

Do your homework about the Company.  Employers expect you will have researched them on the internet.  You should already know what they do, where their locations are, and other information you can easily find on their Website, Glassdoor or Indeed. 

Know what you are good at and like to do, and what you don’t like to do.  While an interview is a time for an employer to get to know you, it is also when you can decide if the job is right for you.  We all want to be offered every job, but not every job is a good fit.  You need to figure out if you are willing to do what the job requires.  If not, look for something that fits you better.  Remember, every job will require some sacrifice, but you need to be happy about the work you are doing.

Keep it professional.  No matter how comfortable you are with the interviewer, remember this is a business meeting.  Overly sharing personal information is not necessary, and won’t help you in the process.

Dress appropriately.  Most companies have yet to adopt the jeans and hoody culture.  Employers expect that you will be dressed in business attire for an interview, even if they have a more relaxed dress code once you get the job.  Business attire shows respect for the company and that you are serious about the interview.  If you are trying to squeeze in an interview before going to a job where the dress is more casual, reschedule.  This is your first impression opportunity.  You want to look and feel on top of your game. 

Practice before you go.  Get a friend or family member to ask you about your experience.  Take notes, so if you get nervous you can get back on track.  Review the ad and make sure you understand the key skills or experience they are looking for in that position, and be ready to share how your experience fits.

Good Luck.  A little work ahead of time will land you the career you are looking for. 

Western Pest Services Reviews

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    "An exceptional company"

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    I have been working at Western Pest Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    High level of integrity; compensation; high tenure among most experienced employees; innovative and open to new ideas

    Cons

    In my position I don't recognize any. I came here from another industry but with transferable skills. My previous industry was pervaded with dishonesty, corruption and people who have no concept of what "value" is. I am biased, but coming from that, I can't see any "cons" at all.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the path you have set for the company. You will continue to draw high-quality recruits and ensure that the clients will have a good experience doing business here.

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Western Pest Services Photos

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Western Pest Services Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Western Pest Services.

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    On line Application. Meet w/HR, then Regional Sales Manager, then Branch Manager, and Region Director.

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    Non Negotiable.... they prey on desperate situations

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Western Pest Services Awards & Accolades

  • Most Dependable Company, APTS Magazine, 2017
  • Best Customer Service, The APTS Magazine, 2018
  • Best Sales Manager, The APTS Magazine, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

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