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  1. "good if you can adapt"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good compensation
    housing provided
    pod casts

    Cons

    no 'special deals'
    Contract issues and point bank issues still being resolved,
    cleaning fee assigned even though my apt was spotless at the end of year
    no sign on bonus? what the heck

    Advice to Management

    let sales reps that cant work over the summer work out special payscales/deals with you so they can sell during school


  2. "Great Expeirence"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great income potential. It is straight commission so you must be able to handle that, but the income opportunities are amazing. You work for 4 months per year and can make $0, or i have seen people make over $150,000 in their own commissions not including any management overrides.

    Cons

    Some sales managers aren't prepared for the job. APX will allow anyone who has proven themselves as a salesman and can recruit a team of salesman to be a sales manager. Not all good salesman and recruiters make good sales managers.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need more management training. They are all great salesman or they wouldn't have the position.


  3. "Great commission pay scale"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pure meritocracy, you are payed 100% according to what you deserve. Only 4 months of work but during those 4 months a person can make multiple times what he or she would otherwise make in a year, especially if still in school full time. Even 10 or 20 times more. The sky is the limit if you are good at it and work hard.

    Cons

    It's hard work, gives up most normal "fun" a college summer experiences for 4 difficult months of work.

    Advice to Management

    keep innovating


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  5. "Great company for self motivated people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High earning potential and great culture.

    Cons

    Dishonest reps not let go when they should have been.


  6. "Excellent opportunity for those in or recently graduated from college."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay. Work with a lot of great people. Allows those with little work experience to prove themselves in the work place.

    Cons

    Normally will be necessary to relocate for the four to five month period. Long days. Long weeks. Can become redundant.

    Advice to Management

    I think you are doing a fa-nominal job. This will be my fifth year with APX and have been very grateful for this opportunity.


  7. "Best home security sales company to work for..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good management from upper to office , good teamwork,interesting and motivating training, fun work atmosphere (in my office anyway), get to travel during the summer and see different states, good compensation for time put in, allows you to go to school during "off season", ability to make more money in 4 months than in a whole year without much education required you just have to work hard

    Cons

    -since you are a contract/commissioned employee, no real benefits
    -pretty intense work 6/days a week, 10 hour days during the hot summer months
    - satisfying work atmosphere could depend on your manager/co workers

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating your employees well, keep having great customer service and making sure the reps are trained properly w/ an emphasis on integrity/honesty on the doors...APX is pretty much everything the company I came from wasn't, which is a good thing


  8. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They make working for them fun!

    Cons

    Some of the positions there are seasonal.

    Advice to Management

    Doing awesome!


  9. "APX is a good place to work with good people while going through school"

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    Current Employee - Phone Representative in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Phone Representative in Provo, UT
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    APX has been a good job while going through school. They have been very flexible in giving time off and working with my school schedule. Management has been good and seem to be concerned about my needs. I have also made many friends while I have worked there. It is a good place to meet other students.

    Cons

    One of the downsides to APX is that they are sales oriented company. This can be good and bad. Their employment is good because they have a strong sales force. The downside is that it is more difficult to get recognized if you are not in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Management should try to do a better job of compensating all employees more evenly.


  10. "Good Money -- Quick Burn out"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Provo, UT
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Money. You can learn some great sales and people skills. APX good stable company, especially in the 'summer sales industry'. Uncapped earning potential,

    Cons

    Knocking doors all summer is not fun. Very monotonous workload. APX will nickel and dime you every way they can to avoid paying out full. APX can get political. Even if you are a stud salesmen, you will get taken advantage of if you don't have someone up high battling for you.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the politics, transform into a true meritocratic company. Give more power to the managers and less to the regionals. Be more frugal at corporate so you don't have to lower pay scales to cover your margins.


  11. "APX Alarm is a good place to work with some reservations"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Provo, UT
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay as compared to other college student jobs in Provo. Free food in the Cafe everyday. Nice employees who I have become friends with.

    Cons

    Tough to deal with customers for 8 hours per day. Some people get promoted that don't have enough knowledge to be a good supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with the Cafe and free ice cream. Don't make non-sales departments sell products. Make it easier to take time off



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