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Alder Reviews

Updated June 12, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alder part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great camaraderie within the company. Make you feel like you are apart of something great, always looking to improve you not only as a sales rep but as a person as well.

    Cons

    Straight commission pay which means no certain financial security.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great.


  2. "Scheduling specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scheduling Coordinator in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Scheduling Coordinator in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alder full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment nice culture extremely flexible with scheduling if you are a student.

    Cons

    No benefits micro management as well is now a downside

    Advice to Management

    Trust those reps next to you. They work really hard and its good o get a kudos every now and again.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "10/10 would recommend!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alder full-time

    Pros

    - Frequent advancement opportunities
    - Free lunch on Fridays
    - Food trucks come all the time
    - AWESOME co-workers
    - Activities/Prize contests happen all the time
    - Your voice is actually heard when you have a suggestion
    - Values that everyone believes in

    Cons

    - You need to be up for a challenge


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Love my job and love the people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alder full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good friends
    Good Events Committee
    Good People Department
    Good food on Fridays
    Good conversations
    Softball is fun with our executives

    Cons

    Extremely stressful
    Not paid enough
    Good at selling a pipe dream
    No resources from having techs to saving customers
    Your bonuses are also a pipe dream
    You never know if you are doing anything wrong and then they expect you to already know
    Intimidation tactics are their best selling points.
    Manager don’t know anything shout the department.

    Advice to Management

    I love my job I love what I do. But people can’t tell you what you are needing to improve on in your department if they have never been in your department or do what you have done everyday. There isn’t a way to make a department better if you are never open to listening to what the problems are or are only willing to listen to a point and have someone else fix the problems when the people in the floor know how to solve the problem.
    My advice, pay the people that have been there for a good chunk of time the money they deserve and don’t punish them for expecting them to reciprocate the validation.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Know what you're in for before you join!"

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    Former Employee - Smart Home Consultant in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Smart Home Consultant in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alder full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool boss and co workers, good opportunity for those with sales experience.

    Cons

    No benefits, unpaid training, base + commission NOT offered to anyone under 40 hours, sent to ghetto areas on my first day by myself! No shadowing company veterans until my second week, and even that was only one time.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers for training, shadow people who are new to sales, and send them to areas where people can actually afford security systems!


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Best company ever"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I’ve never once had a bad experience at alder and have worked here for a long time! Love all the management , co workers and you get what you put in.
    I always get paid what I thought I was getting paid.

    Cons

    Nothing but good things to say

    Advice to Management

    Keep on rolling and haters gonna hate

    Alder Response

    Feb 26, 2018 – VP, People

    Thank you so much for your review. We truly have a great culture here and you reap what you sow here! We appreciate having the positive, can-do mentality here. One of our core values is "Make Them... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "This Place Is The Next Big Thing!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alder full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Complete Passion and Tenacity for doing things better than anyone else.
    - Culture of hard work and rewards
    - Sales minded culture, take care of the customer, they'll take care of you!
    - Inspiring leadership who had a dream and stopped at nothing to achieve it - it's the quintessential American Dream!

    Cons

    - Haters are going to hate. A lot of the negative comments on here (in my opinion) are embellished or due to lack of understanding. My experience has been that management will listen and they do care. They're running a million miles an hour and have a million priorities, but they are making strides every day to improve the business. Give it time, things will turn around!!

    Advice to Management

    Believe in your talent in your building and show appreciation. A thank you and a pat on the back for a job well done can go a long way! Keep it going and keep doing what you're doing. This place has unbelievable potential!

    Alder Response

    Feb 26, 2018 – VP, People

    Thank you for your contribution and service to Alder!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "False salary"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alder full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good at selling a dream

    Cons

    Never got paid what was promised

    Advice to Management

    Keep things honest and upfront

    Alder Response

    Feb 26, 2018 – VP, People

    We have apparently fallen short in some way regarding a few of our values, "Model the Way", "People are our Priority" and "Family is Everything". We regret that you have had a bad experience... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Pyramid/Ponzi"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alder full-time

    Pros

    Learning how to work for yourself.

    Cons

    -Never received fair compensation
    -was promised ownership in personal book of business

    Alder Response

    Feb 26, 2018 – VP, People

    We appreciate your response and candor! One of our best value propositions to our employees is that we provide great opportunities to lead. One of the very best things we offer is an environment... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It is a fun, challenging, and fulfilling career opportunity."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alder full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of growth happening so promotional opportunities are always available and a career option with the company is a very big possibility.

    There are willing to work with you and your situations in whatever way you need in order for you to be there for yourself and your family.

    Cons

    There are no benefits, though they are working very hard on implementing them.

    Currently no PTO though again they are working on implementing it.

    Alder Response

    Feb 26, 2018 – VP, People

    Thank you for your positive comments. You have mentioned what is probably one of our biggest value propositions to our employees, the opportunity to lead and step up to the plate. That is one of... More


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