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Bay Alarm Reviews

Updated June 11, 2017
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Pros
  • I thoroughly enjoy the people I work with and am very comfortable in this work environment (in 6 reviews)

  • Bay Alarm Company has been family owned and operated for almost 70 years (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Not to mention branch management makes a ton more than middle management & higher level technicians (in 2 reviews)

  • Commission structure is not that great (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bay Alarm full-time

    Pros

    - great management
    - fun work environment
    - not greatest commission structure

    Cons

    - cold calling can be rough


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bay Alarm full-time

    Pros

    excellent training program , decent benifits

    Cons

    bit lower than average on pay

  3. "Family Feel, Promotes from Within"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bay Alarm full-time

    Pros

    Good training programs, friendly atmosphere, promotions from within as much as possible, fun branch and department activities

    Cons

    Cautious of adopting new technology which can sometimes be frustrating but has proven successful for them


  4. "Big Egos"

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

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

    Pros

    -Company car, 401k, company meals.

    Cons

    -Managers have big egos. .
    -Old-fashioned strict corporate culture.
    -Managers are petty and controlling.


  5. "Fire Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Fire Alarm Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Fire Alarm Technician in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Own Company car, gift cards for being safe.

    Cons

    no set schedule, pay raise hard to get.


  6. "Great place to start and move up the ladder"

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    Former Employee - Service Technician in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Service Technician in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bay Alarm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can start in Install, Service or Sales and move up the ladder in each position. Great place to build relationships with customers, know the products, and the industry can take you anywhere. I would definitely go back to Bay Alarm.

    Cons

    Always on edge by "Corporate" and shave policy.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to get to know there employees better and not just know them as a 'number'


  7. "Amazing Culture with great growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Redding, CA
    Current Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Redding, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bay Alarm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great support
    -Vetted product
    -Technology focused
    -Positive and uplifting work environment

    Cons

    -Slow implementation with some product lines

  8. "installer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    something new everyday as an installer, slightly ok pay, benefits, alot of food and gatherings. there is always help when you need it

    Cons

    nothing too bad besides unorganized jobs. bad scheduling. understaffed sometimes. driving really far


  9. "Residential Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Residential Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Residential Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent training program, schedule flexibility, given all the tools necessary to succeed - cell phone, desk, computer, iPad, and eventually a company car. Management is hard working, easy to get along with, and great at motivating.

    Cons

    For those who struggle with sales jobs and being in front of people, this job is not for you. You need to think critically in this job.


  10. "A growing family owned and operated alarm company with high upside"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great if you enjoy autonomy and a flexible schedule. After getting over the learning curve and bringing in a few respectable accounts you can make pretty good money.

    Cons

    Sub-par operations management in many branches. Sales will often outsell ops ability to install and service customers causing friction all around...most notably with the customer.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part, keep doing what you are doing.


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