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"Run - this company is falling apart!"

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Current Employee - Branch Manager
Current Employee - Branch Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Terminix full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Company vehicle with fuel, training opportunities, stability of large organization

Cons

Micro-managment, poor senior management, no direction what-so-ever, leaders using an iron fist to lead

Advice to Management

Hire a President and find a direction to move in. Return the notion of customer service. There was a time this was the best job I ever had, then a private equity firm bought all of ServiceMaster...

Other Employee Reviews for Terminix

  1. "Commercial Sales"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Professional in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Professional in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were no good reasons

    Cons

    Terminix has the highest pest control cost and are not competitive. They give sales people unmanageable quotas. When you don't hit quote you are fired. Max employment length for new sales reps is about 6 months, never longer. Was given $400/month in fuel allowance. Drive own vehicle between MS and TN all day everyday. Not nearly enough. Commissions were only 1%. Technicians make twicw as much as sales or more....

    Advice to Management

    Give reps time to build a base before write ups. Commercial sales take time to close. Not like residential..They have more processes to get approvals for contracts.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "False Promises and unfair bias"

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    Former Employee - BAM Business Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - BAM Business Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    large well organized company with a good system and a well recognized name branding amongst the industry, but suffering from obsolescence.

    Cons

    Poor management does not implement systems according to design, Technology is DOS based ox cart stuff from the dark ages and there's a great inequity amongst the staff to protect
    territory and accounts which they inherit from disgruntled employees who leave or are forced out. Successful ones there seem unhappy and are being pushed out or have quit to work for themselves or other companies and are being replaced by new lowered paid employees expected to fill their vacancy. However the new ones are not given any of their accounts left behind. These accounts are unfairly distributed amongst several favs, whose salesmanship skills are predicated on maintaining repeat business and a " Take the Order" mentality to keep things going. Their is a false light of unsustainable numbers, unrealistic goals set by managers weed out anyone who doesn't play along turning a blind eye to management's dealing of dirty seconds to his favs and dealing crap off the bottom of the deck to any real players trying to succeed. Little if no new business is being written and if so only because special pricing concessions are being giving to the fav's so they can undersell others that are held to higher standard of having to sell the same product at unreasonable higher pricing at non competitive levels to maintain managements churn and burn advocacy.

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