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Orkin Reviews

Updated June 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "healthy work enviorment , family oriented culture, good pay" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Orkin provides a great training program and a desire to promote from within" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours and seasonal demands" (in 31 reviews)

  • "You must have a working knowledge about pest control to succeed" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Termite Sales Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Termite Sales Inspector in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Termite Sales Inspector in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive Environment, Salary + Generous Commission, Company Car, Benefits, great training

    Cons

    Expected to meet minimum quotas, long days

    Advice to Management

    Try more constructive criticism

    Orkin Response

    Jan 4, 2018 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for the feedback!


  2. "Pest Control Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Orkin is a friendly workplace where you get to meet all kinds of people. You never experience monotony and there is always more to learn. You can increase your pay check by simply bringing up the other services we offer to your customers and generate sales. You have the option to take the truck home with you so you don’t have to put miles on your own vehicle and you get a company cell phone. Advancement opportunities are available if you work hard to pursue them.

    Orkin is a place you can make a carreer out of.

    They match 100% for the first 3% of contributions to 401k and 50% for the next 3%.

    Vacation time is plentiful and quickly given out.

    Sign up for insurance as soon as day one.

    Cons

    Expensive insurance.
    Unpredictable hours.
    Odd payment system.

    Not a job for the lazy or the non-motivated.

    Only 5 paid holidays.

    Only 3 (personal time off) days.

    Calling in greatly inconvenience everyone so you really have to determine what is an emergency.

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to help the customers.

  3. "commercial route manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Fayetteville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    healthy work enviorment , family oriented culture, good pay

    Cons

    good pay, but often not enough for time invested


  4. "Decent Money No Social Life"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orkin full-time

    Pros

    Decent Money, paid time off, 401kmatch

    Cons

    5-6 days a week 55-65 hours a week. You get "overtime" but it doesnt make a big difference to pay.

    Advice to Management

    Managers seem to be worked just as hard if not harder then employees. The big wigs dont care how much they work us so long as they get their money.


  5. "Route technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Great Falls, MT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Great Falls, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Company has been around a long time and not going anywhere.

    Cons

    Sales are done from a call center which takes commissions away from the on site technician. There is no way to quote a job effectively without doing a inspection first. Most times we get to customers home and the quote is way under bid. Hard to change price when it has been previously quoted over the phone.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are paid well so they do whatever they need to do to continue earning paycheck.


  6. "pest tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orkin full-time

    Pros

    good people, good company, alot about bugs

    Cons

    alot of extra work not enough pay or upward movement


  7. "Solid pest control company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orkin full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, like my manager.

    Cons

    Can be kind of hard to pick up odds and ends (stamps, miscellaneous expenses) as you have to use petty cash.

  8. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orkin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a growing company

    Cons

    work life balance is not there


  9. "Administrative assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, bonus incentives, structured, good raises, good customer base

    Cons

    Benefits aren’t that great, no over time, calling customers every day


  10. "Sales Inspector"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orkin full-time

    Pros

    Make your own schedule. Potential to make a large amount of money. Good benefits. Company Car. Company as a whole cares and loves their employees.

    Cons

    Pay capped by capabilities of management and service team. Management means everything in the locations, bad management means bad experience. Really hard to move up as locations are so spread apart.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with associates, care more and be open and honest with associates about plans and actions to resolve employee issues/complaints.


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