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Orkin Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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  • long hours is the only drawback (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "You Manage your own route."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Orkin full-time

    Pros

    You got no one on you, work alone.
    Self manage of your route
    You get to take truck home
    Benefits

    Cons

    You're dealing with chemicals
    You're dealing with dead rodents, and insect, so it can get dirty
    Some time gotta work nights, and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to be so corporate, or micromanage everything if employers are already working good.


  2. "Termite Tech"

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    Former Employee - Termite Technician in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Termite Technician in Beaumont, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get a Lot of overtime

    Cons

    There is a lot of driving involved

  3. "Residential sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Terrific training and support

    Cons

    Compensation is low and should be raised for branch managers


  4. "Route Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orkin full-time

    Pros

    Good local branch leadership. On a local branch level management makes sure that the techs have everything that they need to do their jobs, even coming out to help with problem areas.

    Cons

    No room for growth or advancement, pay scale for the level and amount of work is not parallel .


  5. "commercial route mgr"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Account Manager in College Park, GA
    Current Employee - Commercial Account Manager in College Park, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working outside and in the field.

    Cons

    long hours and no work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    try not to burn out your employees, its the worst thing you can do.


  6. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Technician in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technician in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orkin part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible with your family life.

    Cons

    Sometimes you work late hours.


  7. "Technician"

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

    I worked at Orkin full-time

    Pros

    Good pay,benefits ,job security, easy work

    Cons

    Micromanagement ,impedes personal life,lots of running around

    Advice to Management

    Lighten work load,less micromanagement

  8. "Employed"

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    Current Employee - Rt Manager
    Current Employee - Rt Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orkin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay,,freedom,make your own decisions

    Cons

    Hard to move up,,,no pay raises or bonuses,,,your pay gets capped


  9. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Orkin full-time

    Pros

    Great team, good benefits, great immediate manager

    Cons

    Upper management was hard to work with, training was minimal, pay was low for skill set


  10. "Termite Sales Representative"

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    • 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


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