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Terminix Pest Control Technician Reviews

Updated January 17, 2017
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Pros
  • the pay is good if you have a good route (in 19 reviews)

  • Pretty good benefits and 401k plan (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • There is also no work/life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Not what it seems long hours for the pay that you receive (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Pest control technician"

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    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and good customers.

    Cons

    There was no work balance and management was ineffective.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for your employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Terminix"

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    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Terminix benefits are superior. Salary is competitive. They have a lot of work. No fear of being busy.

    Cons

    Cancelations affect pay way too much. 3% loss of business accounts can cost 30% of your income.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure pay plan to fairly account for cancels. The loss of income burden affects the techs too much.


  3. "Terrible company"

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    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company vehicle, and gas card work is consistent, benefits. Company cell, full time employment, always diffre t type of work needed,

    Cons

    Terrible mngmnt, poor rate of pay compared to other pest control companies, no support when needed, travel from job to job is excessive


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Rude Management and Questionable Practices"

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    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in Sterling, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Terminix (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Referral bonus' and pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    Managers/ scheduling function is COMPLETELY faulty. Commissioned technicians are scheduled to do "free services" in other technicians areas (i.e. a technician gets paid x dollars for a full services, does a half-job and the schedulers have ANOTHER technician who does NOT get paid for the job go out a fix it).
    Managers are unprofessional and make managerial problems the problems of the technicians. Some have never …

    Advice to Management

    Maybe respect your employees more- Especially If you're in management and have never actually done the work before (little to no knowledge on the subject matter)


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Low pay"

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    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked the business a lot

    Cons

    Pay is too low for today's bills

    Advice to Management

    Pay a decent wage


  7. Helpful (3)

    "No advancement"

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    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Terminix full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, working independently, benefits,

    Cons

    Long hours, customers cancel their services affects your paycheck unless, your an hourly employee, no advancement they would rather hire ppl off the street to be managers instead of employees that know the hob inside and out

    Advice to Management

    You say you promote from within......... I have yet to witness that act. If somebody knows there job very well. Why hire someone from Burger King to manage a pest branch


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible company unorganized and purely managed. Makes promises they cannot and will not keep. Avoid at all cost. Help"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company truck gas card Horrible company unorganized and purely managed. Makes promises they cannot and will not keep. Avoid at all cost. Help

    Cons

    Horrible management Company truck gas card Horrible company unorganized and purely managed. Makes promises they cannot and will not keep. Avoid at all cost. Help

    Advice to Management

    New management


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Who got paid for the positive comments?"

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    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are few, if any, happy people that work for Terminix. Pay has been changed and dropped more than once this year. So who is so happy? Lol

    Cons

    Everything You are only as good as you make your Mgr look today. Have a 12 hour day tomorrow, and something go wrong, you are garbage! Squeeze all the stops they put on a schedule into a day, run late for one, and you are done, written up until enough times fires you. Technicians have to sell too

    Advice to Management

    Nothing that hasn't already been said. People are just a number to Terminix. They just keep replacing, churning, like a boiler room


  10. Helpful (3)

    "worst company"

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    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Terminix (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pro is they pay gas and tolls but if something happens to your tires replacing is on you with promise of reimbursement which will never happen. Ez pass is frequently low balance when it doesn't work you will have to come out of pocket and will never be reimbursed.

    Cons

    no work life balance. never allowed to use vacation days. no set schedule you could be in bk about to go over the bridge at 7pm and get a call to go back to queens.You will not be paid for the drive home sometimes traffic will make the ride take 2 hours plus . managers dont care about you as a person you are just a way for them to get their bonuses. They will short your hours every chance they get. You will probably never be reimbursed for the hours you miss. Stay away the job will ruin your life.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Scheduling an issue"

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    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-Workers great to work with. Very knowledgeable and dedicated to what they do. Most are willing to answer questions and help keep customers happy.

    Cons

    In my experience my area was in the middle of the entire branch. So I was sent to customer's houses that are 30-45 minutes away from me. Managers wouldn't help out by giving stops to the assigned technicians. Managers are unorganized and often blame technicians for scheduling issues. Some technicians end up working 6 days a week the whole month and all the managers will say is "If it's assigned to you you must complete it."

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the small minded, proud managers. The branch should work as a team and not as a clique. Very disappointed in my time there.