Project Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – February 3, 2017
To monitor the company's material flow at Sun Devil Stadium. Joined in intern program so that I can be in contact with 33 other subcontractors. Learned how to behave on site. My internship was in summer which is too hot in Arizona State and it is toughest and hardest part to face sun.
Low pay, non supportive management, no 40 hour work week as I was hired for a full time position. Commission was cut off.
Sales Support Associate (Current Employee) – Durham, NC – January 24, 2017
I work in the Durham NC as a SSA or as a lead generator for this company. I was hired as a full time employee with 40 hour work week and a 5 day work schedule, and 1 % sales commission for any HVAC system that was sold. My pay started out great for the first year and I was paid for all my sales and it became quite frequent that my check was wrong. I had to get with management and HR to get my pay straight. Within a year they stopped paying the 1% commission and changed pay bonus system to where it was based on your kip to get a bonus and you only got paid for leads completed. Very hard to get bonus because of the job being seasonal. After two years of service the sales manager cut all full time hours back to 32-34 hours and it's hard to continue working for this company. Now the pay is 12.00 per hour but only 30 some hours per week. Work schedule of 6 hour days. No longer a good place to work. No place for advancement and the management is always negative and not very people oriented. Sales Manager is not supportive of the SSA's and doesn't care and will say it to you.
Health benefits, weekly pay check
No 40 hour work schedule as hired, meetings schedule as mandatory after 5:30 pm. Manager not qualified to be in her position, Sales Manager using inappropriate tactics to talk to people
Review daily sales numbers, closing percentages and type of sale for each salesman. Develop a daily sales strategy to maximize productivity and drive positive business growth. Management is supportive. Co-workers are pleasant. Long hours and must be available via phone 24/7.
Sales Support Associate (Current Employee) – Laurel, MD – December 19, 2016
This is a wonderful career opportunity for someone with the ability to generate leads and sales for the company. The supervisors are very willing to assist and aide you in every way possible. Great job.
Marketing/Front Office Clerk (Former Employee) – Watford City, ND – December 6, 2016
I was the facility directors side kick. She is completely psycho. Always full of drama! Habitual liar. Told me she had cancer and I ended up doing my job plus extra to pick up the pieces. I found out it all was a lie! Never sticks to her guns. Promises,,,promises,,,empty promises!
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Forest Hill, MD – December 6, 2016
ARS / Blue Dot does not care about the customer or employees. Management has less experience then employees in the field for 10-25 years. Which leads to bad decisions, and bad experiences for the customers in the home.
Not a fun place to work when every employee is worried about not having a job tomorrow.
Service Technician (Former Employee) – Itasca, IL – November 8, 2016
Working at ars was very stressful . It might be a good place for someone just starting out to get experience & move on to someplace better . They have an extremely high turnover for service technicians. I was on performance pay & it was not easy to make money if you are honest. They tracked every call you ran, how much you sold, and had training on how to sell things. If you didn't sell enough they would have meetings with you & basically threaten your job if you didn't improve . I could not be dishonest with the customers . I moved on to another company & am very happy.
Take work truck home
Going to the shop twice a week for meetings, working every Saturday, camera watching you, management
Customer Service / Sales / Dispatch (Current Employee) – Cordova, TN – October 27, 2016
Take inbound calls and assist customers. I've learned a great deal of information about Heating ,Air and Plumbing services. The VP Manager is really great when it comes to suggestions and being open minded. No one is ever on the same page. Assisting the customers and providing outstanding customer service.
you pick 30 minutes or an hour for lunch.
Healthcare and hours get cut in the winter until may
ARS is the perfect employer. Duties are clearly described; Work load is fair; Work is equitably balanced with personal life; Excellent health and retirement benefits. It feels good to work for ARS. Flexible tour of duty schedule. You're constantly challenged with new studies to design, analyze and publish. You have extensive access to training in a variety of work related matters, administrative and workplace environment on top of work-specific continuing education. Because of this best work practices, people optimum interaction and workplace policy awareness, co-workers are as pleasant as they can be and managers are fair. The hardest part of the job is to stick religiously to ARS 5-year plan and the most enjoyable part is the stimulating nature of all new studies that are hatching every day of the week.
receive morning calls separately than evening calls, learned a great deal at this company, not enough space here to write it all. My immediate supervisor and managers were great, always helpful and wanting me to excel. coworkers were like family. hardest part of job was compensation pay. Do not agree with straight commission in the Trades. Most enjoyable part was feeling like your coming to work to a family, not just a number and have to add this was the South Miami Office. Do not know the environment in other oarts of the country.
My immediate supervosor was the best, always there to help me learn and grow.
Straight commission, called compensation pay, but is what it is.