Orkin Employee Reviews

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Overworked and underpaid
Rt tech (Former Employee) –  Wichita, KSMay 29, 2016
Orkin wouldn't have been such a bad place to work if the expectations weren't so high. The mgmt never seemed to want to help out when it was needed. Long hours and very stressful at times. Just wasn't worth it.
Pros
You can set your own schedule
Cons
Long hours that didnt always match the pay
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Productive and fun co workers
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Amherst, NYMay 24, 2016
Work at your pace. Very understandable and helpful. Laid back and always supplied food during lunch. Co workers were very funny, understanding and knowledgeable.
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Ok place to work
Pest Control Technician (Current Employee) –  Norfolk, VAMay 22, 2016
The one thing I will say that is great about orkin is they do take care of there employees with the benefits. Other then that the pay is not even close to the work you do. You get a draw for the month, on the 10th you get your entire months in that one check, but orkin will take half the draw from that pay check and if you dont service any accounts for the month they take that from your check as well. you work 10 to 12 hours days and the pay does not reflect that. your second check is the draw for the month. You can work all the hours you want and you will never go above the draw amount. Orkin really needs to pay better and if they did this would be a company to work for.
Pros
benefits
Cons
No time for lunch, pay, long hours
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Corporate nano-management
Account Manager and Bed Bug Technician (Former Employee) –  Auburn Hills, MIMay 5, 2016
This company put micromanagement in a whole other category of nanomanagement. They spend millions annually on watching the route drives and you are always guilty till found innocent and even then you are not innocent.
Pros
none
Cons
managers harras you constantly
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Growing industry with advancement opportunites
Pest Control Technician (Current Employee) –  New Bern, NCMay 3, 2016
Been with this company for two years and it has been a great experience compared to other pest control companies I've worked for. Pay is great, along with the family like atmosphere.
Pros
great pay/vacation time
Cons
If you cant deal with bugs, this isn't the job for you
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Ok
Senior Home Inspector (Current Employee) –  Beaumont, TXMay 2, 2016
Orkin itself is the obstacle in front of itself. The immediate branch facility and staff are phenomenal. All management beyond that are disconnected, unconcerned, and borderline barbaric in the way they treat and think of their employees.
Pros
Free car
Cons
never know when or what I'll be paid
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Good Own
Production Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Angelo, TXMay 2, 2016
Helping and understand how the business works. The company does not offer insurance to their employees. That is a bummer.
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Great place to work
Road Tech (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 29, 2016
Allways something to do. easy to stay busey the managment team is great people to work underi dont think i ever had a bad work day allways meeting new people and going to new places
Pros
get company truck and pay for nothing the pervide it all
Cons
none
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Days could be long but could pay off big or at least if i helped one person that day it would be great
Summer Sales Rep (Former Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAApril 23, 2016
out on the doors by noon and knocking until 9 at night everyday except sunday. Meeting new people and see all the different places was the best part. Hardest part was sometimes going days without sales. Great coworkers
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Fun place to work, very interactive
Route Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Fort Collins, COApril 18, 2016
If you love to help people with solving pest problems Orkin is the place to be a part of. Great learning and training program to help learn about all different types of pest control.
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Great job!
Service Manager (Current Employee) –  Vista, CAMarch 21, 2016
Orkin is a great company to work for and has a great work culture, employees feel like family and all work towards a common goal.
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The good, the bad, and the ugly
Termite Sales Inspector (Former Employee) –  Carson, CAMarch 16, 2016
My experience at Orkin as a termite inspector was good overall. You spend a lot of time, 6-10 hours a day, at customers houses and interacting directly with your customers. You show up to work first thing in the morning for a meeting and then hit your first appointment. At the end of the day you are asked to go back into the office and complete a report for each home that you inspected. Once you go full commission, your livelihood is determined off of your ability to sell treatment plans to your customers.
Pros
very customer oriented.
Cons
little time to finish reports after being in the field all day every day.
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Pest Control Tech
Pest Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, Ok.March 16, 2016
This is a great company, they really no how to take care of there technicians and there customers. The manager was a good person
and did a great job
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Great company
Salesman/Technician/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAMarch 15, 2016
while having a good job in this company we were fully supplied and had a lot of work and good benefits and great support from managers
Pros
good mannagers
Cons
short breaks
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Very good company to work fo
Pest Control Specialist (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNMarch 15, 2016
co-workers always provided a fun and supportive work place both in the office, and in the field.
Managers went above and beyond to help employees succeed iin their career.
Pros
above average pay
Cons
very little family time during peak season
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Do not work here
account manager (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNMarch 1, 2016
do not work here. It is not worth your time. It is not for anyone looking to make money.

Too much for little pay
You will need to be a company man
Not for college graduates
Pros
None
Cons
too many to describe
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okay place to work
Sales / Wildlife Technician (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNFebruary 24, 2016
Okay place to work, nothing special just a place to work. My position didn't fit in to the over all company plan. Other than that the place is fine
Pros
none
Cons
none
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Great Place to work; Great Company
Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 9, 2016
Has consistently provided me with great opportunities. Orkin is a true leader in the service industry. Class A organization all the way!
Pros
Be a part of world class organization
Cons
N/a
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Unfair
Pest Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Newport News, VAJanuary 30, 2016
I understand every branch is different, but there is a growing awareness with this company that its not all peaches and cream. I worked in this industry for over 16 years. I have worked 2 times with Orkin, going back to the 1990's. In the 90's ,Orkin had a good reputation and was pleasant to work for, initially. By 2003, however, changes to policies and business practices with the company had a negative impact to operations and efficiency. The overall policy towards the employee was to be a salesperson first, then a customer service representative , then a competent technician. That would be ok, except the compensation for hours actually worked does not even out. I calculated that with working 6 days a week, every weekend in a month, at close to 10 to 12 hours a day with 16 to 18 stops;I was making close to minimum wage. On top of that, management operated under the notion that fear motivates people, so daily we were threatened with being fired if things were not being done the way Orkin wanted it to be done. Again, that is fine and completely Orkin's prerogative, but it was added work on top of our scheduled services , of which we had to constantly call the customer at their inconvenience and re-schedule, that made these threats towards our employment unnerving. Because of the constant stress, I chose to leave the industry all together and went back to college to earn my degree and work in an environment that's more pleasant and rewarding.
Pros
Training is better than most other pest companies
Cons
Low wages. management is disorganized.
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Very good job. Great benefits. 401k
Pest Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Saginaw, MIJanuary 25, 2016
Call the customers the day before to let them what time frame you'll be there. Get paperwork ready for management so that it can be entered into the system. Then the next day run your route of customers that range from 8-14 houses a day.
Pros
work truck, meet new peope, and no one watching over your shoulder.
Cons
some days might be longer than others.
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3.4
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