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.
Training is better than most other pest companies
Low wages. management is disorganized.