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Awful place to work for, management and the admins are the worst people.
Route Manager (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJune 8, 2017
Don't work for this company, you will be miserable throughout your time of work for this lousy company. I worked 9 long years. Don't join!!!!! 👎🏻 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pros
Benefits and the money.
Cons
Bully's, set you up for failure. Talk to you like a little kid.
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Fast paced, constant route growth, slows down durring winter months.
COMMERCIAL PEST CONTROL TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) –  Harrisburg, PAJune 8, 2017
Work days are starting when you need to, to arrive at first job, and you are done when all work, and anything added on that day, is completed.
Constant interaction with customers in home and business settings is an everyday occurrence so customer service and trouble shooting skills need to be high.
Management currently is good. They are there to support and help you when you're at an impasse in treatment plans. Past managers haven't always been so helpful.
Workplace culture is what you make it. Your on your own servicing your route more than interacting with others, so you need to be able to work independently while following all laws, regulations and company policies.
Hardest part of job is scheduling and resupplying, depending how far your route is to office. While having an office support staff, your ultimately responsible for getting everything done on your own. Your on call every other Saturday, which means you will be working. It's only till noon, if you even work that long but you don't get the time off during the week to offset it. Routes can get very busy from spring till fall.
Most enjoyable part of job is you manage your route as best you see fit. So you have a lot of flexibility. As long as all the work is being completed correctly each month and customers are happy, your left alone for the most part. Work slows down during winter months, so more family time but that can change depending on route.
Pros
Job flexibility and can make commisions on top of salary.
Cons
Very hectic at times with little support and all responsibility falls on you.
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We are all just numbers
Pest Control (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 6, 2017
Abuse of employees, Shady practices, Cheating on customers. Lies are covered by bigger lies. People are just numbers. Everything depends on who knows who. No fairness.

Great training though!
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Great place to work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Covington, GAMay 30, 2017
I work hard daily understanding the system, increasing revenue sales. Following the guidelines for each customer and efficiently handled properly. Leaving not a single customer dissatisfied. My core strength is to comfort each customer's experiences and provide a service & eagerness to get the best services provided.
Pros
Great company very pleasant work place with good people.
Cons
None really just read all guidelines carefully
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Stable company
reinspector (Current Employee) –  MarylandMay 30, 2017
Time consuming can be very tough on the body. working in hot and cold conditions tight spaces. is a very stable company but can consume alot of time between jobs and fighting traffic and finding places to park in the city
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Orkin Was Nice
Pest Control Route Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort Smith, ARMay 22, 2017
Being a Route manager at Orkin was not terrible. It was actually an overall enjoyable experience. However, if your route is spread over to much geography it can be very difficult to manage, and there is very little sympathy from management if you work from sun up to sun down and most of that time is windshield time.
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Orkin amrillo is a great place to work.
Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Amarillo, TXMay 22, 2017
Orkin Amarillo is one of the best places I have every been employed. They not only offer great pay, atmosphere and benefits, but the team itself is an exceptionally great group of people.
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a work place that allows freedom
Multi-Family Technician (Current Employee) –  Carrollton, TXMay 18, 2017
Scheduled rout of the day you will go to all 4-6 property's and provide the services that is needed or requested. you will most the times have a regular service which is already scheduled and then the request which is the ones who are currently having problems in their home.
Pros
freedom, driving in your provided vechile
Cons
excses work, outside most of the day
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Great opportunity to earn additional income with sales
CUSTOMER SERVICE (Former Employee) –  Covington, GAMay 17, 2017
Great opportunity to earn additional income with sales, great diversity, fun events during all holidays, team building, great training, opportunity for growth
Pros
two 15 min breaks plus one hour lunch
Cons
late night hours
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what you make of it
Service Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 10, 2017
orkin is a company that is a melting pot. there are many people there who come from other companies and they all try to reinvent the wheel. its what you make of it. It has structure however, it is very one sided. If given a choice, I would have done things a little differently.
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Fun place to work everyone worked together well.
Route Scheduler / Field Technician (Former Employee) –  Auburn Hills, MIMay 10, 2017
A typical day at work would be making sure technicians had their work orders for the day. Routes were scheduled in a matter, that the jobs were done effectively.
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Great Workplace
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Covington, GAMay 4, 2017
Orkin was one the best workplaces that I have ever work at. The pay was great and the culture was awesome. I would recommend this place to anyone if the want a good job.
Pros
Strong team environment.
Cons
The high pressure on making a quota.
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pay was great. The rest was horrible
Pest Control Route Manager (Former Employee) –  Brunswick, GAMay 1, 2017
One of my least favorite places i have worked, no work life balance, manager at the time when hired told me we worked 5 days a week after i was hired that changed to 6 and on call for the 7th. heaven forbid you go out of town and get a call in on sunday. Completely hated the feel of this place.
Pros
pay
Cons
everything
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Awesome company with Awesome people
Bilingual Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Covington, GAApril 25, 2017
Loved loved loved this job. They were very good to me trained me throughly checked on the employees offend. They even took up a collection to help me out when my mother passed away.
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Family friendly company
Route Manager (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIApril 17, 2017
Work days will vary but very flexable as long as you can self-motivate. Schedule your own hours and work independently most days. Longer day in the summer than winter.
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good starter job
Commercial pc tech (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 16, 2017
raises are almost none existent , very good place to start off at 21 years of age , but make sure you don'tget used to it , job doesn't really keep up with your lifestyle as you grow older
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Awful and a never improving company
Office Manager (Current Employee) –  Tuscaloosa, ALApril 16, 2017
Management is awful and the franchise owner doesn't care about his employees. Owner is very cheap and the only reason his business is still standing is just because of the Orkin name.
Pros
Good pay and ability to earn more money in sales
Cons
Management, fair treatment, policies
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great work. poorly managed
Pest Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Cherry Hill, NJApril 13, 2017
I am a very effective and efficient technician. One of the best you could hire. I only left after many series of disagreements with one of the managers who eventually let me go. If you can learn quickly and handle endless hours of labor who will make a lot of money. The issue with management is that they do not have any field experience and never learn how we do our job.
Pros
the work itself is challenging and rewarding
Cons
poorly managed.
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Fun place to work easy going people
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHApril 7, 2017
Easy job scheduling workers for jobs at people's homes for any pest issue they may have. Some upselling on the administration part. Made sure to mark in all work done from each employee who was out in the field
Pros
some travel for administrative seminars
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extremely stressful
Universal Agent/Accts Payable (Current Employee) –  Fife, UKApril 5, 2017
Known as a Universal agent you are expected to be on the phone taking in bound calls, scheduling appointments, take payments and provide administrative support to for the branches in you region. In addition to being on the phone at all time there are other things you are expected to additional items such as Accounts Receivable/Collections, Deposits, Ticket posting, Accounts/payable.

If you like being busy and constantly on the phone this may be the job for you. Hardest part of job is trying to do the external things expected when the office is grossly understaffed and you receive a new call within 30 seconds of a prior call just taken (or immediately after making an outbound call)
Pros
good health benefits
Cons
High stress and constant understaffing
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