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Busy work but poor pay...
Carpet Technician (Former Employee), Farmers Branch, TXSeptember 15, 2013
Pros: plenty of work
Cons: no management assistance when needed, lairs...
Management would not pay bonus' when they could find fault in some area of your work. Different crew goes to redo jobs and no sales pay. Stingy with product for customers. Overcharging employees for small easy jobs, and company encourages price gouging.
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hard work for...pay
Crew Chief (Former Employee), San Jose, CAAugust 28, 2013
Pros: steady work, good people
Cons: low pay
The crew are good people. The work is hard. The money... isn't there.
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This was an excellent company to work for, they taught me so much.
Customer Service (Former Employee), woodinvilleAugust 20, 2013
I learned dispatch and had a good time at work. There was a family feel to this company.
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Sales Tech (Current Employee), Farmers Branch, TXAugust 8, 2013
Cons: long hours, little pay, evil bosses
This job would be good for people who don't have a life and don't plan on acquiring one. A typical day can involve hundreds of miles of driving, 10% of $400, and working for basically free. This company as well as other carpet cleaning companies, Sucks. whoever decided carpet cleaning should be a sales job needs to be shot.
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Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), North Charleston, SCAugust 7, 2013
Pros: great location, first shift, some commision
Cons: no advancement, little pay
I learned a great deal and self taught myself a lot about the place in a short amount of time. My boss was a swinger and made it known. So my lifestyle was not judged. They were a great group of people to laugh with. But when it came down to me needing a Monday off, I gave them three months notice. The owner told my boss to fill out a termination report. – more... He wound up even letting his son go to save money. Plus he never wanted to update our computers, so we were limited to what we could do. When we were expected to do a lot more. – less
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Relatively easy work with average compensation
Crew Chief (Current Employee), Chicago,ILAugust 5, 2013
Pros: good pay, great staff, great values
Cons: work schedule
Stanley Steemer is a great place to work if you don't have any other commitments. There are opportunities for advancement but during the winter time or (slow season) there are many layoffs. The pay is pretty good if you know how to work in an effective way. The worst part about this job is not knowing when you will be getting off. The company does 24 – more... hour water restorations and you could easily work a 12+ hour shift. – less
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Working with Stanley Steemer
Crew Chief (Former Employee), Chattanooga, TNJuly 17, 2013
Pros: insurance
Cons: no hourly raises dependent on seniority. or ever.
Typical workdays included showing up at 7:45 A.M. to the dispatch center, stocking supplies for the day, and going out to do your list of jobs. Normally, you start as an assistant setting up equipment, moving furniture, and tearing down at each job. I was promoted after a few months of working as an assistant to a cleaning Tech, But the Hourly pay was – more... no different. You start out at either a certain hourly rate, or commission, whichever ended up being greater. once you are promoted to cleaning tech, your commission is raised, but your hourly rate stays the same. – less
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Wearing Many Hats
Technician/Trainer (Former Employee), Woodinville, WAJuly 14, 2013
I started with Stanley Steemer like most anyone else who is hired... as an assistant technician. Days were filled with doing work most of the crew chiefs didn't want to do, like cleaning carpet on stairs or a customer's upholstery. The mornings were tenuous as we would wait to see who we would be paired with for the day hoping we got to ride with a – more... crew chief that would teach and do anything they asked of us.

I moved up quickly with this company and within 2 years was a Lead Technician, Safety Team Leader, DDC Instuctor, New Hire trainer, as well and many more roles. I facilitated meetings in the morning before we started working and helped to create an atmosphere that was more of a team.

Later I was moved to the role of Corporate Trainer. This was exciting as I was now back into a teaching role and had and opportunity to travel to several places in the United States and Canada. I helped open new locations and assisted new managers taking on the role of lead technician to help train and work with the new technicians that were hired. I worked with cross-functional teams that managed locations and trained at these locations.

The hardest part of this job was creating a team. I learned that while everyone has an opportunity to work for the company, this company isn't for everyone. I learned about supporting decisions that comply with company policy though they are unpopular. What is means to motivate people not only in the classroom but on the job.

My first manager was the most fair person I ever worked with professionally. His basic rule of thumb was as long as you cared and tried he would give you millions of chances when mistakes were made. He kept me with the company even when I made big mistakes that would have gotten me terminated at other companies. He taught me about fairness and how to be not only part of a team but how to lead. I could never show him my gratitude fully other than keep using what I learned. This was the most enjoyable part of the job for me as well... Learning, trying, achieving and the Team. – less
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A very good learning experience.
Lead Technician-Sales, Customer service, courtesy (Former Employee), Milford, CTJuly 9, 2013
Pros: breaks while driving
Cons: long hours
Was able to get certified in all the different cleaning areas of the business as well as a variety of selling and customer satisfaction classes! This is a very hot and manual job. Luckily the pay reflects that if you can keep your sales up!!!
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PRODUCTIVE AND FUN WORKPLACE
Carpet Technician (Former Employee), New York, NYJune 27, 2013
EVERYDAY WAS AND EXPERIENCE, ALWAYS LOOKED FOWARD TO LEARNING SOMETHING NEW, THE HARDEST PART ABOUT THE JOD WAS CLEANING UP AFTER YOURSELF AFTER YOU MAD A MESS. THE BET PART ABOUT THE JOB WAS THAT MY CO WORKERS WAS VERY DEPENDABLE
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Horrible
Senior Technician (Current Employee), Fort Worth TexasJune 6, 2013
Cons: only paid through comission sales
I worked at the company for two years and they try to take any compensation from you they can. they only promote the district managers friends and do not promote within
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Very good successful company that looks out for its employees, especially in the insurance area.
Carpet Technician (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJune 4, 2013
Pros: any employee could get his/her carpets cleaned for free; anytime he/ she wanted to.
Cons: i did not like being on call for the weekends, but that was when i made my best money...go figure
Stanley Steemer is a business franchise, which has been around before I was a born...and that is quite a long time. I enjoyed working with Stanley Steemer, because it was a company that thought about not only the business, but its employees. There was always a type of community function that was being sponsored by Stanley Steemer. Stanley Steemer to – more... this day is one of the top carpet cleaners in the business.

A typical day at work consisted of cleaning carpets and upholstery and sometimes we encountered water damages caused by over flowing sinks, bathtubs, or leaking hot water heaters.

Management made sure that the best jobs booked were equally split, which kept the morale high.

I am still friends with some of my old Stanley Steemer employees.

The hardest part of the job was the weekends, being on call.
The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting the customers and witnessing their satisfaction of the successful service, which they had requested. – less
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Supervisor/Cleaning Technician (Former Employee), Fort Walton Beach, FLMay 27, 2013
The management at Stanley Steemer ensured that I had all the supplies I needed. They made sure I had a safe work environment. Bonuses were given for sales. The work was hard but the pay was great if you completed a lot of jobs and sales. The work was always there if you were willing to work hard.
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it was employment
Carpet Cleaner (Former Employee), Buffalo, NYMay 20, 2013
Pros: good pay
Cons: no holiday pay; no bounes; no room for advancement; no scheduleing
come in at 7 am and work until the carpet route is done... I learned how to clean carpets etc..... Management played favorites when it came to giving out jobs.....Co-workers for the most part were good to work with.... not knowing when ur getting off; no holiday pay; no advancement options; and not knowing your schedule for the week... The best part – more... about my was meeting new people and getting off... – less
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Family run and male dominated
Director of Marketing (Former Employee), Columbus, OHMay 16, 2013
Pros: free coffee
Cons: owners aren't around.
Not a good company for any woman who wants to advance her career. Very traditional.
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Great intermediate job
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Chandler, AZMay 9, 2013
Pros: schedule flexibility
Cons: pay
Great intermediate job - nothing special. Flexible schedule but low pay.
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fun workplace
Assistant (Former Employee), Cheektowaga, NYMay 1, 2013
the work day moved along fast because we were always busy. I enjoyed working for them because there was always something to do.
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very good company to work for
Assembler/Parts Finisher (Current Employee), dublin ohApril 29, 2013
very good company to work for fun family enviroment management is great as well as my co-workers
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cleaning carpet
Lead Carpet Cleaning Tech (Former Employee), Tampa, FLApril 16, 2013
Pros: the co workers and meeting new people everyday
Cons: the work
cleaning carpet ok company was a hard job in FL do t the weather the company was fun to work for they cared about us and showed it often.
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Good learning experience.
Quality Control/Assistant Operations Manager (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAApril 5, 2013
Cons: extra long hours, commisions based salary.
Co-Managers and technicians were great to deal with. Loved the interaction with customers.

About Stanley Steemer Int. Inc.

Stanley Steemer has been cleaning carpets since 1947, the year our founder, Jack A. Bates, invested $2,300 into a home-based carpet – Read more

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