Corporate greed has taken over this company.
Pest Control Technician (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 13, 2016
I was an employee for this company for over 15 years as a pest control tech. The good old days were great, the company used to care about their customers and employees. Sadly, those times have changed. They currently don't want to hire new techs with any prior experience. Terminix wants to be able to mold you to become their tool. You will work long hours, including Saturdays.
Charging more and more for their service while cutting your pay is the game at Terminix. As a tech you're commission based. If a customer cancels their account for any reason you will be punished by a cut in your commission. For example, if you have 650 total customers based on all 3 service cycles and ten cancel in one month, be prepared for a drop in pay by $500 to $1000 for that current month.
The management is always changing and techs are always looking to leave to escape the madness. It's true, its a revolving door here. Veteran techs are leaving looking for a better company. Yes, Terminix pays well if you're a star tech, but getting there is hard. Be prepared to work over 50 hours a week.
Bottomline, Terminix doesn't care about you as an employee. They only care about beating their previous years budget. Hear all of our warnings and avoid this company at all cost. I discussed just a fraction of the issues with this company. I hope this shines a little light on the job as a pest control tech for Terminix
pay, if they don't cut your commission
hard to take vacation, long hours, no support from managers