Pest Control Registered Technician (Former Employee), Charlotte, NC – February 17, 2014
Pros: decent benefits
Cons: long hours, no personal time, on call with cell phone ringing off hook, unrealistic goals set by company policy
I worked at Steritech several years ago. The management for the most part is friendly, but the policies and overall work atmosphere is very stressful and not very flexible with work hours. You are expected to perform flawlessly with investing almost all hours of the day to being available for customers. Steritech's Zero Tolerance policy can be summarized – more... this way: be on call 24 hours, 7 days a week and be responsive to your customers within hours of them calling and being to their locations within 24 hours. Forget any personal time to yourself or family . The turnover for employees was high before I was working there and has been since I left.The training was nominal even though the company prides itself in training with the negligence in training its technicians on how to actually learn the paperwork needed for industrial or commercial pest control.In fact, they throw so much paperwork to you without actually teaching you what you need to know that it becomes overwhelming. Very sloppy. They emphasize tidiness when at their own warehouse in Charlotte, the chemical room is an absolute wreck with many items not labeled.Co-workers did help anyway they could, if they themselves didn't fall behind. For the most part, unless you are a workaholic, hate being with your family, or single with no intention of having a family, this place may be perfect for you.Otherwise, stay clear of this unnecessary ,stressful workplace. Their motto is to be considered the best in the industry by others, and that vision has failed.By the way, be prepared to be corrected constantly for not speaking in their technical jargon. – less
During the interview process I was told it would be daytime hours. That 8-5 would be just fine. After I was hired that changed to anywhere from 2-3am and working a 10-12 hour day. Also was expected to drive 1.5-2 hours at 9pm to get to a restaurant at closing time. Overtime pay is not really overtime pay. It is taken from sales and production bonuses, – more... so its really just your own money taken from one spot to another. The management is more worried about if your truck is vacuumed and how much you can sell every month rather than if the accounts you are responsible for are pest free. Good pay, but not worth the hassle and stress of the job and management. – less
Quality Management Specialist (Current Employee), CA – November 29, 2013
Cons: lack of co-worker comradery
The flexibility of my job allows me to create a daily schedule, with no time parameters, except for client specific black-out times. I typically conduct three to four audits per day, working approximately ten hours. Because I work independently, I have very little interaction with my co-workers. I am able to connect with my manager via phone, but there – more... is very little interaction between Specialists. – less
If you like working long hours, driving long hours, being disrespected by your clients and your manager, then this is the place for you. You are constantly working to complete work that management has overpromised to their clients. Their motto is "people first", but it's more like dollars first. The most enjoyable part of this job is the yearly conference – more... where drinks are on the company and you can forget about what a horrible employer they are. – less
Specialist (Current Employee), Toronto – April 27, 2013
Pros: good achievement rewards and salary.
Cons: managment, vacation and environment.
Typically it was a great place to work about 10 years ago. Recent Managment changes have negatively effected employee moral. They treat tenured employees poorly and even create a very hostile work environment to push people out. The hardware they use is glitchy and often creates issues. They do not listen to employee concerns vacations are below industry – more... standards though salary and other benefits are comparable. Best part of the job is the customers. Worst part is Managment and lack of support. – less
I liked working for Steritech and I think I gained a lot of important experience by working for them. However, I was originally hired to work a 100 mile radius territory and I ended up working across three entire states. Never work for this company if you don't like to travel because you will spend 80% of your time on the road.
service (Former Employee), Charlotte – September 14, 2012
Pros: decent pay and benefits
Cons: no support, mentality of comapny.. on call
Besides being paid decent. As like most of theses companies nowadays they don`t value good employees and everything is a #. Advancement as a tech is next to impossible and they seem to think of you as their personal robots. Management is the task masters and your the field hands. They have great employees but its the managment that seem to be lost. – more... No support system and no sense of stability and sense of direction. They don`t believe of support you. You could be absolutely right .Convincing them will be the hard part (Thats if you get them to actually LISTEN to you ).. What happen to the good ole companies that actually cared for the people that help built them.,.THIS is not one of them – less
Finance (Former Employee), Charlotte, NC – August 23, 2012
Typical day at work - fun and family oriented. Work hard and you are respected. What I learned - skills that took me to higher levels in my career. Management - Great people Flexible schedule for those with families. Nice PTO package