What's the company culture at Orkin?

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Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at Orkin?

Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?

What is a typical day in the life of an employee at Orkin?

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Greg in Las Vegas, Nevada

82 months ago

Techs and sales in uniforms, most techs want nothing to do with compnay after hours. Techs have set customers to service, they work until all customers are done.
Company doesn't trust techs and forced to sign two your contract with company

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Orkindog in unknown

74 months ago

In my short experience with the company, I have not experienced nearly the sales they promised nor the leads they told me were produced. Being the new guy in the branch we reciently recieved about fourty five new leads between three guys, i was excluded. It is a hard company to make a buck in, i know in my area we are exceptionally higher priced than ALL of our competition, when brought up we are told to sell better. Reciently however i was told one way to increase my sales, by our area sales manager, "stretch the truth" were the exact words... not a honest company, no honest money and quite frankly i would not suggest this company for employment. Again these are one persons oppinion and not necissarily a company wide issue. The only thing i can say is that if you want a more honest form of sales, sell used cars.

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Raymond Jones in culleoka, Tennessee

59 months ago

Orkin's culture varies by office, I started in Pontiac, MI and the atmosphere was high stress and uncomfortable. I was earning 37,000 per year. I then transferred to Nashville, TN and things were totally different, very laid back atmosphere and pay was much higher I earned just under 60,000 per year there. I was talked into becoming the manager in Chattanooga, TN and found out this was one of the company's worst offices. Technicians worked 12 hours a for 35,000 a year, the most stressful envirement I have ever worked in! So you can't paint a company with a broad brush, it all depends who is in charge in your local office. I now work for Arrow Exterminators and thoroughly enjoy the company.

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Raymond Jones in culleoka, Tennessee

59 months ago

I see you are in Knoxville, TN, this is one of their best offices. The pay there is high and the atmosphere is relaxed. You may also want to try Arrow Exterminators, I left Orkin to work there and enjoy the company.

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Sandy Ladybug in Delmar, Delaware

54 months ago

Raymond Jones in culleoka, Tennessee said: I see you are in Knoxville, TN, this is one of their best offices. The pay there is high and the atmosphere is relaxed. You may also want to try Arrow Exterminators, I left Orkin to work there and enjoy the company.

Raymond: I hope you can help with this question. We you able to immediately go and work for Arrow after leaving Orkin or did any non-compete prevent you to do so for a certain time period?

We are on the East Coast. Hubby wants to leave Orkin (Serv. Mgr.) and start our own pest mgmt. company. However, believe he signed non-compete and we may not be able to do it in our geographical area for a certain time period, like 2 yrs. That's not good.
Anyhow, thanks alot!!

Sandy

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Raymond Jones in culleoka, Tennessee

54 months ago

I have been told by many people who have quit orkin that the non compete is just so you do not solicit their customers. I haven't had any trouble, but i wouoldn't call on any of their customers just in case. Hope this helps!

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Sandy Ladybug in Delmar, Delaware

54 months ago

Thanks Raymond so much for your reply. So you actually worked for Orkin and then left to start your own pest control company? Do you remember signing a non-compete? So they have not bothered you?
Assume you are working in the same area that you did when you worked for them?

I have contacted an attorney. I am a legal assistant, plus 30 yrs. Needed to speak to one in DE however. And he said we need to get a copy of the non-compete my husband signed.

I truly believe he signed something to the effect - "not to start a business OR work for another competitor for 2 years". I am just afraid of the consequences. We are/were so excited to start our small-family owned. Just the two of us for now. We are not trying to hurt Orkin. We just want to provide good customer service and make a comfortable living for ourselves. This may be our last window of opportunity, as we are not young chickens. 50 and 57 yr. Young?

Anyhow, sorry to ramble on. Just nice to be able to connect to someone who has been there and done that!!

Sandy (still Ladybug) Honess.

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