Ayers Basement Systems Employee Reviews

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I’d rather sell vacuums.
System designer (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MISeptember 15, 2019
Hired in with high expectations. This quickly turned into a one sided win for Ayers. Crawling through people’s filth and unimaginable conditions with no company provided health protection. A culture of strong arm salesmanship. Pushing products that the customer really doesn’t need.
Pros
None
Cons
Filth. Did not pay commissions as promised.
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Not the best job in the world.
Waterproofing (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MISeptember 4, 2019
So you start off your day at about 6:30-7am and will work about 10-14 or more hours before you get to your hotel for the night. If you like being on the road this is great! The work is very demanding and physical. The management really don’t care if you’ve got personal stuff at home, if you’re clocked in be prepared to be gone for the following week. You’ll be home for about 2-4 days a month. You’ll be making good money but it gets hard saving while on the road all the time!
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Work to demanding for limited pay
Foreman in training (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MIJune 11, 2019
You make $18.05 an hour. For a job starting out that doesn't skjnd that bad. Until. You realize tbag next year you will make $18.05 an hour. And thr year after that. There are no raises. The only chance you have of making more money is being promoted to foreman. Which they tell you is the goal. They actually have a good sales speech, they just aren't fully honest. When I was there they ran about ten crews. A crew is three men and a foreman. All of the fireman's had been there for awhile. So the only way you are ever getting promoted is if one of them quits or gets promoted themselves. And if you are just started out them you are trying to get the job over 30 people who've been there a lot longer than you. So promotiona are not likely which means pay is stagnant.

$18.05 is decent starting pay. Until you account for the actual job. The job consist of the back breaking work of breaking up concrete, shoveling concrete, and hauling concrete. While the idea of *getting a workout at work" is appealing, when you actually take a long look at the type of stress this work puts on your body, it's not worth it. Carrying two 60 to 80 pound buckets up stairs for hours everyday for 5 to 6 days is going to give anyone serious back and knee problems later in life.

On top of that, they ask you if you are OK with travel. What they don't ask you is if you are OK with staying overnight. Or if you are OK with staying overnight for multiple nights all the way to an entire week. Or if you are OK with staying an entire week with 4 other guys in one hotel room. While they do try to switch up crews
  more... that travel like this and they also allow people that want to, to volunteer, if you have a family then this part could be just about as bad as the actual work.

My recommendation? If you feel this is the best job you can get for the pay, then I'd suggest taking a job for less as it will save you from health issues in the future. And if you are debating between this job and a job of similar or better pay then don't even consider this job. There is a chance that some of you will enjoy this type of work. Even if you will, I don't think the strain it puts on your body is worth it. They have a great sales pitch in the hiring phase. And while I can't say they lie about the job, I think it's very fair to say they aren't honest.
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Pros
Decent "starting pay", good benefits, cool coworkers
Cons
Work that damages the body, very limited advancement opportunities, week long stays away from home
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No at home life
Foreman in Training (Current Employee) –  Lansing, MIMarch 18, 2019
They don’t care one bit about their employees they only care about the income coming into the company!! They’ll promise you advancement and you never get it! You stay at the same pay till you become a foreman which they don’t have enough trucks for... they put you in a 2 bed hotel with 3 guys week after week... I wouldn’t tell anyone to apply here.
Pros
None
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Surprised they’re still in business!
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MIDecember 29, 2018
Keep a close eye on your paycheck, especially if you are working with sales commissions. It is not the fault of the Compensation technician. The bonus structure is flawed resulting in numetous complaints.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Everything else
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A typical day
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MI 48911September 12, 2018
A typical day included running a minimum of 2 company provided sales leads as well as self generating leads during the course of the work day. Appointments were run from 9am to 6pm per customer needs and availability. Closing techniques were taught on a regular basis and sales training and closing classes were provided as well.
Pros
Sales and closing training provided on a regular basis.
Cons
Not as much management interaction was available as should have been.
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A place you can grow
Ayers (Current Employee) –  Lansing, MIAugust 3, 2018
No one has an easy job at the company but it is very fulfilling. There are good opportunities for advancement with growth in every department. The company offers a competitive wage and has increased their vacation policy to allow more time with your family.
Pros
Rewarding work, good wage
Cons
Some long days are expected
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No respect in the company
Forman/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MIJuly 20, 2018
By far the worst job I've had no respect for managers overworked and underpaid no home life no lunch or breaks out of town all the time with three guys in a two bed hotel room
Pros
None
Cons
No lunch no breaks
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Welcoming Employees
Event Promoter (Current Employee) –  Lansing, MIMay 30, 2018
My coworkers welcomed me with open arms. Ayers feels like family. They are there to help you grow and prosper at work and in your personal life. The job has very flexible hours.
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Hard work very stessfull
Forman/Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Lansing, MIJanuary 8, 2018
the days are very long, very demanding physical work, no family time if you have a family and no personal time, dog fight to get any days off or sick days, no family friendly policy's, policy's are instated but never followed, management does whatever they want when they want, management tends to never be any help nor compensating towards anything.
Pros
none
Cons
no breaks, no lunch, 15 hr days
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Awful work and even worse hours
Crew Member (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MIDecember 16, 2017
You spend long hours in basements and crawl spaces for a poor wage. They send you out of town for sometimes up to 5 days and put three people in one hotel room, give you 20 dollars a day per diem and sometimes even add to an already overbooked work schedule.
Pros
You can learn basic plumbing and some construction skills
Cons
Everything else
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Appointment Setter (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MIDecember 10, 2017
Upper management has favorites, company not really secure, appt center manager really nice and relatable, commission plan was decent, advancement opportunities non-existent
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terrible
Production (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MINovember 15, 2017
nothing to write home about. over worked and under payed. no flexability horrible management strenuous non stop physical labor for barely above minimum wage
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Call Center Representative (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MIDecember 30, 2016
Good company, with excellent manager. Position included making appointments for customers who required the services of Ayers Basement Systems. The co-workers were great. The drive for me was way too far at 75 miles each way.
Pros
Good company
Cons
Drive was too far
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Ayers Performance
Crew Member/Crew Leader (Current Employee) –  Lansing, MIJune 24, 2015
Overall Ayers is an excellent company. Our days consist of waterproofing basements and crawlspaces. I've learned a lot about plumbing, construction skills, and many other things.
Pros
It's a growing business
Cons
Needs more organization
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