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This company is supportive and has an amazing culture. Focus on growth and training, best pay in the industry and many opportunities for advancement.


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Only looking for A team members. Is that you?
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Great so far

No problems great place to work at they care about you and there is always room to grow I definitely would recommend doing this and working your way up
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Easy work, great pay

Base production pay alone is competitive, with even more ways to make money through referrals and commission. Great work/life balance and good culture with management that works for you.


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Great place to work , great pay if you work hard , good tea environment, it is a great place to be if you are starting in sales Commissions are faire.
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Great management horrible work life balance

No corner to get around just a great big circle of never enough. Great team and management. Customers are rarely satisfied at the rate they pay. A lot of call backs. Scheduling is decent but drive times between appointments are poorly planned at best.
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Worse job i have ever had.

What is the best part of working at the company?There really was no best part. Management was awful, pay wasn’t great, the hours were ok. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The environment. It was like being around a bunch of college frat boys. Every other word was the F bomb. Very unprofessional. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?See comments on the most stressful part of the company. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Never knowing what is expected or what I was supposed to do.
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Awful terrible management

Management and training are terrible. Pay is a joke. Zero training just watch others on their screens for hours. Handed a 50 page packet about roaches for training.
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If you don't mind working over 50+ hrs weekly

Honestly the work is simple. Only thing I didn't like was the long hours. Management would consistently add more services no matter if it were 3PM. It's as of you were to dangle a piece of candy in form of a kid. In other words you can wake up to only 4 services expect to leave around 11AM, to live this work life balance the so much advertise, and by 10:40 AM they would've added a whole new 11-12 services to your daily schedule to ensure youre working till 5PM. I was the only one who loved super far from the branch yet I always was assigned services furthest away from where I live. I'd even end up doing my last service 2 hours away from home. So it didn't matter if I got out at 3-4 pm I'd get home between 5-8 pm. That is no way to live a life. We work to live not the other way around. Most customer are super entitled and practically boss you around. I get it they are paying for a service and expect a thorough job, but what's the point if you can't even trust the company you hired? Might as well hand the customer the equipment so they can do it. From how much they follow you and how bossy they become. But that's besides the point. The main issue is the life work balance. I would clock in around 100-120 hours every two weeks. All that OT was done without me wanting. So OT is forced upon you and if you decide to say no then it's job abandonment. So be prepared to work long days. 5 days one week and 6 days straight the next week. Yes, two weekends a month are mandatory and they are only on Saturday. Unless you're one of the lucky ones to have a single service on Sunday... I've had - 


Staying busy, company vehicle w/ gas card.


No work-life balance, too much OT, supervisors are rarely are around when needed, supervisors have favoritism and it shows
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Technician over 10 years

Im leaving here as the company isn't the same when i started. Once they took ability away to make our own schedules it went downhill. Management only good thing about it now, region has no clue.
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Not a good good place to work

What is the best part of working at the company?Nothing. No work life balance. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Always more. You did this much last month now do more. Management is shady What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Toxic, shady, retaliatory. Always check your payWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Very unorganized. Always a fire to put out
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Can be very hostile and very stressful in the end money not worth it if you have a family or a life

What is the best part of working at the company?Opportunities to make money if your willing to do anything the company wantsWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?They expect orkin to come first before anythingWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Hostile it reminded me of high school but with full grown adults What is a typical day like for you at the company?Can be stressful lots of long days and can go anywhere
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Worked you to death, management gets upset when you ask for your vacation days, they only care about commission . You have a time to start but not to finish and if you finish early you have to help others to finish their route so you getting out late no matter what.
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3.5 Stars

Handle lots of different tasks at the same time but good co workers and colleagues. handle training of new admins in different branches in the region you are in.
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Ok job if you don't want a social life

Your job takes over your life, if that is something you are interested in than I say go for it. Otherwise it's a ok position. The pay isn't the Greatest but it could be worse
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Insulation work

Hired on as termite tech, but ended up doing more insulation work than termite. Without proper training or equipment inside attics for hours at a time during the summer. They only care about numbers and sales people will screw you over on jobs that they haven’t fully inspected. Decent coworkers and pay though. Only use as stepping stone.
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Overall good

Generally good people, decent benefits, sometimes flexible with work schedules, some weekend work usually rotating, holidays off, also vacation time available, take home vehicle
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Great work home balance

Great work home life balance, and endless money possibilities with commission. Supportive management. Flexible schedules worked with each of the customers serviced.
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Would not recommend working for Orkin

What is the best part of working at the company?Pay can be good but very hard to accomplish What is the most stressful part about working at the company?You have to create work for yourself constantly on the phone keep work lined up. With no guarantees of actually making money from it.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?It's very negative constantly pushed to do better but no support from management at any level. Very poor training other than watching videos. What is a typical day like for you at the company?12-14 hours a day non stop on the go working 6-7 days a week
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Good work and pay

Expect winter to be less pay but more relaxed. Longer hours in summer months. Don't expect to be working less than 40 often and summer can be 50+ hours.
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Okay Company

Okay company. Not a lot of support. Expectations of activity are hard to meet. Management isn’t great. Benefits are decent. They charge you for a takedown car that they list as a work benefit.
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Burn and Churn

This place has embraced the burn and Churn culture. They know people will leave in less than a year and they treat them accordingly. For anyone new to pest control I say go back to school and get a real job and for anyone with experience I will say this is a company that has no regard or respect for technicians. The pay is less than you would expect when accounting for free services while working commission and all the unpaid overtime. They give you a small hourly wage for overtime but your hours are heavily scrutinized. You will punch in at first stop and out at last regardless of where they are. You also have to pay monthly for the truck!


If you work 4 Saturdays a month and 60+ hrs a week regularly you will make 70-75k a year.


Have to rent the truck and pay monthly to take it home, 2 Saturdays a month is the standard but we often are forced to work 3-4 Saturdays, some techs that are get there jobs threatened if they don't work Sunday's
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2.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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