Orkin Employee Reviews

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Management encouraged shortcuts
Route Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 10, 2018
Very unprofessional in many ways. the pay is pretty good if your willing to put in the work. You have to have the stomach to put up with a lot of things that you don't see in your everyday life as far as infestations of different kinds.
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horrible
Sales Inspector (Former Employee) –  Bridgeville, PAJuly 9, 2018
You have to get lucky to get an a primo sales territory at Orkin, otherwise you will work your butt off and still wither on the vine. If you are assigned a lower income territory, you will not succeed.
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none
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too many to list
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Micro managed
Home inspector (Former Employee) –  TexasJuly 9, 2018
Sales are up things are fine sales are down or flat then the sky is falling. Company micro manages employees and creates a stressful enciroment for pay below the state avg
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Not enough leads
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Too much to learn
Pest Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Springfield, ILJuly 8, 2018
Orkin isn't a relaxed place to work. The management's training is too fast to help anyone learning the ropes. I wouldn't it to someone looking for a job here.
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Not the greatest
Route Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 2, 2018
No work life balance. Can be very stressful at times and chemicals don’t always work well. Clients can get a hold of you at any time of the night and expect you to be there right away which isn’t possible all the time.
Pros
Money can be great
Cons
No work life balance
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Stressful & under paid
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Monroe, LAJune 27, 2018
Expected to complete 12 hours of work in an 8 hour shift. Was only paid for 8 hours a day even if you worked 10 or 12. Had to clock out for lunch but expected to work thru lunch break. Orkin still owes me for unpaid wages. They owe my ex-coworker even more. Spent more time proving that you did your job than it took to actually do it. Micromanaged. Orkin charges customers that live in prominent neighborhoods more than others simply because of "they can afford to pay more". Technicians are run to death and paid poorly. There's is no room for advancement. Orkin also promises a lot to prospective employees and doesn't deliver.
Pros
None
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Everything
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Stressful & Demanding
Admin (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJune 20, 2018
This job was stress full and the work load was too much. I worked off the clock and on off days to catch up with work. The office had 1 toxic person but everyone else was AWESOME.
Pros
1 hour lunch, off on weekends
Cons
Everything
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Overall not a bad place to work but low pay for rural drivers
Route manager (Current Employee) –  Dubuque, IAJune 16, 2018
Great place to work but rural drivers are not compensate d enough for the miles you have to drive.Long hours in the spring,summer and fall and you are not fairly compensated for your hours.
Pros
Great co-workers who would help you anytlme
Cons
Low pay for rural drivers
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Over worked, under paid & unappreciative
Pest Control Technician (Former Employee) –  TexasJune 8, 2018
Expect a lot of you & your time & belive customers word over that of the technician. Contrary to popular belief, the customer isn’t always right. Fairly high turnover rate of pest technicians. If you want to get a job here for the summer rush & long crazy stressful days & then quit before winter & find a better job, then it would be the best thing to do. I wouldn’t do it full time ever again. Did pest control since 2005 & I’m over it!!! The other company I worked for for 8 years was much better than Orkin & didn’t take $60/mo for you to take the company truck home like Orkin does.
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Benefits
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Pretty much everything else
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Stressfull worst job ever
Pest Control Technician (Residential / Commercial) (Current Employee) –  Woodland Park, NJJune 7, 2018
Worst job I have ever have management have no clue what they're doing no work ethic or professional how to treat technicians , without technician the job won't get done appreciate the hard ,long hours we put on a daily basis , remember is not about quantity focus in quality good services that will reduce many angry costumer. there is none whatsoever anytime for family they want you to work every Saturday always with b.s. excuse your route is behind but in reality we don't have specific route because always understaff and technician leaving because horrendous working conditions and never have the proper tools or chemical very unorganized branch service managers are lazy and branch manager always act like she is on your side but it's all acting as soon you turn you back on them they will eat you alive lies lies treat employees with respect and give costumer quality service instead of be a money grabber stay away from Orkin very misleading company trust me
Pros
Get to know many wonderful costumer +benefit, good coworker (technicians)
Cons
Stressful, long hours, dealing with chemicals and clueless managers disonest with our paycheck
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Seasonal
Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Queensbury, NYJune 6, 2018
I was a seasonal employee, management didn't seem to care about employees, just worried about getting the services done and making the customers somewhat satisfied so they don't cancel service.
Cons
Seasonal
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Excellent Benefits , Good Company Corporate Structure, Lacks on Local Branch Leadership and Management
Commercial Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALJune 4, 2018
Orkin is a good place to work, yet it is high stress and very fast pace and lacks in the family work balance as they require the employees to work more than reasonably required if you remain with Orkin.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Local Branch Management, Lack of Leadership
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Orkin was an excellent place to work
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 24, 2018
I enjoyed working for Orkin although the work load was huge the office was small so we worked together as a family. We often had encouragement and motivational meetings.
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poor
Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAMay 21, 2018
Orkin was not such a great place to work for. While the pay was decent you never knew on a day to day basis if you were going to have a job. The culture was a type where you were replaceable and racist.
Pros
decent pay
Cons
you were just a number and made to feel replaceable. It was a racist environment.
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Good Work Place
CSS (Customer Service Specialist) (Current Employee) –  Gurnee, ILMay 20, 2018
Overall this is a good job. It is super busy during summer time so be ready for a full day of work with lots going on. From answering the phone, to doing the deposit, and scheduling things with customers and technicians.
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extremely demanding
Pest Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Fairfield, OHMay 17, 2018
this is a extremely demanding job with extremely long hours and no work life balance. this was very hard on my children and myself, as well as constant exposure to toxic chemicals
Pros
none
Cons
no work life balance
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Ok place to work
Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) –  Parma, OHMay 17, 2018
Wont let you start earlier than 8 and getting overtime is a no my manager was nice and helped and gave you things to do that helped secure your role there
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Terrible management
Pest Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNMay 13, 2018
They have terrible, greedy, and disrespectful managers. They have take home vehicles that track everything. Very demanding hours. Don’t hold your breath when it comes to moving up in the company.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Management
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Run from this place
Sales (Former Employee) –  Shreveport, LAMay 12, 2018
This company will put you into bankruptcy! Paid a thousand dollars a month and commissions suck! If you like to be micromanaged it would be good for you! But for someone that has a real life this place sucks. They need to clean house from the top bosses to the branch manager.
Pros
None
Cons
Every thing
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management is inconstant
Pest Control Specialist (Current Employee) –  Federal Way, WAMay 9, 2018
inconsistent application of policy, difficult to get answers from management, managers are spread too thin. Managers fulfill technician duties while trying to fulfill manager responsibilities too
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