Prepare to work a lot of overtime here
House Cleaner (Former Employee) – Frederick, MD – August 1, 2012
I honestly would not recommend this job to anyone who needs to be home by a certain time of the day, because this company is not very nice about letting you get off early. It's not sympathic to your life concerns and getting time off around certain times of the year can be a headache. Management leaves a lot to be desired, they desperately need to hire someone who can be in the office at all times. I don't feel they take customer concerns too much into account as much as they should. Job tickets need to be updated and they aren't and the directions to residences are frequently incorrect. The turn over rate at this company is kind of on the high side because of some of these issues. Now the work itself I enjoyed, because I like to clean, I like seeing some of the homes because some of them are quite nice. Prepare to do a lot of hard physical work because you have to do a lot of lifting, climbing of stairs with heavy equipment, and getting on your hands and knees. It can take some time for your body to get used to it. The pay is quite good, because you get paid every week, and sometimes customers give you tips, which is always nice. I hadn't wanted to quit but I kept having a conflict with management because I kept being forced to work with someone that drove me crazy and I couldn't stand it. I did learn how to clean a home properly from this job and it's made me think about going out to get my own customers and offering my cleaning skills to them.
weekly pay, over time pay, tips, weekends off
long work days so you don't know when you're getting off, makes it hard to plan stuff after work