Employee Stories

Employee Stories

Wichita, Kansas I worked at Terminix in Wichita, Kansas, for seven years.  In that time, I have seen this company hire people in at more than older employees were making.  They do not care about their employees, all they care about is what they make.  They did away with my job as a termite inspector after seven years and put…

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Waterbury, Connecticut Terminix is a rip off. I worked for them; and, yes, it’s true.  I have worked in the state of Connecticut for five years for Terminix International. I was put in place when the state filed suit in 1999. I was a compliance officer in the Trumbull branch, Waterbury branch, and Wallingford branch.  I was hurt in July…

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Beware of this company.  Inspectors are not licensed to do WDIRs (realtor inspections).  I now work for a company that FOLLOWS THE LAWS and CARES about their customers and EMPLOYEES!!!!  All Terminix wants inspectors to do is SELL SELL SELL!!! They push out their good home inspectors for new people off the street during every swarm; these people don’t know…

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California My husband was employed by them for two years; and during that time we went through hell, dealing with mandated demotions because he was the only technician with a Branch II license, and dealing with their health insurance that they misrepresented. Anyways, a few months ago, a former co-worker told my husband that they were all awarded some money…

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Northern California Was ordered to apply chemical in rainy weather, or lose my job.

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Was told during an interview and subsequent meetings with a Terminix Branch Manager that I would receive a base pay in addition to 20% of the route that I was to take over. The money sounded great, so I left my job and went to work for them. After riding with the other technicians, I quickly realized through conversation that…

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Manassas, Virginia I worked for Terminix in Manassas, Virginia, for two years. The incompetence that we technicians had to deal with was disgusting.  Many times, we had no supplies to properly do our jobs.  In the summer of 2004, we were actually using plain water at customers’ homes since management did not order the materials we needed. The really bad…

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Indiana Bravo!!!!!  As a former employee who was also kicked around for doing the job “correctly,” I applaud this site!!!! Open your eyes, people.  Terminix is a rip off.  To all of you who plan on going ahead with Terminix, I suggest you make your salesman “work” for his contract.

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Illinois I have spent a great deal of time going through this site and have to agree with 99% of the complaints. As a recent former employee I disagree that the techs are not trained properly. We all were properly trained at the branch I worked in. The problem is the policy of getting new customers at the expense of…

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El Dorado, Arkansas I am a former employee of Terminix, and I think that the company and it’s “MANAGERS” do not care about customers or employees.  They are all about “self.”  I was “laid off” due to the budget (I was told that there was not enough money in the budget to pay me for the next quarter, that was…

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Virginia I am a former Terminix “Inspector” Sales Associate.  I was 10th in the region after my first 5 months in the field.  I prided myself on the fact that I went out of my way to get the consumer the best possible price.  I rarely sold the termite bait products to consumers, although they were the  products we were…

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Texas I live in Abilene and worked for Terminix not quite a year.  I was with another company that was purchased by Terminix, so after the acquisition, I became the Service Manager for the Abilene Branch.  I never felt completely comfortable with the way they did business, but when I was told by the branch manager to flat out lie to…

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Dallas, Texas Everything you say on this site is correct. I am a current employee of many years.  Terminix is falsifying contracts daily. I am happy for the ex-employees who have left the company and saddenened by the many customers who have been misled. I have filed many documents to officials of Terminix only to have nothing done. I too have to…

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California I was an inspector for TERMINIX for three years and had to fight for my customers every time things went wrong.  I went out on a leave of absence for a back injury and when I returned I was let go the same day. I have filed a law suit.  Do not let these people continue to discriminate against you. …

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Louisiana I was an employee of Terminix for about three years.  In that three years, I never had a complaint from a customer, always showed up for work, and did my job to the best of my abilities.  I have read several complaints from ex-employees about spraying with water, not going to the house, and the way they were treated. …

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Maryland I too have had the “pleasure” of working for Terminix.  Let me just tell you that everything in this site is 100% true.  I have also seen techs use water and no chemicals, never get out of the truck, or even go to the house; BUT THE CUSTOMER STILL GETS THE BILL….  I have seen inspectors who have “found…

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Alabama As an ex-employee, I have witnessed most every situation I have read in these pages. I worked with other techs that might have sprayed your window sills with some chemical and called it an inside pest service to not having any chemicals to use and improvise. I also know of techs that have tagged your door and never applied…

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North Carolina I have been working in a Terminix office for a year in NC and can honestly say the greed is thick with this company. I see it is not only in TI but with the franchises as well.  When I started with them, I was trained in one day and left all alone to “figure the rest out.”…

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New Mexico I’m a former service manager with Terminix here in Albuquerque. It’s sad that Terminix prides itself on being the “Biggest Pest Control Company” in the world but has the ethics of a gangster.  All they want is the money from the customer so they can pay the shareholders.  Customer service… What’s that???

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I work for Terminix but plan on not working for them much longer. I am aware of some violations even now. I work 70 hours a week so I do not have time to look for another job right now; but when I do find another one, I plan on telling some things I know of to be true. Thanks.

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I am an employee at Terminix (T). T is more interested in their spreadsheet program than people. They’ve started this push lately to regain their good reputation back from the public; but like an old dog, they still treat their employees like sh*t. I just saw them let go an older man who had sold contracts for the company successfully…

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Hawaii I worked for Terminix in Honolulu for 10 years and finally left in disgust after the company did not pay me commissions that I had earned.  I am going to court to get the money they owe me. Also, the management was terrible. The managers were very incompetent. Some of my customers whe were fumigated had items stolen from…

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After seeing the employee complaints on this site, I am disgusted to have to remember all that I have seen and done.  I see the customer complaints, and they sound all too familiar.  I have dealth with many customers and have sold many customers. Not lying to them, but just telling them that I can fix it. And I did…

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Missouri I was dumb enough to take a job offer to return to Terminix after being a former employee. I was “hired” on July 6th and took a drug screen, did an MVR and background check, which took four weeks to get back, and this is after I had quit my other job thinking I was back at Terminix. Finally,…

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California I work for Terminix and can see they are full of crap!  They don’t want to pay overtime and want you to change your time card so you don’t have overtime when you have worked long hours. I wish some of the top people who run Terminix would take a look at these complaints from customers and employees. If…

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California I have been unjustly fired by Terminix, and your site was very insightful.

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Texas Texas is a right-to-work state, and the supreme courts here do not look favorably on companies that have the non-compete laws in their contracts.  My husband actually was told to sign one after he had worked for the company for over two years. ALL the techs were told to sign the paper before they could leave for their routes…

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Texas I am so excited to find your site!  I have been in the pest control business in Texas since 5/89. I quit working for a small, local pest control company (Dallas Pest and Termite) when ServiceMaster bought it. To this day, most consumers don’t realize that Dallas Pest is a division of Terminix.  They will fire Terminix and hire…

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Ohio I worked for Terminix for 14 years in Ohio, and I can absolutely relate to a lot of the employee complaints as well as customer complaints. I started as a route tech and worked my way to service management.  The biggest problem is with the regional management.  All they care about is how much money the individual branch can…

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Connecticut As of yesterday, I was a Commercial Sales Rep for Terminix in Waterbury, CT. I have seen forged documents and even sales classes on how to cheat a customer out of their hard-earned money. To show the kind of employer they are, I gave them a two-week written letter of resignation; and they terminated me on the spot and…

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