Employee Stories

Employee Stories

Tennessee I used to be a sales manager in the Terminix call center in Memphis, and I have never experienced a more unprofessional, hypocritical organization in my life.  That company is more worried about their employees’ compliance to a draconian dress code than they are about the satisfaction of their customers.  I worked directly for the VP of marketing, and…

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California Terminix is ill equipped to do California escrow termite inspections. They are the worst customer service company in the world.  I worked for them for 3.5 years, and I can tell you that they are crooks. I was a branch manager for them in Santa Cruz, California, and did a great job even though I was handed a stack…

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Tennessee I am an ex-Terminix technician. I tried hard and worked diligently to do my job and satisfy each customer, and I did my job efficiently and with the utmost courtesy toward the customer. I treated their houses as if they were my own and the way I would want my house treated.  My warning to all Terminix customers is…

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Tennessee My husband worked for Terminix for nine months. He was subjected to the shoddy practice of “getting the money always comes first,” and he was told when he became ill that it wasn’t their responsibility!! We went through doctor after doctor, and were finally vindicated to find he was “CHEMICALLY POISONED” using Dursban, Malathion, and Diazinon. He was instructed…

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Massachusetts I am an ex-Terminix tech. I worked for them for almost seven years, and every lawsuit against them is justified.  I am presently with another company and have not had to lie to anyone since. DO NOT trust this company or any of its representatives. Whatever they sell, they get a commission on!  Use the ‘Net’ to check on…

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What do you know about employees of Terminix… wrongful termination… employees being set up to take the fall? I’m scared to tell you more for they would know who I am; but I need help, and the attorneys don’t want to return my calls.  I think the Terminix name scares them.

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South Carolina How right you are that Terminix only cares about one thing, and that’s money!  Not for their people, but for the company.  I can’t say anything more right now, but buyer beware! Addendum 12/01:  To any new customers, try this after you pay $2,000 for Sentricon.  If the guy is there for more than an hour, consider yourself…

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Tennessee I worked for Terminix for 16 years. The problem with ServiceMaster that will ultimately bring them down is their top management.  Their credo of Honor God in reality is Honor Profit.  Customers, employees, vendors, it does not matter.  Everyone is treated the same, terrible.  Early on you have to decide to be part of the problem because there is…

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Tennessee My mother worked for a pest control company for 13 years. I began to work for the same company when I turned 18. I met my husband through this company. It really was a family business. Well, the owner decides to sell to Terminix and that’s when everything changed. Half our employees were fired, most had been with the…

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Tennessee I was employed at Terminix as a technician, quit after being refused a raise (after a year and a half), and was employed at another company in the area for the next seven years, at which time Terminix bought the company. I then am an employee of theirs again.  I knew I didn’t want to work there again, so…

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California I worked for Terminix as a commercial pest control technician.  After working almost three years, I got rear-ended on the freeway in an accident that was not my fault.  Six months later, I was sideswiped by another car in the same work truck, and that was not my fault.  My branch manager said, “You should get a good lawyer;…

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California I was an employee of Terminix.  Not by my choice the pest control company I worked for before Terminix bought us out.  See below the resignation letter I sent to the branch manager with a copy to CEO Carlos Cantu: Re:  Closure of Satellite Office Effective Friday, August 20, 1999, I will no longer be an employee of Terminix. …

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I am a pest control technician with Terminix. Please don’t blame us. Your complaints that I have read are all very true. The company does not pay us or allow us to do proper work. I personally give every customer my 100%.  In some cases, that means I don’t get paid for it. Terminix doesn’t only cheat the consumer out…

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California My husband has been employed by them for many years and both of us have gone through so much stress with them.  For example, Terminix claims that it pays their employees overtime and time and a half.  However, employees’ salaries appear on the check stub in one lump sum.  There is no indication how many dollars one is receiving…

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Pennsylvania My husband worked for Terminix for 12 years when they decided they didn’t need him anymore.  They, without any notice, began transferring him from branch to branch.  It wasn’t until they cut his pay, again without any warning, that he left and looked for legal counsel.

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Texas After reading everything you had to go through, I thought I would share with you my experience with Terminix.  I am a state-certified applicator and was employed with a company for three years before it was purchased by Terminix. Although they promised not to change the company or management, because it was a well run and profitable company, the…

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United Kingdom I worked for Terminix in the U.K. for a few years (they bought out several local companies over here.) I was employed as a pest control technician, and I have to say their training is very poor. All of their training is in house and any exams/tests taken are all marked by an employee of Terminix. (You can…

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Connecticut Terminix is facing legal actions against them in the states of CT and NY.  They are currently suing me for alleged violation of employment agreement.  They have made allegations that are not true, and I will be producing witnesses that statements were made about bankrupting me with legal fees, etc. Good luck in your attempts to find justice.

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Missouri I’m really sorry that happened to you.  Unfortunately, it does not surprise me. I have been an employee (pest tech) for Terminix for 3 years; and I will have to say, they SUCK!!!  They certainly don’t treat their employees any better.  Every month, the threaten their employees with termination. I have seen many cases of such happenings similar to…

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I used to be a so-called “inspector” for Terminix.  That was the pleasant name for salesperson they used. I was one of the “Top Dogs” for awhile, my name was always on the top of the sales board.  That was until I started seeing the whole picture.  I was promising these people a rose garden that, I came to realize,…

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Your story is all too familiar with me. You see, I was a licensed Branch 1, 2, and 3 termite tech for Terminix for five years; and you wouldn’t believe the things I was told to do.  I’ve seen so many illegal activities take place, I couldn’t count them all. Have to admit at times I felt really bad about…

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While I understand how you feel about Terminix — hey, I worked for them and know they are a bunch of money hungry cheats in more ways than one.  It’s not fair to hold them accountable for damages to your home outside of those caused by pests.  The water damage to the roof was water damage — not pest related,…

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I was employed by Terminix for 18 months as a termite inspector.  Terminix and I parted ways about a month ago. The reason for this separation came about because I could no longer sell their products with a clear conscience. They commit fraud every time they go to a customer’s home. I have documentation to prove the claims, but I…

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Terminix bought out the pest control company I worked for the past 9 years, and, of course, we signed a non-compete agreement with Terminix when they took over. Their intention was to shut down the office (employees would be out of a job); so they didn’t even bother to get a business license for that location.  Last week, the Department…

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