APX Alarm Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
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  1. Great company for self motivated people

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Provo, UT (US)

    I worked at APX Alarm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High earning potential and great culture.

    Cons

    Dishonest reps not let go when they should have been.

  2. An ok summer job if you land on a talented team, otherwise pack up and head home.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Installation Tech
    Former Employee - Installation Tech

    I worked at APX Alarm full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with your hands. Solve different problems. Just a summer job.

    Cons

    Long hours. Pay is dependent on Sales team performance, something you have no control over. My manager frequently favored his brother and would pass him work more frequently other team members. He also kept my back-end check. My W-2 form was filed incorrectly.

    Advice to Management

    Rotation lists can be biased. I was the only non-Mormon on my team and was always placed last on the list every day despite relatively high-quality and quick work.

  3. Eventful place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Sales Representative in Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Contractor - Sales Representative in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at APX Alarm as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of perks, fun people, get to see new places

    Cons

    Manager took all the good areas, strict attendance policies and little flexibility

    Advice to Management

    nada

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  5. Ok

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Sales Representative in Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Contractor - Sales Representative in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at APX Alarm as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    summer work, good people to work with

    Cons

    bad comp plan, managers took all the good areas to sell, no down time

    Advice to Management

    fix the comp plan

  6. I found that a lot of the salesman were dishonest.

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    Former Employee - Contract Process in Provo, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Contract Process in Provo, UT (US)

    I worked at APX Alarm part-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The people were fun to work with.

    Cons

    I found a lot of the salesman were dishonest with customers and the company did not do much about it.

    Advice to Management

    no advice to the management.

  7. Great training for life skills, requiring a lot of self motivation and unsupervised hard work.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charleston, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charleston, SC (US)

    I worked at APX Alarm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    100% commission, so it's possible to make a great deal of money. This job allows you to manage yourself and determine your own success. It's possible to earn enough during the summer to support yourself during the school year. Most sales reps get to take 8 months off every year.

    Cons

    Saturday is the longest day, usually about 12 hours. In order to do well, you really need to commit to working every single day (except Sundays) for about 4 months, without taking any vacation. Because it's 100% commission, it is possible to work hard all week and not earn anything, although that was a very rare thing in most offices.

  8. Alright company in most areas, a little sketchy on the sales process though

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in Provo, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in Provo, UT (US)

    I worked at APX Alarm full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, fun coworkers, free lunch, a nice rec room, and it pays pretty well. If you just need a job this one is pretty good.

    Cons

    Lots of shady corporate practices while I worked there, shifting managers around too often to have real leadership. Sales process is legal but doesn't feel honest anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that people are more than cogs in your machine to make money.

  9. Door to door sales with a modern kick

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at APX Alarm as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training
    Great colleagues
    Hands on experience
    Sales Skills Development
    Sales Pitch Practice (hundreds of times a day)
    Great payscale and incentives

    Cons

    Long hours
    Rejection
    Weather (depends where you are)
    Learning Curve
    Face to Face Intimidation
    Not Always Selling
    By Yourself on job

  10. Good pay for a summer job as a student.

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative

    I worked at APX Alarm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Depending on the department,
    Customer service department was more lenient when it came to being a couple minutes late, working overtime, and you got to know your co-workers more. There were incentives, and some were random, e.g. you're on time to your 7am shift, and you get a $10 target gift card. Company parties are great, it's pretty fun. Customer service is a difficult department, and can be very stressful. For this reason, I think it's a bit more lenient and understanding.

    Cons

    Data entry department was ridiculously strict and you don't get to know anyone. You're 5 seconds (literally) late and you get written up for it. No incentives except for stupid games or trivia questions. Your higher ups are often incompetent and only there because they work full time meaning longer than 3 months (which is also when benefits kick in). Most employees are students, and therefore cannot move up, have to deal with these people, and don't get benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Equalize the departments a little more, and don't be so strict. Looking at break times will help alleviate write-ups and concerns. If an employee is less than a minute late from break, take that into consideration. As much as one can try, they can't sync their watch/phone completely to the computer and suffer as a consequence.

  11. Lots of money, awful job

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    Current Employee - Salesman
    Current Employee - Salesman

    I have been working at APX Alarm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -force you to work hard
    -give you tools to do well
    -teach you everything

    Cons

    -will cheat steal and try and blacklist you
    -make having a life impossiable
    -pay is awful compared to others

    Advice to Management

    Nothing will change, they have a terrific business model.

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