APX Alarm
3.5 of 5 26 reviews
apxalarm.com Provo, UT 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 20, 2014

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Todd Pedersen

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Not a long term option, but can work for getting through school

Security Specialist (Current Employee)

I have been working at APX Alarm

ProsFor the reps that are successful you can be compensated very well if you are patient to see you money after the summer. You get to travel and live in different places for four months that you wouldn't normally get the opportunity to do so.

ConsCommission structure is deceiving. It's easy to "give away" your commissions to customers to close a deal. Not a lot of organization in most offices and there isn't much personalized help. They basically take anyone who is breathing to their summer offices and hope that some people figure it out on their own and stick around.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a real hiring process. Hire only qualified employees, set quotas, and have a base plus commission compensation package.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Money -- Quick Burn out

Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Provo, UT (US)

I worked at APX Alarm

ProsGreat Money. You can learn some great sales and people skills. APX good stable company, especially in the 'summer sales industry'. Uncapped earning potential,

ConsKnocking doors all summer is not fun. Very monotonous workload. APX will nickel and dime you every way they can to avoid paying out full. APX can get political. Even if you are a stud salesmen, you will get taken advantage of if you don't have someone up high battling for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the politics, transform into a true meritocratic company. Give more power to the managers and less to the regionals. Be more frugal at corporate so you don't have to lower pay scales to cover your margins.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good if you can adapt

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Provo, UT (US)

I have been working at APX Alarm

Prosgood compensation
housing provided
pod casts

Consno 'special deals'
Contract issues and point bank issues still being resolved,
cleaning fee assigned even though my apt was spotless at the end of year
no sign on bonus? what the heck

Advice to Senior Managementlet sales reps that cant work over the summer work out special payscales/deals with you so they can sell during school

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at APX Alarm

ProsGreat money, lots of freedom in the off-season, and very satisfying to see others make good money

ConsDifficult moving around every summer, and knocking doors is knocking doors.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat leadership.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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APX is a good place to work with good people while going through school

Phone Representative (Current Employee)
Provo, UT (US)

I have been working at APX Alarm

ProsAPX has been a good job while going through school. They have been very flexible in giving time off and working with my school schedule. Management has been good and seem to be concerned about my needs. I have also made many friends while I have worked there. It is a good place to meet other students.

ConsOne of the downsides to APX is that they are sales oriented company. This can be good and bad. Their employment is good because they have a strong sales force. The downside is that it is more difficult to get recognized if you are not in sales.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should try to do a better job of compensating all employees more evenly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of money for summer work.

Salesman (Current Employee)

I have been working at APX Alarm

ProsGood pay, only working summers, it's great for students.

ConsIt is hard work and outside, a lot of places are really hot.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't make it completely commission.

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