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Abell Pest Control Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2019

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Abell Pest Control CEO John Abell
John Abell
22 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Route Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abell Pest Control full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best pest control company around if you're passionate about what you do. Take on as much work as you want and build relationships to create sales and extra commission. Great support from the CEO right down to the technician working beside you on a job. Treated fairly and know what you're getting paid

    Cons

    Not a good place if you don't love what you do.

    Advice to Management

    Incompetent technicians should be reprimanded and dismissed more frequently in order to protect the integrity of the Abell brand

    Abell Pest Control2019-02-16
  2. "It's a Decent Job But Far From a Career With Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Abell Pest Control full-time

    Pros

    1. They consistently provide lunch or birthday cake/special events to boost moral for their employees. Usually every few weeks or so. 2. They have short work days usually 8 hours with a lunch unless you’re in the field. 3. They usually close down for a few days around Christmas which is nice if you have some banked vacation hours to give yourself a long stretch of days off. 4. It is a family company so if they like...

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    Cons

    1. You’re lucky if you get a performance review done yearly, not that it matters since they don't give raises. Except apparently their 1% cost of living increase that nobody even notices. However, they do have a Presidents Club (opportunity for a bonus) for outstanding sales but the stats are incredibly difficult to achieve and not everyone is eligible. You will never know if tomorrow they'll walk you out the door. ...

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    Advice to Management

    1. Provide more opportunities for growth and advancement or you will continue training individuals who will then take everything they have learned from you and will either start working at a competitor or will simply go out on their own and start a competing pest control company. 2. Take some of the money that the managers would spend on a monthly basis driving their "Company Vehicles" and spend it on your employees...

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    Abell Pest Control2019-08-03
  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Service Sales Representative in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abell Pest Control full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Autonomy and uncapped potential with great benefits

    Cons

    It can get very busy and dirty

    Abell Pest Control2019-06-03
  4. "A service company who is focused on sales"

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    Former Employee - Route Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Abell Pest Control full-time

    Pros

    Vehicle Use,being given a geographical area to deal with

    Cons

    overworked and still expected to cover for those who get 6-7 weeks of vacation a year while still expected to be making sales which there is no time to service

    Advice to Management

    Focus on customer service not sales totals. New accounts mean nothing if current ones are not being serviced properly

    Abell Pest Control2019-05-31
  5. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Sales & Service Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abell Pest Control full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Job, You have a Truck to yourself, Incentive, good medical and dental benefits

    Cons

    Not a good place for people with Passion for professional growth, the technicians seems to comfortable with no interest in growth and development. No training on selling skills. just expected to sell.

    Advice to Management

    There little or no opportunities for Professional Advancement.

    Abell Pest Control2019-02-12
  6. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abell Pest Control full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, lots of support from colleagues

    Cons

    I cant think of any at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Abell Pest Control2018-11-14
  7. "Family Comes First"

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abell Pest Control full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It really great to work in a positive and respectful atmosphere

    Cons

    Working alone does get lonely every once and a while

    Abell Pest Control2018-04-17
  8. "Glad to be gone"

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    Former Employee - Route Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abell Pest Control full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money if you out in big hours. Perks include company truck, benefits and vacation (if you actually manage to take time off)

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations from management; inconsistent instructions from management; foolish agendas and campaigns from head office that waste time; managers expect you to do the quickest work possible and sacrifice quality; employees who do well in sales can pretty much get away with murder; I could go on, but why bother.

    Advice to Management

    They already know what they need to fix - they just won't.

    Abell Pest Control2018-04-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very happy employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abell Pest Control full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Treated well by management Great benefits Opportunity to increase earnings with commissions Made to feel like you are part of the family

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a disconnect between head office and the branches.

    Abell Pest Control2018-02-20
  10. "Family run"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abell Pest Control full-time

    Pros

    The people work hard and care about what they do

    Cons

    More training when you start would be helpful

    Advice to Management

    More training and explanation of the job up front would make better employees

    Abell Pest Control2018-02-15
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