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Vivint Smart Home Reviews

Updated 19 October, 2018
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Pros
  • "There were lots of perks of working there from concerts and parties that they threw to free lunch with every 8hr shift" (in 103 reviews)

  • "Relaxed yet effective work environment" (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • "This wouldn't be such a problem if the door-to-door sales reps didn't earn a living off straight commission" (in 45 reviews)

  • "no work life balance and unrealistic expectations" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for but not for everyone"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Kamloops, BC
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Kamloops, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vivint Smart Home full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great management
    Money is amazing
    Lots of room for growth
    Treat employees well

    Cons

    Away from home a lot
    Tough job mentally

    Vivint Smart Home Response

    20 Aug, 2018 – Recruiter

    Great to hear that you are happy at Vivint. Thank you for taking the time to post.


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vivint Smart Home full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great money if you can sell

    Cons

    Got bad area some times, some of the workmates were immature

  3. "Skills training but tough environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Surrey, BC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Surrey, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vivint Smart Home full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a cool place to meet people and a fun working environment. Can help break you out of your shell if you’re not very outgoing

    Cons

    Really hard to sell for 85% of people and long hours

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation more off days


  4. "Working at Vivint"

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    Current Employee - SmartHome Professional in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - SmartHome Professional in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vivint Smart Home full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In the beginning, working with Vivint was great. They provided full training including a 2 week course in Florida which is a nice break from Canada. I was given all new equipment including tablet, phone, tools and truck. They have always been flexible with my shift and have allowed me to visit doctors when I needed to. My immediate managers were friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    CHANGE. If you don't like change, don't work here. Everything changes on nearly a daily basis. When I started, I had maybe 30 or 40 pieces of inventory to track and now I have 100's. My job description went from installing security to: installing home automation, installing cameras, running CAT5 cables through the walls of homes, finding leads and so on and so forth.

     The software that a pro uses is under constant changes and upgrades. The panels software changes weekly which puts older software out of date forcing the pro to update all panels.

    Vivint is moving a million miles per hour in all directions and it doesn't understand the full impact it has on the pro's in the field. They have introduced metrics that measure a pro's performance including monitoring the time it takes to perform an install. This leads to working 8 hours per day with no lunch and no breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of any and all metrics that include timing a pro on their performance. This leads to high levels of stress both mentally and physically on a pro. In my 3 years, I can almost guarantee that those who are responsible for making up the ridiculous metrics have never spent a day in the field, nor have a clue what the job entails. Huge dis-coordination there.


  5. "Great opportunity but not for everyone"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vivint Smart Home full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity for those looking getting into sales.
    Huge learning opportunity.
    Great door to door rep.

    Cons

    Tough if you get discouraged easily and not for everyone.


  6. "Huge opportunity, but high risk and hard work."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Saskatoon, SK
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Saskatoon, SK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vivint Smart Home full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - run like a sports team
    - tons of motivation, training, support
    - great pay when you succeed: between $350 - 450 per sale
    - confident, motivated people to work with

    Cons

    - 100% commission based: if you don't do well, you won't get paid
    - fair amount of pressure to work hard
    - expectation to knock doors from 2pm - 9pm every day except Sunday

    Advice to Management

    Move the day off from Sunday to Monday, and have reps start hitting doors at 3pm or later instead of 2pm. Prime time isn't till 5, I hated knocking before then


  7. "Install Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vivint Smart Home (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It seemed like the info checked out at the beginning after I did some research, but it ended up being one of the worst decisions I have made career wise. The manager named Travis Prete was nice and available to come help on a tricky install, as there was virtually no training except a few job shadows that you don't really get paid for.

    Cons

    I packed up my life, gave up my apartment for a promising summer job before school in the fall and they promise that you can make vast amounts of money and avoid student debt but later when my manager called my fiancé and I in early to a meeting to do "inventory" with him, he then said "I'm letting you guys go." just like that. one day we had a job and the next we are unemployed and practically homeless because we were staying at the dorms in a university. They recruited us to come work for them and then turned around and did that. Apparently they were overstaffed because sales wasn't picking up so they gave us the boot.
    Lost so much money coming to work for them. Really screwed me over

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your employees better if you are going to let them go with no warning after they take such a big risk and life uproar. I lost so much money coming to work for them

  8. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management, wages and experience! My managers were always eager to help and assist in anyway I needed. Really good group.

    Cons

    Long hours are for sure a con, but if you're used to working hard it shouldn't be a problem.

    Advice to Management

    More incentives for employees and more compensation for mileage and wear and tear on using our own cars.


  9. "As a Field Service Technician"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vivint Smart Home full-time

    Pros

    - provide phone, iPad, company truck

    Cons

    - little control over overtime


  10. "Wrapon Calgary"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wrapper in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Wrapper in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vivint Smart Home full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable and awesome staff

    Cons

    slow business due to low marketing budget

    Advice to Management

    More advertising


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