Alarm Agent (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – March 5, 2014
Pros: overtime was available
Cons: early mornings
Typical day started at 6:00am and ended at 2:00pm I learned proper phone etiquette, how to communicate effectively with customers and emergency dispatchers. The management was inconsistent. I enjoyed working with my co-workers The hardest part of the job was the start time of 6:00am The most enjoyable part was being paid weekly and the days went by – more... very fast. – less
SALES (Former Employee), Montréal, QC – February 26, 2014
Pros: free coffee at office
Cons: long hours and louzy wages
TYPICAL DAY WOULD START WITH A SALES MANAGEMENT CALL THAT TOOK 30 MINUTES DAILY. WE THEN WOULD GO TO OUR FIRST APPOINTMENT OR IF THERE WAS NON WE WOULD HAVE THE CHOICE TO GO DOOR KNOCKING AND HANGING FLYERS OR MAKE COLD CALLS FROM LEADS THAT WERE NOT QUALIFIED.
Alarm Agent (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – February 19, 2014
Pros: being able to sit and work.
Cons: long days.
ADT is a strict company that expects a lot out of their employees. They have a fantastic training class and help you every step of the way. Only tough part is being on time. If you clock in even 1 minute late you get written up. Three of those in one year leads to termination, which is why their turn-over rate is so high. Basically, answering calls – more... and contacting the correct authorities for the situation. Didn't have much time to get to know other employees as they were all handling their own alarms. – less
Senior Technician (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – October 1, 2013
It won't be far off if you read my Tyco review. I was more responsible for field and product issues in my early stages of this position and that progressed to finding new product to replace 'old' product and/or to source products to provide solutions to Customers, which included Sales, Service and Installation teams. This is where reviewing new products – more... came in and in preparing reports for pros/cons etc... Still my focus was on Customer satisfaction, providing timely solutions, products, problem solving etc ... and of course staying the course, the "whatever it takes to get the job done approach". we were extremely busy. Great people to work with over the years and although I worked independently on many projects during my years, many occassion involved teamwork, and those I always enjoyed and looked forward to. A great opportunity to share ideas and thoughts with other associates. – less
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Alberta – September 28, 2013
Pros: lunch and learns, benefits
Cons: no formal training, branches are all ran differently
ADT is not one of Canada's 100 companies. But is your average office job. The hours are good (typical 9-5). There's benefits and decent pay. Only management gets options for bonuses. Advancement is possible. The hardest part is no formal trying or similarity across the country. Every office has its own protocol so dealing with issues between branches – more... can be difficult when everything is done different everywhere. – less
Inbound & Outbound Customer Services (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – May 30, 2013
ADT is always looking for bright enthusiastic people to grow with us. Next to our customers, employees are ADT's most valuable assets. We hire quality people and provide them with an environment in which to grow. By providing career advancement, incentives, education and training programs, ADT has one of the highest employee retention rates in the industry.
With – more... an intense focus on our commercial and residential customers' needs, ADT is quickly expanding its market share. To support this growth, we are looking for highly motivated, technically skilled, customer-focused individuals who want to be part of a winning team.
Local managers have great flexibility to grow their markets within broad guidelines. As a result, ADT associates enjoy a highly entrepreneurial, fast-paced culture. Positive results are rewarded with generous incentive plans. The headquarters staff provides marketing and financial support, human resource programs, and a sophisticated technology infrastructure. – less
Admin Processor III (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – March 5, 2013
This is a great place to work, they have good morals and people who work for them. they also have a great customer based support system. my department was very busy, always busy never any down time, just like i like it.
Team Leader/ Data Coordinator (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – February 20, 2013
Pros: great benefits, awesome people to work for.
Cons: job has increased in work duties providing no increase in pay.
I provide support for staff and technicians as well as customer service. I sort mail/emails for updating accounts. Provide training to new exciting employees. Provide support for technicians for the installations of alarms. The best part of the day is providing support to customers/technicians and employees, it gives me great satisfaction. The hardest – more... part of the day is providing technical support and the systems are faulting and the technician has to go back to the customers house to install a new system. – less
Sales Consultant (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MB – November 12, 2012
Pros: great parking spot for hockey games!
Cons: brutal management
too many chiefs and not enough indians! More focused on personal gain rather then team spirit and get it done attitude! Motto is "COVER YOUR BUTT! They would rather lose an account then service it properly.
Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee), Bothell, WA – March 2, 2014
Pros: health care, vacation, 401k matching, benefits are good.
Cons: little room for advancement, wages
It's a very high paced and stressful office atmosphere at the sales office with several co-workers and customers in need of assistance, administration works never runs out. Job security is high as a member of the office staff. Many co-workers are very knowledgeable, however a part of the office staff doesn't have passion for the business, internal, – more... or external customers and lacks teamwork. The hardest part of the job is not having much room for advancement as a female and an abundance of male managers due to the nature of the business. The most enjoyable part of the job is there is very little micro-management in administration and the company has good benefits. I have learned that the sales world can be a hostile environment, but you can use sales as a stepping stone to advance to corporate positions if you are willing to re-locate. – less
RESPONSE OFFICER (Former Employee), Edenvale, GP – February 25, 2014
Cons: long hours
CHALLENGING BUT FUN, RESPONDING TO EMERGENCY CALLS PROMTLY AND EFFITIENTLY,GENERAL OFFICE WORK, SUPERVISION OF GUARDING OFFICERS, HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICE, PROTECTION OF COMPANY EQUIPMEN, GOOD VEHICLE MEINTENANCE,TRIP SHEETS AND RECORD KEEPING.
Account Receivable Agent (Current Employee), Aurora, CO – February 19, 2014
Pros: comfortable office space and good benefits
Cons: unknowledgeable and unhelpful management staff
As a whole, my current workplace is a fairly balanced company. In the department that I currently work for there are a number of very intelligent and hard working employees that contribute to a pleasant atmosphere and a strong work ethic. There are also, unfortunately, some examples of poor management that exercise the "few bad apples" dynamic to a – more... breaking point. Those fortunate enough to not be directly affected by these singular sources of discord and counter productive management styles are likely to be content with the environment offered. In my time there I have learned a great deal about a myriad of accounts receivable processes in particular, and time management/problem solving in general. I've enjoyed working together with my peers to find ways to help improve how our business operates and regret that the presence of a few bad seeds in upper management are steering an otherwise positive work experience into a negative one. – less