Orkin Careers: An Opportunity to Make a Difference for men and women
By Editorial Team | Updated on July 18, 2023
When one thinks of an industry that promises growth, development, and a chance to make a significant impact on public health, the pest control industry might not be the first that comes to mind. But delve a little deeper, and you’ll discover a thriving landscape filled with potential, especially with Orkin, named one 5 Best Mosquito Control Companies of 2023.
Orkin careers not only provide stability and competitive compensation but also offer an opportunity to make a difference in your community.
The Unique Perspective of Female Pest Control Technicians at Orkin
In an industry traditionally dominated by men, more and more women are entering the field and making their mark. At Orkin, female pest control technicians bring a unique perspective to the job, often leveraging their strong customer service skills to provide personalized pest management solutions. Their journey in this career pathway is a testament to the inclusive and diverse work culture at Orkin.
How Orkin Simplifies Pest Control Services with Online Payments
The digital revolution has touched every industry, including pest control. To provide convenience to its clients, Orkin pest control has implemented an easy online payment system. This facility enables customers to pay for their services with a few clicks, enhancing the overall customer experience while ensuring timely payments for the company.
Branch Managers at Orkin: Salaries and Responsibilities
The role of a branch manager at Orkin is both challenging and rewarding. With responsibility for overseeing the branch’s operations and staff, these individuals are key to Orkin’s success.
In recognition of their pivotal role, Orkin offers a competitive branch manager salary. This, coupled with the opportunity to drive change and impact customer satisfaction, makes the role an enticing prospect for those with a background in management and customer service.
What Does Orkin Do?
Orkin was founded in Walnutport, Pennsylvania in 1901, and is more than a pest control company. It’s a provider of tailored solutions that help individuals and businesses maintain safe, healthy environments. Services range from residential pest control to commercial pest management solutions, termite control, bed bug treatments, and more.
Using science-backed techniques and eco-friendly products, Orkin’s services go beyond extermination to include prevention and continuous management.
The Legacy of Orkin: A Business Built on Trust and Excellence
Since its establishment over a century ago, Orkin has built a reputation for reliability and excellence in the pest control industry. This lengthy tenure is a testament to the company’s commitment to customer satisfaction, its innovative approach to pest management, and the trust it has built with customers over the decades.
As part of its commitment to communities, Orkin is proud to partner with the American Red Cross to help maintain a sufficient blood supply. The company believes not even one drop of your blood should be wasted on mosquitoes.
This belief is the bedrock of their annual partnership with the Red Cross, during their Mosquitoes Don’t Deserve a Drop campaign, wherein Orkin donates $25 for every new mosquito service purchased during mosquito season, up to $250,000. As it continues to grow and evolve, Orkin remains dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service in pest control, and demonstrating its commitment to the broader community.
Interview with Dawn Marie Echeverria, operations manager at Orkin, Phoenix, Arizona
What are your job responsibilities at Orkin?
My primary responsibility as an operations manager is to assist with ongoing development of my team in the Phoenix branch. My passion is helping each team member succeed. I also assist with managing the branch’s business, including maintaining and growing our customer base and increasing revenue.
How long have you been at Orkin? How does Orkin fit into your career path?
I joined Orkin in 1999 as a pest control technician. I had been working as a video store manager and thought a career at Orkin offered better job opportunities and benefits than a video store company career.
I first started at Orkin as a technician and then moved on to an office position as an appointment scheduler. Although I enjoyed my time in the field, my office job helped me learn more about the company. Over the years, I also have served as a branch account manager, back-up new customer specialist, region administrative assistant and operations manager.
What skills are required for women to succeed at Orkin?
Women who thrive at Orkin prefer non-traditional jobs and are interested in advancing their careers in a performance-driven company. These women are typically independent, organized and ambitious, and enjoy a fast-paced environment.
How has Orkin supported and encouraged you to succeed, both professionally and personally?
While I was on maternity leave for my fourth child, I learned there was a job opening for a region administrative assistant in Orkin’s Southwest Region office. I was excited by the opportunity and knew I could succeed in this position.
Since I did not want to leave my newborn with a babysitter, I brought her with me to the interview. At the end of the interview, I learned I would need to complete two phone interviews and then wait two weeks for the final decision.
After the phone interviews, I called the region manager to confirm when he might be making his decision. He said he would be making it by Friday morning – in my excitement at the time, I forgot I had surgery scheduled for that morning.
On that Friday, I told all of the nurses, doctors, assistants and everyone who would listen about this important phone call that would change my life. I stalled the surgery as long as I could before the doctor told me it was time to go. Just as they were rolling me into surgery, my phone rang and I immediately yelled “stop!” so I could take the call.
The region manager offered me the position. I thanked him repeatedly for the position and when asked, told him I was on my way into surgery. He very politely responded that he would call next week when I got back to work. After the call, I proceeded into the operating room and was greeted by the doctor, who gave his congratulations on my promotion.
Throughout my career at Orkin, I have been grateful for the support of my family and the Orkin management team who have helped me balance my career and my children. I feel fortunate to work for a company where family is important, and have the support of a loving husband who encourages me with each promotion.
What advice do you have for other women and companies to succeed in the current economy?
At Orkin, we are focused on providing high-quality service so our customers see the value in hiring Orkin. For our customers who are struggling in this economy, we are trying to help them get through this time.
As an operations manager, I also am focused on helping my employees cope with this challenging economy, both personally and professionally. I think that if I can help my team remain positive and optimistic, then as a team we will creatively create new ways to build our business; we will survive the current economy; and we will be a stronger team after these economic challenges.