Aptive Environmental: What's it like to work here?

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168 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 4.7Recommendation: 98%
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168 employees rated this employer with an average of 4.7 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

164 of those employees recommended the employer in their reviews.

In Feb 2018, we were told to write reviews, read by management prior to posting. More reviews than employees.

1.3
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Aptive Environmental in San Diego.

What I like

It was a terrible job, but it was a filler until I got a better one.

What I dislike

They hover over employees and track everything you do in the field.

Suggestions for improvement

Honesty. Can I mention that customers were overcharged? They paid for more services than they agreed to pay in the written contract.

Company Culture

Everything you read has been reviewed by the person's direct supervisor before submission. Do you really think it represents a true opinion?

Company Image

Company image is manufactured

Work-Life Balance

Overtime was up to the individual.

Career Development

One guy was promised a promotion for 3 years. When his chance came, they hired someone from outside.

Overall compensation for your work

Lower pay than the average for this type of job in the area

Inclusive / Diverse

Inclusive as long as you are Mormon

Environmental Friendliness

Seriously? It's a pest control company. The entire point involves poisoning the environment with pesticides.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Everyone was under 40, probably 35, so there was no chance to see what an attitude toward older colleagues might have been.

Support from management

Is there a problem? Let us explain why that is not a problem for us.

Challenging Work

too easy

Job Security

One Monday I came to work to discover that two colleagues had been laid off on Saturday. No advance notice. No severance pay. They did nothing wrong and were rehired the next spring. Zero job security.

Gender Equality

All men are equal. Women, not so much.

Freedom to work independently

micro management


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Overall It was a Positive, Healthy, Growing, Learning Experience for me. I recommend it to anyone willing to work hard.

4.6
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Aptive Enviromental in Denver.

What I like

Each week the team would have an activity that we did, from water polo games, to pizza partys, to mario kart, to hanging out at parks doing a BarBeQue. I've never had so much fun working for a company before, i've got nothing but good memories of it. That being said we were under the Work Hard Play Hard mentality and our Work was hard. Running Quick practices Every morning with other Team members I felt like I was reporting my progress every day to my team, The tips the positive critism, even just the practicing helped me excel in my work during the day. I had rough days for sure, but from those days I have some amazing days and I loved the entire experience for sure, I'd recommend it to anyone who Loves the Work Hard Play Hard Mentality.

What I dislike

The were some things that came to light during my time there, it was my understanding that the company rebranded and merely copied over the material that we would use to sign contracts and even information that I shared with customers. This led to several awkward situtations that could have been avoided by simply re organzing the material and changing formats. Other than that sometimes the goals seemed somewhat insane, and a bit unreasonable. However the few times we met them it was amazing and I felt extremely rewarded, but that was only a few times and more often I felt uneccessary pressure that I didnt need.

Suggestions for improvement

At times I felt like the culture of Work Hard Play Hard was a bit too forced, as I felt sometimes I had to participate on days I didn't want to. This might just be my personal experience and maybe not be general, but i definitely felt that it was forced, I would say a more open approach to this would be better for each team.

Company Culture

It was a very positive team to work with, with lots of team bonding as well as self improvement exercises. It was Hard but enjoyable work to be a part of the Aptive Family.

Company Image

It was a good work opprotunity for me and helped me grow as an individual in many ways. I was proud to work for them as well as reference them.

Work-Life Balance

There was almost no time during the week for personal things, but had all the weekend to do whatever I wanted.

Career Development

There were several opprotunities to lead a new team, or be part of a new branch, and it was very much encouraged.

Handicapped Accessibility

The office location is handicap accessible, however work positions I would say are limited obviously.

Overall compensation for your work

I was paid very well for my efforts and work i did.

Inclusive / Diverse

There were several different individuals who I worked with from different beliefs and of quite diverse opinions, we never had any issues.

Environmental Friendliness

We had a recycling been that we were pushed to used, as well as there was an attitude of treating the environment with care.

Workplace Safety

We constantly talked about things to watch out for, as well as training for possible situations.

Teamwork

Team meetings were essential to my success during my time there and I bonded quite well with my self.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I never had the opprotunity to work with that many older individuals there, but I never saw anything to suggest that they were treated unfairly.

Support from management

My team leader and branch manager were key influences in inspiring me to be better and actually perform better each day so i could be successful.

Office / Work Environment

Every training was done in a comfortable environment, I loved the chairs we used actually.

Challenging Work

Extremely hard, but also extremely rewarding. Having to learn Adaptive conversational skills to control the flow of the conversation to make the sale.

Job Security

I did feel My position was a seasonal position and I had the opprotunity to continue the following year, however I turned it down.

Internal Communication

Every day we talked about our progress as well as our goals in meetings almost daily with our Team Leader.

Gender Equality

I actually worked with extremely talented women that helped me develop my work skills, as well as were rewarded for their work.

Freedom to work independently

I was responsible for doing my own work, everything I did to make a sale was by myself and then had to report back to my team leader on my work for the day.

Great company, really cares about their employees

4.3
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Aptive Environmental in West Chicago, IL at the time of review.

What I like

I can reach my boss at anytime if I ever have any questions

What I dislike

Work/Life balance not good. Hours are crazy during the summer.

Suggestions for improvement

Make overtime optional. At least pretend that the service pros are important.


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The Minnesota branch of Aptive is like a small family, my negative experiences are with corporate.

3.5
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at Aptive Environmental in Edina, MN at the time of review.

What I like

My manager is incredible and probably the only reason I have stayed. The bonuses are nice when you actually earn them. We get Christmas and Thanksgiving off and paid, and get time and a half for other holidays. You do get nice raises yearly.

What I dislike

The starting wage is far too low for the quality of work they expect. The summers are very stressful. Corporate seems corrupt in my opinion. It takes 6 months for ANY benefits to kick in. They set goals and once you reach them, they change the rules so you can’t hit your goals.

Suggestions for improvement

Instead of wasting money on decor, give bonuses to your employees or raise wages in general. Instead of eliminating treatment plans, replace them with more cost effective options.


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Amazing company! Quality leadership! If you are self motivated and are looking for personal growth this is for you!

4.8
Recommended
Temp / ContractorWorked in Distribution/sales at Aptive Environmental in Cincinnati at the time of review.

What I like

The company culture is where aptive shines most

Company Culture

Fun work environment! Aptive is definitely work hard play hard! There are always incentives and bonuses! Regular activities! Employee input is encouraged and rewarded!

Company Image

We are a premium service, with the best trained personnel

Work-Life Balance

Time with family is more challenging in the summer for sales personnel; however the fall and winter are more relaxed.

Career Development

Many well paying positions are available, and with the massive growth aptive is having, it’s truly a great opportunity to advance your career.

Overall compensation for your work

Truly your own work ethic is what limits your earnings

Environmental Friendliness

It’s in the name for a reason. I use our service for my own home with young children.

Challenging Work

Everyday presents new challenges and opportunities for growth

Job Security

Everyone has bugs

Internal Communication

No company is perfect, however I feel aptive does it’s best to streamline communication throughout the entire company.


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Freedom to work independently

Great company, awesome opportunities.

4.5
Recommended
Temp / ContractorWorked in Distribution/sales at Aptive Environmental in West Chicago, IL at the time of review.

What I like

Overall great people, good and healthy atmosphere. Aptive provides opportunities for growth.

What I dislike

Some of the ways leaders treat other leaders.

Suggestions for improvement

Competition is good between employees within the company but if it is not healthy competition it can have a negative effect of the employees.

Company Culture

The Companies core values are spot on and they align very well with the values I hold myself. Some of the values are Integrity, honesty, going the extra mile, improving yourself daily. The only downside in this culture is that some of the leaders in the company can tend to not treat others as equals in the company.

Work-Life Balance

As a contractor you work really hard during the summer and get to relax during the rest of the year.

Support from management

Management is well trained and educated to help other employees be successful.

Internal Communication

The company is very organized and is structured to be very efficient.

Freedom to work independently

You have to be able to work on your own here without constant supervision. Because of that they do stress the importance of integrity.


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Work that doesn’t feel like work

5.0
Recommended
Temp / ContractorWorked in Production at Aptive Environmental in West Chicago, IL at the time of review.

What I like

The people are awesome

Company Culture

Amazing company culture!


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Great company! Great culture!

4.9
Recommended
Temp / ContractorWorked in Distribution/sales at Aptive Environmental in San Diego at the time of review.

What I like

Great people. Great culture. Great financial opportunity.

What I dislike

It’s not the right job for someone who isn’t willing to work really hard.

Suggestions for improvement

Hard to think of anything specific.

Company Culture

Aptive is a family. They work very hard to create a fun and motivating place for everyone.

Work-Life Balance

Hard work and a lot of hours during the summer, but great and flexible hours the rest of the year.


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I’ve been here for 4 years and have been treated so well I plan on staying here for at least another 4 years.

4.5
Recommended
C-Suite / LeadershipWorked in Marketing/product management at Aptive Environmental in San Diego at the time of review.

What I like

I like how it challenges me to be better every single day. I also like the competitions and how they foster greatness.

What I dislike

Sometimes there are people I don’t like who work here.

Suggestions for improvement

Have high quality service professionals


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Dopest job ever bro

5.0
Recommended
EmployeeWorked in Distribution/sales at Aptive Environmental in San Diego at the time of review.

What I like

Push to be better

What I dislike

Nothing


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