Kirby Vacuum Job Review: Don’t Fall For The Kirby Vacuum Scam!

Kirby Vacuum Job

Kirby Vacuum Job
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Overall Rating

2/10

    Pros

    • Great training
    • Fun work vacations
    • Friendly work environment
    • Can work when you want to
    • Has great potential to make you tons of money

    Cons

    • Commission based pay only
    • No health benefits
    • Must become an aggressive sales person to sell these vacuums
    • Will be left in a stranger’s house to sell a vacuum by yourself.
    • Average work day is 12+ hours long with somedays no pay

    It was about 5 years ago when I first fell for the Kirby Vacuum scam and it occurred right before the moment I became homeless. Here was a job, that I first believed to be the solution to all of my financial problems and the light that would help me stay in my apartment. Little did I know that Kirby sold a false dream and instead recruited me in one of the most successful job scams I have ever encountered.

    Keep in mind, while this is not necessarily an online job scam, it is still a program that I am asked about repeatedly.

    So, without further ado here is my honest Kirby Vacuum Job Review so you can brace yourself for this “job.”

     

    Name: Kirby Vacuum

    Website URL: www.kirby.com

    Owner: Warren Buffett

    Advertised Price: Free

    Compensation: Commission or $500 weekly

    Overall Rating: 20 Points Out of 100

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    Program Overview

    So, what is the Kirby Company? The Kirby Company was founded by Warren Buffett with the premise of selling the world’s best vacuum. The company employs thousands of independent contractors each year to sell their vacuums using old school marketing tactics such as door-to-door sales and word of mouth promotion.

    Kirby Vacuum Job

    Pros Vs. Cons

    Pros:

    • Has great potential to make you tons of money
    • Can work when you want to
    • Friendly work environment
    • Great training
    • Fun work vacations

    Cons:

    • Commission based pay only
    • May offer weekly compensation, but you must show a Kirby vacuum at least 15 times a week for the pay
    • Must become an aggressive sales person to sell these vacuums
    • Sometimes you will be labeled as a solicitor
    • Most often the company targets low income homes to sell their vacuums, not a smart marketing move
    • No online marketing tactics employed
    • Average work day is 12+ hours long with somedays no pay
    • No health benefits
    • Will be left in a stranger’s house to sell a vacuum by yourself.





     

    Who Is It For?

    This Kirby vacuum job is primarily for those who already have had success as a salesperson and who can aggressively sell a vacuum to whoever you want. This is not a job for those who don’t like to push for sales or who are not comfortable with selling.

    The Truth About The Kirby Vacuum Job Scam

    Now, don’t get me wrong. There are many people out there who have successfully turned selling Kirby vacuums into a lucrative business and for many people this business models works for them. However, many of these people come to the Kirby Company looking for a legit job to pay their bills. This is the predicament I found myself in and if I had actually gotten paid from Kirby, I probably would have never ended up on the street.

    When you first get recruited to Kirby, it is usually by answering a job ad posted on Craigslist or Indeed.com. this job ad may claim that you can earn $400 to $500 a week in a “customer service” position. Upon calling to learn more about the opportunity, you will be asked to interview that very same day. Your interview will go off without a hitch and before you know it you have to attend training the next day or the following week.

    It is during the “training” that you finally discover what the company actually is and what your job title will imply. However, many of the specifics are hidden for you the moment your trainer and various other employees begin to fill your heads with images of money. They will usually go on about fun drunken company vacations, thousands of dollars given each week to each employee and dreams of owning your own Kirby business. It isn’t until the second or third day that you finally delve into the part of the training where you are shown how to show off a Kirby vacuum and how to employ certain selling techniques to make a sale.

    Kirby Vacuum Job Selling Techniques

    Once you have completed your training, then you are finally taken out to the field to try out your newly found selling skills to sell these vacuums. However, almost 99% of new salespeople for Kirby often never sell of vacuum, let alone in their first day.

    How The Payment Structure Works

    Remember, Kirby Vacuum pays its independent contractors on a commission only basis unless you are recruited to a business that offers $400-$500 per week as long as you show off the Kirby 15 times a week.

    Now in terms of commission, it will vary based upon the price of the Kirby being sold. For example standard Kirby vacuums are sold for around $2,300 a month. However, that price is very flexible and the vacuum can even be sold for as low as $800. If a Kirby is sold at $800, don’t expect to make a dime, but if it is sold for $2,300, then that’s about $200-$300 in your pocket.

    You also have to keep in mind that there are a variety of financing options available with this company and as such your commission payment can vary based on the amount being financed by a customer. There are different grade levels when it comes to financing a Kirby and each one has a set rate to which you will be paid.

    With that all being said, if you want to create a stable income stream for yourself with the Kirby Company then it is recommended that you sell at least 15 Kirby vacuums for the month.

    Kirby Vacuum Job Complaints

    Out of everything I have found on Kirby online, it was nothing compared to the number of Kirby vacuum job complaints. While there is always one person that has something positive to say about the company, there are thousands of others that hate this company with every fiber of their being. Just take a look for yourself at what some people are saying about this company.

    Kirby Vacuum Job Complaints

    Kirby Vacuum Job Complaints

    Kirby Vacuum Job Complaints

    Kirby Vacuum Job Complaints

    Kirby Vacuum Job Complaints



    Final Opinion

    Take it from someone who has actually worked for Kirby before: don’t waste your time. If you are in financial crisis at this very moment, Kirby will not save you unless you have exceptional sales skills and can sell a vacuum every single day. Working for Kirby is very demanding, takes 12 to 14 hours a day and is one of the most stressful jobs you will ever work.

    With that being said this is not a job that I recommend at all, unless you have a good sales background. With Kirby you are taught to aggressively sell to people, invade your customer’s home and refuse to leave until they buy a vacuum, and work for almost nothing.

    If I were you I would stay away from this company and find a job that will actually pay you what you are worth.

    Final Verdict:

    thumbs down

    Not Recommended

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    5 thoughts on “Kirby Vacuum Job Review: Don’t Fall For The Kirby Vacuum Scam!

    • May 18, 2016 at 10:54 am
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      Founded by Warren Buffet? No, that is not correct. Kirby has been around BEFORE Warren Buffet was even born. It is today a division of the Scott Fetzer Company which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, which is owned by Warren Buffet.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirby_Company

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      • May 25, 2016 at 9:09 pm
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        Thank you for the correction 🙂 I will gladly fix it in my review

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    • February 18, 2017 at 6:43 am
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      Warren Buffet’s company bought the parent company of Kirby Company in 1986 but the Kirby company itself has been around since the 1930’s. So, Warren Buffet did not “found” the Kirby company. Also, it has been my personal experience and the experience of those that I have talked to over the years that you do NOT work when you want with Kirby. You are expected to work 6 days a week and there really isn’t a valid reason, as far as the distributors are concerned, for anyone to call out. They will replace you in a heartbeat if you miss any work.

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      • February 25, 2017 at 12:11 pm
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        1. The current owner is Warren Buffet regardless of how you want to spin it. 2. Maybe for your location you weren’t allowed to work whenever you wish but for the 2 locations I worked at personally, I was given a choice. 3. Please refer to the complaints left by other ex-employees who wasted their time there.

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    • April 17, 2017 at 8:18 pm
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      I feel as though a lot of people have very little idea as to how Kirby works. Let’s start with this.
      It is actually illegal for a distributor to say they’re selling Kirby’s over the phone or in the ad. This is because if they were to advertise for “hiring for Kirby”, this can be confused with hiring for the corporate offices rather than the individual franchises. this is also why the individual franchises will have company names that have nothing to do with “Kirby”. This is saved for the interview.

      You need to be very specific as to the companies you have actually worked for, because it is not all just “Kirby”. when a person gets promoted to a distributor, and they can turn the keys to their own office, they can make up a lot of their own rules. This is why Kirby has an unfortunate name in some states: many distributors will simply begin ripping off not only the customers but their own employees. Practices from office to office are very different. There are key things you should ask to find out if you’re in a “good” office, such as how long they’ve been in business. Also, “good” offices actually have a base pay that is not based on commission at 2k a month, it is not based on sales but rather the amount of “demos” you do. 12 demos a week gets you 2k a month whether you sell or not, which is 2 demos a day in a 6 day week. This is extremely, extremely doable. Any office that sells their Kirbys at good prices and has been in the business for a number of years does this. The distributors you ran into, i can almost promise are no longer in business are barely scraping by. Offices like these pop up here and there and consequentially go out of business because they cant keep anyone or are selling their kirbys for such low prices for the sake of volume that they cannot stay afloat.

      For those who are complaining about the long hours of knocking doors: I suggest you should get better at knocking doors. A good door knocker only has to work about 4 hours a day, if that, and the rest of the day is booked. Unfortunately, it also sounds like the people who hired you didn;t do much as far as teaching anyone anything. They should have been holding clinics every morning teaching you what you needed.

      I am no longer working for Kirby. My SO is a FD and has successfully kept his business open for years and is full of young people who have been happily working for him for years. It has given us an amazing life, (can’t complain about 2 paid vacations a year to exotic locations all expense-paid), and has more than paid the bills, including health insurance. It’s unfortunate that nefarious distributors exist, but if you know what to look for in a Kirby office then you can make a lot of money with more room for advancement than you know what to do with. Do not say “Kirby” (who has the best vacuums on the market, worldwide) is the problem, it’s the crappy people who get keys to a building and the ignorant, innocent people who come in for interviews none the wiser. Remember, ask how long they’ve been in business, ask about the 2k base pay. ASK QUESTIONS!!!! Before you start saying they’re all the same.

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