ServiceMaster Complaints

The following complaints/information regarding ServiceMaster and its subsidiaries (with the exception of Terminix which appears on other pages of this web site), are unverified. I believe them or I wouldn’t post them.  You must judge for yourself if you believe them.

Hermon, ME - 5/07. I have worked for ServiceMaster for 7 years. The employees are mistreated mostly by manager of operations, saying things like “from 5 to 1 you belong to me.” Manager often yells at her workers, belittles them, and even swears at them in front of other workers. ,They have cheated their workers on their paychecks, taking as much as 5 hrs. from them.  I have talked to the owner; however, he will not do anything, and so have many other workers. Almost everyone who has quit has complained to the owner about the manager of operations; however, he does not do anything.


SVM-27 (PA-10/03). My grandmother’s house was “repaired” by these scum bags from ServiceMaster Clean! I now have a complaint filed with my state attorney general’s office.  Fight! Fight! Fight! until they get it RIGHT!


SVM-26 (TX-9/03).  We hired ServiceMaster two years ago to remediate our home. They ruined our home by not putting dehumidifiers in and then leaving it for two years to ruin. Wouldn’t ever return our phone calls and won’t give us our contents back.  They want us to pay them $54,000 in order to get our things back.  We have lost our home and our contents. How can these people get away with this?


SVM-25 (9/03). A relative of mine had their basement flooded with sewage due to city sewer problems.  The city admitted fault and brought in ServiceMaster to clean it up.  ServiceMaster was quite happy to leave all of the wallboard in place, clean and put back the molding along the bottom of the wall, and not bother cleaning the antique furniture removed from the house for a period of at least two months. They then claimed all the damage to the furniture was old water damage, and had nothing to do with the one-foot-plus of waste water they let soak in for two months before trying to clean. Also, during the cleaning, mysteriously a couple jars of old coins (estimated to be about $200 in value) disappeared without a trace. My relatives couldn’t afford to prosecute, so they are stuck with a ruined basement, an uninsurable house, and nowheres near the appropriate compensation for their damaged possessions.


SVM-24 (OR-5/03).  I am planning to sue ServiceMaster, Medford, Oregon.  I had a house fire, and they were brought in to “clean.” They “lost” thousands of dollars in belongings.  They charged for cleaning items that never existed. They documented not returning about 25 boxes of items and refuse to pay.  They damaged many items in transport and storage. They removed items from my home without permission. They are the S****** of the eart, as far as I can see..


SVM-23 (MO-5/03).  I was forced to give my notice to Rescue Rooter, a company owned by ServiceMaster; because I turned them in to the Dept. of Public Works for allowing and actually encouraging unlicensed employees to do plumbing work in St. Louis County, MO.  I was employed by Rescue Rooter for over 11 years. ServiceMaster bought our company in 1997.  “Honor God in all we do” was part of their mission statement.. WHAT A CROCK OF SH--!!!  I read this web site and was happy to see that I was not the only person who has been mistreated by a company that says things like, “help employees to advance.”  I tried to get my company to just stay legal, and they made my life miserable. They are harassing me still, like withholding pay and not letting me have vacation pay, which I earned and was told I would receive even if I gave notice. They have threatened me with “going after me for back pay,” which was told to me by the head of benefits department. Why would a BILLION DOLLAR company want to “go after” one employee who just wanted them to do the right thing?  I think I have found an attorney who will help me because of the whistle blower clause, which I think helps to protect people like myself from being punished by their company for bringing to light illegal activities being done by the company.  In my case, it’s the illegal plumbing being done by the St. Lous, MO, Rescue Rooter.

SVM-25 (9/03). A relative of mine had their basement flooded with sewage due to city sewer problems.  The city admitted fault and brought in ServiceMaster to clean it up.  ServiceMaster was quite happy to leave all of the wallboard in place, clean and put back the molding along the bottom of the wall, and not bother cleaning the antique furniture removed from the house for a period of at least two months. They then claimed all the damage to the furniture was old water damage, and had nothing to do with the one-foot-plus of waste water they let soak in for two months before trying to clean. Also, during the cleaning, mysteriously a couple jars of old coins (estimated to be about $200 in value) disappeared without a trace. My relatives couldn’t afford to prosecute, so they are stuck with a ruined basement, an uninsurable house, and nowheres near the appropriate compensation for their damaged possessions.


SVM-24 (OR-5/03).  I am planning to sue ServiceMaster, Medford, Oregon.  I had a house fire, and they were brought in to “clean.” They “lost” thousands of dollars in belongings.  They charged for cleaning items that never existed. They documented not returning about 25 boxes of items and refuse to pay.  They damaged many items in transport and storage. They removed items from my home without permission. They are the S****** of the eart, as far as I can see..


SVM-23 (MO-5/03).  I was forced to give my notice to Rescue Rooter, a company owned by ServiceMaster; because I turned them in to the Dept. of Public Works for allowing and actually encouraging unlicensed employees to do plumbing work in St. Louis County, MO.  I was employed by Rescue Rooter for over 11 years. ServiceMaster bought our company in 1997.  “Honor God in all we do” was part of their mission statement.. WHAT A CROCK OF SH--!!!  I read this web site and was happy to see that I was not the only person who has been mistreated by a company that says things like, “help employees to advance.”  I tried to get my company to just stay legal, and they made my life miserable. They are harassing me still, like withholding pay and not letting me have vacation pay, which I earned and was told I would receive even if I gave notice. They have threatened me with “going after me for back pay,” which was told to me by the head of benefits department. Why would a BILLION DOLLAR company want to “go after” one employee who just wanted them to do the right thing?  I think I have found an attorney who will help me because of the whistle blower clause, which I think helps to protect people like myself from being punished by their company for bringing to light illegal activities being done by the company.  In my case, it’s the illegal plumbing being done by the St. Lous, MO, Rescue Rooter.

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