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Field Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Moyock, NCJune 21, 2017
I have had a lot of supervisors in my time and the PM Jamie is one of my favorites, quick hire, smooth transition into the family of ACADEMI. Recommend this company without a doubt.
Pros
great people
Cons
Pay out of your own pocket for stuff but you are reimbursed.
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fun place,I enjoy my job and teaching
Operations Specialist (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAMay 15, 2017
enjoyable, great staff I like their ideas on teaching more hands on less PowerPoint, personally its fulfilling passing on knowledge to those who protect us
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Revolving door
Proposal Manager (Former Employee) –  Moyock, NCApril 12, 2017
The Moyock revolving door - aka Academi - isn't what it used to be back in the Blackwater days. And now that Wall Street investors are running the show instead of veteran warriors who knows what'll happen.
Pros
Great people, good meals for cheap, secure facility to workout/shoot
Cons
Hatchet men roaming halls with pink slips
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Security Contractor (Former Employee) –  Camp Dwyer, AfghanistanApril 12, 2017
Workday lasted eight hours, it was a typical static position. The position offered an opportunity to become a guard supervisor with excellent pay. The workplace culture there is a lot of prior law enforcement, military, and contractor experiences. The passport part of the company needs to be improved. Need a better vacation time 15 days isn't enough, especially flying in from overseas.
Pros
Positive outlook
Cons
Health insurance is a little expensive
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Great company
Armed Guard (Former Employee) –  Moyock, NCDecember 19, 2016
very professional company. takes care of its employes. eight to twelve hour work days, payed travel, training, food and rooms. great place to get your foot in the door with contracting.
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daily routine
Security Specialist/Lead Fire Fighter (Current Employee) –  NCJune 14, 2016
- Providing high threat security for client and affiliates in Afghanistan
- Operate Command Operations Center – Conduct surveillance, reconnaissance, and collect intelligence
- Control and monitor communications equipment and various advanced surveillance equipment
- Lead Fire Fighter – Structural and ARFF
- Provide fire rescue and medical services
- Maintain vehicles and all fire equipment
Pros
atmosphere
Cons
team
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Friendly place to work
Armed Guard (Former Employee) –  Moyock, NCMarch 10, 2016
Academi is a great organization with amazing people. Met a lot of people and former military people of all background. One of the most enjoyable deployment I have had with an awesome company. Hope to work for you in the future.
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Great group of people to work with
Personal Security Detail Medic (Former Employee) –  Moyock, NCSeptember 21, 2015
Overall great place to work with many opportunities to increase your experience. Many opportunities to grow in the company.
Pros
Great pay and training
Cons
Extended time away from family
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Supervisor/Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Moyock, NCSeptember 12, 2015
Not happy with deployment rotations and looking forward to finding a job that will keep me home more often. Great paying job though.
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Always gone
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Some good people to work with....and some not so good !
Human Resources (Current Employee) –  Moyock, NCAugust 2, 2015
Great place to work if you have no intentions of being here long. Benefits for full time employees are excellent but make one upper management official upset and you are gone !!!!! So, don't make any plans for your future with this company because the future most likely will never come......just ask about the high attrition rate in Moyock as well as of the contractors. You are a number here....there is no feeling of being a part of the "family" unless you are buds with one of the upper level folks.................then you will just be transferred if you mess up rather than get fired/laid off/Riff'ed etc.
Pros
$3 lunch- business casual dress code
Cons
Terminations are the rule-not the exception !
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Productive workplace
Static Armed Guard (Former Employee) –  Moyock, NCJuly 15, 2015
Provided armed security overseas for a military base. Provided security for base as well as flight line. Also conducted personal searched and baggage searches.
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Record lead- Contract (Former Employee) –  Moyock, NCJuly 3, 2015
Nothing to learn at this position. Was a self-motivating position. Not much interaction with other employees and not cared for by other employees. This place used you for the hard work you do for them; then let you go for no reason. No opportunity for advancement. The job was enjoyable until the true colors of management and their intentions came out.
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Life Less
SL/DDL/OSS/PSOC/PSS (Former Employee) –  WorldwideApril 28, 2015
If you want to be treated like a 10 year old and have most of your freedom loving right taken from you , well sign right up. You will most likely be more skilled then the client and the client will hate you for it. LOC is there way to let you know that. I never got one but that is why i left.
Pros
Money
Cons
everything else
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Very well paying job.
Government Contractor (Current Employee) –  Moyock, NCApril 9, 2015
The only downside to being a contractor overseas is being overseas. It's a risk thats known and we take it. Watching your family grow up on Skype is not an easy life. The management is good, the work is very easy 90% of the time. Training has improved, but the good ole days overseas are officially over and have been for awhile.
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Armed Security Contractor (Former Employee) –  Moyock, NCMarch 23, 2015
Long hours, food was tolerable, environment was difficult to work in, sand storms, snow, heat...lots of heat, but the gym wasn't too bad.
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Poor mangement and no job security
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Moyock,NCFebruary 18, 2015
Very political. Management very poor. Hardest part of job was making sure you did not upset anyone for fear of losing your job.
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Is a good company to work for
Lead firearms Instructor (Former Employee) –  OverseasFebruary 5, 2015
Was a good company to work always paid on time. Good work envelopment, the food was good at the site. Would work for them again.
Pros
none
Cons
none
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Armed Guard (Current Employee) –  Moyock NCJanuary 20, 2015
Maintained two ECP's (enter control points), where I performed personal and vehicle searches. Handling and operating heavy machine guns, such as a M240B, and .50 cal. To include camera systems, with day, night and thermal imagery.
Worked as a main deterrent in the security for US Military and US Government personal.
Worked Flight line security for the base's aviation center.
Worked as part of the QRF (quick reaction force) for the bases security, along with countless hours of training and prepping as part of a QRF team member.
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Elite tactical and firearms instruction by the best in the industry
Worldwide Protective Services (WPS) Instructor (Current Employee) –  Moyock, NCJanuary 15, 2015
As an instructor at Academi I utilized my specialized training and experience in the fields of Law Enforcement, SWAT, Close Protection, International Security, and Professional Driving to effectively communicate training objectives while forming an understanding of why the skills being instructed are paramount to the students’ success. As an Academi Instructor I presented course material, observed students’ performance, implemented training theories of building block method and topic association (associating known to unknown) to convey the desired training outcome. I objectively evaluated students’ based on Knowledge, Performance and Attitude with my goal being; to produce the highest quality, best trained professionals in the private sector.
• Protective Operations Instructor-This included instruction on Detail Organization, Leadership and Professionalism, PSD Formations, Motorcade Operations, Low Profile Operations, Reaction to Attack on Principal, Reaction to Attack on Motorcade, Vehicle Evacuation, Vehicle Push Out, Mission Planning, Technical Site Surveys, Advances, Communications, Principal Escort, and Principal Interaction.
• Tactical Skills Instructor-This included instruction on Close Quarters Battle, Room Entry Techniques, Individual Movement Tactics, Small Unit Tactics(urban and rural), Defensive Tactics and Suspect Control.
• Firearms Instructo -This included instruction on firearm safety, fundamentals of marksmanship, Use of Force and the following weapon systems: Glock 19, M4, M249, M240B, Rem 870, AK-47 and M203
• Vehicle Dynamics Instructor-This included
  more... instruction on Straight Line Braking and Serpentine, Skid Control, Breaking in a turn and swerving to avoid. Technical Driving (which included Line Theory), Right Front Seat Driving, Backing, Barricade Breaching (ramming technique), PIT (Precision Immobilization Technique), Low light/No light Driving(NVG), and Tire Change. Vehicle Platforms included Crown Victoria Sedans, Un-armored Suburbans, and FAV Suburbans.  less
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Productive and honorable place to work for
Site Manager (Current Employee) –  Moyock, NCJanuary 4, 2015
Academi is a great organization to work for. The Management works well with employees and makes every attempt to accommodate its employees while accomplishing the task at hand. They have a great training facility and awesome instructors. Academi affords its employees plenty of time off and pays well. I have had an awesome four years with the company.
Pros
Great training facility
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