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Professional and Elite staffing.
ASG - HSS / Armed Security Specialist (Former Employee), Moyock, NCNovember 7, 2014
Afghanistan - Helmand Province

Working in a high-threat environments under austere conditions.

Mental, physical, and medical ability to thrive under harsh living conditions.

Focused on safety of self and team personnel.
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overseas
Personnel Security Specialist (Former Employee), Moyock, NCJuly 29, 2014
It was a good job overseas in a third world country. The travel was the main reason I left Academi it was to far away from the states.
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Fun
Force Protection Specialist (Former Employee), Moyock, NCJune 22, 2014
It was fun all day every day. It was the USMC brotherhood and sweat.
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Huge benefits
Shift Leader (Former Employee), Moyock, NCJune 1, 2014
No typical day, really. It's a very fluid work environment. Duties could range from escorting high level diplomats to venues to writing reports and training schedules. Coworkers are among the best America has to offer. Management below the corporate level is excellent but above that they are somewhat out of touch. Benefits are hard to beat if you can – more... handle 9 months a year away from home. – less
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Procurement Manager (Current Employee), Moyock, NCApril 29, 2014
Able to skillfully research technical orders, identify requirements, contact vendors and set and maintain priorities regarding price, equity, profit, shipment
and delivery.
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Nice company to work for
Cost Reimbursable Specialist (Current Employee), Moyock, NCDecember 30, 2013
Pros: the challenge of learning new things
Cons: no stability
A typical day for me is working hard and getting the job done. Nice co-workers to work with.
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Work with fellow veterans
Armed Security Guard (Current Employee), Moyock, NCDecember 20, 2013
Pros: meet new people who have done this for a while, get to work with ex miltary who are squared away, paid flight for vacations
Cons: takes a while to get your arming agreement, but its out of the companies hands. not their fault at all.
Co-Workers and Supervisors are mostly ex military with a few only served as police. Interact with the locals from time to time. Good experience and you can later be qualified to get trained on XPG or WPS.
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Good place to work
Security Guard (Former Employee), Moyock, NCDecember 3, 2013
Pros: good health care.
Cons: in afghanistan
Pulling guard for ISAF forces.
I learned how to opperate a back scatter x-ray device
the management was good for where we were.
my co-workers were great to work with.
nothing was to hard about the job that was preformed.
being in Afghanistan.
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Productive and energetic workplace
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee), Moyock, NCSeptember 20, 2013
I would love to work for Academi again if the location was closer to my home.
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Great people to work with but poor management
inventory (Former Employee), Moyock, NCAugust 27, 2013
Pros: great co-worker
Cons: management
This company is not honest with its vendors, employees, nor its customers and the company policies change according to who you are. No room for advancement unless you do things there way which isn't always the honest way never speak you mind and never think you are safe for telling upper manger when something isn't right because they work against you – more... until you get fired laid off or you cant take the abuse anymore and quit – less
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No picnic
Armed Security Guard (Current Employee), Garmsīr, HELApril 15, 2013
Pros: good work hours, plenty of time off
Cons: poor health plan, poor completion bonus, and for the conditions here, poor compensation.
Typical day at work here is like any other static security shift work. I cannot say that I have learned anything from this company I did not already know. The management here seemed more interested in themselves and improving their own situation than the teams they are meant to manage. My co-workers range from imminently qualified to seemingly unqualified – more... and any number of variants in between. The most difficult part of this job is simply being removed from home. The added stresses of sub-par food, lack of laundry services and showers/restrooms are simply things that happen in this line of work from time to time. The best part of this job is that there is nothing to spend our paychecks on so all anyone can do is save money here. – less

May 18, 2013

Let me explain the living conditions here in Afghanistan that Academi is allowing to go on, no meals only MRE'S to eat, no showers only bottle water or baby wipes, no bathrooms only port-a-johns, no sinks to wash hands only anti-bacterial, no px only shows up once a month and only takes cash (still can't find the ATM over here) now no generators for power to turn on a/c or charge battery in laptop to watch a movie, 30 minutes a day internet access. But hey I get paid once a month....What a joke of a company...

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Rewarding work which will teach you a lot. Great variation in work.
Acquisitions (Current Employee), Moyock, NCMarch 4, 2013
Pros: nice work environment, chow hall, good insurance, great people who work hard
Cons: location not good for most people in va.
Academi is a really nice place to work. It has and still is seeing some changes, however, great steps forward have been made. If you like to win and have a "can-do" attitude, this is the place to be. We don't have time to do anything other than succeed!
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Put on your Nike's and RUN......
International Trade Compliance (Former Employee), MoyockFebruary 27, 2013
Pros: salary
Cons: long hours, unprofessional, disorganized, non-compliant
After working for several large companies I accepted a job with Academi. I was very surprised by the lack of professionalism displayed by management. Cronyism was prevalent. Everything was last minute and those requesting your assistance or support rarely provided you with the necessary information you need. The company was fined 42 million dollars – more... and placed under a consent agreement after investigation in 2010.. They are back to their old ways. If you are seeking a legal or trade compliance career I would RUN! No amount of money in the world would be worth the long hours, stress and drama that happens DAILY at this company! – less
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High stress and very challenging environment in which to work
Snr Dir, BD and Government Relations (Current Employee), Washington, DCJanuary 7, 2013
It is a company where high stress is the norm. Long hours and unexpected work load are also the norm. It is a challenge that has forced me to grow professionally and I am prepared for the unexpected!
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Great enviroment
Accounts Receivable Specialist (Current Employee), Moyock, NCDecember 30, 2012
Pros: work enviroment
Cons: working thru temp service
Wonderful people to work with.
.Place is well secure
Seems to have good benefits for permenat employees
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Awesome Starter Job
Staffing and Deployment Operations Coordinator (Current Employee), Moyock, NCDecember 17, 2012
Academi is a great place. There are a lot of friendly easy-going people that are willing to help you succeed. They are encouraging and willing to help you learn every possible aspect to better further yourself as a person and as an employee.
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Fun professional environment
(WPPS-PSS TRAINEE) Academi Training Center (Current Employee), Moyock, NCSeptember 26, 2012
Pros: very rewarding financially
Cons: deployment's to hostile and harsh environment's
I very professional staff at every level, they only hire the best in the field. As a candidate you must be ready for a level of training that is only comparison is to military training.
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No room for advancement, no organization
Former Employee (Former Employee), Moyock, NCSeptember 11, 2012
Pros: $3 buffet lunch for employees
Cons: too far out in the middle of nowhere, little growth
Good pay. No growth opportunity. I got tired of the 45 minute drive. No organization or set procedures in certain departments. Everyone would probably work somewhere else if they could
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Productive
Kitchen Attendant (Current Employee), Moyock, NCSeptember 3, 2012
Pros: great hours, nice customers, good pay and good benefits, overtime
Cons: co-workers, enivronment
I learned how to greet customers and operate an electronic register as well as teamwork with fellow employees during busy days.
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The type of work was rewarding
Program Manager Assistant III (Former Employee), Moyock, NCAugust 23, 2012
Pros: worked close to the home.
Cons: not the same values that i would like to be a part of.
I was able to gain of lot of knowledge to a side of business that I was unaware of and the goal and purpose of the work was very rewarding.

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