Security Officer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 26, 2016
At the time of my initial employment with Apollo Security i had already been working part in retail for sport authority. So i eventually had to pick one or the other, i went with the former. It was a fairly pleasant experience. i had a lot of liberties in being part of the team there. My supervisor was a little strange, but a good guy nonetheless. I was able to accommodate time in order to do homework for school, so was really convenient for me. But, i was hire a back up (kind of), so if there was work i'd in there. Which turned out to be- not so great as far as having money in my pocket. i wish there had been more opportunities for me to do the job. seeing as at first it i was juggling 2 jobs and school, and then in it turned to only working a few weeks at a time. I was a good job, but i was left dissatisfied.
response and control officer (Current Employee) – Andover, MA – September 14, 2016
work overnight...work with one other security officer. 4 hours as response officer, checking doors and alarms etc, 4 hours in control acknowledging any alarms on contacting personnel where warranted. Nothing is hard at all about job. Most pleasant thing is greeting workers as they arrive for work each morning.
work overnight no customer contact until early arrivals
On site, management is basically non-existent, disorganized, lackadaisical. The job culture is retired police and military heavy with multiple kinds of illegal discrimination ongoing, including misogyny, overt racism, and extreme anti-LGBT sentiment. Interaction between client and Apollo is haphazard at best, often with multiple people on the client side holding Security accountable for rules and policies that contradict each other and change according to which person on the client side speaking. The only positive facet is the pay. It is $3/hr more than the average for Security in this area. The corporate office will not give you a straight answer about things like vacation policies (which change according to the mood of the person spoken to on a particular day) and will outright challenge your integrity, even if you record what they told you before and play it back to them when they change their story later.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Columbus, IN – August 18, 2016
-Lots of time to study for your schooling, or job training -Lots of Over Time available -I personally think this is a great job. It can be boring and time consuming and there are some very long days on occasion (12-16 hours) but there is also a strong core group of people here that work together and help each other so that we don't all get burned out. I am glad to be working here and hope that we can keep growing
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Mass – August 16, 2016
I have worked for Apollo for 6 years. The first manager got let go for being a dishonest person. The one we have now hasn't even been trained in basic management. Each week there are no time sheets, no daily logs, no schedules. He calls on the day of for an officer to fill in when he has known about the opening for weeks. His manager and the hiring person just doesn't know how to hire. Sent us people who were not capable of learning the job. Honestly one couldn't even read and write. The manager is very good at SHOWing the client, and tenants how good he is and is a real actor meanwhile the department is falling apart. Many of the co-workers do not know how to run a shift and some are really lazy. I have learned a lot on how not to be a manager from this total flop. But then he is a flop as his manager is a flop. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the managers mistakes and his total lack of understanding. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing him fail and I will applaud when they throw him out the door.
Close to my home, nice cafe, friendly office workers
Security Officer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 20, 2016
- work is stressful - messes with pay (especially overtime pay) - supervisors/managers don't look out for the workers - supervisors/managers are unorganized - if you call out because you're sick they won't approve - no benefits - no break time - expects you to come to work if sick or injured
Unprofessional management, no benefits, no raise, supervisors and managers are unorganized and don't look out for their own employees
A variety of security tasks that allows a person to exceed in the field
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Urbandale, IA – March 31, 2016
When you first get hired you get 40 hours of training with a mixture of day and night shifts from different officers. They used a checklist so I was allowed extra time on some things before it would be checked off. The shifts are 8 hours so you get lunch paid but you can't leave the site. There is a cafeteria and vending machines though. After training I was given a set schedule. That's pretty nice since you pretty much always work the same hours unless someone is sick. They also try to give everyone two days off in a row. The desks let watch cameras, alarms and a program to sign people in. When you get a chance to do rounds you use a iphone to scan different areas of the building and it asks you questions. The managers checked on me every once in a while just to make sure I'm doing ok. All in all, it's a nice place to work.
Set schedules and better pay than a lot of other security places.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – February 8, 2016
This company is always short staffed, they will fired you with a made up excuse and expect you to work even harder. This company is a joke. There's no benefits, 401k, don't believe what you read, Please don't be a flunky.
Retaliation, low pay , discrimination, no breaks or lunch for the overnight shift. Pay roll suck , promise training for one to two weeks and only get 2 days . Work fist, second , third week and not pay
Great company to work for, but contract work can be difficult
Site Supervisor (Current Employee) – CT – February 3, 2016
I've enjoyed working for the company and have been able to learn a lot and advance, but there are no other contracts in the area so it can be difficult to fill shifts. Overall it's been a good experience, but the lack of help can be stressful. The company itself takes care of it's people and management has been very understanding and available.
Management is very understanding of our needs, given great level of trust and responsibility
Not able to take a break from post, minimal manpower (not the company's fault, it's contract work and the client dictates staffing)
they are not a good company to work for they don't care about their employee you won't be able to grow nor develop with the company they will transfer you out if they do not like you they will cut your hours will not pay you for the stand by time that you work if you are not friend or relative to the site manager they will treat you like the unwanted step child and play with your money time and hour if you make a complaint they will find a way to get rid of you
Hospital Security Officer (Former Employee) – Port Jervis, NY – October 19, 2015
as a security guard we did our hourly tours of building floors 1-4 as well as a grounds tour and parking lot tour.hardest part of this job was dealing with the ppl. we dealt with and watchingppl.that were ond drugs and and other stuff