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Easy work, decent benefits
Crew Cheif (Former Employee), Durham, NCJune 27, 2015
Pros: good benefits, 401k, all the overtime you want
Cons: long hours
long hours, paid holidays, vacation time, sick time.
Fast paced.
Have to watch everything and everyone at all times.
If you follow procedures in place you will have little or no problems
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It's a struggle
Vault Personnel (Current Employee), Bridgeport, CTJune 24, 2015
Pros: Over time, Resume Builder.
Cons: Underpaid, Hours, Work compared to pay, pay for training.
It's a struggle working for this company especially when it comes to vault personnel at night. You have a lot of responsibility but aren't compensated correctly for it. The work is tough and stressful – more... and I feel like everyone is underpaid. The night shift is typically a set schedule of 3pm to 11pm, Monday-Friday, but never do you see yourself get out at 11 it is always after 11 but the plus side to that is a lot of overtime. Don't expect to have a life in the morning you will most likely be to tired.

A typical day for vault personnel is you are checking in receipts that the driver guards bring in, organize them according to location. Scan all receipts into their proper destination using a computer system and then seal them with their designated number. Load the vehicle with said receipts and transport to a location. Unload at that location, pick up, load again, drive back unload and scan and separate the receipts you received for next day deliveries.

I can't get into much detail, but there is a little more work involved. If you're trying to get into a career in law enforcement this job will get you in the right step as it's a good resume builder toward that career. The management at this company is good, friendly helpful and flexible and the people you work with are like any ordinary people you have worked with in the past. I can not speak about that because everyone is different and everyone has their own opinions. But the co workers are friendly and helpful always.

The only enjoyable part of this job is weekends off the hardest part of this job would be the coin; lifting, moving, loading of these heavy boxes/bags on a daily basis takes a toll on your body and energy.

And one last rant before I end this, Like I said in the beginning a lot of responsibility for such little pay. The amount of work that needs to be done and how careful you must be you don't get paid nearly enough not even close. You deal with customers on a daily basis, you are armed with a gun, vault personnel are technically suppose to have a CDL (Class B) license, you handle and operate multiple vehicles and handle a lot of receipts from different companies in which you are responsible for if it is lost or misplaced.

The company will provide the training if you do not have your Blue Card (Armed Guard Card) but you will pay for the training and all training which could be set up by scheduling payments to be taken from your pay checks. – less
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Productive, Secure, Rules
Teller (Former Employee), Cinnaminson, NJJune 22, 2015
Steady and calm. Many regulations to follow but fun to work at. Its a great experience to have and opens your eyes just a little bit. you dont really see the outside as much but its a more benefit place.
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Recomended for Beginner in the Security Field
Driver/Guard (Current Employee), San Leandro, CAJune 19, 2015
Good employer to start your career in the field of Homeland Security. You may not like what they pay you but it's a start of your future.
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Not worth it
Driver/Guard (Former Employee), New Britain, CTJune 19, 2015
Pros: Easy job
Cons: horrible pay
The job is very easy, and fun as long as your performing your duties correctly, however management is extremely unfair when it comes to personal problems and need a day off, Also do not check up on employees – more... to see if there OK ON THE ROAD! Also for the type of work you have to do with dealing with precious values risking your life 11.00 is ridiculously outrageous it should be against the law for any employer to pay there employees so little as an armed guard especially when the risk is so high. It's like here take all the valuable stuff drive it around 8 to 12 hours a day hope you don't get shot here's your pay check 300 bucks. Don't work here if you don't have to. – less
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Structured company focused on internal advancement.
Regional Vice President of Operations (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCJune 13, 2015
As a Regional Vice President of Operations I was responsible for the daily operations in the region. This required being able to stay focused while multitasking and working in a fast paced environment. – more...
I enjoyed most the daily interaction with my team members, helping those that work with me to be the best they can be.
Dunbar is a culture driven structured company that values the internal growth and promotion of it's employees. – less
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Provided a room for guards to sit and relax
Driver/guard (Former Employee), Milwaukee.WiJune 12, 2015
Pros: They provide you with a weapon if you don't have one
Cons: healthcare
Drive to work verify before entry, clock in, check your truck before departure, collecting your daily items, gun, keys, tote bag, mallbag, and hand cart.
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Good place to work at.
Coin Room Teller (Former Employee), Richmond, VAJune 12, 2015
Pros: Good people to work with
Cons: Labor intense
Good hours.

Very organized company.

Too much labor involved. Plus I had to handle a lot of money which was always dirty.I worked for a great manager so everything was nice and organized.
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Decent work place and a nice group of co-workers
Driver/Guard (Current Employee), St. Louis, MoJune 8, 2015
Pros: Hours, benefits, and new friends
Cons: hours, life risk, and pay
Pretty much a good place to work with almost unlimited amount of hours to work. The hours does have its downfall to, sometimes it seems you must work all day and little free time. My manager is actual – more... one of the best bosses ive had, she is laid back and easy to talk to. I enjoy joking with co-workers and getting to meet new people. I least enjoy the long days and the risk im always under, not enough pay for such a risk. – less
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Awesome
Branch Manager (Former Employee), Austin, TXMay 21, 2015
This place was a great place to work at. Chance for advancement. Really enjoyed working there. Nothing bad to say about this place.
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Long days and Little Pay.
Armed Guard (Former Employee), Boston, MAMay 5, 2015
Pros: Good co-workers
Cons: Pay
The work days were long and the overtime pay was the only way employees can live off the hourly wage of 12 dollars an hour. The work environment was committed to getting the job done with as little stress as possible.
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Long hours
Armed Guard (Current Employee), Tinley Park, ILMay 1, 2015
Pros: Out on the road
Cons: terrible hours over worked terrible managment
Long hours usually around 10 hours. The training was ok. The other guards are great people but the management is terrible. The company only cares about the money and not the employees. The only good part is your out on the road and have no one to worry about expect the people out and about at ur stops.
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Was a great job
Driver Guard Security (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCApril 29, 2015
Pros: a great learning environment for persons interested in law enforcement
Cons: a very dangerous job
Was a dangerous but good job over all and great management.
team work leadership on time work loading unloading and pickups of federal money on time.
AM PM.
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horrible place to work
Armed Guard and Cash Transporter (Former Employee), Chicago, ILApril 23, 2015
trucks are poorly maintained company puts employees in dangerous situations pay is poor only $11 an hour risking your life everyday for this definitely not worth it.
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Friendly and productive environment
Driver (Former Employee), Kansas City, MOApril 18, 2015
Pros: Interaction with different people each day
Cons: Work hours, Management, High turnover and pay is low
Dunbar wasn't a bad place to work,It had its ups and downs as any other job. The most enjoyable part of the job for me was being a hopper, it allowed me to work with different people each day and protect the valuables of others while transporting.
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DRIVER/GUARD (Former Employee), Houston, TXApril 12, 2015
Great company to work for if you love working with people and making new friends. Staff friendly and work great with employees!
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Its ok job to pay your bills
Armed Guard/Driver (Current Employee), Hackensack, NJApril 6, 2015
Its how u want to make your day and how long u want to be out there. Its fun job but mangment is not all that great. At the job I learn how to work on atm and how to work with money.
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interesting job
security officer (Former Employee), Plano, TXMarch 26, 2015
ac barley works in the trucks, heaters barely work, when u have a problem they dont fix it, you are walking on egg shells,

i was fired but never written up for anything..
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Good
Driver/ Guard (Current Employee), Milwaukee, WIMarch 25, 2015
Great place to work especially when going to college and or directly out of college. I would suggest this company for most people especially if you are outgoing and care for the job you do.
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Armored carriers are good jobs to work for.
Armored Truck Driver (Former Employee), BaltimoreMarch 19, 2015
Pros: worked overtime
Working as an armored driver you would pick up and secure clients valuables or currency. Your partner is your first line of defense and is watchful of everything that goes on. Management provides all equipment – more... needed to perform your task. The hardest part of the job is reading the public to avoid any incidents. You get pleasure ensuring the everything is secure at the end of the day, The best part of the job is meeting and greeting good people. – less

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About Dunbar Armored

Dunbar Armored gets paid to take the money and run -- to the bank. The company provides armored transportation to banks, retailers, – Read more

Dunbar Armored Salaries

Guard
$11.51 per hour
Teller
$9.01 per hour
Guard
$29,000 per year
Courier
$11.00 per hour
Vault Teller
$10.11 per hour