Dunbar Armored Employee Reviews

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bad place to work
former employee (Former Employee) –  Grapevine, TXFebruary 22, 2017
if you are looking for a job, then please keep looking. dunbar is the most horrific place to work. if you have a wife and kids,you can forget about spending any quality time with them. management on all levels are incompetent.you are risking your life for a company that doesn't have your well being at heart. when mistakes are made by managers,they shift the blame to you. frequent truck and equipment failure.you can be fired for calling off sick. favoritism is through the roof at dunbar,you will never get a fair shot at promotion.
Pros
it's a job
Cons
you name it
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Bad pay, long hours.
Driver Guard (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLAugust 24, 2016
Expect to work long days. 10-13 hours. In a hot, loud truck, or in a truck with no a/c. Starting pay is 11 an hour. The ammount of work required/bs you have to deal with is not worth the money whatsoever. The irony of being paid so poorly, to regularly deliver money to business' that is worth many times your years salary is palpable. Management can't work with itself. You constantly get bosses contradicting each other, and you lose no matter whom you listen too.
Pros
Paid weekly.
Cons
Hot truck, expensive insurance. Long hours.
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Fun and semi-labor intensive
Driver/Guard (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 30, 2016
Day-to-day operations typically don't change, the real threat of being held at gun point or be robbed are always present considering the nature of our work and the amount of valuables we transport from location to location. It's a bit much to learn all at once but like anything you get the hang of it after some time. The management tries to take care of us as much as they can but sometimes there isn't a good choice on what to do so it seems like we take all the back lash for things but that happens almost everywhere. Hardest part of the job one would face would most likely be the addition training everyone gets if you don't mess up and get fired within the first three months and still try to stay within your allowed time limit for each stop and ATM, but the most enjoyable part I would say is getting to go around to different areas of the city and surrounding area.
Pros
Discounts at certain places we serve
Cons
Don't have actual set off times.
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Terrible and worst job ever
Driver/Guard (Current Employee) –  TexasOctober 14, 2016
No training whatsoever. Benefits are expensive and are absolutely terrible. Terrible work conditions (trucks with little to no a/c), long hours (13-16 hours a day, usually six days a week), never home to see family. They claim to be all about safety, yet work you to near death with no ac as previously mentioned. Nobody is willing to lend a helping hand. No matter how fast you go, it's never fast enough. When you're think you're almost done, they call and pile more on.
Pros
Good paychecks amd weekly pay
Cons
Never home and boring as all get out.
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Good experience
Driver/Guard (Current Employee) –  TexasJanuary 8, 2017
Depending on which location you work at, It's not the worst job you could have. Expect to work 10-15 hour days, six days a week. The people who work with you are cool and usually laid back, but management is different. There seems to be favoritism going on with that. Some routes are horribly long 70+ stops, and some are not to bad 35-50 stops. The job is obviously a high security risk, but as long as you don't get complacent you'll be fine. The pay is bad when you get only 40 hours a week, but with the hours you work you'll get decent, liveable money. The trucks are absolutely pathetic terrible. Little A/C and if you get lucky, none at all. They break down constantly and have hundreds of thousands of miles on them. However, with the gun permit, money handling, and driving experience it will open doors for other companies and future jobs.
Pros
Paid lunches, Laid back employees
Cons
Hours, Management, Trucks
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Average Starter Job
Armored Guard/Driver (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDNovember 27, 2016
The company is a ok company to work for if you never been a armored car guard. The pay when I was working there was the lowest of any company it was $10 per hour before gun permit and $12 per hour after gun permit come back. Other companies start at after gun permit come in at $15 to $18 dollars a hour, but if you just want a starter company to propel you to other companies then go with this one. When I worked there the old branch manager was the best he looked out for you, when you had a problem you could go to him and he would help fix the problem. The overall company sucks they don't pay for bullet-proof vest like other companies do and they use to only pay up to $300 of the cost.
Pros
Good to start out with, get plenty of overtime, excellent former branch manager
Cons
terrible pay, bad front office management, trucks are old and falling apart
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Low pay/No benefits
Armored Guard (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNFebruary 23, 2017
This is a very dangerous job that doesn't pay much. You will work with some good people, but management is very poor. There are no benefits and the equipment is shoddy.
Pros
Good Coworkers
Cons
Low Pay
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High Disapointment
Hopper (Former Employee) –  Norcross, GANovember 23, 2016
Never again! Unprofessional, disorganized, golden boy/girl system of promotion, blame the labor for management screw ups. I like them better when they were Federal Armored Express.
Pros
Workload
Cons
low wages, statistic waiting to happen
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You want a terrible job ? Dunbar is for you!
Driver/Guard (Former Employee) –  Smithfield, RIDecember 26, 2016
Long over-worked hours. Bad pay, drama all around. Pretty much a slave job. You will ride with someone the next day that person is talking about you behind your back. Management is a joke and there is a lack of communication. When it comes time to vacation time they don't remember ever signing your time off sheet .. Basically making you look like the liar so they can fire you. Don't work here you will just end up regretting in the end! If it wasn't against the law I would put names on this and call everyone out. Have fun!
Pros
None!
Cons
The entire job!
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Lots of favortism in Departments, Lack of communication through out management
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJune 25, 2016
The employees u will encounter are nice, but the management are all at odds with one another. They talk behind each others back and ask you the employee to pick sides. They all try to throw one anpther under the bus. U will often find assignments that don't fall under your job duties asked of you on a consistent basis. Pay isn't very competitive when you add in the responsibilitiy of being an armed officer. Be advised favortism runs rampant in various departments
Pros
Small building, Closed On Weekends
Cons
LOW PAY for position, Management at odds with one another
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job sucks
driver guard (Current Employee) –  Grapevine, TXNovember 1, 2016
Long hours, very little home time, poor management, favoritism, do not waste your time working there. You are better off at a fast food restaurant. Vehicles not safe for the road and they won't fix them
Pros
none
Cons
everything about that place
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Long hours, low pay, barely any incentives
Driver/Guard (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMarch 30, 2016
For the drivers/guards, you start early in the morning, and get done however fast you get done.
For the vault crew, you start around noon and finished when you finished. This was very dependent on the routes, the shipments, and the productivity of the vault crew.
I felt most of the management was inexperienced or didn't really care about the company.
There were times when the vault crew was still working when the route crews arrived in the morning.
Most of the people working here are just looking to work there until they find a job in local PD or State Troopers.
Benefits are slim to none (FT Non-smoker $55 weekly for insurance) and barely covers anything.
Pros
Guaranteed 40+ hours
Cons
Constant yelling, Long hours, lower pay than most competitors, A lot of negative attitudes.
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Great Place to work for great people and work environment
Guard/Driver (Current Employee) –  Lowell, MAFebruary 15, 2017
Great Place to work
Everyday was great
Management was awesome
The Danger involved
The people I worked with where fun to be around. Everyday was a new adventure the customers where polite and friendly and the work environment always had a fun twist sometimes the weather would change and you had to be prepared by bringing cold weather gear a hat or extra coat.
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Working in a metal box
Guard (Former Employee) –  Charleston, SCDecember 15, 2016
Clock in to work at random times.
Inconsistent schedule
Terrible pay for handling and being liable for the cash on the truck.
Terrible benefits
Few full-time positions, most are part-time but overtime is expected anyway if needed.
Most armored trucks are loud and have terrible air conditioning.
on-call work on rotation that is undercompensated and dangerous.
Pros
Its a job
Cons
Low pay, bad benefits, bad schedule, high risk, liability for money on truck.
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Long hours but a lot of down time
Driver Guard (Current Employee) –  Braintree, MAApril 25, 2016
The pay is terrible for what you have to do. You're also not trained very well for having to do a lot. You can only make money at this company by working the long hours BUT you are still considered part time even though you don't work anything near part time hours. You won't even work near 40 hours. Very exhausting. There is some down time but you still have to be very alert.
Pros
Down time and you get to be out and about all day if you're on the road.
Cons
Pay, hours, management, benefits.
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Run for the hills stay away from Dunbar of Clearwater
Cash Vault Teller (Former Employee) –  CLEARWATER, FLMay 21, 2016
Good steady work is not part-time hours you work full time / overtime, no fulltime benefits. Management is terrible. There where times I felt bullied because I spoke out about the unfair work load for some and not others. One of the lead teller, the secretary, and another worker from the vault would make turkey noises and would say it was an employee and laugh. They're always making mistakes and having to stay later, because they don't concentrate on what they need to do. Causing the vault constantly to be off. It'sad to see grown adults acting like children . The management lets this go on, it's sad that he can't control the people that work under him . The girl in the booth next to mine had hardly any production and would sit around taking her time with each deposit, while the rest of us work hard and fast to get the deposits done for the day. The true fact is if you want to be busy all day long and have your work day go by quickly it is an awesome place to work, but you have to deal with all the drama that goes on there and it makes it the worst place to work. there's nobody to stand up for you, not even human resources they go along with management. If they would get rid of the drama makers I would have been an good Job.
Pros
(Some) really good co workers
Cons
The slackers, Drama
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Not a career job
Driver (Former Employee) –  Clearwater, FLAugust 8, 2016
This worst place to work at.its not a full time job.you be workin 30 hours a week.no benefits.a lot of favoritism.trust me you will be make more money working at mcdonalds.if you live home with you parents then it's a job for you.but not a career job
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Low pay, no benefits, you be consider parttime not fulltime.favoritism, you will be poor
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decent job for a quick buck
driver guard/ vault personnel (Former Employee) –  Cerritos, CA, vervon CASeptember 9, 2016
Ok, i spent 3 years with Dunbar, ive gone through 2 different branches, and positions from driver guard ,to working in the vault. first, the vault... basically a prison you are paid to attend. you set up everything for the next days deliveries and pick ups. very repetitive job with some late hours (depending if your on the night crew). the people are probably the best part of being in the vault. you get to see the guard crew daily, have quick chats and done.
as far as the driver guard position, yes.. it can be dangerous, but it can be safe if you pay attention and dont try to be superman. this job does get repetitive being that the same route does the same locations day in and day out. your cooped up in a loud, hot truck for 7 to 10 hours a day with the same partner. if you and your partner dont click, god help you! there is a plus to being a "delivery boy and pick up specialist"... your out and about daily, you have human contact and speak to people. and the views arent all bad (if you catch my drift)
the pay is one of the lowest in the buisness, other companies pay abit more. as it is, the job requires a fire arm, (already a red flag that job is important and possibly life threatening) which should mean more meaningful pay, but thats it... raises are based on performance, and at a low 20 cents a year. some guys ive known where there 15 years, and believe me, i currently make more at my new job.
cant say much about the management, those ive worked with have been exceptional. good people who care.
and forget about making this any type of career. not many positions
  more... open for advancement. and the perks of moving up to supervisor aren't to die for. the onl ones who make money are the branch managers and above...  less
Pros
experience, customer interaction on a daily, learn the buisness of how money travels
Cons
low pay, low pay, repetitive and low pay
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The pay is not great and the work is hard.
DRIVER/GUARD (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNSeptember 21, 2016
A typical day at work has no definite end time. Routes will go on as long as they have to. We load the truck in the morning and make deliveries and pick ups all day. I have learned the importance of having different departments within a company. Dunbar needs more people sitting at desks, not five people with three jobs apiece. The best part of the job is the customer service aspect, which often gets neglected in order to save time on the day.
Pros
Permit to carry a weapon
Cons
rusty trucks w/ no AC, low wages, long hours, always feeling rushed
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Probably one of the worst
Driver Guard (Former Employee) –  Springfield, VAAugust 2, 2016
This is probably one of the worst jobs you will ever encounter. Typical day at work, get to work early in the morning load up your trucks with currency and heavy boxes of coins. Go out on route from store to store taking care of customers. Good luck if you get put on a route with someone who's always on a bad mood and you have no idea where to go because you are driving. Some co workers are good others are just plain awful. This is a very labor intensive job, if you're a driver you drive the truck all day and cant leave the truck, only maybe once or twice to use the bathroom. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the coins and sitting in the truck for 10 hours a day, it'll do a number on your back. I didn't enjoy anything that had to do with this company. Management is horrible and there is no communication, pay is insanely low for the amount of work and risking your life for other people's money.
Pros
Lots of overtime
Cons
Everything
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