Earn, learn and have fun while you work.
Pros: starting pay equlivent to gs-05 setp 01, great medical benifits, matching 401-k, support futhering your education, dedicated employees
Cons: working on holidays and come in on days off to train or qualify with weapon
I worked on 2nd and 3rd shift during my tenure at FN. A typical night at work for me consisted of maintaining an automated Security Log; monitoring and reacting to security alarms,conducting internal and external security tours, employee and visitor security check; inspecting vehicles entering and leaving the facility; monitoring cameras and escorting service and cleaning personnel, and opening and closing employee entrance and exit gates during shift change. I was provided the opportunity to learn all aspects of basic security operations and dignitary escort. I also gained a great deal of knowledge about dealing with different personality types. Management was great most of the time. However, there were times when the security supervisor and the security department was micro-managed and in some cases upper security managers felt that security were a liability because the department did not produce a product. My co-workers were great. We were a close nit group of military retirees and veterans. Just like in the military, we did our job and covered each other’s back. We developed some lasting relationships. The hardest part of the job for me was coming in on my off day for training (even though we got paid), responding to internal security alarms when no one was in the facility, escorting terminated employees and working on weekends and holidays when the production lines was close. Most enjoyable was four day work weeks, not working on weekends my last couple of years, talking with employees, going to the range and being supplied 200 rounds of ammo per month at no cost, and the thanks we received from management and employees in the form of gifts and perks during holidays and throughout the year. The best civilian company I ever worked for. I left my position in security to work for the DOD. Had I not accepted a position with DOD I would still be at FN. Best employer in Columbia, SC if not the North East.