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Driving an armored truck.
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZSeptember 15, 2014
Pros: the benefits and pay were very good.
Cons: the trucks were very old.
Driving an armored truck. And worked as a messenger.

How to drive an armored truck.

Management was alright.

I had no issues with my co-worker. everyone worked as a team.

The armored truck were very old and needed a lot of maintenance .

The pay was good. And I meet some good people.
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Great Working Enviroment
ARMED VAULT MANAGER (Former Employee), Bowie, MDAugust 13, 2014
Pros: weekends off and great pay, fun workplace
Cons: great benifits
This was one of my most stressful jobs dealing with large sums of money I was a night vault manager so i had to multi-task obsereve my employees watch over all accounted money that i signed for throughout the night. Answered to emails incoming request last minute orders. All in the above it was a great company to work for overrall
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I handle all cash delivery and make stops daily
Delivery driver (Former Employee), Denver, COAugust 8, 2014
Pros: no free lunches
Cons: short breaks
Friday was my typical day
I learn technology
different management skills
I have good comunications wtih cowworkers
driving all day long
the most part of the job was achieving my daily task
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Great
Truck Driver / Messenger in Transport Armor Car (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 30, 2014
Pros: free lunch on high volume days
Cons: great benefits
A very fast pace enviroment. Wonderful co workers AND SUPERVISORS.
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Well organized company to be apart of.
Armored Truck Driver (Former Employee), Macon, GAJuly 29, 2014
Pros: great co-workers and management.
Cons: very hot working conditions.
A typical day involves morning preparation and driving from city to city. I learned how to use air brakes and be very alert.
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Complete the route
Armored Security Technician-Crew Leader (Former Employee), Bowie, MDJuly 28, 2014
Best part of the day would be completing the route before 3 pm.
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Great co-workers
CDL Class B Driver/ Messenger/ Teller (Former Employee), Myrtle Beach, SCJuly 19, 2014
Pros: co-workers
Cons: healthcare
Co-workers were always willing to help. The job was Mon-Fri.
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Garda
Armored Guard (Former Employee), Laurel, MDJune 16, 2014
Early start and never know when your done. very difficult to manage a family working here. Management is horrible and probably shouldnt be managing a mcdonalds, never mind a branch that handles millions of dollars. Benefits cost $800 a month for family plan and have huge deductibles so your pay is reduced by almost 300 bucks plus taxes every 2 weeks. – more... constant lies about promotions and transfers. NO AIR CONDITIONING in Summer and NO HEAT in winter inside the trucks. Management will not report this to mechanics to fix and if you refuse a truck they send you home and you loose pay. Safety is also none of their concern because they sit in an office all day and not on the road. Time off requests are only granted to their favorite employees. Cannot get a hold of management on off hours or weekends so if you have a problem your stuck, thats it. – less
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fun work place
Teller (Current Employee), st louisJune 5, 2014
Pros: weekend off
Cons: healthcare
Working at garda you are never bored because you are dealing with a lot of money. At garda I learned how to be very accurate, how amazing it is to work with others. My co-worker are awesome they are all about team work. the hardest part of my job would be trying to balance all the money without error. the most enjoyable is working with my team.
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great for learning security
Driver/Guard (Current Employee), FairField NJMay 30, 2014
Pros: lots of overtime
Cons: long drive to work prefer closer location
we load trucks up with money to be delivered to banks and shops and ensure safe transport to and from base to store locations
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Decent but scattered
Driver/Messenger (Former Employee), Smyrna, GAApril 7, 2014
At the time I was there it was really scattered and everybody was every where. Needed some structure and new guidance. Union came in and changed a lot of things to what they wanted and started taking money from everyone even if you didn't want their services. That was not good.
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Fast paced, fun workplace
Armed Security (Former Employee), Portland, ORMarch 25, 2014
Pros: unamred and armed training, weekend supervisor, long hours.
Cons: short breaks
Get to work ten minutes early and load up the armor truck with the money for the route I was on. Drive from one company to the next in a timely matter. We had set times we had to be at each stop and to be able to make it back to Garda to unload the money and load them up in another armored truck that took the money to the banks. Some days I would be – more... scheduled to drive the truck to the bank.

I learned about strict company polices that was in place for our safety due to the work we performed. Learned how to handle situations that could happen during routes and the laws that we had to follow.

Management was great.

Most enjoyable part of the job was when I was the weekend supervisor with my partner and kept track of the trucks on route. – less
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fast-paced, hectic job
Vault Teller (Current Employee), Girard, OHMarch 16, 2014
Pros: i'm earning a pay check
Cons: stressful, too fast paced, too much overtime
The hours are long, I have to stand on my feet for 8 hours to up to 15 hours a day. Its fast-paced and stressful to get all the work done in the day it comes in. We recently got a new manager, it is hard to tell how things will go, so far, I'm not impressed. My co-workers and wonderful. I have no issues with the other teller I work with. The hardest – more... part of my job is that I do not get the support from management that I need. The cash room is without one girl and we are short handed, we need some help from our manager, and he doesn't help us like we need. The most enjoyable part of my job is that I get to work with a nice girl. We get along well and work well together. – less
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not a bad job, just alittle on the dangerous side
Armed Driver/Messenger (Former Employee), columbus ohJanuary 27, 2014
Pros: good hours good pay
Cons: no comment
job is good if you are up for this kind of work. You do meet alot of great people at the stops that you do. hours are good. the job is interesting and can be fun at times
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great company
Lead Teller/ Supervisor Assistant (Former Employee), Edison, NJJanuary 17, 2014
It a good company but it doesnt pay enough. Learned great work ethic
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Busy workplace
Driver/Messenger (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CADecember 30, 2013
Pros: very quick work environment
Cons: very stressful
Hard work pays off. If you're willing to put in the effort, it can be very rewarding. Unfortunately, because you're working directly with money, it's a very stressful environment.
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worse place to work ever. not understanding manipulative and nothing is ever good enough
Armed Guard (Current Employee), Bridgeport, CTDecember 15, 2013
Pros: nothing
Cons: everything
if you want no life and want to become a slave this is the perfect job for you.
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long hours
Crew Chief /Driver/ATM Tech (Former Employee), Stratford, CTNovember 16, 2013
you work for you money but you get to go new places and meet new people
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Nice Place to work
Armored Car Guard/Supervisor (Former Employee), Stratford, CTSeptember 25, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: more overtime
Good place to work for experience and always meet new clients
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High stress, people oriented and performance based job
Armored Transport Officer (Former Employee), Broadview, ILSeptember 9, 2013
Pros: coworkers, armed, importance of job
Cons: management, pay and favoritism
Clock in, check for scheduled assignment, inventory your shipment and laundry list of stops, check vehicle, load vehicle and depart to route, retain receipts of every transaction, perform stops in timely, courteous manner and stay alert to your surroundings, return to base and unload vehicle. I learned how stressing armored transport can be and how – more... important it is to cover your partner's back. Coworkers are helpful/professional. The hardest part of the job is learning the routes, keeping the pace of the routes and driving a vehicle with several blind spots. The most enjoyable part was getting to see the city and returning safely to base. – less

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