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Poor Management
ARMED SECURITY OFFICER (Former Employee), Charlottesville, VAJuly 3, 2014
Pros: nothing
Cons: everything!
Management is poor and Clueless!!! They will treat you like your a number. Will get rid of you with no reason at all. No chance of Raises or Promotions. Actually, this year we took a $1.00 per hr pay cut!
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Great company to work for.
Supervisor (Former Employee), El Segundo, CAJune 27, 2014
Pros: n/a
Cons: n/a
Government facility no info will be provided. treat employees great and benefits package is a plus.
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do not work for pinkerton
FORCE PROTECTION OFFICER / DISPATCHER (Former Employee), El Segundo, CAJune 9, 2014
Cons: everything
work there for 5 years
and everyday was a bad day because of supervisors.
always wanted to write you up know matter what.
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not really the best job
Security Guard (Current Employee), San Diego, CAMay 25, 2014
Pros: fun people to work with
Cons: not that good of a pay rate
To much work for little pay. Never thank us for our hard work.
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Well paid for a dead end job!
Security Officer (Current Employee), Golden Valley, MNMay 13, 2014
Pros: pay is great!
Cons: horrible benefits and management
Jobs at Pinkerton pay very well, for a security guard job. Other than that the benefits are terrible and expensive. There are no job advancement opportunities and management is poor. It would great for a lazy person with no desire for career advancement.
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Interesting People
Security Guard (Former Employee), Denver, COMay 6, 2014
Pros: learned alot
Cons: don't have any
It was a great work experience. Lots of interesting people. High security clearances.
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excellent Enviroment
Site Manager (Former Employee), El Segundo, CAApril 29, 2014
Pros: excellent wages
Cons: raytheon physical security.
Learned a lot regarding Government facility security. Fire Safety training very beneficial.
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Very professional and by the book
Security Officer (Former Employee), Newport News, VAApril 10, 2014
I would love to employ with this company in the future. Dress code is strict and the employees are very polite.
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Security
Plant Protection Officer / Interim Supervisor (Former Employee), Amarillo, TXMarch 6, 2014
Pros: paid lunch
Cons: no advancement
This is your typical security job. Not a lot of room for advancement and no benefits unless you pay for them yourself.
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Terrible management
Security guard (Current Employee), Los AngelesFebruary 24, 2014
Pros: easy work
Cons: boring work
Management was always changing. I was a door man. I had lots of overtime.
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Great local internal team members and external client relationships
Vice President (Former Employee), Springfield, VAFebruary 21, 2014
Pros: my regional team was terrific
Led financial growth and business operations for a $56 million territory encompassing 7 branches in California, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona. Spearheaded operations for the International Launch Division, focused on security services for commercial launch facilities in several global – and often classified – locations. Handled client-specific and – more... project-specific pricing, including for new organic sales. Key company spokespersons in all client interactions and relationship management for the Western region, as well as collaborating with the legal team to represent the company in all legal matters. Supervised 11 direct reports with dotted-line management over more than 600 team members. – less
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Company Needs Better Model
Security Officer (Armed) (Current Employee), Palmdale, CAJanuary 25, 2014
Pros: it's a job...
Cons: skeleton crew leads to sometimes outrageous mandatory overtime, poor pay scale, poor benefits, spartan pretensions
A company that depends almost exclusively on people (eyes and ears) and not products has no economies of scale. Such a company that then designs to be the low price leader depends on oppressing the workers, since there is nowhere else to cut costs. There is no way around it. PGS was always a bit chintzy for what we do, but in 2013, it chopped pay and – more... benefits drastically, on a probably false claim that it "had to."

The work itself is not bad. You stay somewhat busy, but for those who seek quiet or radical busy-ness, it can be had, depending on the assignments you receive.

The client, at least where I am, has many very decent folks. Even your boss may be pretty good, but be advised that s/he's under outrageous orders that make you feel more like a slave than a valued employee. S/he may not agree with those orders, but defying them is not well received by his/her superiors. – less
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Professional Work Environment
Accounts Manager (Former Employee), Waco, TXJanuary 16, 2014
PGS is a good company with good ethics and a professional work environment regardless of Client.
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Gov't Contracts and Private Sub Contracts with Gov't
Security Operations Center Officer (Former Employee), Rockville, MDJanuary 9, 2014
Pros: pay is highest for unarmed officers around right now.
Cons: no openings and health care is very expensive and unaffordable
s any regular Security company you will have a good experience oustide of beight off from work, which is usually your biggest if not only issue you would have... PGS is a pretty good company to work for. No real big issues
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Productive and fun workplace
Operations Manager (Current Employee), Torrance, CAJanuary 6, 2014
Pros: great workplace
Cons: distance time to work
• Manages various shift at multiple sites, including supervision of subordinate officers and supervisor staff, ensures that personnel deliver high quality services.
• Meet with line management and client representatives for status and update and to address any actual or potential problems; provides support during client start-ups; provides input to – more... Security planning, assessments and survey; reviews post orders and communicates requirements and changes to effected personnel.
• Review expenditures; review business and payroll records contacts with clients; evaluates services quality, inspect posts and initiates corrective action in a timely manners as necessary.
• Maintain a positive, professional environment in full compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures; acts to ensure that staff members understand and comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures. – less
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WORST EMPLOYERS EVER
Dispatcher (Former Employee), Dulles, VADecember 23, 2013
Pros: good money
Cons: entirely too many to mention
As a Dispatcher, the training is greatly lacking and when you don't "get it" within the 10 days of training ... well ... good luck. The mgmt is a "clique" and if you are not a part of that group you can forget about being treated fairly.

The upper mgmt located in Springfield is a joke. If you are not willing to participate in sexual "fun" ... whether – more... you are male or female ... your days are numbered. RUN from working for this company particularly if you are a professional dispatcher. – less
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Very Good place to work
security officer (Former Employee), TVA SequoyahDecember 17, 2013
Pros: good training, good pay.
Cons: had no problems
They have excellent training for all employees. Enjoyed working there. Doing different things daily. Armed position that I enjoyed because have a lot of experience in position.
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Good working environment
Administrative Security (Current Employee), North Charleston, SCDecember 6, 2013
Pros: lots
Cons: not many
I like the ompany and it's role in supporting this country's security.
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Standard security company for General Dynamics
Security Guard (Former Employee), Pittsfield, MANovember 21, 2013
Pros: excellent experience
Cons: poor benefits and long night shifts
I worked third shift from 12-8 am. Patrolling the premises and the secure areas were a daily task. My supervisor's and co-worker's were easy to get along with, which made the experience much better. The hardest part of the job was staying awake and adjusting to the third shift life style. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that I was protecting – more... vital information on the premises. My experience at Pinkerton Government Services taught me excellent customer service skills and knowledge of what it takes to adequately secure a large government facility. – less
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Great work environment, great employees, work area very sociable
Security Officer (Current Employee), Lanham, MDNovember 15, 2013
Average monitoring building, observng and reporting all in and out of building, signing visitors and employees in. Hardest part of job is really nothing. All is easy once your use to it all. Most enojoyable part of work is roving to other sites to give breaks because time goes by quicker.

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