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Pinkerton Government Services United States Employee Reviews

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Long hours good pay
Armed Security Guard (Former Employee), Camden, ARApril 14, 2015
Great place to work if you're single. Long hours and not a lot of family time. Pay is good but ability to advance is horrible.
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Interesting place of employment.
Security Officer (Former Employee), Colorado Springs, COFebruary 23, 2015
Pros: good work environment, ability to move sites, interesting work environment, ability to get up and move
Cons: no breaks, poor benefits, pay and environment depend on contract
The setting and work day for this employer depend completely on which location you are contracted to. The bulk of the locations are with government contracting companies, ULA, Raytheon, Ball, etc... Which can make life very interesting.
For my particular location, we were front desk personnel who also happened to run the facilities health and safety enforcement. On a typical day, myself and my partner would take turns on health and safety patrols, and watch the security cameras. In between said patrols, we would also take deliveries, check in visitors, answer facilities based telephone calls, and respond to any form of emergency.
The most difficult part of the job was, your bad days flew by and your good days crawled by. What I mean is, your bad days tended to involve the police, fire department, or medical emergency services and could include things ranging from a drug addict in the parking garage to treating a medical emergency until the paramedics arrived. While your good days involved nothing at all; you simply watched the cameras and went on periodic patrols.
What I enjoyed most about the job was the ability to get up and move around. Sitting, doing nothing, is not an activity I enjoy. So the periodic patrols, especially the exterior patrols during the spring, were rather enjoyable. Plus, when you're security for a professional work place, you are treated with quite a bit of respect and professional courtesy.
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all around good place to work
Security Officer (Armed) (Former Employee), Melbourne, FLJanuary 25, 2015
Pros: decent wages, friendly people
Cons: poorly trained management, lack of communication
Good people to work with. Nice atmosphere. Management needs some work in all areas such as payroll,scheduling and better communication with not just the officers but client(s) Better training would definitely help!
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I enjoyed working with the employers and visitors
Security Officer (Former Employee), Greenbelt, MDDecember 25, 2014
Pros: the organization moved
Cons: lunch break to short
I was responsible for checking to ensure employees and visitors were cleared to enter the buildings, checking packages, and
escorting visitors to secured locations
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easy job,some good people to work with,no chance of advancement,no benefit program.
Security Officer (Former Employee), Oak Ridge, TNNovember 23, 2014
Pros: very easy, likeable people to work with.
Cons: no benefit package.no chance for raises, or advancements.
I worked straight midnight shift.No stress.Mainly your job was walking patrols,both inside and outside.Sometimes you may have to open a door for the plant workers.I also worked in the alarm room where your job was access doors for different patrols to do their patrols.On your patrols,you were checking to make sure all doors were secured.
If alarms go off ,respond to them.Some time there was overtime and you may be called in on whatever shift it might be.
There wasn't any part of the job that was hard.The weekends were the easiest part,with no workers there to open doors for;mainly
just your patrols and report writing of what you did during your shift.
I enjoyed the job and the people I worked with.
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Great place to work and outstanding benefits.
Unarmed Security Officer (Former Employee), Azusa, CANovember 3, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: n/a
Co-workers were really good. Management always on top of their game.
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Typical Security
Armed Security Guard (Former Employee), Andrews AFB, MDOctober 28, 2014
Pros: pays good
Cons: you cannot leave the job site for lunch
This job requires a lot of time on your feet. However, it can be very laid back at time. The environment varies depending who is on shift.
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Nice Company
Armed Security Lieutenant (Former Employee), Gulfport, MSOctober 15, 2014
Pros: pay, coworkers, professional
Cons: company was hesitant to terminate troublesome employees
Company was professional
Benefits were one of the best
Awarded monthly awards and annual awards
Coworkers were mostly great
Pay was top notch but raises were based solely on contracts
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Great work for the pay
Armed Security Officer (Current Employee), Camden, AROctober 14, 2014
Pros: when fully staffed it has very flexible work hours
Cons: very rarely fully staffed
Median age is around upper 20s so most have a lot in common and same intests. Most are prior military or police so in a sense very secure feeling. Not much goes on so the security aspect is all but nonexistent. With few exceptions everyone likes it here and rarely calls in
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Very flexible, great easy work, and management was outstanding.
Unarmed Security Officer (Former Employee), Springfield, VAOctober 11, 2014
Regular security patrols
Assisted in obtaining state security license
Gave me the option of where I wanted to work (as in which client)
Other employees were always on time or early for shift switch
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Compnay with strict policies
Security Officer (Former Employee), Torrance, CASeptember 27, 2014
Government security company that is strict with clients policies and procedures.
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Low average for security companies
Security Officer (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZSeptember 11, 2014
Perhaps direct Securitas Management will address the many problems
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Great work enviornment
Security Guard (Current Employee), Thousand Oaks, CAAugust 27, 2014
I monitor personnel as they enter and exit the facility. Go on patrols and document any suspicious activity in my reports.
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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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Pinkerton Government Services Salaries

Security Officer
$13.00 per hour
$33,000 per year
Security Guard
$13.50 per hour
Site Manager
$17.00 per hour

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