Please read if your are considering employment with Dunbar.
Driver/Guard (Former Employee) – New Britain, CT – May 17, 2018
At one time this was a family owned company with a strong loyalty to their employees. Now, they are a corporate type business that only cares about their bottom line. Please understand that this company has had people killed on the job in actual or attempted robberies, so your life is on the line for $13 per hour. You typically start as a Driver/Guard assigned to an armored route. Management posts a schedule in advance, but it never holds as there are always people calling out sick. When that happens the daily shuffle takes place while management attempts to man the trucks. Routes are combined and what would have been a 8 hour day is now 12 or 13 hours. That is due to management not planning ahead and scheduling three person crews, which could be used for training new hires. There is problem one - management. Most managers have no formal training or actual leadership experience. They are in those positions because they accept the low salaries in exchange for a title. As a result the employees suffer due to their incompetence. As far as treatment of employees, it is all bait and switch. Only 40 percent of their employees are full benefit. The remainder are partial benefit. This means that you work 40 plus hours a week, but no full benefits. And, you must wait 90 days to receive the partial benefits. This works well for the company as most hires do not last more than 18 months. If you do receive benefits, health care is expensive, and each year your pay raise is more than eaten away by the increase in your premiums, so you go backwards in take home pay. Now, ifmore... you are looking for a job in law enforcement, the one thing good about working at Dunbar is it is very useful as a stepping stone. But if you are looking for a career, use your days off during the week (as you are required to work weekends) to look for a meaningful and rewarding job. You have been warned, good luck!less
Stepping stone job for law enforcement career.
Loyalty and professionalism expected of employees, none given by managers.
DRIVER/GUARD (Current Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – May 11, 2018
The job isn't so bad when you are sent out on route, as you and your partner can take things at your own pace. However, when you are at base in the morning before you head out, or when you get back, management will give you a hard time. Taking a 30 minute break as required by law is frowned upon, and if management finds out you take a break, they will put you under a magnifying glass to find anything to get you in trouble.
Gaurd (Former Employee) – Canton, MD – May 9, 2018
Terrible company. Structure is horrible. Nothing is planned out. Their retention rate is horrible bc they put all the responsibility on their low paid employees. One of the worst companies I've ever been with.
Guard (Current Employee) – New Britain, CT 06051 – May 4, 2018
Dunbar armored really only a stepping stone job. Pay is low for being an armed guard, management isn't great. You either get hours or a lot of overtime. The equipment is kind of poorly taken care of. They expect you to work fast but you also get in trouble for going fast.
Driver Guard (Former Employee) – Cerritos, CA – May 3, 2018
Just beware the branch manager and operations manager. I actually think there lovers. Operations manager was promoted too his position within a year. Just like any other job you have too earn your own route. In the meantime you have too work first with the ones nobody wants too work with. These guys like too stretch out the route so can work overtime. You will be driving the first 6 months. Your never on the same route unless you brown nose the managers. But once your out of the branch your free, just keep in mind trucks do have cameras you will get in trouble for bad driving. The customers are cool once you get too know them. Some are not. If your cool enough you do get free food or drinks.
This place is a complete JOKE. Management has a poor attitude and could careless about you. Low moral across the board. Pay SUCKS!!!!!!! LOTS of FAVORITISM, if you don't kiss managements butt you wont get many hours. They are CONSTANTLY hiring because of such a high turnover rate because they lie to you in the interview process. They will tell you its full-time but once hired your considered a flex-time employee with crappier very expensive health benefits. Very inconsistent work hours, one week you can work a full week the next you are on the schedule for 2 days (hence the high turnover) meanwhile others are getting overtime (the butt kissers).
bad management, poor pay, expensive health benefits
Armour driver guard and volt staff (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – April 27, 2018
The guys you work with are pretty good but management seems like they don't care about their employees only the products. I would pay the guys more money for what we do so many times I was putting situations and when asked for help to make it a safer job I was given an excuse
Driver guard is a easy job. Great job if you do not have a family and want to work A LOT of hours. I enjoyed the job but working too many hours was hard to be a good father. Management did not know what they were doing. The turnover rate is ridiculous.
Guard (Former Employee) – Timonium, MD – April 26, 2018
It's a great company to get your gun permit and experience so you can transition to another company. Other than that they don't pay very well. Dunbar pays the lowest of all armored car companies. With the amount of armored car robberies it should be way more. You will work full-time hours but they won't give you full-time benefits. No room for career advancement even if you are a hard worker unless you are best friends with the bosses or related to people in the company. Because of this people leave for other companies like Loomis, Garda, and Brinks. Terrible and disorganized management and operation leads to a high turnover rate. They won't give you soft body armor unless you pay for it. The training is out-dated. The drivers are never armed so they are worthless if someone attacks you. The trucks aren't maintained and break down frequently. They will hire almost anyone so if you need to get your foot in the door this is the place to apply. Once you get your experience everyone else will hire you in a heartbeat.
Customers feel sorry for you and give you free food and drinks
Driver/Guard (Current Employee) – Grapevine, TX – April 18, 2018
Thought this would be an amazing opportunity to get into a security type job but turns out to be a big pain in the back side. Long days averaging between 10-14 hour shifts, sometimes working 7days a week for multiple weeks. Low pay for the risk involved and the amout of time your working. Managment is usually uptight and rude. Your driving is what will make you or break you with this company, it is the easiest way to get fired. This job is for someone who doesnt mind having no outside life after work or loves working.
Discounts and weekly pay
Overworked, Constantly criticizes, no outside life after work
Driver/Guard (Former Employee) – Sharpsburg, PA – April 18, 2018
Days can be 10 or more hours. Employee parking at my location was park at your own risk. Benefits are unaffordable and overpriced. The trucks are old and prone to breaking down. A/C in Summer is weak or nonexistent. Competition pays several dollars better per hour and has sign on bonuses.
Driver Guard (Current Employee) – Cerritos, CA – April 12, 2018
Unless you're, practically best friends with a manager, you will not get a chance to promote. The trucks are always braking down and have poor A/C, summer days are the worst, they don't care about the workers. When you call in an incident with the truck, they alway tell you "do what you can", what kind of work place says that to their employees?
Teller (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 11, 2018
The job is fast paced and keeps you on your toes... but considering the amount of money you handle in a day the pay is extremely little. Everyone is part time and they make it their business to make sure you don't make a single second of overtime. There is no consistent schedule, some days you work 11 hours some days you work 6. Supervisors are lazy with the exception of like 3 and attitudes are nasty