Security Officer (Current Employee) – Brooklyn Center, MN – August 1, 2018
for the most part i felt per mar was a good company i left only because i was on medical leave and when i was ready to come back it was difficult i waited several weeks and to no avail i made the decision to look else where.
Perfect for someone that doesn’t respect themselves
Security Officer (Full-time) (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – July 18, 2018
If you don’t respect yourself then who will? Apparently that’s Per Mar’s motto, based on the lack of respect and loyalty they have toward their officers. I have friends who work at McDonald’s and Walmart making more than a licensed Security Officer. The communication between superiors and officers is atrocious. Also, the uniform I received when I started was used and had a ripped belt loop, and the shirt had moth balls with the collar obviously looking stained from neck sweat.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Davenport, IA – July 13, 2018
I was stationed at the Figge Art Museum as a 2nd shift guard. After a year I was assigned as a team lead on Thursdays and weekends during off shift hours. Was pretty laid back and I loved the actual job. You had a few stressful days a year that made up for all the slow days however the pay just wasn't enough.
Sergeant/Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) – Wisconsin – June 20, 2018
You end up being over worked and under paid. The turn over rate is terrible and you’re expected to work a bunch of overtime, sometimes even forced. Good luck getting your vacation time. Management is less than desirable and benefits are even worse. The training is atrocious and then you get reprimanded for not knowing the job. Nepotism runs rampant as well and lots of back stabbing and office politics. This job was soul sucking. For a job that is supposed to be easy it causes a lot of undue stress.
SECURITY GUARD (Former Employee) – Pendleton, IN – June 18, 2018
Refuse to provide raises, except to a few "special" employees. Take rumor-has-it say so, rather than the word of an employee. Never any good word, like how well one complies with rules, uniform wearing and likes to have employees tell on each other. What a joke!
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – June 8, 2018
So i am in a location in downtown and i love my location everyone is really nice and when you get to know the right people here they will have your back especially management here in the building i am at. The bad part about this company is lack communication between Aro drivers and flex officer and Management they don't talk with each other until they realize something is wrong. Second thing is they don't give out raises and don't realize the amount of work you have to do in that post they think it is easy and don't want to pay you more even though you do extra from what your job description should be is never that way you are always doing extra without the correct amount you should be pay. No matter what good thing you do in your site and how much the building employees brag about you the company only see's what you did wrong they are never around to see how you doing and what you actually do so they can't say we don't do nothing. But otherwise i love working in my location just terrible communication with management.
Love the location i am
Bad communication with management and terrible pay.
I think over all it was an educational exprieence.
Security Officer (Full-time) (Current Employee) – South Bend, IN – May 27, 2018
I enjoyed working for Per Mar When i worked at IU Goshen Hospital as a security officer and as a supervisor. I learned a lot there at Goshen hospital and Elkhart memorial hospital a lot of challenges and a lot of training i think it takes a special person to do the work that is called on you at both of theses hospitals .It was an educational experience. Which i enjoyed very much.
Is the education you get and the hands on job training.
Security Officer (Full-time) (Former Employee) – Joliet, IL – May 13, 2018
it was a standard security job. over worked especially if there wasn't enough people. mandatory over time forget a social life. and their regional manager claimed alot of things but then turned on you behind your back
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Butler, IN – April 22, 2018
Where should I begin? The coworkers are back stabbing only out for themselves. The manager is a joke. He refuses to fire the problem people or lead with discipline and any leadership ability. You start your shift, work it, get ready to go home and PRAY the telephone doesn’t ring with manager telling you your working another half shift since the relief never showed up. This happens daily.
TV in guard shack
BAD manager, bad hours, low pay, bad attitudes from other employees
Area Supervisor /Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Dubuque, IA – March 21, 2018
Although I left under unusual circumstances I really enjoyed my time with the company. I always felt that if I needed guidance or needed a question answered, there were people there to assist me as needed.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – February 10, 2018
Very bad job they are always looking for help new manger is ex military but thinks he still can run like it’s military no respect for there overworked & underpaid workers. They do have free training & free uniforms good place to get your license & get out .
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Wisconsin – February 10, 2018
The management went from bad to worse better expect to Work over your shift & days off worst place I ever worked at. They went from being ok to terrible they have a help wanted ad running ever week they take the worst of the worst .
Installation Technician (Former Employee) – Cedar Rapids, IA – February 7, 2018
I didn't have any real complaints. They don't like exposed tattoos but if you know what you are doing and your good at your job they will over look it. I trouble shot electronics on a daily as well as installed hardware. i was the youngest guy there. this position is more for retired engineers, you learn a lot about electronics if you dont have a basic knowledge on them and a good group to work with but promotions are rarely had and pay will go up like 11-50cents at a time annually.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – February 6, 2018
I love working in different locations and areas, I also enjoyed some of them were physical and some of them were not. I didn't like that they used email as a form of getting a hold of you, but that's my only complaint. They have excellent opportunities for everybody.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Wisconsin – February 6, 2018
For the first few months Per Mar was a great job. It wasn't until my last three months that the problems with the job started. The office got an OM and that's where my problems started. Despite stating that they were short staffed, they struggled to place me at a new location because everybody's hours were full. I tried to stay with the company, even offering to take part time as long as I was able to stay at one post. They split my schedule between two different contracts regardless. The second contact I was placed at posed a serious health risk and it was known throughout the office. It is the middle of winter and they have not salted or done anything to remove the ice and snow. I had fallen many times while I was there and the managers blamed me for falling and accused me of not following Per Mar Winter Policies. Myself and my trainer for the post were both wearing ice grippers that were old and falling apart, they needed to be replaced badly. I submitted my two week notice immediately after my first shift at the new contract. Management knows about the health risks at this plant and does nothing about it.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Sutherland, NE – January 31, 2018
it was a great company to work for and Loved were I did security as I had family working inside the plant it just made me feel great that I could protect them as they had been protecting since I was born
Security Guard Officer (Former Employee) – Westchester, IL – January 22, 2018
general basic about the job, for different area that you may have to work. ruls in regulations. hardest part is when they suppervisor send the emploiyee's some where eles to work and they don't have no transportation make it.