Brink's Home Security

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Brink's Home Security Reviews

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  1.  

    I was confusing at best when I worked there, changing name to Broadview Security losing identity of a 150 year old brand

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    Former Employee - Security Sales Consultant in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Security Sales Consultant in Concord, CA

    I worked at Brink's Home Security full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people doing their best to train you and giving you a full arsenal of sales techniques to get the job done.

    Cons

    They had too much emphasis on so-called "self-generated" leads and that they had to account for a relatively large portion of your total sales (or installed units). It wouldn't matter if you sold 100% of your company generated leads. If you were short self generated leads you would be let go. The local office would give us the company generated leads, and have us set the appointments, without first determining the geographical area. This would frequently result in traveling long distances from one appointment to the next, and we would cross paths with other associates as they were going to the area we just came from. During the time I was there, the company gave up their 150 year old brand name, Brinks that everyone associated with security, and became Broadview Security... a brand, and a name that nobody knew or associated with security. Big Mistake !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put so much emphasis on the self generated leads.
    Hand out company generated leads based on geographical areas, allowing associates
    to spend less time and effort driving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    More work than the compensation is worth

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Sales Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Security Sales Consultant in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Brink's Home Security

    Pros

    There is a great deal of flexibility which allows you to run your business how you see fit. The interview process and training are comprehensive which makes it easy to adapt quickly in the field.

    Cons

    The compensation plan is terrible in comparison the level of activity required to generate a sale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revise the compensation plan so encourages consultants to work harder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Watch out for top line management...they are out for themselves.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Brink's Home Security

    Pros

    Good people manager level and down
    Nice place to work
    It feels like home

    Cons

    Senior management is out for themselves
    Limited advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys know what the right thing to do is...just get to doing it.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company to work for, but experienced major micro-management

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Irving, TX

    I worked at Brink's Home Security

    Pros

    This is a good company, it is strong in the market and has a good reputation.. Has good training program which lasts for several weeks. Supervisors are great. There is plenty of room for advancement.

    Cons

    I felt like everything I did was being checked to find errors. I was apprehensive most of the time, like I was might do or say something that might not be acceptable. You are graded and rated constantly.
    After the first 2 weeks or so, I felt like I was on the way out the door. I didn't feel that there was a secure future there. Heaven forbid you don't make your numbers quickly, you will be put on notice!
    The immediate team managers were very suportive and that made it a little easier to get through the days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Losen up a little bit, you've got great people working for you in your sales department, but no one wants to constantly be in a "Big Brother" environment. Do something about your quality team, nobody likes them!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Look elswhere if you want to make money

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Residential Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Residential Sales Representative

    I worked at Brink's Home Security

    Pros

    Training is excellent to start, so if you are looking for a starter company to begin with here is one for you. Tech support is usually very competent. Good Benefits Package. Nice fuel re-imbursement package as well

    Cons

    Training stops after their official training seminar in Irving. You've heard the definition of insanity, that is there idea of training. No creativity whatsoever. Pay Matrix takes 6 months to start to understand on how and what you are getting paid, yet during the interview they show you 1 figure they "wink" guarantee you will make and of course after the fact it is nowhere close to the real results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people what they are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good begginer company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BSR
    Current Employee - BSR

    I have been working at Brink's Home Security

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Pays for gas. treats you great in training. Good excersize if you like walking through neighboor hoods.

    Cons

    Commission is not the best. Everybody snakes someones sales. Very unorganized company. When asking why there isnt a long term employee at my branch. No one can give you a real answer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain to new employees that prospecting is just a fancy word for door knocking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Security Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Security Sales Consultant

    I have been working at Brink's Home Security

    Pros

    Great benefits package including medical, dental, 401k, paid vacation, etc.
    Generally nice team members and office staff.
    Good customer service.

    Cons

    Crazy schedule for sales consultants. You have 6pm or 7pm appointments at least 3 nights a week, saturday appointments until 2 or 3pm, and work trade shows on average once a month which can include sundays. There is a lot of down time during the day which some may view as a positive bc. you can get errands run, but remember you are back on the road for an evening appointment and can get home anywhere from 8pm to 10pm. Micromanaged and must be in the office every morning if you are not hitting the numbers. No base salary, there is a draw versus commissions but if you are just making the draw you will not be happy with your pay check at all, and more than likely you will not be employed for long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer base salary after one year of tenure vs. a draw.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brinks Home Security/ Broadview Security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Security Sales Consultant

    I worked at Brink's Home Security

    Pros

    Benefits after 30 days. Good Sales Training program.

    Cons

    Name change slowed down sales, increase in self generated required when economy getting worse. Not the best idea or smart practice for keeping a sales force. Even sales professionals who had been with company for years having hard time making any money and at risk for loosing job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to retain employees and pay more so people can make a living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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