Pinkerton Government Services

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Pinkerton Government Services Reviews

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
26 Reviews

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    Really poor... here's why.

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    Former Employee - Armed Security  in  Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Armed Security in Long Beach, CA

    Pros

    Pay was okay working at Boeing Long Beach C-17 program. $17.23/hour (armed)

    Cons

    Unbelievable policies! No round allowed in the chamber while working (they called it carrying warm; more like carry dead cold). The company didn't encourage actual security work, they mandated around 100 detex hits while on patrol!

    No lunches! just two 10 minute breaks (They were sued and to ditch the suit they re-organized under different name/ corporate structure)

    Management was all one race, and they catered directly to their "click."

    Overboard with rules and regulations. If you were part of the "click" then you didn't have to obey the rules, if you were not part of the "click" you were held accountable for every little thing.

    For the record I was never written up, but saw a lot of good people slandered and fired!

    Worst employer ever!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know that Pinkerton has huge portfolio of accounts and has a tough job on its hands. I don't know where to begin, but don't allow only one race of people to promote to middle management. Loose most of your legal mumbo jumbo policies and create clear policies that all can understand.

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

    Bad business decisions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ability to obtain a clearance

    Cons

    Business decisions have doomed what was once a proud company. One contract was just recently renewed with a 24% drop in cost. This subsequently caused employees in the field to have their pay cut back to pre-2010 levels. This was also a three year contract with NO annual raises. Needless to say employees are leaving the company at an alarming rate. Up o 50% turnover at some sites from July t0 October 2013.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You make your money off the uniforms in the field. That is the last place you need to be making cuts. At the same time you are losing officer all over the place you hire two new training gurus. How do you justify that?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Prevention Experience, Horrible Management and Shady Coworkers

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    Current Employee - Firefighter  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Firefighter in El Segundo, CA

    Pros

    PGS is a great place if you want to gain job experience. You have the ability to become proficient in probationary related drills, acquire your Class B license, and participate in other training. Pay is better than that you would receive working for a private ambulance company.

    Cons

    Being confined to the gates of an industrial facility, work can get pretty dull and boring. Don't expect to fight any fire while working for PGSFD. There is a low morale among employees. Management completely lacks professionalism. The company is ran as a security company, which it is. Favoritism is shown to employees. Write-ups, suspensions, and terminations are given to some while others who commit equal or worse offenses go untouched. Leadership lacks experience and education. Company does not look out for its employees. Horrible place to work, steer far clear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees fairly and with respect. Do not show favoritism or selective enforcement of rules. Read the above commentary and advise.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great pay, good training, a lot of great employees

    Cons

    Endless write ups, problem employees are babied, good employees are neglected and punished to make sure it doesn't look like the bad onces are being picked on, no job security, Branch Management micromanages without any clue of what is happening on site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new Branch Manager who knows what he is doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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