Pinkerton Government Services

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Updated Jul 28, 2014

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3.2 23 reviews

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Kevin Sandkuhler

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    If your applying for a dispatch position. Try to find something better!

    Dispatcher (Current Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsGood pay, work indoors with AC, easy work!

    ConsNo benefits, no vacation day, no sick time off, terrible shift hours. Shifts are 0600-230pm, 2000 pm-1030pm and 1000pm-0630am. No grace period for clock in and cannot clock in early. Poor Training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds better training program for Dispatcher position. No some benifits, More Career opportunities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great job while going to school, lots of time to do home work and the pay is not bad.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunity for overtime. The actual work is fairly easy. They usually work around your schedule

    ConsNot a lot of opportunity for advancement or pay raises

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees raises at least once a year

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company as long as you have good coworkers.

    Security Officer (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsGood pay for an entry level job, lots of overtime, no experience necessary.

    ConsLots of overtime, easy to get terminated, not a ton of positions to progress to.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I would like to have a job that is more challenging.

    Security Officer (Current Employee) New Carrollton, MD

    ProsI really like working with my co-worker's and the enviroment.

    Consnot being able to live up to my full potential.

    Advice to Senior Managementwe need to have advancement and PTO time

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Employer however........

    Security Officer (Current Employee) Niskayuna, NY

    Pros-Job description and training are a great enhancement to anyone's resume due to the requirement of a federal security clearance.
    -Job is very straight forward and couldn't get much easier (Post Orders are excruciatingly detailed meaning if you mess up your at fault for not taking five minutes to refer to orders.
    -Fellow employees are some of the best I could ask for. Everyone looks out for you and never hesitates to explain something to you when asked. In fact they are more than happy to help out.
    -Supervisor, however a little off in right field at times, is one of the nicest people I've met being employed anywhere.
    -Job advancement. I have to explain this since I came in exactly a year to year and a half before my supervisor is planning to retire. Since other employees are part time or previously

    Cons-24hr staffing means around the clock shifts; although shifts are normally set.
    -Low man on deck gets 95% back shifts meaning if you had a life and friends you better post pone that for at least 5 years, especially if your co workers are younger.
    -Pay mistakes happen quite frequently, such as wrong rate (sometimes in your favor but never against) Can become rather disheartening when pay is 300 difference from check to check.
    -Human Resources is absolutely impossible to get a hold of..... as is finance departments, clerical departments, etc...... I've called after opening hours and phones were still set to closed for about an hour. Once I got through I had to go through several full mail boxes to get a oh I have no idea from someone in a completely different department when it was obvious they just asked the person I called (face to face no less who had just ignored repeated phone calls)

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work. However, I can already see that management elsewhere in the company is no where as great as the management at this site. I would only recommend that orders be implemented with a much stronger hand since most employees have become far too complacent with their jobs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, poor regional management.

    Security Officer (Current Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsPlenty of training opportunities. 2 weeks paid vacation. Uniforms provided. Hourly rate slightly above average. Additional health and welfare benefit. No night shift and usually no weekends.
    Client is friendly and easy-going.

    ConsWe are a too-small contingent assigned to a large corporation. 40 to 60 hour weeks. Understaffed.
    Generally ignored by PGS regional managers. No encouragement, only hear from them when they want something done or when they have a complaint. Local supervisor is under qualified.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire and assign regional managers with some people skills. And, promote only employees to supervisor that have, at the very least, the basic skills for the position.

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    Good reputation but no room for advancement.

    Security Officer (Current Employee) Laurel, MD

    ProsThe pay is close to top of the line for security work. There are plenty of contracts which offer flexibility for shifts and work locations.

    ConsNo room for advancement and the management almost always goes outside the company to hire someone, rather than promote within. Officers usually never get raises unless it's built into a contract.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    pros & cons of this company

    Security Officer (Current Employee) Chantilly, VA

    Prosgood work environment,decent pay.raises every 6 months.

    Consbenefits,officers are not represented fairly,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Branch Manager (Former Employee) Lompoc, CA

    ProsPeople, salary, locations, company vehicles. Good hours.

    Consuniforms were awful. lack of benefits.

    Advice to Senior Managementdry cleaning reinstatement

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    Pinkerton has a number of good job growth opportunities, but lack in advancement to senior management.

    Senior Security Officer (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsCommunication within the company between management and staff is good.

    ConsThere is no opportunity to start a family or maintain good communication with the family once you have a number of years under your belt with the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide a means of family interaction within company functions.

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