Pinkerton Government Services

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Pinkerton Government Services Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
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  1.  

    Good pay, depending on where you work. Monotonous work. Great if you're in school or looking for another job.

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Pinkerton Government Services

    Pros

    Depending on the position and location (and the hours you work), you could end up with a lot of down time. Which means that if you're in school this could be a great job while you're completing your studies.

    Cons

    A lot of turn over and a lot of ridiculous rules to follow and enforce. Some of the rules I had to enforce didn't make sense, but still had to act as if it would be the end of the world if someone broke the rule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved with your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    If your applying for a dispatch position. Try to find something better!

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    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Pinkerton Government Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, work indoors with AC, easy work!

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Needs better training program for Dispatcher position. No some benifits, More Career opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pinkerton Government Services

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement or pay raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees raises at least once a year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company as long as you have good coworkers.

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Pinkerton Government Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in New Carrollton, MD
    Current Employee - Security Officer in New Carrollton, MD

    I have been working at Pinkerton Government Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not being able to live up to my full potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we need to have advancement and PTO time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Employer however........

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Niskayuna, NY

    I have been working at Pinkerton Government Services full-time (less than a year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good company, poor regional management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Pinkerton Government Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty 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.

    Cons

    We 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire 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.

    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good reputation but no room for advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Laurel, MD

    I have been working at Pinkerton Government Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    pros & cons of this company

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at Pinkerton Government Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    benefits,officers are not represented fairly,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Lompoc, CA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Lompoc, CA

    I worked at Pinkerton Government Services

    Pros

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

    Cons

    uniforms were awful. lack of benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dry cleaning reinstatement

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