Rochester Armored Car

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Rochester Armored Car Reviews

Updated April 3, 2015
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  1. Don't work here if you can help it.

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    Former Employee - Armored Car Messenger/Driver in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Armored Car Messenger/Driver in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Rochester Armored Car full-time

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

    Pros

    - Fairly easy job. - Can expect consistency day-in and day-out.

    Cons

    - Trucks are kept in very poor shape. - Loading/unloading area is a filthy garage. - Family-run company, so absolutely no room for growth beyond a point. - Management doesn't seem interested in hearing concerns of employees so they might improve their company. - No employee break area and bathroom is gag-worthy with awful plumbing. - Some employees think very highly of themselves with their "piece" strapped to their side. - The family members who run payroll are completely unqualified and can hardly go one pay period without screwing something up.

    Advice to Management

    Once the older family members retire, I have no faith in the sons running anything.


  2. Just don't do it

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    Current Employee - Counting Clerk in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Counting Clerk in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Rochester Armored Car

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual wear, work shirts provided (eventually), can talk to your co-workers at your leisure, can stretch legs when ever needed

    Cons

    Too many to mention but here are a few - low pay, dirty conditions, lack of management, blantent favoritism, lack of communication, not enough chairs for all employees to sit so they're forced to stand up all day, no benefits

    Advice to Management

    Tell management to do there job and quit playing favorites, pay the drivers overtime when they earn it, fix vehicles


  3. I would never Apply or Work here Again!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rochester Armored Car full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In Short Great Oppurtunity to drive and or go to various locations and work. Some great guys to work like fmr U.S. Military Co- Workers and plenty of work hours to go around.

    Cons

    To many to list/ A SERIOUS LACK OF MANAGEMENT MISCOMMUNICATION And Disgruntled older guards who have been around way to long. Quite a few of immature young guys that show off and talk to much! and to much is never good with something like this.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with your lower echelon of employees!!! Be extremely careful of your hiring practices too many strange and out of the Twilight Zone! weirdos working here!


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  5. just don't

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    Former Employee - Armed Guard
    Former Employee - Armed Guard

    I worked at Rochester Armored Car full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer a lot more than 40 hrs a week. They pay for some certifications like CPR and Conceal and Carry. It is an experience to drive an armored vehicle. A few ex-mil co workers.

    Cons

    Vehicles at our shop were definitely not up to code. About a third of the trucks lacked air conditioning (its not fun being cooped up in for 12 hrs in 100+ degrees while wearing the thick uniform). They do not do a good job screening for qualified candidates, a lot of want to be tough guys, alcoholics, and strange folk. There is no over time or any compensation for the extra hrs you put in. It is 2 guys to a truck, I think the standard is supposed to be 3. My experience may differ from others though, my advice is steer clear. Find another source of work or look into other companies like Brinks.

    Advice to Management

    Fix vehicles and pay attention to the type of people you hire.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Do not apply!

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    Current Employee - Messenger in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Messenger in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Rochester Armored Car full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some pretty bank tellers. Some of the accounts are fun to go to everyday.

    Cons

    Probably too many to list. But I will say management is a joke because unless it has something to do with the route, no help is given. I've been with this company for 8 months and I was supposed to have watched all the "Integrity" movies but have not seen them. This is supposed to make me over the $10hr mark. Plus another for professional carry, but have not see that yet either. Half of the employees think they are commandos and I'd just rather avoid them. My partner before he left was a crazy lunatic waving his gun all the time and pointing it out the gun porthole. Now I've been running the route myself for 3 months. You also get no OT due to some loophole with the job description. Holidays are just nuts and double routes are mandatory and must be done before banks close. This makes the job very stressful and speeding is implied. While your working to supply ATM machines you must watch your own back because the driver wont. This means while your focused on working on the ATM machine, you can not watch your back at the same time and people walk up to you before you can notice them and most will have a serious attitude because they say they are entitled to use that ATM. I personally have gotten into verbal disputes with people because they will not back away from my ATM and open truck full of money.

    Advice to Management

    A higher rate of pay for what we do should be given and the bar set higher for new hire personnel. This may keep/bring valuable employees instead of showing us that we are expendable fodder.


  7. toughin it out 'till i can find something else

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    Current Employee - Driver
    Current Employee - Driver

    I have been working at Rochester Armored Car

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    can work well over 40 hours a week. company pays for CDL and passport (where needed for work). it's a really good temp job while looking for a police position. you're in one of the toughest vehicles on the road. and lets not forget the occasional cute bank tellers (best part).

    Cons

    you will never get overtime pay due to a labeling loophole in your job description. employee reviews are nonexistent. you will receive raises roughly once a year based on management favoritism over any actual performance. promotions are rare. getting time off is difficult at best.

    Advice to Management

    when hiring please set the bar a bit higher. considering what we do having extra people on staff isn't a bad thing. also considering the risks we take daily it would be nice not to be treated as a disposable resource.


  8. Helpful (2)

    This Company is a joke.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Jack-of-All-Trades
    Current Employee - Jack-of-All-Trades

    I have been working at Rochester Armored Car

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work itself is not complicated and can be very enjoyable depending on who you are working with for the day. The job is fairly easy to learn and also isn't too terribly demanding. Matching 401k is decent.

    Cons

    Everything else! Management has a serious lack of communication. The armored trucks are often running on their last leg before being worked on, and even then the bare minimum is done. One truck we were driving had the seat belt come unbolted....it stayed like that for over a week even after management was notified. Lots of empty promises from management. If you are told you will be getting a raise expect to wait at least another six months before actually getting it...with no backpay. Lots of heavy lifting and yet the company offers no health insurance benefits, also no sick pay. Even though we work usually 45 to 50 hours a week no overtime is ever given. Favoritism is huge within this company...one guy repeatedly comes in late and at least once did not shown up without calling in. He is in no danger of being fired since he is a drinking buddy of the local manager. Too many negative things to list about this company. I talked to an Industrial & Organized Psychologist about the company and told him about all the things that go on. He told me that a company like this should be avoided at all costs. This was a definite "F" grade company.

    Advice to Management

    Offer some health benefits. We put our backs on the line everyday to get work done, the least you could do is offer a little insurance. Also, learn how to communicate properly.



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