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    BDM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Pinkerton Government Services.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was straighforward, and included background screening, interviews with HR, and at least two hiring managers. My selection and offer was presented within 2 months after the process began. I received a formal welcome and offer letter, to which I responded with a reasonable counter offer. This counter offer was accepted, and an amended letter sent. I accepted at once, and soon began the onboarding process into the company's Torrance, CA location.

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    Negotiation Details
    My selection and offer was presented within 2 months after the process began. I received a formal welcome and offer letter, to which I responded with a reasonable counter offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Pinkerton Government Services.

    Interview Details

    Employer looks for individuals with military experience or security experience. If you have a secret clearance, you will eventually get hired or if you had once before. The actual interview is very laid back, nothing to worry about

    Interview Questions
    • I usually just hate this question, but "what makes you special" kind of question   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Pinkerton Government Services in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    I went online and applied to the Pinkerton Government Services website for Minnesota and I got a call from a company that Pinkerton does contracting for. We just set up an interview and I went and Interviewed with the project manager from pinkerton and the manager from the contracting company. however after that you have to do a background check and fill out tons of paperwork to get my security clearance. It took about a month before everything was set up that I could start training.

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    • What would you do if there was an alarm at the other building that is half a mile away that requires a 15 minute response time and the company vehicle is not working?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Laurel, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Laurel, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Pinkerton Government Services.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very generic, it was basically ten of the most expected interview questions. There paperwork is a little complicated. There is a test that you take onsite, a writing assessment, you have to complete a drug screening within a certain amount of time, and you have to pass a back ground check. If you are new to security you will also have to be processed for a security clearance and will have to apply for a security guard card and have your fingerprints taken. You do have to pay for the guard card yourself but it is yours afterwards. You can invest a lot of time in the hiring process and then be denied a clearance, at that point you will not be considered for employment.

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    • Getting the security clearance, guard card, and background check back.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation. Rates are based off the contract and it is set in stone. They are usually hiring for a specific contract so the pay rate is the pay rate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Carrollton, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Carrollton, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Pinkerton Government Services in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied on line,then about two weeks after that I was connected about an interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    it was ok, we lost our contract to them.i did not always work for pinkerton.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melville, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melville, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Pinkerton Government Services in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, filled out a standard guard application. Got a call back within 1 month, was asked to show up for an interview. Had interview, filled out an extended application along with a supplementary government form. Was hired and started working within 2 months. Signed an NDA and began manning a post within 3 days of hiring.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Firefighter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Segundo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Segundo, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Pinkerton Government Services in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interview was similar to that of any firefighter interview. The panel which consists of whatever captains were free that day and the "chief". The panel asks situational type questions and the general "tell us about yourself" question. They also ask more prevention related questions: what is an itv? name the components found on a riser? etc.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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