APi Group

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APi Group Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
11 Reviews
3.6
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at APi Group full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Excellent employees. Opportunities for growth. True to their word. If you are a high performer looking for opportunities for senior leadership, this place is a great fit.

    Cons

    Typical cons about a business. Sometimes there are office politics. However, ultimately the company supports your growth as an individual.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Avoid at all costs!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fire Sprinkler Systems Designer in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Fire Sprinkler Systems Designer in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at APi Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the 7 to 4 work hours.

    Cons

    Threatened job if you didn't take work home with you - unpaid. Constant power struggle among management. Management does not care about the employees. Management are threatened by experienced people and try to hold them back from reaching their full potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some people skills courses and learn to manage properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Greta place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Red Rock, NM
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Red Rock, NM

    I have been working at APi Group as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and fun to work for.

    Cons

    Recruitment process was a bit slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the emploees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A forward-looking company focused on growth and leader development.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at APi Group full-time

    Pros

    The company has a very generous employee shareholder program that has the potential to be very lucrative to long-term employees. There's a strong focus on leadership development and the ability to work and network with industry leaders across the country.

    There's a big focus on veteran employment, and great career opportunity particularly for veteran military officers.

    The company is constantly looking toward the future and the growth of the organization.

    Because it's a national company, if you're a valuable employee who they want to keep and you're looking for opportunity somewhere else, the potential exists to be able to move to another company office in other areas of the country.

    Cons

    While there is huge career potential for some people (particularly some of the military veterans), the perception (and perhaps reality) is that it's a higher mountain to climb for some who don't fall into that segment to promote from within.

    At the end of the day, it's the construction industry. That can translate to hard work in the field and long hours in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to change the perception that if you're not a veteran, you're limited in where you can go in upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at APi Group

    Pros

    Company truly focuses on Leader Development. As a family/employee owned company, everyone works for success of the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes employees can promote too fast. It is good if they are successful, but sometimes your boss might have less experience then you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep getting in front of the employees. As a holding company, senior leadership is out of the office a lot, but still can't see everyone. Getting in front of all employees should be a focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at APi Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    its a very nice place to work while being treated very good.
    theres a lot of potential for further success with the company

    Cons

    well we all would like to be paid a higher wage or salary.
    dress code some times is a little stuffy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great growing experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brighton, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brighton, MN

    I worked at APi Group (less than a year)

    Pros

    Employee centered, awesome benefits, great leadership, good company support, supports veterans

    Cons

    Room to move upwards is limited in certain areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work, now it's a revolving door

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brighton, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brighton, MN

    I worked at APi Group full-time

    Pros

    Good 401k, employee stock, and health benefits. Nice new office environment. Many company-sponsored social events. The company seems very stable, growing, and probably isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Growth is mainly through acquisition. Multiple employee stock splits have occurred in recent years, so if you've been with the company for decades, you'll make out well when it comes time to retire. CEO is very approachable, and seems to be doing a good job of seeing the company through what would be difficult economic times. The company also rewards military service by taking those discharged from the military and working with them to find a position within the company, often with a management track (read Con related to this below).

    Cons

    There was a major shakeup of the IT department when new executive management came onboard. Unsure if the shakeup was the result of this management change, or due to the nervousness of the managers underneath the executive. Executive directives tended to be vague, and rarely ever could be met to satisfaction. The end result is that those working under him the the corporate hierarchy ended up either stressing out, burning out, or were forced into demotion. Departmental churn has significantly increased since. From those I know still working at the company, it's been described as a revolving door.

    Although I greatly appreciate the reward that the company offers our military men and women by working to place them within the company, it also harms the morale of your "civilian" staff. Many employees see efforts to place those with military experience in promoted positions as a message of "Non-military need not apply". Therefore, if you're a "civilian", good luck seeing any sort of career advancement. Far too many times I had seen unqualified individuals hired from outside the company while hard-working, loyal, qualified individuals within the company get passed over for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most quality, hard-working. professional candidates won't stand for a high-stress environment. This is especially true when compensation and opportunity for advancement remains stagnant throughout a person's tenure at your company. Hard work and loyalty rarely seem to be recognized and rewarded. Expect to continue paying higher HR costs due to churn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work If You Are A West Point Graduate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brighton, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brighton, MN

    I worked at APi Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid company with a long history of growth. Good retirement package with their 401k plan and Employee Stock Ownership plan. They will always be around. The ideal employee is one who wants to work 40 hours, keep their head down, get 24 paychecks a year and retire.

    Cons

    No career growth for a younger person who wants to move up the ladder. However, if you are a West Point graduate you will get promoted within this company. This fact makes it disheartening to talented employees that are go getters and want to improve themselves and the company. The owner is a West Point grad.
    Very cliquish atmosphere. If you are not one of the 'cool kids' you are quickly alienated and ignored.
    Also, management makes very knee jerk reatctions which can and have had very bad results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing and will continue to lose young talented employees due to your West Point and clique atmosphere. You are known as the 'farm team' to other companies.
    Take more time to make bigger decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed the building, but its an environment that is constantly changing .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New Brighton, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in New Brighton, MN

    I worked at APi Group

    Pros

    -Small Leadership footprint, fairly flat organization
    -Good Benefits
    -lots of Employee Events
    -Fairly flexible and relaxed work environment
    -Great Building

    Cons

    -Management likes to make lots of changes, often
    -Not a lot of room to advance
    -IT Hardware is old and outdated which makes it more challenging to support
    -very reactionary environment
    -very cliquish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make fewer changes, be clearer in what you want instead of making us guess,

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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