Apollo International

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Apollo International Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    All things considered not so bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Apollo International full-time

    Pros

    The job is not that hard. The manager we have at this point and time is really a good guy. If you need a day off, give the manager advanced notice and you get it. If you compare to oter companies the pay may not be good but at least they are not tyring to pay you $8.25 an hr

    Cons

    You get no sick days. The health plan is to expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is to slow to replace a supervisor. It should not take months to fill the position.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Do not Value Employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Boston, MA

    I worked at Apollo International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay can be great if you are hired at the right location. Promotions can occur often because of the amount of people who quit

    Cons

    Turnover is huge. Do not value you or your time, or respect you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees don't push them out the door

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    was very interesting !!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Yonkers, NY

    I have been working at Apollo International (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not to many to brag about!

    Cons

    don't use people they have to move them up !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and advance with the people who have been there !

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's a very easy job. but management is very unorganized.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Apollo International part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's an very easy job.

    Cons

    Very Unorganized. They are terrible with scheduling when you first get hired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Seen Promise but found out otherwise

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Cornwall, NY
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Cornwall, NY

    I worked at Apollo International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Loved my co workers.

    Cons

    Management is something to be desired. Im not sure when coming to other contracts. But management does not take care of their employees.......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to care and know the people that work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer/Receptionist in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Security Officer/Receptionist in Lexington, MA

    I worked at Apollo International part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot of good things, met great people

    Cons

    hard to work with the managers, ep. when scheduling is an issue

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    can't complain

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

    I have been working at Apollo International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    location, co-workers are cool and hr are accessible when needed

    Cons

    clients demands are sometimes unreasonable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    An okay company for students to work at, hire many part-time employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Apollo International part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work if you're looking for part-time positions and somewhat flexible with school schedules

    Cons

    too much turn-overs and always trying to cut off over-time hours and frequently get calls to see if booked off shifts can be covered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee of the month has to be graded on the basis of various activities and performances such as how the employee is dressed up, late arrival or not, etc. and all these have to be graded carefully to select the best employee of the month

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    Apollo and You

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Security in New York, NY

    I worked at Apollo International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Easy "work"
    2. Mindless "work"
    3. You get paid slightly above industry - but it's so low anyways it doesn't matter
    4. Your biggest challenge is getting to your site on time
    5. It's a job (definitely not a career)
    6. If you have no place to go other than McDonald's, this is a slight improvement
    7. If you had a career before but suffered job loss, you can actually feel better about yourself knowing how much worse your co-workers who made this their living and think it's great.
    8. Higher management? What's that? Haven't seen any in years
    9. Client employees may actually feel bad for you and treat you well because if you're working for Apollo, they know your career sucks and appreciate it's not them
    10. When you leave for the day, you don't bring it home, the job is that simple - no heavy lifting physically or mentally

    Cons

    1. Pay - Don't expect to live off this with a family, it's not really intended to anyways (students and retirees is great).
    2. Benefits - I'm sure McDonald's is worse, but they did get an Obamacare exemption, this company probably doesn't have that kind of clout, so employees are screwed.
    3. Time Off - Simple, if you don't have vacation time, you don't get paid. No sick time, no personal time, nothing, really the bottom of the barrel here.
    4. Raises? Not here, maybe if you were low balled when you first got hired you can get ten cents, but other than that, nothing. You might even get a review to say there's no money to insult you further.
    5. As far as "security" goes, you should really find a lawyer and try to go on disability, because this field is horrendous. The pay in most cases doesn't justify actually going to "work" when you figure in the costs.
    6. Understand your place in the company - a mindless drone.
    7. Co-workers/Management, be careful, even if something is clearly wrong and/or illegal, the client and the contract will be preserved over you at all costs. Unless you have concrete evidence in your hand of wrongdoing, you need to keep your mouth shut - pretty much everywhere nowadays.
    8. There is no career path, they tell you there is but it's a lie. The new model now is doing away with low/mid level account managers altogether in favor of lower paid "site supervisors". Only the real idiots in this field forever think the title is worth anything, then again, this field does not attract the "best & brightest" - if you have a pulse, and they have a need, you're in!
    9. Realizing that while you're here you continue to go nowhere in a horrible economy with no real opportunity of getting out. No? If I was an employer and saw "security" on a resume, it would go straight into the trash unless I saw it was while the candidate was in college. No, unless you have an incredible special skill set, "security" work is a reminder how screwed you are.
    10. If you read this far, and are looking for work, do yourself a favor and not only steer clear of this company, but the field in general (minus aforementioned students/retirees). This is a dead end for you, go learn a trade that can't be outsourced or phased out with technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management? Since when do they listen to employees?

    However, remember that you're only benefiting from the worst economy since The Depression. If, however unlikely the economy improves, don't be surprised when employees leave en masse with no notice and you're stuck with what could be argued as being a human being confused with having some grey-matter in their head.

    If not, remember that none of us trust you or feel loyal to your company, you represent the worst in a company while having no virtues whatsoever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It was an experienced I never encounter with other security companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Apollo International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I got the pleasure to work with the people at m site

    Cons

    the Manager did not know how to manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Background check your manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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