Apollo International
2.4 of 5 16 reviews
www.apollointernational.com Boston, MA 500 to 999 Employees

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Richard T. Ryer

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31% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    interesting

    Security Officer/Receptionist (Former Employee)
    Lexington, MA

    ProsI learned a lot of good things, met great people

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Security Guard (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsIt's an very easy job.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Seen Promise but found out otherwise

    Shift Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Cornwall, NY

    ProsBenefits are good. Loved my co workers.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to care and know the people that work for you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    can't complain

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Consclients demands are sometimes unreasonable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Security Officer (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

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

    Constoo 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 Senior ManagementEmployee 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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    It was an experienced I never encounter with other security companies

    Security Officer (Former Employee)
    Newark, NJ

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

    Consthe Manager did not know how to manage

    Advice to Senior ManagementBackground check your manager

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work site, but "at-will" employment serves as a reason to always be wary.

    Security Officer (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsConvenient location, highest paying site in the area by far, very professional and fun environment, site employees are very pleasant, paid meal breaks.

    ConsNot a great benefits package, blindsided 1/3 of staff with layoffs due to restructured contract just after the holidays, shift hours can be difficult to get used to, standing posts can be taxing on the body

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Apollo and You

    Security (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros1. 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

    Cons1. 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 Senior ManagementManagement? 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not Employee Centric

    Security Guard (Current Employee)
    Billerica, MA

    ProsGood availability to move among the many client sites that they have. Choice of any three shifts that they operate.

    ConsDon't expect HR to help you. You are on your own when it concern anything that they are involved in. They distribute absolutely minimum amount of information. God forbid if you have a question. Good luck in getting any answers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more responsive to your employee's needs. You have too many account managers who are unresponsive because they are overwhelmed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The grass isn't greener on the other side!

    Security Guard (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWhen you interview they are great and you will probably be hired on the spot. Unfortunately, you will not be assigned to the location you were hired for, nor will they attempt to give you a full time shift.

    ConsThey are full of crap and despite the great interview you think you had they will throw you in a pool and call you only when the have a need of guards for detail locations. at best you will get about 3 days of work out of them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring people and dont have work for them. You need to review your site supervisor or site manager at the hospital because he doesn't like to work with women a lot of women you hired are without assignments.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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