BrickHouse Security

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BrickHouse Security Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
10 Reviews
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BrickHouse Security Founder and CEO Todd Morris
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An abundance of opportunity, challenges and satisfaction in a crowded, fast-paced environment.

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

    I worked at BrickHouse Security full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Forward-thinking executive team is quickly building a top-notch surveillance electronics company.
    CEO is motivated, business-savvy and sensitive to all employees needs and suggestions.
    Staff is dedicated and inspired to do their best.
    The products are technologically cutting-edge and fun use, test and develop.
    Opportunity for personal growth is limitless and management will recognize achievements.

    Cons

    The office is simply too small and hampers work and speed.
    The office has a high background noise and makes concentration and office phoning difficult.
    There is no human resources department which makes personnel matters difficult.
    Company location makes commuting awful, and expensive, for everyone.
    The stock room is a closet and there's no place to put samples.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep building the systems necessary to run the company.
    Build the R&D department, start an Engineering department.
    Take the company to the next level and get a 75K sq ft building on Long Island or NNJ.
    Build an HR department and make personnel a one-stop shop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A chance for growth, but very limited growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at BrickHouse Security full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with; you get to work along side other departments as well as the CEO. No time bullying, you get to work from home when you need to and take off days without a problem. Technologically savvy and up-to-date on software.

    Cons

    Very small office, noisy and cluttered; poor culture; very messy environment in a crowded part of town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The office culture is weak and needs to be improved, there is too much micro management on certain projects and unrealistic deadlines that have no reason to be so eminent. Time should be set aside for research and development of idea. A lot of edundant work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    steadily growing company, a lot of room to grow for employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Department  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Department in New York, NY

    I have been working at BrickHouse Security full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fast paced, dynamic environment, full of of positive energy, highly tech -savvy, immediate adaptation to new technology. Great executive team who set the goals on long term, sustainable growth of the company and take a firm ground on short term stability and benefits of the employees. Friendly working environment.

    Cons

    Sometime the company experiences growing pain, such as tight office space. etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    looking into bigger office space

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place, great people, great first job!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BrickHouse Security

    Pros

    This is a great place to start your career. Since its not the biggest office, they have you doing a lot of things, which can really build your skill set.

    Cons

    For the amount of work you put in, the pay can be a little higher. It kind of makes an employe feel under valued for the amount of work that is given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bump up pay in some departments. And its kind of annoying how if felt like you played favorites with certin departments.

  6.  

    Dynamic Client - Constantly Growing & Improving

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accountant in New York, NY

    I have been working at BrickHouse Security as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A> Client is open to suggestions

    B> Adopts Cost Effective solutions

    C> Trains in house staff to increase their skills

    D> Flexibility of work schedule

    E> Runs a good business & also runs it as a tight ship

    Cons

    Lack of detailed testing due to a busy employee work load leads to some time being spent on correcting errors, which creep in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize simulations & analyze error rates + types before adopting new procedures & systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I watched it grow from a start-up, up to becoming a successful small/medium sized company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at BrickHouse Security full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Comfortable work environment. Management for the most part listens to constructive criticism, opinions, and grievances are dealt with in a timely manner. Great metrics system. Very transparent about performance. Commission was very fair, if you performed, you got paid. And by performed here I mean bringing in the sales. Closers.

    Cons

    My only issue was salary. Getting paid what you felt you deserved was a chore. Lot of promises, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since the metrics system was transparent, those performance metrics needed to better translated into base-pay raises - this is obviously beyond commissions. The employees needed a better understanding on how to grow within the company. And also more care needed to go into the choosing of directors in various departments. There were some extremely poor hires made in my time that remained there for way longer than they deserved to be in that position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place, Hard Work, Room To Grow

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

    I have been working at BrickHouse Security full-time

    Pros

    The company invests in its good employees. If you're dedicated, driven, coachable and not full or drama, they'll do their best to invest into you. Generally, they care about having a healthy work environment, and do their best to remove people who are dramatic, volatile and otherwise ruffle feathers.

    The companies CEO is very hands on, and pays attention to his business and employees. Certainly an open door policy, as he likes it when people come to him with ideas and innovation.

    Decent benefits, reliable work, clean office environment, convenient location.

    Cons

    The company doesn't really bode well for the creative spirit. They're open to ideas, but within a narrow scope, and generally avoid having too abstract a person within their office. This whitewashed office, (not racially white washed) means it can be very soul sucking and lifeless. I don't really get the sense that anyone really wants to be here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity is key, even in personalities. Take risks, that you can handle. Create a culture of innovation, and accept that it means you'll have abstract, different people, who may even be volatile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at Brickhouse Security was a great learning experience.

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

    I worked at BrickHouse Security full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment to learn about E-commerce and overseas trading. Lax on dress code. but dress to impress or look like everyone else. Functions like a start up. Can be disorganized but creates opportunities for individuals to make improvements and impact.

    Cons

    CEO controls everything. Sometimes hard to get ideas out. But understandable. He has no time to waste and just wants to do the right thing for the company. Employees are mixed up between work and play. Can't get serious when they need to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build loyalty with employees so its not "just another job".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Experience

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

    I have been working at BrickHouse Security full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Team Oriented & Friendly work culture. Executives(CEO/COO/CFO/VP/Managers) are very approachable. They treat their subordinates as their mentors rather than employees. There is a lot of flexibility in your schedule.

    Cons

    The company has grown tremendously over the past couple of years and is challenged with getting the team to adapt to operating as a much larger business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing great work.. Thank You

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a good experience for an intern

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

    I have been working at BrickHouse Security full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fast growing environment that will ensure growth if you perform well

    Cons

    internal politics is very strong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of products need to be thoroughly screened before they appear on the product shelf .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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