CPI Security Systems Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Amazing Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at CPI Security Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management that cares, employees that want to be at work, good product to sell with a company that stands behind its product. Company takes care of its employees as shown by a long list of 10+years employees. Good benefits, fair pay.

    Cons

    Work schedules (weekends), commission structure.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to tenured employees and locations outside of Charlotte.

  2. Outside sales residential

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

    I have been working at CPI Security Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for with and a great team to support your efforts.

    Cons

    Mostly all self generated sales.

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. Not a rewarding place to work, at least working in the call center.

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

    I have been working at CPI Security Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Training, decent benefits, good management for the most part.

    Cons

    Micro managing, work / life balance is poor, and pay is below what it should be for the work that is expected.

    Advice to Management

    I understand the company is going through some growing pains, but it needs to get back to its roots, and embrace the customer service that got the company where it is today, sales seems to be the company's only priority Pay your good employees, with higher pay, you can require a more skilled workforce, turnover will be reduced.

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  5. Great experience, receptive and involved leadership

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

    I have been working at CPI Security Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun work atmosphere, beautiful campus, excellent colleagues, a truly wonderful place to work!

    Cons

    there are no cons to working here. CPI is growing fast, so there are challenges yo our work environment but we're it together.

    Advice to Management

    never lose your culture!!!

  6. Awesome company with GREAT culture!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at CPI Security Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The CEO and company focus a lot on employees which has lead to great tenure. They also participate in a lot of charitable events and spend time giving back to local communities which was important to me when selecting a company to work for.

    Cons

    The company is in the middle of a growth spurt and trying to make changes to accomodate all employees while at the same time keeping the overall goal in mind of expansion. This will come with some growing pains but they have done a great job of doing thier best to check in with employees and try to make as many people happy as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Creating a new tiered system so more tenured employees recieve reviews, raises, and advancement opportunities first but also ensuring that all employees do get the opportunity to have a review and chance for a raise.

  7. Wonderful people with GREAT culture!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Future Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Future Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at CPI Security Systems (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everybody at the company are great people. Everyone is pulling in the same direction and are wanting to grow the company and provide the best products and services. The CEO takes care of his employees and wants everyone to succeed. The CEO is also very smart and knows how to run a sales and service organization. The company has great facilities and leading technologies. The company is growing and will more than double in the next few years. Great place to start or to move to, to grow your career and future.

    Cons

    I am racking my brain. At this point I believe that the below with negative remarks are from the people who did not fit in with the culture at CPI. They have a great culture of what I would call people like me. If you do not want to work your butt off, help grow an organization, work with a team, then I think this would not be the place for you. Every company is going to have their challenges, you just need to keep your eye on the target and have the passion to grow and move forward. It is easy to be negative. It is your choice to be positive. Your call.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for the best sales and sales management candidates to grow the organization. Continue to look for the best service associates to take care of your clients.

  8. Helpful (2)

    great product, horrible leadership

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

    I worked at CPI Security Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    quality product and service. some excellent hard workers there

    Cons

    family run business, intimidation runs supreme.

    Advice to Management

    Hire up. Hire people that know what they are doing and get out of the way.

  9. Helpful (5)

    Immoral and Unethical Leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Leader in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Leader in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at CPI Security Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The bottom line is this company would be excellent if all of the senior leadership was removed including the owner. The products, services and employees are top notch.

    Cons

    Senior leadership not only puts their toes on the moral and ethical line but they jump over it daily. This is due to the direction and orders of the CEO. I know this first hand as I was part of this team and asked to do things that kept me up at night.

    Advice to Management

    Read a few books on leadership, calibrate your moral compass and remember that 400+ good people work for you. They look up to you to guide them in their career path.

    CPI Security Systems Response

    Oct 6, 2014Recruiting Manager

    We take pride in doing the right thing for our customers, employees and our community. CPI Security and it's CEO have an impeccable reputation for doing just that for the last 32+ years. CPI has won ... More

  10. Excellent company and product

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Solutions Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Business Solutions Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at CPI Security Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company, great product, good comission structure

    Cons

    straight comission, one call sales expected

  11. Great Learning opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Securiy Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Securiy Consultant in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at CPI Security Systems full-time

    Pros

    This a great opportunity to learn the in's and out's of in home sales. Once you figure it out a pretty decent income can be earned.

    Cons

    Be prepared to knock on a lot of doors

    Advice to Management

    Although there are a lot of great benefits, the lack of respect for your sales teams work life balance is very evident

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