DGA Security Systems Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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  1. Great stable company.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Online Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DGA Security Systems part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment Well established brand High-profile clients CEO is caring towards employees, stops in to say hello and knows your wife's name

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth since turnover is so low outside of sales roles. A lot of career employees Sales roles are highly competitive and demanding

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees grow when they are seeking new challenges.


  2. Vault-Attendant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vault Attendant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vault Attendant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DGA Security Systems part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    • You get to deal with a lot of important business people and have the opportunity to learn about what helped them to be successful, as long as they allow you to. • Pretty simple job, primarily a customer service position. • Paid weekly.

    Cons

    • Somewhat understaffed, so working more than part-time is usual. • Can at times undergo a high volume of people entering the vault, can be stressful. • Not very much room to advance from this position, unless you plan on staying there for years.


  3. technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very good place good work/life balance

    Cons

    sometimes management could be not very fair


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Nice Facility, Good People, Management is too "Old School"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DGA Security Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Nice Office Facilities, Almost everyone is a great person. Opportunities to make a good living (speaking from Sales perspective) but you have to put in the time to create connections and partners. Summer Fridays are nice. Get out at 1:30pm. Good Work/Life balance.

    Cons

    No room for career advancement. All of upper management has been there for 20 years+ and isn't going anywhere. Very stuck in the ways of the past. A bit of modernization would go a long way. A lot of unnecessary meetings and the Owner/President treats his adult employees like his grandchildren. That can be both bad and good....

    Advice to Management

    Create more managerial positions. Less micromanagement. Sales people should not always feel like their jobs are in jeopardy.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Dysfunctional at best

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Former Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    health benefits is good, some of the people are very nice.

    Cons

    payment for amount of work doesn't equal. personal issue distract professional side of things. unable to change with the times.

    Advice to Management

    listen more to opinions of employees as they are the ones that see the real side of everyone and things going on in company.


  7. Security Consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Sales people are a good group and good benefits

    Cons

    Management is completely dysfunctional. No one actually tells the CEO what they are thinking because they will be fired. What you apply for and what you are told you are going to do are not remotely close to the same.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a consultant that will discuss the job with your entire staff.


  8. Inviting work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work / life balance - No micromanagement - Nice office - Friendly staff - Free breakfast once a week

    Cons

    - Strict dress code - Not the most convenient location

    Advice to Management

    The owner enforces an old fashioned dress code. There is a need to update for today's times business owners in the area are not turned off if your shirt not blue or white.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Inventory Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great medical and dental benefits. Time flies by because of the amount of work. i get out of work at 4pm with weekends off and 9 paid holidays.

    Cons

    The job description you apply for is only 20% of what you will be doing. Your also a Maintenance manager, mailroom clerk, mail delivery service, laundry sorter, key maker, fire sign maker, tool box creation, installer are like wining children; so know that 1 portion of your job is actually babysitting and anything else asked of you. The company is not willing to make changes. They are set in their ways. Stockroom is a mess due to over ordering or ordering items that are never used but never returned either. Full stockroom is about 40% wasted space. Company also uses it as a closet for multiple people/departments. They are not willing to pay the amount for the actual job your doing.

    Advice to Management

    Use the stockroom for what its for


  10. Helpful (2)

    Good company that cares about its employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DGA Security Systems full-time

    Pros

    Stable, good benefits, reasonable hours, good managers, generally pleasant coworkers.

    Cons

    At times, inefficient workflow/decision process due to the higher-ups having to approve every little detail:"bureaucratic red tape". Also, it's a fairly conservative company.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Mediocre at best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DGA Security Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay is OK, average hours.

    Cons

    Upper management can be hit or miss, some are very approachable, others won't give you the time of day. Extremely meticulous paperwork (don't miss a period). Strict dress code. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play so much of the politic game, work on welcoming people into the DGA "family" better, most of all: realize this is a job for most of us and not a complete way of life.



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