Devcon® Security Systems

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Devcon® Security Systems Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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  1. Sr. Manager Customer Care

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Devcon® Security Systems full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There were a lot of great opportunities to make a difference in people's live. Not only the people that were our customers, but for our employees. There were some great people to work with and work for.

    Cons

    As with many jobs and in many companies there are political challenges that can make things tough. Sometimes it felt like we were working against each other.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and collaborate. There are so many good ideas by so many good people within your organization. People want the opportunity to contribute on many levels.


  2. Good company with awesome employees!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Devcon® Security Systems

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment, fun co-workers, great benefits, and Professionalism

    Cons

    Not enough communication, stability in daily routines, or job position

    Advice to Management

    More communication and stable daily routines


  3. Great teams

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collections in Lindon, UT
    Former Employee - Collections in Lindon, UT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The supervisors and teams were great at this call center! There was always a positive environment to work in and always someone there to help you with your work and your personal development in the workplace.

    Cons

    The rules were always changing from the higher-ups, which was irritating because it was never consistent or explained. The other issue was that the accounts we were handling weren't always set up in the most honest manner. Once getting familiar with the company, I suspected much dishonesty within the company.


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  5. I did not like working for this company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Plymouth, MI

    I worked at Devcon® Security Systems full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Getting paid was the only thing that I liked, and it wasn't very often.

    Cons

    Working for Devcon knocking on residential doors.

    Advice to Management

    Close the business


  6. Just a paycheck, no growth opporrtunities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outreach Representative in Lindon, UT
    Former Employee - Outreach Representative in Lindon, UT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were great, lounge area for employees

    Cons

    No room for growth, management does not know what they want to acomplish


  7. Not loyal to their employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI

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

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

    Pros

    I made decent money, because I was willing to work hard, I personally like the pay structure and the freedom of the job, however most were unable to cut it and it was like a revolving door.

    Cons

    Was the top salesman and got let go a week before they closed to branch, in order to save the company money on severance.


  8. Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Devcon® Security Systems

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make money

    Cons

    On the fly training, a lot of figuring things out on your own. Cut throat sales mentality.


  9. Great company with positive management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Home & Small Business Security Systems Sales in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Home & Small Business Security Systems Sales in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Devcon® Security Systems full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Management actually worked with and developed employees. Compensation was twice what ADT offered. Marketing spent budget to get representatives at the right community events for good leads. Healthy sales-oriented environment.

    Cons

    Company made a good effort to become a "national" security company. Market dominated by ADT, however. Devcon had to go back a "regional" Florida-based company. Couldn't compete with national gorilla.

    Advice to Management

    Keep management team and positive employee approach.


  10. Grossly mismanaged organization with little regard for employees

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Devcon® Security Systems full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Devcon Security and Pinnacle Security were geared up to treat customers well but that never materialized so its good that they were acquired by ADT. They all treat customers the same...poorly.

    Cons

    Devcon Security and Pinnacle Security merged, but they called it a partnership...the merger was poorly handled and there were too many executives with disparate information all trying to be heard. There were 3 CEOs in as many weeks...and other industry leaders who were lured in to 'talk' quickly saw how bad it was and never looked back.

    Advice to Management

    Share information with your management staff. Be visible around the offices. Don't let uneducated 20-21 year olds loose out on the street to sell your services...they are less than honest with potential new customers. Teach the street sales teams to NOT make out with underage girls in homes they are trying to sell services to; teach them to NOT make overt passes at underage girls in front of the mother, to whom they are attempting to make a sale; tell them to NOT urinate in a potential customer's bathroom trash can because they said 'no' to buying service.


  11. wORK HISTORY

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Devcon® Security Systems full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    LOTS OF FREE TIME AND BENEFITS WERE GREAT

    Cons

    BAD UPPER LEVEL MANAGEMENT NEVER COULD FOCUS ON WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO. ONE MONTH WAS GROWTH THE NEXT WAS TO HAVE FEWER NEW ACCTS BUT GOOD ONES. BAD COMMUNICATION I GUESS

    Advice to Management

    SHOULD HAVE SPENT MONEY WISER.



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