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Pay is higher than other companies but comes at a price. 

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Current Employee - Security Officer  in  Lisle, IL
Current Employee - Security Officer in Lisle, IL

I have been working at Andrews International

Pros

Fellow guards are great to work around. Never had problems with the staff other than management. 

The pay rate is higher than most sites in the area.

Uniforms and dry cleaning provided by the company

Cons

Promotions are based on the buddy system. Hard working employees constantly passed up for promotions or better posts. If you're lazy or incompetent, expect to go far in the company.   

HR is non existent. There's no one in the company to complain to about working conditions. Everything is swept under the rug. We have been "forbidden" by our project manager to talk to other employees about the problems on site. 

Scheduling is used as a tool to "get back" at employees that management doesn't like.  The practice of bullying, backstabbing and singling out employees runs rampant here. 

The environment is beyond hostile. You are almost afraid to come in to work. The threat of losing your job (over a minor mistake) is present everyday. 

Benefits are not even worth the effort to enroll. Health, dental and vision cover absolutely zero.

No constituency to scheduling. Getting flipped from one shift to another is commonplace.

There is very little communication between the supervisors and guards. You often find out post orders and policy changes through word of mouth.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Being a former police officer doesn't mean you have excellent management skills. Street skills don't translate to the corporate environment. Stop treating everyone as a suspect.

Listen to complaints.  It's pretty bad when a whole site staff loathes their supervisors and project manager. 

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Andrews International

  1.  

    A good company to work for in terms of position growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Andrews International

    Pros

    Good benefits after 6 month probational period. Ensure that employees may be given a different site if there are difficulties or discrepancies at a current location. Offers overtime consistently.

    Cons

    Probably better security equipment for protection and enforcement. in terms of the Atlantic mall site, they often treat workers like robots and often require mandatory overtime. We have a life too.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience for anyone pursuing a career in Security, Law Enforcement or Government work..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Andrews International

    Pros

    Good leadership
    Professional work environment
    Strong sense of teamwork
    Fulfilling and noble job

    Cons

    Somewhat low pay for amount of work done by officers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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