Apollo International

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A temporary gig that turned permanent, and I kind of wish it hadn't.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at Apollo International

Pros

- At a management level, everyone got along very well in the local office.
- Senior managers are very intelligent and charismatic.
- Managers' pay was adequate.
- Middle managers given latitude to follow their own initiative.

Cons

- At guard level, expect dull work, low pay, and indifferent supervisors.
- Throughout the company, an extremely cynical worldview.
- No performance review, zero feedback, which limits future employablilty elsewhere.
- "Profit sharing" in the form of 401(k) matching never materialized.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Performance reviews, performance reviews, performance reviews. At all levels, we need feedback to grow. Tighten the heirarchy, formalize processes, and match retirement contributions when you say you're going to. Make the marketing match the reality.

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    A great place to start in the industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Apollo International

    Pros

    -great pay and benefits in the industry.
    -smaller company, more of a personable feel. Senior management would stop by and check in.
    -client site where i was stationed gave extra benefits to make the job definitely worthwhile.
    -great and professional co-workers.
    -issues were addressed fairly and in a timely fashion with my local manager.

    Cons

    -if you are interested in a M-F 9-5 job, working for Apollo or any security company is not for you.
    -Doom and Gloom as many clients are looking towards bigger companies resulting in loss of contracts.
    -area management seemed incompetent, created issues where there should not have been any issues at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a look at your area managers and make sure they are getting their job done.
    do whatever it takes to get more business.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Apollo Security and your time.

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

    I have been working at Apollo International

    Pros

    Only the money is good. Management cares little for any workers problems. If for any reason you need to call out due to an emergancy, it would be wise to start looking for another job becasue they may replace you all together. The company doesn't have many sites to send people to besides temporary places that have no access to restrooms or water. They are not flexible at all. If you are interested in something temporary that pays $10.00 an hour, apollo would be recommended. If you are looking for something permanant, apollo will not be the people for you to work for.

    Cons

    Management is very incompetant. They are always forgetfull and always have an excuse for something. You run the risk of getting removed or your hours cut if you complain about something ligitamet. If you for any reason are sick, your job will be at risk. You are never given up dates on anything and they fail to contact you if anything changes with your shift. They have many payroll problems and you are always told that they are in the process of fixing it, though they never do. You are always promised a raise that you will never get. The make sure you know that you are easily replaicable. Management has little respect for the workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Insteed of pouncing around insulting the workers they should instead treat them as if they were actually needed. Management is very unprofessional and very rude. They should fix the payroll problems and make good on their promises. Last but not least, they should learn to work with the employees instead of pushing them around.

    Doesn't Recommend
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