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Private company with giant corporation company culture

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Former Employee - Manager
Former Employee - Manager

I worked at Dunbar Armored full-time

Pros

• Extremely dedicated and concerned mid-level management
• Eliminate mistakes, make budget and there should be job longevity
• Ability to run your own branch, provided you perform well
• You get to develop and build the team around you but salaries are basically set so you recruit based on your budget
o There can be some great, dedicated and genuine employees with tenure to work with
 It’s a shame that more cannot be done to honor them and pay them what they deserve

Cons

• Executive management is singularly focused on profit
o Accidents, injuries, and robberies should be prevented to reduce unnecessary expense, not necessarily for safety reasons first and foremost
 This attitude results in a lack of investment and passion regarding safety and security with only verbal enforcement and insignificant training to reduce incidents
 For a security company, there is very little security training for employees and management
• There is not enough pay for hourly employees in every position so it is hard to attract and retain qualified talent
o For all that is asked of management, and they ask lot, salaries are the lowest in the industry and despite what you are told or how well you perform, you will likely get between 2.5 and 3% in annual increases
• Be prepared for serious dedication to your work, including 24-hour availability for security reasons
• There can be extreme micro-management, especially if you are under budget with an inability to communicate with executive management without detailing every part of the conversation to your direct report and above

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in employees to improve the ineffective and the seemingly counterproductive work culture

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

67 Other Employee Reviews for Dunbar Armored (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    It's ok.

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    Former Employee - Guard  in  Dundalk, MD
    Former Employee - Guard in Dundalk, MD

    I worked at Dunbar Armored part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some concerned Management with willingness to help
    Decent pay on SOME sites
    Welcomes new-comers with lirrle to no experience

    Cons

    Unprofessional management and employees
    Low pay for a distanced site ( If I am going to travel 30 miles out of my way AND pay for parking, 9.00 isn't exactly...the Best)
    Lack of involvement from management
    Disrespectful, dramatic, unfocused employees.
    Lack of consideration for Guards in so many aspects
    High turn-over rate
    More loss of contracts than gained

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more professional, driven and consistent individuals. Be more strict on the uniform appearance, be mindful of who you consider to represent your company! I believe that a company is not only successful because of their customers but the team of people that they hire!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    simple job- though dangerous

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    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Dunbar Armored part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling- as long as it's given in advance
    Annual review for potential pay raise
    Easy to learn job

    Cons

    High turnover rate
    The condition of the trucks (not sure if it's the mechanic not getting funds or just being lazy)
    No real room for growth
    Pay isn't horrible- but doesn't compensate for the risk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The manager is nice and I think he's doing the best he can with what he's got.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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