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Just another dead end company that is driven only by the bottom line and nothing more

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Former Employee - Armored Service Tech in Springfield, VA
Former Employee - Armored Service Tech in Springfield, VA

I worked at Loomis full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Met great drivers/guards/vault personnel who are now personal friends.

Cons

Where to begin...seriously. Everything else up at the Springfield, VA branch was just downright awful in every aspect! The management is the worst problem. They all have huge egos, and have no experience as far as pertaining to your job, which leads to a ton of aggrivation for you. The management makes absolutly no effort to communicate with you on key issues pertaining to your job, and lack common sense/courtesy skills to work with you. There is zero appreciation for the employees in general, especially to the ones who actually work hard and do a good job. To management, the way they "reward" the hard workers who try to bring the routes back earlier is to add even more work to their routes. The management also can truly care less about your safety. They constantly take shortcuts that jepordize your safety even more than it already is! Sending out people to dangerous areas without guards when necessary, and now sending out some routes with only one person! We never had Christmas gatherings/parties at all, never any bonuses, and half of the years I was there, not even a pay raise. The jumpers get paid the same as the drivers, which is a complete joke. You start out driving, but when you handle a ton more responsibility and start risking your life by jumping out of the truck, you don't get any raise. The trucks given to you for the routes are all old, disgusting, and are held together by tape & glue pretty much. Considering they are a company that truly rely on their trucks to be in good operating condition to do the necessary work, they hardly make their condition a priority. The trucks have terrible smells, multiple leaks, malfunctioning and missing parts, etc. You don't get paid OT over 40 hours because of a stupid trucking loophole. Routes are definitely very long and exhaust most of the workers. Company will do anything and everything possible to fatten up the bottom line, which is all the company and the Springfield, VA branch care about.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

First thing would be for all of management to spend time doing the tech's job so they truly understand your job so that would prevent a lot of issues. Another would be to appreciate the good employees you have, because there is absolutly none of that, which leads to the never-ending huge turnover rate. Finally, to do the right thing and pay your route workers more money and over time, along with treating them fairly.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    No life, no college, complete dead end. Only work here if you are comfortable earning too little to live a life

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    Current Employee - Driver/Guard in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Driver/Guard in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Loomis

    Pros

    Its an easy job, you get to sit on your rear end all day. The people you work with are generally semi-professional, former military and law enforcement. Otherwise, no other pro's.

    Cons

    Forced overtime is constant, working late hours to finish a route. Constant heat from management for working too much overtime, when they cannot effectively communicate between each other to resolve customer issues and scheduling problems. Constant change in schedule makes any sort of college difficult, if not impossible. Thankless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your communication between management, and reign in the routes. There has been much improvement over the years, but much still needs to be done. STOP PLACING THE BOTTOM LINE OVER YOUR EMPLOYEES SCHEDULES. Too much time away from family for too little pay. Never, ever should you tell an employee NOT to take their breaks. That is illegal.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just keep looking elsewhere...

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    Current Employee - Driver/Guard in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Driver/Guard in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Loomis

    Pros

    You do get to work with some cool guy that share common interests. You also aren't stuck behind a desk like the brainless incompetent nimrods are back at the shop.

    Cons

    Oh my oh my where do I begin...

    First and foremost, management. Management is probably the largest problem at this branch. I don't know what it's like at other branches but the management here is incomprehendably horrible! Every level of management, from the ATM manager, the route/scheduling manager, loss prevention manager, so on and so forth, all the way up to the GM, nobody has a clue whats going on. Anytime you ask for time off, be prepared to give a REALLY good explanation as to why you need time off. Even then he tries to make you feel bad for asking anything. And when they tell you "family comes first", they're just blowing smoke up your (you know what). They couldn't care less about the employee's family or feelings for that matter. Keep in mind all managers here have egos bigger than the world itself. The GM himself thinks all employees are lower than dirt and makes it well known. This company is VERY top heavy. Way too many managers and all of them don't know what's going on.
    Another big problem are their stupid PDAs. Half the managers don't know how to use them or fix them. And they're constantly breaking or not working. Our job revolves around these things and the fact that they buy unreliable equipment and don't maintain them makes the job miserable and frustrating. The trucks are constantly in need of work. The mechanics definition of a repair involves bailing wire and tape. Not exactly safe...
    Pay is not great either. For a job where (lets be honest here) the threat of being robbed or killed or both is constantly increasing, getting paid anywhere from 10.50 - 13.00 and hour, on top of the working conditions, do not really make this a very desirable job. Let me be clear, the job WAS actually fun and enjoyable BEFORE Loomis bought out the company I worked for before. Now they have turned the whole job into and aggravating chore.

    This place is demoralizing and a complete joke (actually no one here finds it funny). They are constantly making new policies that have no real use in the real world, and sometimes put their own employees at more risk. They actually hinder our abilities to effectively do our jobs. If you love horrible work environments and bad management then this is the place for you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As others have said, spend just one week in the driver seat or hopping out of the back to really understand what we go through. If management did this they might understand the job a bit more and wouldn't establish dangerous and time consuming policies that hurt everyone involved. Employees just might actually come to work with a decent attitude if you treat them right too.

    Doesn't Recommend
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