Rochester Armored Car

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This Company is a joke.

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Current Employee - Jack-of-All-Trades
Current Employee - Jack-of-All-Trades

I have been working at Rochester Armored Car

Pros

The work itself is not complicated and can be very enjoyable depending on who you are working with for the day. The job is fairly easy to learn and also isn't too terribly demanding. Matching 401k is decent.

Cons

Everything else! Management has a serious lack of communication. The armored trucks are often running on their last leg before being worked on, and even then the bare minimum is done. One truck we were driving had the seat belt come unbolted....it stayed like that for over a week even after management was notified. Lots of empty promises from management. If you are told you will be getting a raise expect to wait at least another six months before actually getting it...with no backpay. Lots of heavy lifting and yet the company offers no health insurance benefits, also no sick pay. Even though we work usually 45 to 50 hours a week no overtime is ever given. Favoritism is huge within this company...one guy repeatedly comes in late and at least once did not shown up without calling in. He is in no danger of being fired since he is a drinking buddy of the local manager. Too many negative things to list about this company. I talked to an Industrial & Organized Psychologist about the company and told him about all the things that go on. He told me that a company like this should be avoided at all costs. This was a definite "F" grade company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offer some health benefits. We put our backs on the line everyday to get work done, the least you could do is offer a little insurance. Also, learn how to communicate properly.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    I'm extremely grateful for the job opportunity that Rochester Armored Car provided me after retiring from the Service.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rochester Armored Car full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed working in a small team with very little involvement from management,

    Cons

    High turnover rate due to minimal/low wages, don't expect allot of growth within the company, and there little to no benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The commissioning process needs to be addressed; it takes way too long. There was no training program for new employee's; recommend a one day in house course outlining the duties and responsibilities of a armored crew member. Additionally, there should also be an employee handbook that has examples of the companies policies/examples of all the forms that are filled out on a daily basis.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    just don't

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Armed Guard
    Former Employee - Armed Guard

    I worked at Rochester Armored Car full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They offer a lot more than 40 hrs a week. They pay for some certifications like CPR and Conceal and Carry. It is an experience to drive an armored vehicle. A few ex-mil co workers.

    Cons

    Vehicles at our shop were definitely not up to code. About a third of the trucks lacked air conditioning (its not fun being cooped up in for 12 hrs in 100+ degrees while wearing the thick uniform). They do not do a good job screening for qualified candidates, a lot of want to be tough guys, alcoholics, and strange folk. There is no over time or any compensation for the extra hrs you put in. It is 2 guys to a truck, I think the standard is supposed to be 3.

    My experience may differ from others though, my advice is steer clear. Find another source of work or look into other companies like Brinks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix vehicles and pay attention to the type of people you hire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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