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  1. Good job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at IPC International full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting people, working eight hour shifts with little to no overtime.

    Cons

    Walking for 8 hours continueously outdoors in All types of weather. Management rarely does what they say. Tells you one thing and does another.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say.


  2. In the beginning of my employment with IPC I loved the company, but my last few years have been negatively challenging.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer
    Current Employee - Security Officer

    I have been working at IPC International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was afforded a unique opportunity to be of service, on many different levels, to the community and the public in general. I also enjoy working with such a economically, socially, and professionally diverse group of people. I also enjoy my role in relation to the various groups of Public Safety, i.e., Police, Medical and Fire and Rescue Departments.

    Cons

    I found it very difficult to be treated as though I am just another body used to build their bottom line. I feel that the work environment is very cliquish and promotions, pay raises, schedule request, and any favorable benefits are not awarded based on merit. Loyalty and respect are commanded, but not given.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long hard and close look at those that you place into authoritarian positions. Try beginning with professional work ethics, integrity, and character as opposed to friendship, looks, and butt kissing.


  3. More worried about bottom line than providing quality Service.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at IPC International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company was great at the beginning. Really got bad in the last 5 years. It was all about profit, profit, profit.

    Cons

    Company will no longer be in business as of January 2014. Many clients that were loyal to IPC are now on the fence as to staying with Universal Protection Services or not. Forced Directors to manage additional accounts. Unfortunately, several of the executives who had this "profit only" mentality are now on board with UPS, so the mentality will not change. Director's meeting were always based on how to increase the profit margin, not once was any discussion held on incentives for Directors yet Regionals and above received commission based on how their group performed.


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  5. Good training, but no upward movement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Safety Officer in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Public Safety Officer in Flint, MI

    I have been working at IPC International full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training and flexibility with the schedule. Professionalism is good.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to advance, pay is lower than similar companies in the same location.

    Advice to Management

    Create more advancement opportunities, perhaps education incentives, or advanced training rewards.


  6. Best Foot in the Door job in the Law Enforcement Industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Security Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at IPC International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of training, great management, professional environment

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up guys, you're awesome


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    Terrible Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Oak Brook Mall Branch, IL
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Oak Brook Mall Branch, IL

    I have been working at IPC International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I'd give you pros but I can't think of any.

    Cons

    Took away sick days, took away awesome insurance for bad insurance that doesn't cover anything. Field management spy's on employees, write ups for petty things that a verbal talking to would cover. Zero communication between management and employees. Pay raises are few and far between, didn't have a employee review in two years. Property company froze our pay because they went into bankruptcy didn't get raises during that duration and then when we did it was 18 cents. Increased starting pay to 10.45 an hour but didn't increase pay for people who had been there longer. Get stuck doing work that is not apart of my job description.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employee's decent wages for the amount garbage you make us do.


  8. Very Blahh

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IPC International part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ok amuont of hours ok scheduals, interesting people to work with. Not to stressful a job

    Cons

    Wont give anyone full time hours but supervisors and Director. Time Off and avalibility requests are ignored right out

    Advice to Management

    Stop being cheap and give more people full time hours


  9. Beware!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Safety Officer in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Public Safety Officer in Louisville, KY

    I worked at IPC International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice environment, plenty of opportunity to help others.

    Cons

    Delusional and psychotic supervisors, you will lose your job without notice. Four of us lost our jobs all at once due to the onset of a new co. IPC had advanced notice and told no one until the last second.

    Advice to Management

    Try try please try to find some morals and ethics.


  10. a great place to get fired from

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IPC International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good friends, great training availability, full or part time availability, director attempts to schedule based on your personal needs

    Cons

    pay is poor compared to risk. more security gurds killed at work than police officers, concierge makes more per hour than security guard with NONE OF THE JOB RISKS OR RESPONSIBILITIES

    Advice to Management

    stop throwing your people under the bus, pay more


  11. It's at the bottom end of security jobs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at IPC International full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job is easy and the pay isn't terrible, the atmosphere is professional if overly stuffy at times.

    Cons

    The work is boring, the hope of advancement is next to none, the hope of getting time off is non-existent, the atmosphere is tense and stressful even though the stakes are mostly low.



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