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23 Reviews
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23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Do what you say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    More worried about bottom line than providing quality Service.

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

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good training, but no upward movement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best Foot in the Door job in the Law Enforcement Industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Lots of training, great management, professional environment

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up guys, you're awesome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Terrible Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very Blahh

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

    I have been working at IPC International part-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop being cheap and give more people full time hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Beware!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Try try please try to find some morals and ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    a great place to get fired from

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    stop throwing your people under the bus, pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great location, could use some improvements!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corte Madera, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corte Madera, CA

    I have been working at IPC International as an intern

    Pros

    Descent hours and shifts. Good Site Director.

    Cons

    We can't get any info from the Assistant Director, who only works two days per week (No D.A.R.). Curious how one is an assistant director, when they can't do there actual full time job?????? Our benefits are being cut down, so that only full time staff get any thing. No vacation, or sick time, which for allot of us, is a major reason for having these jobs....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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