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Loomis Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
57 Reviews

1.4
57 Reviews
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Jarl Dahlfors
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Quality training at branch level (in 2 reviews)

  • After just two years if working while I was finishing my degree I got the opportunity to advance within the company at decent pay (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • There is little to no communication (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours; dangerous - life threatening (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    US Headquarters Full of Mediocrity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Decent location in the Houston and you will get some exposure to financial services. Also there is potential to move up the corporate latter due to their high turnover.

    Cons

    High turnover, mediocre benefits and a backstabbing culture of distrust that will plague your psyche eventually. Many of the management moved up through the company have not worked elsewhere and do not have management experience or the perspective of how to do things right (or different).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read a book on management, understand empathy and learn how to manage employee performance better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Entry level company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vault Teller  in  Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Vault Teller in Pensacola, FL

    Pros

    Pay, medical insurance, paid vacations, sick days, and great co-workers. The jobs are easy to learn, and can be a challenge.

    Cons

    Hours were very long and tedious. You are expected to keep up with work flow and make deadlines without enough employees to do the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to your employees and don't play favorites when distributing work load, vacation times, and work schedule. Encourage job advancement and recognition for working over and beyond whats expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vault Teller  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Vault Teller in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Great hours
    Good For single person

    Cons

    Horrible Management
    Horrible Human Resource Director at Miami branch
    Time off policies
    Horrible Training
    No Room for Advancement
    Slave labor
    Work environment is not beneficial to health of employees
    Employee designated areas are unacceptable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your employees like crap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A decent place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cms  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cms in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    They were flexible with my hours needing to be changed due to other commitments. They did provide good training in order to do your job properly.

    Cons

    Hours were not always ideal, almost never got out at schedule "out" time. Some managers would make you feel guilty for not staying beyond your shift to help assist with processing. There was little to no room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great entry level company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Armored Service Tech  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Armored Service Tech in Albuquerque, NM

    Pros

    plenty of hours, little or no experience required. The jobs to be performed are simple and easy to learn. This makes it great for college students, veterans, those looking to find jobs without a lot of experience.

    Cons

    hours are very long. Really long. At times I was averaging close to 50 hours a week. Pay is not on par for what you would expect in this industry. You are required to carry a weapon, and potentially risk your life in the event of a robbery, so the pay could be higher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase pay, to help recruit and retain quality individuals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overworked

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver/Guard
    Former Employee - Driver/Guard

    Pros

    POTC paid for by company
    Ability to learn skills such as atm replenishment

    Cons

    They won't pay UI when they are required to including illegal separations.
    Overworked, you're bound to work 60-70 hour weeks no problem.
    Dog eat dog environment with worker hostility prevalent.
    No gun when you're an driver.
    Management never listens.
    Vehicles are junk and are rarely repaired, even after multiple VCR's are completed and submitted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wouldn't bother, they don't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    “Just another company in the Customer-Servitude Industry ”

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Plenty of room to get promoted up to and limited to middle management, because of high turn over not because of company growth.
    Company gossip which is bountiful is very entertaining.
    Observing horrible managers is great at teaching a person "what not to do."

    Cons

    This company is happy being sub standard and has not set its sights on fixing anything guards or divers face.

    With that said expect low pay, high risk, muddy benefits, a company that creates problems in stead of fixing them, long long long work hours while being denied overtime due to DOT-Laws being abused, and enjoy wearing the ugliest uniforms in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase our pay and leave us alone we do the real work not you. You just get in the way of good guards and techs by creating substantively overwhelming rules no one could ever follow and still get everything done in an eight hour day, with all the darn stops you guys give us. You'r just using substantive procedures as a way of hiding your bulling and negligent behaviors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brutally Unbearable

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

    Pros

    If you like antiquated styled businesses set up on fear and power mongering Loomis is the place for you!

    Cons

    Loomis is Pandora's box of brutally unbearable business practices. Join at your own demise to see.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increasing the pay is just the tip of the ice burg.

    You so called leaders have a lot of work to do to change the image that you'r workers have of you.

    We your drivers and guards are likely the top destroyers of you'r brand and company. We enjoy telling customers and possible applicants how bad of a company you run. We take pleasure in see people turn tail and run from you who are competent, influential, and well invested, and hope it cost you thousands.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Armored Service Tech/Driver
    Former Employee - Armored Service Tech/Driver

    Pros

    Its a job to tie you over.

    Cons

    Risking your life for close to minimum wage. The more you do the more they expect. Apparently they used to need three team members on a route now you can do it on your own. No chance to move up. Always short of people. You get the same low pay servicing an ATM as a driver gets. Someone can phone and make a false claim about your driving and you have no say in it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the people that are making you money they are not robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the place to be in fact a completely despicable company

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

    Pros

    A few pay checks that you most certainly can get anywhere else
    A few good men
    Certain places we go to give us free food and beverages
    Certain places we go to have a plethora of attractive and handsome people to look at

    Cons

    Pay
    Abrasively vindictive management from bottom to top
    Risk
    Training
    Scheduling
    Old equipment
    No radios
    Unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When was the last time you did your job?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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