Per Mar Security Services

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Per Mar Security Services Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
25 Reviews
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    Security Officer

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Per Mar Security Services

    Pros

    Lots of hours, more than minimum wage

    Cons

    Driving distance to a site varies often, schedule changes often, often pushes you to work as many hours as possible (i.e. 50+ hours a week)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show respect to your reliable employees

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    Per Mar was a good company to work for, try hard to be a family orientated business.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Per Mar Security Services

    Pros

    Per Mar promotes from within. I started at a part time officer and became a supervisor in a relatively short time.

    Cons

    Some middle managers require a person to forget family and devote all time to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your middle management by asking questions from entry level officers and supervisors. You may be surprised by the answers you get.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Per Mar offers a good benefit package

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    Former Employee - Electronic Security in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Electronic Security in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Per Mar Security Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a good place to work and learn about the electronic security industry.

    Cons

    Some of the expectations put on service and install timelines are poor due to the lack of proper staffing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To attract more qualified personnel increase technician pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The worst supervisor I have ever seen

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    Former Employee - Physical Security Officer in Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - Physical Security Officer in Eau Claire, WI

    I worked at Per Mar Security Services part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The jobs were easier than you could ever imagine. Probably the easiest paycheck you will ever get. The coworkers are usually pretty dense but nice enough, cause they understand how boring the job is also.

    Cons

    The supervisor at my location was one of the densest people I have ever met. It took him a half hour per person to hand out a uniform because he couldn't handle more than one person at a time (really how hard is it to pick a size and have the person try it on?). He called me about 4-5 time in my first two weeks working here because he had scheduled the exact same person for a position he couldn't work because of classes. They also wanted me to work full-time hours because they were struggling to get all the positions filled but they hired me on as a part time worker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new supervisor who can do something as simple as handing out uniforms or making a schedule. Also, when you hire someone part time, don't expect and demand that they work full time, especially when they are in school. Don't screw over your employees, treat them with respect and you wouldn't have the crazy high turnover rate that you do right now.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    WORST JOB I EVER HAD!!!

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    Current Employee - Security Officer
    Current Employee - Security Officer

    I have been working at Per Mar Security Services (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting a paycheck with very little physical labor.

    Cons

    The pay, management, advancement opportunities, type of people hired (are you breathin'?-you're hired), etc. The experience I had left me with one last way to describe the company-NO INTEGRITY!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who do their job, stop allowing harassment, listen to your employees, raise the pay for your hourly employees (I RECEIVED NO RAISE FOR 3 YRS) & stop keeping all profits for corporate!!! Honor the core values you claim!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I great local company with lots of opportunity!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA

    I have been working at Per Mar Security Services full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a locally owned company with lots of opportunities to advance. Par mar does a lot for the communities they operate in; charities, events, youth sports and disasters. You get to work with a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Per Mar is not a free ride, you need to be timely, pay attention and be respectful and professional at all times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It's a good part time job.

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    Former Employee - Event Staff in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Event Staff in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Per Mar Security Services part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great events, meet new people.

    Cons

    Long hour standing, sometimes you have to deal with intoxicated people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have event staff switch positions in big events after awhile.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Profession and well respected firm

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    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Per Mar Security Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive working environment, uniforms provided, outstanding initial training. Management personnel
    are without a doubt the friendliest I have ever experienced. Being a smaller security firm, officers are
    treated as individuals and not just numbers. Competitive wages and opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Application process satisfactory, however online test requirement stresses more psychological
    questions and answers than actual job related questioning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outstanding company to work for, however would like to see on-line security related courses that
    could be taken for advancement. And also do away with mailed pay stubs and go to online e-pay
    information. All pay stubs would be saved and printed from any computer. Same with W2 & W4.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't ever work here

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Per Mar Security Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are not many pros to working at permar other than a little supervision.And some benefits but thats about it.

    Cons

    Doing other peoples jobs,making you do things you have no experience in doing,fixing jobs and getting told your taking to long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe if where busy you should get of your ass and help out

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

    Don't waste your time!

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Fond du Lac, WI

    I worked at Per Mar Security Services full-time

    Pros

    Most of the co-workers are pretty decent people to work with. Other than that, I got nothing.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? I could really go on and on and on but I guess my best advice would be: Don't go there! Don't waste your time! Stay away! Not worth all that they put you through mentally and emotionally!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why are you asking for advice to management? They don't take advice. You can't offer suggestions or advice to them or you won't be there long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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