Pinkerton Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
14 Reviews
3.2
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    I love my job at Pinkerton

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pinkerton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovative culture creates inspiration, creativity and passion. Challenging and rewarding. I am proud to be a Pinkerton and I live by our values of Integrity, Vigilance and Excellence.

    Cons

    Not really a "con" per se but the company is not for everyone. If you are not one with a "roll up your sleeves" attitude, a career with Pinkerton may not be for you. We never sleep. :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! Hiring best in class employees and encouraging global communication and excellence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst company in the security industry.

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    Former Employee - Agent/Personal Protection Officer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Agent/Personal Protection Officer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Pinkerton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None that I have experienced.

    Cons

    Deceptive hiring, fraudulent management, no employee support, retaliatory falsification of complaints and evidence, no future with company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over and hire new management in the Dallas region.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company but uncertain future

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Pinkerton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company has great reach globally with talented people working with clients.
    Great heart and cooperation amongst the Pinkertons when I was there.
    Very entrepreneurial in spirit; giving a lot of latitude for personally driven business initiatives

    Cons

    The management seems driven by short-sightedness in their approach to business model (revenue growth, client acquisition, practice definition just to name some)

    The chief/cook/bottlewasher role that employees take on is hard for on-the-ground folks because there is no help to alleviate this problem!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think you need to look at longer range goals of what you really offer and the niche that best suits you instead of throw-it-against-the-wall-to-see-if-it-sticks!

    Treat employees with more consideration and compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pinkerton is my family.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pinkerton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I very much consider my coworkers at Pinkerton my family. I have never worked in an organization where we will bend over backwards for each other, in all circumstances.

    Cons

    Salary reviews more often would be nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    160 years and going

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Pinkerton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pinkerton has been a great employer, I have been with the company for over 5 years, and have seen some changes but the overall spirit and since of pride that comes from earning the title of a Pinkerton still holds true. the company is full of advancement opportunities, and the sky is truly the limit for individuals with ambition, and creativity.

    Cons

    As with any corporation, there are challenges and issues that are faced by all large corporate entities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new direction and approach are working great, we in the field are excited to see what is in store for the future

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Leadership not leading

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pinkerton full-time

    Pros

    good mission, good work, issued phone

    Cons

    Based performance reviews on rumers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not listen to rumers

  8.  

    Great learning position!

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Coordinator  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Coordinator in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Pinkerton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff and managers were friendly and supportive

    Cons

    a little old school and some of the practices were antiquated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be the leaders in technology and service

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    not very good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pinkerton full-time

    Pros

    nothing, very poor management system

    Cons

    less growth,
    poor management
    provide irrelevant training
    employees are okay
    less facilities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Unparalleled unprofessionalism

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pinkerton as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very courteous at the beginning

    Cons

    Don't value you as a human being
    Extremely rude with vendors
    DON'T PAY VENDORS FOR THEIR WORK
    DON'T HOLD THEIR PART OF THE INITIAL AGREEMENT BUT EXPECT VENDORS TO HOLD THEIR PART
    Ignore their duty to pay vendors once they receive what they need

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please learn to be professional
    You cant ignore payment once the service is provided to you, legal action will be taken against you
    Address grievances, instead of ignoring reported grievances.
    If you are rude to people, people will also be rude to you.
    UPHOLD YOUR PART OF THE AGREEMENT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The company has decent clientele, but provided limited learning opportunities, has a comfortable environment to work

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    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Pinkerton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work life balance, approachable management, vast scope of operation

    Cons

    Limited learning opportunities, leaders with limited exposure, very "yes boss" driven culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more firm in terms of deliverable to clients and the pay scale is poor!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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