Rams Specialized Security

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Updated May 6, 2015
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Jo Ann Gish
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  1. A JOB is what you make it - NONE being perfect. So I personally strive to MAKE it a better place to work....

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Rams Specialized Security

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay - good, especially for this region and is always on time. Perks - vacation and holiday hours that accrue each payday, health insurance (or) 401K provided. Supervisor typically fair in decision making that affects one/all Security Officers. Training - progressive with excellent instructors. Co-workers - mostly good apples. Vehicles provided - get the job done. Uniforms/equipment - satisfactory.

    Cons

    Management could do MUCH better seeking feedback from employees, especially on decisions that severely affect them. Case in point is the health insurance plan that management purchased - is only for employee - family option not provided. Supervisors spread thin with different geographic contract locations to monitor - plus some contracts expanding by 15-20 percent on managers that are already overloaded. Decisions made by management usually appear overnight with no warning or lead time for employees to prepare, think about, or discuss beforehand.

    Advice to Management

    Employees in the trenches have good ideas to help company thrive but management must want feedback and value (even reward it!) when received. Require all managers to watch the TV series, "Undercover Boss" to learn how to be a better manager and interact more compassionately with those they supervise. Young/inexperienced managers need to be mentored. Again, listening to employee feedback can help them immensely.


  2. Serious

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    Former Employee - Operator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Operator in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Rams Specialized Security full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Level of Training and the owners commitment to putting the best product forward 401K was a Cadillac Plan I miss it.

    Cons

    Horrible outdated uniforms. There was to much good ole boy system.

    Advice to Management

    You should put more stock in your opinion, then one of a supervisor. Get out and talk to your people 1 on1 you would really hear what's going on.


  3. It works if you are realistic about your expectations.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Rams Specialized Security

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Additude is everything. If you are negative and focus on it, you will hate it here and won't last. Conversely, you can maintain a good additude, shrug off the small stuff, and be here for years making a very decent wage for the actual amount of work required.

    Cons

    It's 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You are at the bottom of the hill and you know what "rolls down hill," right?

    Advice to Management

    I know benefits are expensive, but having the decent wages in addition to REAL benefits would make this a pretty viable career choice for some folks.



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