Vector Security Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
17 Reviews

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  1.  

    My experience at Vector has been awesome and continues to be.

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

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

    Pros

    This is the only job I've had where I have been given the opportunity to grow, meet the CEO in person, and work with a diverse group of amazing coworkers and people. My suggestions are taken seriously and implemented. My accomplishments and hard work is recognized and rewarded. Vector really cares about its employees and customers in their consistent improvements on both fronts. I really enjoy my job and the people I work with everyday.

    Cons

    My only con in this job is that it takes 10 years of employment before we get to have three weeks of paid vacation time. For the past seven years I've only had two weeks. Other companies in similar industries offer four weeks right off the bat. I have worked hard to become a supervisor and have less vacation time than some of my employees who have been here 10 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider the paid time off program you have as it's compared to other companies current programs. It can be a real deal breaker for potential and current employees. Especially if they find a similar job in the industry that does offer more paid vacation or better vacation scales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Staff  in  Gainesville, VA
    Current Employee - Accounting Staff in Gainesville, VA

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

    Pros

    My colleagues and the work environment is very welcoming

    Cons

    I did not get a chance to advance in my career and fully reach my potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pay is not very competitive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A lot is expected for very little.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA

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

    Pros

    Your peers are very nice and helpful. The company tries hard to boost morale through food-based incentives (to make up for a lack of monetary compensation).

    Cons

    The management does not inspire confidence and blame is often shifted. There is little personal accountability with little room for growth. Tenure is rewarded even if your performance does not merit it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Once Great, Now Decaying Company Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vector Security full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Strong loyal workers. Decent benefits. Unlimited potential with good leadership. Opportunity to develop long-lasting professional relationships. Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Weak or ill prepared management. Increasing focus on spreadsheets and counting beans while declining focus on customers and employee. Push employees to point of breaking or even becoming ill without much concern for them. Upper management is deaf. Desire to have a national corporate image is more important than actually strong, efficient productivity. Rampant cronyism prevents the right people from getting into the right positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to look up from your spreadsheets long enough to notice the culture that has been created. Remind yourselves on a daily basis that the two most important things in your day are your customers and your employees. Deliver hat the customer wants at the highest level while promoting a harmonious work environment with trust and leadership and you will be amazed at the positive results you will see when you look back down at your spreadsheets. Be sure to to give your employees the tools that they need and the respect that they deserve and they will follow you through the tough times just as loyally as they do through the good times. Advance people that have earned it based on merit and flush the cronyism out as best you can. You can ascend back out of the mediocrity you have fallen into if you can provide actual leadership and serve your employees. Lastly, take a moment to read the company mission statement and decide that these are not just words.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good for the Average NOT for All

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

    I have been working at Vector Security full-time

    Pros

    Can make money out of the gate.
    Good for self starter.

    Cons

    Long hours
    Little training
    Low on compensation
    Not what I would call a fair place to work if raising a family
    Be careful about the commissions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the performers not just the mangment and make it a team atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    A++ Company

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

    I have been working at Vector Security

    Pros

    Forward thinking company, Great leadership

    Cons

    No cons come to mind, great company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great people to work with but work is few and far between and they have no organization

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

    I have been working at Vector Security full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1) Great people to work with

    2) Staff is friendly, Some managers will go out of their way to help you.

    Cons

    1) No real organization
    2) Work is few and far between
    3) Some managers just don't care and play favorites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Get some organization to coordinate the people working for you in order to not make things difficult for them.

    2) Keep those people working and not have them waiting around for months for an assignment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    not so good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Managerg  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Managerg in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Vector Security full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    some of the staff were very nice sales team tried to overcome the pitfalls

    Cons

    don't have a direction of commpany

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vector Security for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Paid on time usually.
    Free paperwork and signs.
    Nice logo.

    Cons

    They do not care about the customers. All about the money. Upper management speaks to you like you're an idiot that knows nothing. Serious favoritism for bigger dealers. Again all about the money and power trips with big undeserved titles. Promotes deceptive practices if if makes the vp of dealer program more money because it's all about the money. Customers are treated like idiots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new vp of dealer program that cares about the dealers (even the smaller ones) and the customers.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Employees were wonderful, management not so much

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Vector Security full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The friendly environment and casual fridays

    Cons

    The lack of communication between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Determine a solution to something first and then explain it to the employees, not just wait until they run into the problem and have to come ask what to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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