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Ann Arbor, MI
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Unknown / Non-Applicable

Working at Pinkerton

Pinkerton traces its roots to 1850 when Allan Pinkerton founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. Today, Pinkerton offers organizations a range of corporate risk management services from security consulting and investigations to executive protection, employment screening ... Read more

Mission: To protect and create value for our clients' personnel and property by providing superior, intelligence-driven global risk management services.

In pursuing this Mission, Pinkerton strives to set the definitive standards of quality and value ... Read more

Pinkerton – Why Work For Us?

On behalf of our entire organization, I’d like to invite you to join the Pinkerton family.

Every Pinkerton is part of a truly special workforce and a noble profession. The spirit and strength of the Pinkerton organization comes directly from our people. Every employee demonstrates a strong commitment to uphold our core values: Integrity, Vigilance and Excellence, in everything we do.

These values are rooted in the work ethic instilled by our founder, Allan Pinkerton, when he established Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency in 1850. A barrel maker by trade, he believed in a "roll-up-your-sleeves" attitude that included hard work, humility, respect, empathy toward others, leading by example, and maintaining a "never-give-up" spirit.

Our motto, “We Never Sleep,” has been with us since the beginning and is a constant reminder of why it means something special to be a Pinkerton. We prove our motto is not just words by honoring our great tradition and driving continued success. It signifies who we are and how we apply ourselves towards the good of the organization, clients, industry and each other. 

Personally, I feel honored and privileged to be a Pinkerton every single day. It is my hope that you, too, shall share this same sense of pride and commitment.


Jack Zahran | President


Alt TextPinkerton is the industry’s leading provider of risk management services and solutions for organizations throughout the world. We have over 160 years experience managing risks that could potentially harm your business or enterprise. From private detective work, to corporate risk consulting, Pinkerton prides itself on offering services to keep your company safe.


Pinkerton offers national and global organizations a vast selection of reliable risk management services and solutions, including: 

  • Global Screening
  • Security Risk Management
  • Investigations
  • Protective Security
  • Response Services
  • Intelligence Services


Pinkerton traces its roots to 1850 when Allan Pinkerton founded Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. Throughout its rich history, Pinkerton created the forerunner to the U.S. Secret Service, hired America's first woman detective, and has remained the industry leader in developing innovative security and risk management solutions for national and international corporations. 

With employees and offices around the world, Pinkerton has the resources to provide reliable and scalable protection for clients and their assets around the globe.

We Seek the Best and the Brightest Candidates

In order to uphold our 160+ year reputation of accuracy and reliability, Pinkerton welcomes only the smartest and most talented people in the security industry to join our team of corporate risk management and security experts.

We seek people who share our values, have an innate sense of integrity and truly enjoy helping others. If you consider yourself a leader in the security field, we invite you to explore Pinkerton’s available positions.

Our Values

Our values represent the spirit and strength of our organization. They help shape our behavior and create measurable expectations for clients, employees and stakeholders. Our key values, Integrity, Vigilance, and Excellence can be summarized by our corporate code: We Never Sleep.


The overriding principles of our firm are honesty, consistency and ethical conduct. To uphold our reputation for reliability and accuracy, Pinkerton places utmost importance on integrity. It has allowed us to sustain our commitment to service, standards and fairness throughout our 160+ year history. 


Unparalleled protection requires the tenacity to continually see, hear, evaluate and analyze…over and over. The vigilance instilled in the Pinkerton culture means that our agents, analysts and consultants offer clients a level of attentiveness and alertness that – we believe – cannot be equaled by anyone.


It’s crucial to get the job done and get it done right. This is how we earn the privilege of retaining our long-term client relationships. 

Employee Testimonials

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Even though “family” isn’t one of our core values, it definitely should be. Pinkerton strives to promote a familial bond between colleagues be it through company-wide announcements from the President that inevitably lead to someone chanting “Pinkerton! Pinkerton!” to something as simple as receiving a signed card on your birthday (sometimes it’s the little things)! Honestly, I love my job. It’s the best I’ve ever had, hands down-I don’t dread coming into work every day, and I look forward to seeing my coworkers. I know how my work fits into the bigger picture and helps us grow as a company. It truly is a great place to work, and I’m incredibly proud to be a Pinkerton.
July 21, 2016

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Supervisor is always available. Actually took her door OFF her cubicle to be MORE accessible to her employees. There is always someone available to help you if you have a question, or are struggling with something. I think management, and especially my supervisor in verifications is doing a GREAT job. We are always very busy, and I know my manager is always at her desk working right alongside us, before we get there and usually still there when we are leaving. I love my job and love working for Pinkerton.
April 21, 2016

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Great place to work in an exciting and growing industry. Pinkerton has a lot to offer clients with services that are timely to the what is happening in the world. The work is challenging and rewarding. There are a lot of interesting people and there is always something new to learn each and every day.
March 14, 2016

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I am very happy with Pinkerton because Pinkerton has awarded a challenging career with great working atmosphere. Managers, colleagues are very supportive, good environment; timely salary and everyone in Pinkerton support each other. Company organizes different activities on various events and also provides various benefits. Pinkerton is a good organisation to work and give career an energy boost. I love my job and I love Pinkerton.
February 28, 2016

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    I have been working at Pinkerton part-time (Less than a year)


    Pinkerton has Great Supportive Management in my area with Good assignments, no micro management and they work with your schedule excellent part time work.


    I have been with Pinkerton less than one year and I have no Negative experiences or challenges to make mention or note. Definitely more Pros!

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    Keep up the good work.

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Pinkerton (Downers Grove, IL).


    I applied in September of 2016. I was contacted by a Talent Acquisition Specialist and conducted a brief interview over the phone. I was then contacted by an HR person from the HQ in Ann Arbor, MI, and conducted an over the phone interview. After that, I was invited to have an in person interview, where I was interviewed by a Director, a Department Head, and an Office Manager. 2 of these individuals were in Maryland, so it was a Skype/office interview. Then I was offered the position about a week later by email. The process overall took about 2 months. Also, there was background check, employment verification, and drug screening which all had to be passed.

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    • They asked how my past job experiences would help me in the position I was applying for.   1 Answer
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