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Updated December 26, 2017
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  1. "Handler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay, good people. Big company. Easy to work for.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Good job!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good foot in the door, but I wouldn't stay."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good for more job experience.

    Cons

    Lack of compensation for excess work.
    Lower than average pay.
    Your a pawn on the board not a person.

    Advice to Management

    Be more personable, communicate better.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "K9 Handler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Point, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Point, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AMK9 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, Training facilities are good as long as they are contracted from outside sources. even though our certification was put on hold due to the company not paying the training facility in a timely mannor.

    Cons

    Late pay, poor logistics, poor middle management, lack of appropriate care for animals. lack of concern for ethical legal or best practices. very inefficient company.

    Advice to Management

    avoid nepotism.


  4. "All"

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    Current Employee - Withheld
    Current Employee - Withheld
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AMK9 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    All though not the highest paying company, they do attempt to keep regular work for everyone and does take their employees into consideration.

    Cons

    Work in the states pay level is lower than most and overseas is on par with most companies although they do not offer overseas benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Overall good job!


  5. "fine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMK9 full-time

    Pros

    you get a steady paycheck

    Cons

    good luck using your vacation days


  6. "K-9 bomb detection specialist and Private Security Guard (Armed)"

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    Current Employee - K-9 Bomb Detection Specialist and Private Security Guard (Armed) in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - K-9 Bomb Detection Specialist and Private Security Guard (Armed) in Kabul (Afghanistan)

    I have been working at AMK9 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Share some of the best work at AMK9

    Cons

    Share some of the downsides of working at AMK9


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Family environment gone!"

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    Current Employee - Canine Handler in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Current Employee - Canine Handler in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AMK9 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, paid at home once all testing is all completed, Good dogs.

    Cons

    Since being bought by Constellis communication has taking a noise dive.
    Payroll don't answer calls, HR don't answer calls or emails.
    Turn over rate started rising, No advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to being about the dogs and the handlers! Now it seems to be nothing but profit and dog are nothing but property which wasn't the case before the buy out. Communication use to be amazing. If I called Payroll not only did they know my name they knew my dogs name and fixed my issue within 48 hours.
    Getting ANYONE from Constellis on the phone is a nightmare and you get exhausted trying to fix whatever issues you have

  8. "canine Handler"

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    Former Employee - Explosive Detection K9 Handler in Bagrām (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Explosive Detection K9 Handler in Bagrām (Afghanistan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amk9 is among in the best EDD Company in the world,with good training skill of Dog training to be professional k9 handler.

    Cons

    Amk9,is good in terms of salary payment,accommodation,transportation,training skill,equal job opportunity,discipline,their administration is also good.

    Advice to Management

    Amk9,what they should do is to keep on to be the best leading k9 in the world without segregation as they are now doing .


  9. "Know what you're getting into"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baghdad (Iraq)

    I worked at AMK9 (More than a year)

    Pros

    For most people, working as an overseas contractor will pay better than anything comparable in the US. If you're looking to make some money, there are certainly worse ways to do it. The compensation is general sufficient to offset the lack of benefits.

    Cons

    Be prepared to be a cog in the wheel. As with most contracting companies, the bottom line is what matters most. And while compensation, at least for overseas employees, can be good, the recruitment can play it up nicer than the reality, so it pays to read the fine print.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, communicate, communicate. And learn to strike a better balance between hewing to the bottom line and paying attention to employee concerns and needs. Happy employees are more productive employees, and a stable workforce reduces company costs over the long run.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth your time and experience."

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    Former Employee - Patrol/Explosives K9 Handler in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Former Employee - Patrol/Explosives K9 Handler in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It's a tax free pay check as long as you stay out of the U.S. for 330 days of the tax year.

    Cons

    So many "cons". Treatment of dogs is at the top of my list, if the dogs are not assigned they are "forgotten" and given the least amount of care. So many dogs I've seen were emaciated, and neglected. You will sleep in a tent, and won't have much privacy. They also don't provide internet access. We actually paid out of pocket for our own.

    Advice to Management

    If I could tell management anything it would be "You are no longer in the military!!! And you were probably never Drill Instructors or very good at your jobs. Learn some people skills, and quit trying to relive your military career.


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