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Apollo International Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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Pros
  • I personally think this is a great job (in 3 reviews)

  • Great Pay and co-workers were easy to get along with (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Little room for advancement (raises included), even after years of employment/experience (in 3 reviews)

  • Poor communication, extremely high turn over rate (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a company that motivates employees simply by expressing genuine care, trust and appreciation for the team at all levels in the company. The turnover is non-existent at the office and management level. This culture has spread throughout the company and earned us the status as a great place to work by the organization that ranks fortune magazines best workplaces.

    Cons

    We are growing so fast that many times we struggle to get all the operational pieces in place in a timely manner - this can create some stress amongst the troops. However, since the whole team is aligned with the mission, people come together to get it done.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose your way as you continue to grow.


  2. "Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for overtime.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. Limited opportunities for growth.

  3. "Officer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay and co-workers were easy to get along with

    Cons

    There really are not a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your subordinates suggestions.


  4. "Security Guard"

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    Current Employee - Security Guard
    Current Employee - Security Guard

    Pros

    Flexible with scheduling guarantee work

    Cons

    Difficult to change sites/location some employees are extremely unprofessional


  5. "Best Large Security Company I've Worked For"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Lead
    Former Employee - Shift Lead
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional, reasonable and responsive upper management. Better than average pay and benefits with opportunities to increase wages through longevity (if Union) and promotions to positions with greater responsibility. However, predominant pros and cons are determined by client/site assignments.

    Cons

    Understaffed, underfunded and undeveloped HR/Recruiting Departments exacerbate turnover issues. Exceptional officers underperform and quit when overworked to meet client demands and make up for unreliable officer's performance.

    Few to no Mid-West and West clients/sites make staying with the company impossible should you move.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management
    Invest in HR.
    -Something inherently bad cannot be improved.
    Reassess your priorities and make them consistently clear to clients and your security staff.


  6. "Ughh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good-ish pay
    Good hours
    Not much good came out of working here

    Cons

    Long hours
    Boss screamed at me when i asked for a day off
    Apparently you're not allowed to request days off (nobody told me that)
    Unorganized
    No communication
    Early early shifts with no negotiation

    Advice to Management

    I applied for this job in July and received the job a week later but didn't actually start working until September first. I kept asking questions and nobody answered them so I was left in the dark. I asked for one day off and was literally screamed at. "You're lucky I'm already nice enough to work around your school schedule, you're not allowed to take days off here" all around just made me less enthusiastic to work here


  7. "Apollo"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Apollo International (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and available hours for security gig.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement and no appreciation from management

  8. "Security Officer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo International part-time

    Pros

    Diverse employees.
    Easily reachable Managers and Supervisors.

    Cons

    Low starting pay rates due to contracts.
    Transfers for some.


  9. "Eagan, MN location"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great pay for an entry level position
    -Lots of time to study.
    -Lots of Over Time available
    *I personally think this is a great job. It can be boring and time consuming and there are some very long days on occasion (12-16 hours) but there is also a strong core group of people here that work together and help each other so that we don't all get burned out.
    I am glad to be working here and hope that we continue to grow.

    Cons

    -Lots of Overtime
    -High Turn Over Rate (They don't do the best at vetting new ppl so there's a lot of turnover)
    -Uniform Suit is uncomfortable (I bought my own black suit that looked similar. no one has complained.)
    *As far as Cons go, it's not much different from any job. There's going to be people on site that you don't like sometimes. That's just life. You can choose to be a part of the drama, or choose to be a worker. I've found personally, that if I treat my co workers and my expectations of management fairly, I get it in return. Like someone below said: "You get what you put in." But the opportunity is there.

    Ps: In this business, "showing up on time"=be 15 minutes early. The sooner you accept that, the easier this job gets.

    Advice to Management

    None Currently. The job is what I've been told it is, for good or ill and even though there are some bad days along with the good, I still think it's a solid company and I hope we get more solid workers to help build it up soon.


  10. "You get what you put into it"

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

    I have been working at Apollo International full-time

    Pros

    Simple work, flexible schedule, fellow employees are very nice. Well respected chain of command.

    Cons

    Management could be a little more clear in their directives. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Look for stronger candidates for hire.


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