Apollo International Reviews

Updated Nov 20, 2018

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2.8
41%
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58%
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Apollo International CEO  Richard T. Ryer (no image)
Richard T. Ryer
19 Ratings
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
  • "No sick days (non union sites) No bonus ( Unless you recruit)(in 6 reviews)

  • "Account managers play the favoritism game(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, very organized"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo International part-time

    Pros

    very organized, great management. company allows you to grow

    Cons

    more employees needed at times

  2. "Meh"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Pawtucket, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apollo International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Met some cool folks that I'm still freinds with till this day.

    Cons

    Middle management passes the blame on Officers.

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  3. "Good company to start with if you are interested in the security field"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Good company to move up in -A lot of hours for OT if you are interested in that -Fairly friendly people to work with -Client was great to work with

    Cons

    -Each of the three shifts were run completely different no sense of control from Account Manager. -There was so much OT that my home life was difficult for a stretch of time -Only way to get a review/ bonus, days off, was to complain -Management showed a lot of favoritism to certain people -Left on post alone for hours at a time because guards wanted to hang out for the entire shift. -Was treated unfairly -No punishments were given to people that did not bother to show up or call off -So much drama in the workplace that it became stressful to show up for work

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apollo International

    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.

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  5. "Security Officer"

    1.0
     

    I worked at Apollo International

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for overtime.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. Limited opportunities for growth.

  6. "Officer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo International

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There really are not a lot.

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  7. "Security Guard"

    3.0
    Security Guard 

    I have been working at Apollo International

    Pros

    Flexible with scheduling guarantee work

    Cons

    Difficult to change sites/location some employees are extremely unprofessional

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

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Shift Lead 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apollo International

    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.

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  9. "Ughh"

    2.0
     
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Apollo International

    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

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  10. "Apollo"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Security Officer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Apollo International for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay and available hours for security gig.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement and no appreciation from management

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