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DK Security Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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  1. "Great Company!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    DK Security is a family owned company that really cares about it's employees which is very refreshing in today's environment. The flexible scheduling is a huge plus and they do a good job of promoting from within. I feel like my work is genuinely appreciated by management.

    Cons

    There are a wide variety is work sites. Some are more desirable than others, but again, if you do a good job and gain experience in the company you can work your way up.


  2. "Security Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Muskegon Heights, Muskegon, MI
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Muskegon Heights, Muskegon, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DK Security part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The hours I worked were all early morning and days,no holidays or weekends. It was not a hard job.

    Cons

    The communication was poor. The supervision did not pass information on to her supervisor. I left because of the poor communication.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what is happening with you supervisors,if there are employee complaints take care of them.


  3. "Event Staff / Security Officer / Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly co-workers, and management that REALLY cares. Flexible hours with part time benefits.

    Cons

    Competitive wages will seem low for starting wages, but if you put your time and energy into your work, you will be rewarded with better opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Strive to get more locations, maybe a sales team is something to consider for future growth.


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  5. "Event Staff"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Staff in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Event Staff in Lansing, MI

    I worked at DK Security (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly management and co-workers
    Able to help people out but also make sure people are safe and following procedures.
    Need anything while on duty and someone will try to get it for you.

    Cons

    Low starting pay
    Not enough jobs, work on an as needed basis
    May go long distances before getting a break
    Some workers don't do their jobs properly.

    Advice to Management

    The starting pay needs to be increased. Pay people a little more and I feel like you will get more out of your employees. Similar to the "you pay for what you get" saying.


  6. "Human Resources Professional"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DK Security full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, family owned business with opportunities for growth!

    Cons

    Nothing significant to mention here.


  7. "Security Guard/office assistance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DK Security (More than a year)

    Pros

    I like communicating with the Dean in Western Michigan University. Also greeting student and staff members.

    Cons

    I did not like when the vending machine keep breaking down and talking to vendors about the same problems.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. "Assistant Site Supervisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    DK Security is an extremely flexible income. If you want the hours, there are almost always shifts and sites that need coverage. As a full time employee benefits are moderate. Depending on the site that you work at (if assigned to a main site) you can have a decent wage

    Cons

    Wages are extremely low in comparison to what you're asked to do. At the site that I work at, the client pays DK Security roughly twice what the company pays their security guards. A site that is extremely demanding such as where I currently work barely pays $10/hr

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate your pay scale. Some sites have not received a pay increase in 15 years, where long term employees are maxed out with little to no room for growth within the company.


  9. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    work ethic, strong values, family values

    Cons

    work facility needs more visibility to potential customers

    Advice to Management

    be more involved with customers and employees


  10. "Uniform Security Officer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Emergency Restoration Technician in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Emergency Restoration Technician in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DK Security part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good job to gain criminal justice experience, good company with plenty of opportunity for advancement and works well for college students looking for part-time work with a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    relatively low paying, entry level positions do not pay a livable wage and the benefits that are provided are not good at all.

    Advice to Management

    find a way to bid for higher pay at the various job sites and contracts that DK secures this should help with the turn-over rate, also shop out of state for cheaper and better retirement and health benefits for your employees


  11. "DK Security"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DK Security (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for part time employment as a college student or retiree
    Hires anyone with a clean record, a clear drug test, and a pulse. (con?)

    Cons

    Little opportunity for growth.
    Every employee is thought of as highly expendable
    Poor management due to underpaid and overworked Operations Managers

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect to have quality employees when you expect them to work short shifts for slightly higher than minimum wage


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