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Updated February 7, 2018
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Pros
  • Good hours, good people, can be fun (in 9 reviews)

  • Most of the part-time employees get full-time hours (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Driver/Armed Guard"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retired Army Veteran in Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Retired Army Veteran in Newnan, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dunbar Armored full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Served the US Army for twenty years as a combat engineer, veteran. Would like to get back into the work force.

    Cons

    Straight forward individual who do not like unprofessional co workers. Unfinished business.

    Advice to Management

    Very loyal individual who supports the company mission and the chain of command of mangement.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Teller"

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

    I worked at Dunbar Armored full-time

    Pros

    Interesting job, see lots of money.

    Cons

    Low pay, inconsistent work loads

    Advice to Management

    Show more respect to employees

  3. "Protect valuables"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vault Personnel in York, PA
    Former Employee - Vault Personnel in York, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dunbar Armored full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work for Dunbar Armored car and to ensure customer satisfaction

    Cons

    The down size of working at this company is not being attentive to customers needs

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide fantastic customer service responsibility


  4. "Client Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Client Support Specialist in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Client Support Specialist in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dunbar Armored full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get paid commission quarterly as a bonus. Able to get time and a half overtime.

    Cons

    Strenuous work environment, a lot of work from other departments trickle down to Client Services to take care of.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stay aware from this fraternity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dunbar Armored full-time

    Pros

    lots of tools, but no one knows anything about IT

    Cons

    everyones an idiot. they have meetings to talk about if jeans are allowed to be worn at company picnics....

    Advice to Management

    quit and replace with monkeys


  6. "Inside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dunbar Armored full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Terrific Family Atmosphere. As long as you do your work, they let you alone. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Low pay, a lot of time not recognized for the work you do.


  7. "Driver/Guard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dunbar Armored full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Independence on the job
    Good pay
    Excellent Co-workers

    Cons

    Heavy lifting
    Long ours
    Dealing with traffic on route

    Advice to Management

    More consistent scheduling

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for an internally motivated developer"

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    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm speaking to the web development side of Dunbar Technology Center here.

    My personal favorite thing is having the autonomy to develop your own approaches to things -- there's enough trust and freedom that if you like putting extra time in to fix something that could be better, you can make things happen.

    On the support side, there's a strong culture of bug investigation -- I feel like everything that goes wrong is understood and things are under control. Tickets don't build up and you're not fighting fires every week. Every developer does some support, which is the main opportunity to work side-by-side on problems and see how your code performs in real life. But it does mean there is less specialization.

    Coworkers and management are friendly and kind. A lot of different kinds of smarts here. My team is 50% female and represents seven countries of origin, which is kind of inspiring.

    Adam Dray uses very low-pressure management that somehow still manages to guide the team toward where it needs to go. When change happens you're not sure how things got better, but there you are. Great to work for. He and Leah keep change requests orderly and make sure things don't slip through the cracks.

    Great place for a junior developer to learn a wide variety of technologies, since the work is not too high-level.

    I don't feel any pressure to work over forty hour weeks, even though I always do. I feel like I'm setting my own hours to work on what's important, and have never had trouble cutting back from sixty to forty for a week when something comes up.

    Cons

    Probably haven't reached all standards for best coding and security practices, though there is always improvement and audits.

    Low pressure makes me nervous that the team could be accomplishing more. I can't tell, it's my first job. I know I'm personally much happier putting in overtime that's not expected of me because I'll see the results, than I would be if I was forced to work the same overtime by high pressure scheduling.

    Full-stack development and legacy code means you won't be a specialist in any one cutting-edge thing.

    People aren't great at systematizing processes they do often or coding with a future maintainer in mind.

    Advice to Management

    More accountability and post-mortems on slipped deadlines. Continue good hiring practices. You're spending the right amount on tools and equipment, we have what we need. I feel like the culture is more of a classic loyalty-and-cooperation one than the modern ROI-focused layoffs-and-exploitation style, and I really like that.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "It's a shame."

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    Current Employee - Director in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hm...you get a paycheck? That's all I got.

    Cons

    -Constant manipulation and back stabbing. Upset a Dunbar; even in the slightest; and they find a way to fire you.
    -Discrimination runs rampant here. Lots of sexism and racism. Lawsuit waiting to happen
    -Awful PTO and benefits. HR doesn't even understand the benefits.
    -Zero flexibilty in schedule
    -Women are consistently and blatantly paid less than males for same roles
    -Inability to bend on "this is how we've always done it" paper processes and policies
    -Micro management from Exec Level. You need multiple signatures on things that have already been approved.
    -A lot of negative people that get a pass for unknown reasons

    Advice to Management

    Many of the tenured employees are not up to date on technology and efficienct processes. You keep losing strong talent because you don't pay on par with the marketplace and offer subpar benefits. This is not a sustainable model.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Better Management would be suggested"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grapevine, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dunbar Armored full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Pay
    - Willingness to help you learn a job
    - Quick return on hiring or not

    Cons

    - Hours
    - Management and how they handle their employee's
    - Vacation applying and receiving
    - A LOT of knowledge from upper management lacking

    Advice to Management

    You either need to train your upper level management more, or stop handing the employee's how you have. You need to learn your own jobs better and be more cooperative / not point blame at people unless you know for sure something is their doing.


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