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Dunbar Armored Reviews

Updated January 4, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexible schedule, nothing else" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Good hours, good people, can be fun" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, inconsistent work loads" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Job calls for long hours in all kinds of weather" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Driver Gaurd Hopper"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    No micro managing on route

    Cons

    Work with lazy people who milk the clock.
    No reward for hard or fast workers.


  2. "Vault Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Vault Clerk in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Vault Clerk in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Regular scheduled start times. Quick learning curve.

    Cons

    Like many security positions there can be long periods of waiting for something to do.

  3. "Driver guard"

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    Current Employee - Driver/Guard in New London, CT
    Current Employee - Driver/Guard in New London, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours for part time

    Cons

    Lower end of the pay spectrum

    Advice to Management

    Compensate better for experience


  4. "Growing Company with many opportunities."

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

    I have been working at Dunbar Armored full-time

    Pros

    Great management team, benefits, above average pay, fun environment, central location in Hunt Valley.

    Cons

    None, Even if you feel any cons here, company will work to fix it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job.


  5. "Sad to see you go"

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    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great people, relationships will last the rest of my life.

    Cons

    Sold to Brinks.... Going to one person crews for half of the routes.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the front line people make the company. Keep their safety first in your mind...


  6. "Decent stepping stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent employees and not much more

    Cons

    Poor management, poor scheduling and favoritism


  7. "I hope Brinks is taking over the unarmed side as well!!"

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay I guess, most of their sites were sitting jobs that didn’t require much patrolling.

    Cons

    Checks are often messed up, lazy supervisors, very low pay, no room for growth, no raises...EVER, the sites make you lazy. All you do is sit

    Advice to Management

    Replace THE ENTIRE 50 Schilling Rd/Circle team except Julie. I have been with this company for over a year and have never met anyone from management until my last day with the company. They’re too lazy to even check on their employees and conditions. They’re unprofessional and prefer to do EVERYTHING by text. I have personally overheard a Supervisor tell a potential employee to take “some urine” with him to his drug test.

  8. "Rebound Job"

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    Former Employee - Bid Administration in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Bid Administration in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reporting location was close to home

    Cons

    Benefits were expensive, 401k match poor, long vesting schedule, mgmt. was inconsistent and did not make good decisions, Bonus? What bonus?

    Advice to Management

    Now that the company was sold, I can't give advice to the new ownership structure other than to get rid of the dead wood.


  9. "Not a good place to work long-term"

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    Current Employee - Armed Guard/Driver in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Armed Guard/Driver in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of your coworkers can be fun to work with. Driving around an armored money truck packing heat is a unique experience.

    Cons

    Long hours (avg. 12hr shifts), coworkers can be obnoxious, horrendous to zero training, no consistent work schedule/routine. They throw you around on different routes so that you can't memorize a single route.

    Advice to Management

    Keep new employees on a set route so that they can have a consistent work schedule and get adjusted to the work.


  10. "Driver guard"

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    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Cerritos, CA
    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Cerritos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid weekly , help with guard card and gun permit (8) hours . You pay half until 6 months and get it back(supposedly). Hire quickly

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism at the Cerritos branch. You will try to transfer, they will not transfer you. Though they say the will. You will get fired, written up or suspended for the smallest incidents. Management is not doing their job, especially when it comes to the routes. Management is not out in the field, so therefore they do not know what really goes on during the routes. You can even apply to multiple positions and they will give it to whomever they like. No fair opportunities!

    Advice to Management

    Get new Management personnel in there ! Retrain everyone.