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Dunbar Armored Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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Kevin R. Dunbar
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Pros
  • "Good hours, good people, can be fun" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Great benefits for both full and part time employees" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, inconsistent work loads" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Job calls for long hours in all kinds of weather" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dunbar Armored full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits for both full and part time employees

    Cons

    None that I have experienced


  2. "Vault personnel"

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work friendly atmosphere friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    It gets slow sometimes then it picks up after the trucks return

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Brewtown"

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

    I worked at Dunbar Armored (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Team culture. Highly motivated. Crews go above and beyond.

    Cons

    Low pay considering employees are licensed by the state. Also not compensated for additional expertise like ATM/Teller machine proficiency. Management has many bias tendencies. HR broken.

    Advice to Management

    See above


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Luck"

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    Former Employee - Driver/Guard in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Driver/Guard in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, always OT opportunities, gun permit takes about 6 months to get.

    Cons

    Poor training, zero work/life balance, more OT than anyone wants, no room for promotion, trucks constantly break down. Full time employees are required to work weekends, part time employees can expect to be scheduled outside their availability.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like humans. Not everyone lives and breathes Dunbar.


  5. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dunbar Armored part-time

    Pros

    Overtime is honored and offered. Safe driving perks.

    Cons

    Bad culture. Truck Garage is fairly small. Can be chaotic at times.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's a Man's World"

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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

    - Longevity for Some
    - Updated Facilities

    Cons

    - Salary
    - Raises are Laughable
    - Mismanagement
    - Lack of Communication
    - Sexism
    - Racism
    - Overly Corporate
    - Benefits are Awful

    Advice to Management

    Since you've sold the company, I have nothing to say. Hopefully you did all your dedicated employees a favor.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It’s a good job if your looking for overtime, flexible schedule for school, or simply making a career out of it."

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    Current Employee - Vault Personnel in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Vault Personnel in San Leandro, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Over time
    Good starting pay
    Advancements
    Friendly coworkers
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Management
    No Communication
    No Team work

    Advice to Management

    Dunbar needs to hire employees who wants to work and not lay around being lazy.

  8. "Driver"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Driver in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dunbar Armored full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Too much micromanaging from Chicago.

    Advice to Management

    Get uniforms made of more comfortable material than polyester.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Promises Much, Delivers Little"

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    Former Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made lasting friendships, gained valuable insight into the financial industry, operated a commercial vehicle for over a year, Gained leadership ability by leading a driver of an armored vehicle

    Cons

    In my interview I was promised Only working one Saturday a month. What actually occurred was I worked EVERY Saturday unless you put in a time off request. Frequently worked 6 days a week because of callouts. sometimes it seems like anyone with a Pulse is all it takes to work for Dunbar, regardless of how much they call out, no show or are frequently late. My branch had no vault staff, so Driver/Guards would daily be required to work a second shift in the vault, sometimes until 1, 2 3 AM then be required to be at work the next day, and were punished if you were sleepy, overslept or called out because you had literally less than 3 hours sleep prior to your next shift. Management would buckle to customer pressure, no matter how much their guards were abused mistreated or outright ignored when they went into customer locations, and send already behind routes back to locations that had already exceeded their premise time. Route Supervisor would constantly skip over, or not change stops onto their correct routes, causing Guards to "pick them up on paper" then complain when he had to input the paper stops. As a full time employee, in the last 3 months of my time there, I only broke 40 hours a week one time.

    Most importantly, the main backbone of their business, the Trucks, have a non-existent maintenance plan, Daily vehicle inspections are required 2 times a day by guards, but then are put in boxes and stored in the back of the branch, Dunbar Corporate Never actually reads them. As such some of the trucks have awful Safety violations, no seat-belts, no Air Conditioning during summer months, Bald tires in wet conditions, No wipers, no headlights. I can go on all day.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to Employees, Hire Competent Supervisors, FIX YOUR TRUCKS OR GET NEW ONES, Match Competitor Pay. 10/Hr compared to 14 at Brinks, Loomis and Garda is no incentive to go to work every day.


  10. "Guard"

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    Former Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want over-time you'll get it.

    Cons

    Safety and Training will be the Issue.

    Advice to Management

    Safety & Training.


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