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Dunbar Armored Reviews

Updated November 5, 2017
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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)

Cons
  • Low hours and low pay, no team work (in 28 reviews)

  • Long hours and you have to maintain several employees (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Ok company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dunbar Armored full-time

    Pros

    Weekly pay, never messed up check

    Cons

    Never got direct deposit after 4 months of employment


  2. "Vault"

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

    I have been working at Dunbar Armored full-time

    Pros

    Work well around your schedule, donut Fridays, gift cards, simple work.

    Cons

    Smart drive system, management is fast to fire you, pay/benefits, management.

    Advice to Management

    Value the good employees. I have seen some very good workers let go for petty stuff.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Think twice before accepting employment"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dunbar Armored (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is some level of flexibility for management employees, but this does not make up for the poor compensation.

    Cons

    Healthcare benefits are expensive, corporate culture is stuffy and cliquish, and 401k rules are geared towards the reality of employee retention.
    Restricted from joining 401k for 3 months which results in 3 months of returns missed. No match for 9 months results in 38 weeks of missed growth and returns on that growth (compounding). After one year of employment, the company match is only 50% on 4% of income which equates to $0.02 on every dollar contributed up to 4% of income. Vesting requires 3 years of service, therefore an employee who leaves after 2 years and 11 months and 29 days loses the company match. That’s a bad plan for the employee and a great security blanket for the company. The employee loses so much opportunity to improve his or her financial stability. These restrictions are based on the number of employees who leave the company due to the poor corporate culture and employee friendly environment.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the formal dress code (Dress Shirt w/tie) and become more generous with compensation especially the 401k match and covering more of the healthcare costs. Learn how to team build and change the corporate culture of me first thinking by upper management.


  4. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dunbar Armored (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    a solid performer within the armored car industry

    Cons

    Training is not that great, with no experience a person needs an understanding of the industry ins and outs.

    Advice to Management

    You don't need to micro-manage from the top down.


  5. "Good Company, Low Compensation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dunbar Armored full-time

    Pros

    Everyone who worked here where great, easy work enviroment with little stress.

    Cons

    Never expect a raise, you never know when you will be going home (hours are not set)


  6. Helpful (1)

    "sales"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Financially stable company avoiding risk

    Cons

    Not willing to grow or expand nor re-engineer to be more competitive


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Simple work lots of hrs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dunbar Armored full-time

    Pros

    Lots of hours
    Over time available
    Exercise at work
    Great summer job to save
    People are awesome

    Cons

    Long days
    Not so flexible
    Schedule isn't set
    Trucks aren't the best
    Lots of time on a truck

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "armed guard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jefferson, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jefferson, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the money was really good.

    Cons

    my boss was mean, unsupported, Just then meanest person ever. He would curse at us and get us all upset before you go out into the world to encounter people.

    Advice to Management

    Get better people


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Ivory Tower syndrome"

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

    I worked at Dunbar Armored full-time

    Pros

    Branch level employees are great.

    Cons

    NO $ spent on branches/ trucks. Too many people working st corp, no $ to pay field staff decent. Guards make $12.50 to risk life. Employees are replaceable to Field VP and above. Most executives been there 30+ years and have lost touch with reality in the field. Founder and his son are no longer involved with day to day operations.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to basics. Pay guards and branch management more if you want/ expect high production and loyalty.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Driver in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good hours, simple job, easy money.

    Cons

    lack of actual organization, most people will not accept fault.

    Advice to Management

    do the job description your title entails.


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