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Electric Guard Dog Reviews

Updated October 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "The work is challenging, but I never feel taken for granted and I'm grateful to be a part of this growing establishment" (in 3 reviews)

  • "It was a great place to work before new senior management" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "401k matching from employer would be nice" (in 2 reviews)

  • "It just takes time to learn a unique business like EGD" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "I found my dream job!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Guard Dog full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful training & on boarding program. Beautiful corporate office setting. Warm, friendly & welcoming environment. Strong support from Department Manager - Crystal, as well as the entire team! Crystal is very approachable & highly respected by her team. I truly felt part of the team after only a week.

    Cons

    I wish I found this opportunity sooner!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the environment fast, fun & friendly. Continue to manage poor performers and move them out. This will keep morale positive among top performers. Recognize strong performance & set challenging, yet obtainable developmental goals. Continue to lead by example. Build strong rapport with other departments while working cross functionally. Give real time & constructive feedback.

    Electric Guard Dog Response

    Nov 18, 2017 – CEO

    We are blessed with Dream Employees like yourself! We are glad your start has been so positive. We aren't perfect so when concerns come up please discus them your leader, HR, or myself. We are... More


  2. "All Thumbs Up!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Guard Dog full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a long road to find a place like EGD. Not only is the service and product we provide something I truly believe in, it's also like working with a big family. The work is challenging, but I never feel taken for granted and I'm grateful to be a part of this growing establishment. Creativity and ideas are welcome. It's a rarity to land a job you look forward to everyday!

    Cons

    Nothing I don't feel comfortable speaking to my manager about.

    Electric Guard Dog Response

    Oct 10, 2017 – CEO

    We are happy that you found us too! We appreciate and need people that want to work in such an environment.
    I am particularly happy to see your "Cons" comment. No one is perfect and we all make... More

  3. "An Amazing Start with an Exciting Company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Guard Dog full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This will be a living review that I will update during my time at EGD. It's an exciting time to be with this growing company and so far everything has been top notch. From a visionary leader to fantastic management and even a stellar corporate office. I'm blown away and I can't wait to see it evolve further!

    Cons

    Nothing so far and I hope it stays that way!

    Electric Guard Dog Response

    Aug 1, 2017 – CEO

    We are honored that you choose EGD from all the other options that exist.
    On-boarding new members of the team is a high priority at EGD and we are always looking to improve our process. Glad to see... More


  4. "Creative Ideas Welcomed!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Guard Dog full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My favorite thing (out of many!) about working at EGD is management's encouragement of using creativity in problem-solving and solution development. Innovative concepts are not only encouraged, but cultivated and implemented! I have not been part of such a forward-thinking company before, and it is so refreshing! Absent is the old-fashioned mentality of "do it this way because that's how it's always been done." Quite the opposite. Team members are challenged to share their ideas on how we can continue to improve our methods. It is inspiring to be a part of a team who is not only "Relentlessly Protecting," but also "Relentlessly Improving!" No matter how great things are, there are always ways to improve.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any!

    Electric Guard Dog Response

    Aug 1, 2017 – CEO

    Your post is exciting! "Relentless Protecting" is our brand promise to our customers. To achieve this we challenge our selves to be Relentless in everything we do including Relentlessly Learning... More


  5. "Great company that is growing rapidly!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Guard Dog full-time

    Pros

    Employee Friendly (weekends, nights, and holidays off!)
    Many opportunities for growth- company has doubled in size in the last 5 years!
    Management is easy to talk with and open to ideas and concerns.

    Cons

    There is no 401k matching

    Electric Guard Dog Response

    Aug 1, 2017 – CEO

    Thank you for your post and your contribution to our growth. We hope to triple in size in the next 5 years by bringing more value to existing and new customers.
    Your point on the lack of a 401k... More


  6. ""I LOVE MY JOB!!!""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Electric Guard Dog full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is the first company that I have worked for that I can honestly say I LOVE MY JOB (CAREER)! The company cares for you as an employee and it shows through a competitive compensation, managers that encourage creative thinking and input, a team effort and many other small ways that add up. It's a challenging position that keeps me on my toes, but that's one of the many reasons why I love it. I also love that there are many opportunities to grow with the company.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

    Electric Guard Dog Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – CEO

    WOW! We are honored by your post and will endeavor to live up to your expectations. We try to create an environment where people can flourish and our customers receive extraordinary support in our... More


  7. "Growing Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Guard Dog full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing company, opportunities for advancement, open to new ideas/innovations, collaborative/cooperative workplace, great co-workers, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Steep learning curve, procedure/technical documentation still catching up with growth and expansion

    Electric Guard Dog Response

    May 30, 2017 – CEO

    Your comments are very accurate. A fast growing company provides a lot of opportunities. I also believe the fact that the pie is increasing encourages people to be more positive and helpful to their... More

  8. "Employee Centered"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Guard Dog full-time

    Pros

    This company show tremendous compassion for their employees. It's the feel of a family business with the benefits of the corporate world.

    Cons

    Though it's in a prime location and has a gorgeous office, the commute is taking some adjusting.

    Electric Guard Dog Response

    May 30, 2017 – CEO

    Your comments are appreciated. It is our goal to preserve the feel and personality of a family business but with the scale to solve customer security issues while proving a great work environment for... More


  9. "10+ years, going strong!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Guard Dog full-time

    Pros

    Been working for EGD for 10+ years. Company has grown but still remains a family. New positions are being created and hard work affords new opportunities. Randy Mullis, J Bury and Jack DeMao have been great to work for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Great job guys, keep up the great work!

    Electric Guard Dog Response

    Jan 23, 2017 – CEO

    Thank you for your post. In this age it is hard to have ten year relationships. We appreciate your loyalty and contribution. EGD is blessed with many long service employees and contractors. Such... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting things happen here!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Guard Dog full-time

    Pros

    I always wanted to work for a company where I felt that I was making a difference. Not only in the world, but in the lives of others around me and in how the future of the business would be shaped. I found that here at Electric Guard Dog. Somehow, each day I feel EXCITED to learn more about the world of commercial security and theft deterrence. (A sentence I wouldn't have imagined I'd ever say!) The dynamic and creative environment at EGD makes learning new technologies so fascinating and the creative freedom is nothing short of empowering. With so much growth and career development potential surrounding Electric Guard Dog, you just can't help but feel the positive buzz all around you. (Electricity pun intended!)

    Cons

    Wish I would have found them sooner!

    Electric Guard Dog Response

    Dec 21, 2016

    I love electricity puns. 7000 volts is how we keep the bad guys away from the good guys.
    Working in a disruptive technology like electric security fencing is exciting.
    We are still small enough... More


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