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"Good company, poor regional management."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Security Officer in Albuquerque, NM
Current Employee - Security Officer in Albuquerque, NM
Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Pinkerton Government Services full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Plenty of training opportunities. 2 weeks paid vacation. Uniforms provided. Hourly rate slightly above average. Additional health and welfare benefit. No night shift and usually no weekends.
Client is friendly and easy-going.

Cons

We are a too-small contingent assigned to a large corporation. 40 to 60 hour weeks. Understaffed.
Generally ignored by PGS regional managers. No encouragement, only hear from them when they want something done or when they have a complaint. Local supervisor is under qualified.

Advice to Management

Hire and assign regional managers with some people skills. And, promote only employees to supervisor that have, at the very least, the basic skills for the position.

Other Employee Reviews for Pinkerton Government Services

  1. "There's a reason Pinkerton has stood the test of time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pinkerton Government Services part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture of professionalism is unparalleled. Pinkerton has a strong foundation built on a deep historical tradition of exemplary service.

    Cons

    There are none. Pinkerton employees rest easy knowing their service is valued and they will be compensated accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to nurture the traditions of service your predecessors established, and you'll be around another couple of hundred years.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good reputation but no room for advancement."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Laurel, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pinkerton Government Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is close to top of the line for security work. There are plenty of contracts which offer flexibility for shifts and work locations.

    Cons

    No room for advancement and the management almost always goes outside the company to hire someone, rather than promote within. Officers usually never get raises unless it's built into a contract.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within.

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