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Protection 1 Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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Protection 1 CEO Tim Whall
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Pros
  • "Most reps in customer service kansas are pretty nice people" (in 13 reviews)

  • "There is a great work-life balance" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "too many acquisitions and customer service is suffering badly" (in 7 reviews)

  • "People who are good at their current jobs tend to be promoted into management, even if they have little to no management skills" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Branch Operations Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Branch Operations Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Protection 1 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company that takes care of its employees with great training, incentives and job security.

    Cons

    With the recent merger with ADT, many of the processes have yet to be synchronized and some employees may be looking for new positions and other jobs.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Tech Support"

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    Former Employee - Tech Support in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Protection 1 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of OT for whoever wants it

    Cons

    No room for growth
    Extremely poor management
    Poor Training
    Mandatory OT for Time change up dates
    PTO is hard to use- only 2 people off per day

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the management with qualified people and not a previous sales man who know's nothing about how to manage a department.

  3. "resi sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Protection 1 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    decent commissions at times over the years.

    Cons

    no base salary and too many changes in commissions


  4. "Customer Service Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Protection 1 full-time

    Pros

    Cares about employees. Good place to start career.

    Cons

    High turnover. Constant changes are hard to keep track of.


  5. "It's okay"

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    Former Employee - Monitoring Representative in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Monitoring Representative in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Protection 1 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Set schedule, customers were nice, laid back

    Cons

    Company blames all problems on recent merge with ADT from payroll to hiring to techs sent out, strives on scaring new employees before they hit the floor (one class quit), service dept in locations can be quite rude, people get weird after they've been there for awhile

    Advice to Management

    Take ownership and investigate situations before you just coach someone.


  6. "Commercial Tech Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Protection 1 full-time

    Pros

    Loved the family culture. Everyone feels like family here.

    Cons

    Training is non existent, and those who have stayed the longest do the least amount of work. Prepare to be treated poorly and as disposable labor.

    Advice to Management

    You know who the bad eggs are here, get rid of them, start treating your employees as people, and advertise your KPI's to get noticed. You work too hard to get treated the way you do.


  7. "Technician"

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

    I worked at Protection 1 full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable time allotted for each job, diversity of work consumer, commercial, fire inspections, ability to work alongside advanced technicians on harder jobs.

    Cons

    CEO Sold out the company to Apollo Group who also bought ADT and merged the two companies. ADT is an evil company, the senior management run the company like prison wardens. At the time of the merger it became realized the company was doing away with everything that made Protection 1 great and submit to ADT ways. ADT is all about making the money they really don't care about the employee or tech. Two different pay structures existed a tech from Protection 1 side earned their measly hourly wage, while the ADT tech doing the same job was making piecemeal. So a typical install job that'd take 4 hours, the Protection 1 tech would earn 4 hours of salary lets say $80 gross.. the same job done by and ADT tech for the same 4 hours could get close to $300. Benefits sucked, ADT doesn't believe to sending two techs to more difficult camera installation jobs, techs are not friendly to customers it's straight business and prison. I'd advise not working there.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, stop treating your employees like crap.

  8. "Commercial Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Protection 1 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Regional Sales, Leads provided, access to resources

    Cons

    Management, weekly office meetings and conference calls


  9. "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Protection 1 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast pace atmosphere great employees. Easy going customers.

    Cons

    they are still working with they’re attendance policies.

    Advice to Management

    Work/Life Balance.


  10. "Outside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Protection 1 full-time

    Pros

    There were very nice, friendly and helpful people at my local office. The manager was always willing to help with a sale and the training was ongoing and thorough.

    Cons

    This is a very over saturated industry. I was working commercial accounts and most every business you call on already has a contract with another company.keep up the

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. I was happy with the way things were being managed, and with the ongoing training.


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