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  1. "Security Guard II"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Guard II in Hawthorne, NV
    Former Employee - Security Guard II in Hawthorne, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You make good money, especially if you don't take the benefits. The benefits are worth the cut in pay if you do take them, though.

    Cons

    Moral in the company is very poor. If you are a worker at the bottom of the totem pole it almost feels like you're not worth much to those at the top. Career advancement is hard, especially from security because it is under a different contract.

    Advice to Management

    Regardless of the different contracts, security employees should be treated as "within the company" when hiring for positions not in security.


  2. "AS AN EMPLOYER"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Hawthorne, NV
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Hawthorne, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SOC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I received great bonuses while in the "correct" salary band

    Cons

    SOC is a lot of "fluff" they say all the right things - but don't stand behind what they say. This is a direct contradiction to the parent company tag line of "We do what we say"

    Advice to Management

    Management needs a proper house cleaning. Eliminating instead of promoting those people who harass and discriminate against others, based on their age, outspokenness, or simply because you are not friends with the family that is basically running the show


  3. "OCONUS Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money, sound individuals (most part), client oversight on equipment and conditions...

    Cons

    Overseas and Stateside management/personnel are not the same calibre. At times you'll be confused as to if they really are the same company with the same direction and interest. Don't be turned off as to this is a big problem across all contracting companies. Want leisure time, parties and back rubs go work for zappos.

    Advice to Management

    Yes... you actually have to pay for things and peoples time. I know it goes against what you might believe at times, sorry...


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  5. "LOGISTICS MANAGER"

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    Current Contractor - Logistics Manager in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Current Contractor - Logistics Manager in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SOC as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay, benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    Most positions located oversea, in hostile enviornment


  6. "Operations Security Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Securities Operations Specialist in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Securities Operations Specialist in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very attentive and honest. Takes care of personnel and very professional.

    Cons

    Long wait to return overseas.


  7. "Complex Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Complex SUpervisor in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Current Contractor - Complex SUpervisor in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SOC as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company has good benefits in its program.

    Cons

    I don't have any downsides for this contract.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with employees.


  8. "CSS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SOC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Money, good gym and good food!

    Cons

    Long hours, 1 day off and the living conditions not good!

    Advice to Management

    NONE


  9. "cSS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Complex Site Supervisor in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Complex Site Supervisor in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Money and work conditions
     Very good. Food was provided along with several gyms on site!

    Cons

    Supervisors are
     Not competent making for hostile work environment. Management felt it was best to belittle and harass supervisors to get compliance when LE managers understand that compliance can be voluntary WHEN your men like to work for you!

    Advice to Management

    Promote more supervisors with Law Enforcement backgrounds!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Got more experience in guarding and escorting duties"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Convoy 2ic in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Convoy 2ic in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    To gain more skills and keep my CV growing.

    Cons

    Daily attacks by the bad people and long month not going home.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  11. "Not worth it"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PSS in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - PSS in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of good people - the workers( only a couple good people in leadership positions though- the rest of the leadership is horrible)

    Cons

    Corporate leadership/ lack of it, takng every opportunity to cut pay/ bonuses/ find ways to not give bonuses, letting the state dept personnel dictate how personnel are managed hiring / firing etc

    Advice to Management

    Have a real bonus system that everyone can get, increase pay, don't ask personnel to do you favors if you don't reciprocate ,