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Vector Security Reviews

Updated July 15, 2017
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  • Upper management does not value input of their employees (in 3 reviews)

  • You work for a bunch of "good ole boys" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Installation Technician in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Installation Technician in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vector Security full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good starting hourly rate (for non experienced people)
    Learn about really interesting stuff
    Flexible schedule
    Company vehicle

    Cons

    Not a lot of overtime

    Advice to Management

    Better organization


  2. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No advertising or marketing help.

    Advice to Management

    Need to advertise locally to get name out there.

  3. "Vector is a poor place for a career."

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    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Earning potential is there in Sales Rep position.

    Cons

    Departments do not work well with one another. Installation team has many unprofessional tendencies. It's hard to build relationships with your customers when install and service ticks them all off.

    Advice to Management

    Get some professional mangers that can make good decisions


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work here!!!! Waste of time!!"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vector Security full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meeting new people. Learning about the security industry, technology, and alarm systems. Free lunch in offered in the office sometimes.

    Cons

    Turnover rate was high. Most people only worked to receive guaranteed 3-month salary. Anybody was hired to do sales. Hard to attain sales with no marketing tools. Everyone mostly had ADT and security through cable companies. Living on a commission only job, while expected to work 6 days a week is insane. I do not care how well you do in sales. Watched others that worked in sales hardly get any sales with this company. Worst unprofessional incompetent management team. Disrespectful towards women in this role. Good ole boy mentality.

    Advice to Management

    None because they do not listen. Surprised they are still in business.


  5. "Company Dealing With Changing Industry"

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    Former Employee - Support Manager in Gainesville, VA
    Former Employee - Support Manager in Gainesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are smart and driven. Medical benefits are affordable and first rate.

    Cons

    Career growth can take 5+ years even if you're performing well, management is slow to make changes for new processes, C suite is disconnected from day to day operations and what people on the ground need to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Provide an unfiltered view of what is actually needed to help improve relationships with customers. Work on creating more growth opportunities for employees who want to see their careers advance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Has become a horrible company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At this point in time, there is nothing to say as being a pro for the company. This is no longer applicable.

    Cons

    Upper management does not value input of their employees. They talk out of both sides of their mouth. Only concerned with their shareholders pocketbook. For health insurance that used to be good and was taken away for a lower quality insurance. Reduction in disability time which was cut in half. Management is totally disconnected from the notion that happy employees do a good job and have good production. Annual increases don't even amount to half of cost-of-living increases. Your raise increases are dictated by a person who doesn't even know you and a different branch office. This company has really fallen to a bad place in the past 10 years

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, and understand that happy appreciated people will do a great job for you. You have a great team, but take that for granted. The revolving door has already started moving. Quite sad.


  7. "Data Entry Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vector Security part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility with the hours and the ability to pick up extra time.

    Cons

    None, there were no full time positions open in my department unfortunately.

  8. "Project Support Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Project Support Coordinator in Gainesville, VA
    Former Employee - Project Support Coordinator in Gainesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Leadership role learning project manager skils.

    Cons

    Unprofessional and lack of training to progress in technology.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Small company feel, management is accessible.

    Cons

    Flexibility was tough. They didn't have staff to cover schedule flexibility (at the time).


  10. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with good people, opportunity for growth. Always busy, no downtime or staring at the clock. Managers interested in their employees growth.

    Cons

    Company is growing, and struggling with employees and management that don't want to change. The learning curve is long. Parking is limited.


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