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    Anyone know anything about pinkerton? I got a call from them yesterday for an interview after I submitted my resume about a month ago. I've heard they were a good company from a some co workers and they specialize in government contracts. tell me what you know please....

    thanks

  • #2
    I thought Pinkerton was bought and absorbed by Securatas?
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    • #3
      They were, and so was Wells Fargo Security. Securitas is a very well respected company. They have armed and unarmed positions and everything in between. I had an interview with them too.
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      • #4
        "... Very Well Respected?"

        I suggest you to search for Securitas on these forums.
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        • #5
          I have worked for securitas in quebec and it now a good company here

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          • #6
            I work for Securitas. Have been doing so since July 2003 when Pinketon was absorbed by Securtias

            Prior to that Pinkerton and I go back 35 years to June 1972. That is long time
            to be married to the same partner

            Do I have issues with them? Sure do
            Do we have bums and bad apples? Yup

            But I am not about to bite the hand
            that has fed me for going on four decades.

            I work with some {in my humble opinion}of the finest men and
            women in the Security Guard industry.

            The training I have received in the past, and it never ends, are taught
            by gifted instructors. Most are CPP.

            I have worked in branch offices from Houston, to Providence, to Boston.
            As I write this my Branch Manager, H/R, and Field Supervisior are
            the people most of us dream working for.

            I have worked myself from up from a Security Guard to Account Manager, and
            and perhaps Field Supervisior in the not too distant future

            Securitas has been beaten up and kicked around on the Forum many times
            And as mentioned above we have had some fools who have worked for us
            Having been part of the recruiting team, I have had some who have
            blind sided me, and turned out to be real zeros
            But 90% of my fellow Sister and Brother Securitas Security Officers
            are some one you would hire in a heart beat

            Okay I'm done. Now time to beat me up!!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by copelandamuffy View Post
              I work for Securitas. Have been doing so since July 2003 when Pinketon was absorbed by Securtias

              Securitas has been beaten up and kicked around on the Forum many times
              And as mentioned above we have had some fools who have worked for us
              Having been part of the recruiting team, I have had some who have
              blind sided me, and turned out to be real zeros
              But 90% of my fellow Sister and Brother Securitas Security Officers
              are some one you would hire in a heart beat

              Okay I'm done. Now time to beat me up!!
              Very often, the faults that we see in the company we work for has a lot to do with what we ourselves bring to the job...
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              • #8
                so pinkerton is Securtias? Didn't know that. What about goverment contracts? Pinkerton still has it's own website and it looks as though they handle goverment buildings only. And a few people I work with now say the same thing.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dsoul27 View Post
                  Anyone know anything about pinkerton? I got a call from them yesterday for an interview after I submitted my resume about a month ago.
                  Basically this sounds to me like it took them that long to rotate through those ahead of you.
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                  • #10
                    The local Securitas office isn't too bad. I know a couple of people that work there and they are relatively happy. But, like any contract outfit, more has to do with the site/account you are assigned to than anything else.

                    I worked full time and part time for 6 years with Sims Security, which was absorbed into the Securitas family. I heard a lot of horror stories in the 6 years I was there, but I was at a great account with a great group of guys so the majority of the stuff didn't apply to me. They had some accounts though that turned over guards weekly and had outrageous client expectations.

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                    • #11
                      Securitas still runs Pinkerton as a seperate, less visable agency. A friend of mine runs the local Pinkerton office. They do government contracts as well as other short term, specialty assignments, not warm body stuff.
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                      • #12
                        Securitas is a Swedish firm, and cannot hold sensitive government contracts which require US citizen owners. They have kept two firms "separate on paper" from Securitas AB, the primary company.

                        Pinkerton Security / Detective Agency
                        Wackenhut Government Services, Inc.

                        Wackenhut provides private law enforcement services to the federal government, and has gotten heat in the past at the national level for providing felons to US Army installations.

                        Wackenhut was dropped from the US Army account, and it was given to an Alaskan outfit. They, of course, immediately subbed it to Wackenhut. So, basically, Wackenhut is back at the gates even though they were kicked off the account for violating the contract.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by N. A. Corbier View Post
                          Securitas is a Swedish firm, and cannot hold sensitive government contracts which require US citizen owners. They have kept two firms "separate on paper" from Securitas AB, the primary company.

                          Pinkerton Security / Detective Agency
                          Wackenhut Government Services, Inc.

                          Wackenhut provides private law enforcement services to the federal government, and has gotten heat in the past at the national level for providing felons to US Army installations.

                          Wackenhut was dropped from the US Army account, and it was given to an Alaskan outfit. They, of course, immediately subbed it to Wackenhut. So, basically, Wackenhut is back at the gates even though they were kicked off the account for violating the contract.
                          Now that, is classic!
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                          • #14
                            Ever have an annoying relative you just couldn't get rid of? lol Only thing I've heard about Wackenhut is from a post I worked after they were ditched for breach of contract.

                            The last Wackenhut guy at this particular post (not attacking all WH guys here) would actually bring a pillow and sleeping bag and sleep his shift camped out in the breakroom overnight.
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                            • #15
                              Well, I got offered a job with pinkerton and I must say I'm impressed already. Their training is on point, I'm doing a week long training program before I start my post on Monday. I'm getting almost $5.00 MORE an hour then my last company , and the guards as wells as the the office staff conduct themselves very professional.
                              Pinkerton government services is still pinkerton and securites is still securities but they did merge. Pinkerton still handles all goverment contracts. I have a very good first impression of the company and I'm looking forward to working my post.

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