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Messenger

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Current Employee - Armed Guard
Current Employee - Armed Guard

I have been working at Brink's, Incorporated full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Every day is fun, you get to flirt with all the ladies. Women love the uniform. This job looks good on your resume for those future cops if you don't get fired for stealing. They don't polygraph you but the background check is extensive. You get issued a handgun and utility belt, you can't carry your own weapon or gear.

Cons

You never know when your day will end until you clock out. 8 to 12 hour days and low hourly wage considering you are putting your life on the line to deliver money. Late dinners and my home life is limited due to the long days. No advancement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More pizza parties.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a job, not a career. Do not look here to learn or grow professionally.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at Brink's, Incorporated part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a job. In a city that has a high unemployment rate, that's one of the few positives I can say about this branch.

    Cons

    Unprofessional on many levels, disorganized, an excessive lack of ongoing training, certifications are not maintained, unsanitary working conditions, lack of quality training for management, over-all low moral among majority of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to corporate... open your eyes and pay attention!! This is a huge branch that could benefit vastly by training for all levels- management, salary, and hourly staff. Certifications are severely over-expired, the facilities are quite unkempt, management is inconsistent in protocols, changes in structure are not upheld, moral is very low, and the overall impression is that hourly employees are not cared for beyond the time they serve on the job. The corporate philosophy is to place family of employees at a level of high importance. It certainly is not regarded at this branch and in turn employees are quite unhappy and discouraged due to long shifts, and a lack of consistent staffing. Cross-train ALL employees and continue to educate them regularly! It will make the branch stronger over-all, will increase productivity, and will lessen the disorganization in general. Ask for opinions and suggestions from the areas where there are the most people performing work, not just at the management level. You'll get A LOT more insight as to what is happening within the branch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Liked the job hate the company

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    Former Employee - Messenger in Winston-Salem, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Messenger in Winston-Salem, NC (US)

    I worked at Brink's, Incorporated full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Paid weekly, short work weeks, pay overtime after 40hrs whereas most of their competitors don't. Good job if you like to be on the road and seeing different areas of the state. Good training program.

    Cons

    Horrible management! Classroom training isn't close to how you learn to do stuff while on the job training, and to make things worst you get treated like you're not doing your job right when you try to follow the rules and do things the correct way. Essentially this is a customer service job, but unfortunately they have no kind of customer service skills here. Your safety is not first so please don't believe that. They do not properly take care of the trucks at all and that makes it a hazard for anyone inside. Although there is some diversity they are really lacking on the equality side. Pay raises are horrible! Ex: 25 cents a year for first 5yr then you max out unless you move up! If you go through the proper channels when you have issues with managers it leads to nowhere, basically they let you know that they don't care about you and you're replaceable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the employees better otherwise when this economy gets better you will be losing employees left and right. Either make it more possible to be able to do this job according to your training program, which I think when applied is effective and safe, or get rid of it and all these rules that mostly is not followed so you can stop only applying it when you want to fire someone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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