Loomis Fargo & Co.

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Loomis Fargo & Co. Reviews

Updated 7 August, 2014
Updated 7 August, 2014
55 Reviews

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Loomis Fargo & Co. Managing Director Lars Blecko
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  1.  

    Long hours with no thanks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Armored Service Technician  in  Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Armored Service Technician in Allentown, PA (US)

    Pros

    The employees are good people and if you want 10+ hours of OT a week you'll get it...

    Cons

    Busting your butt for pennies. Run a gain for the quarter and get profit sharing of .20 on the hour. Management gives no praise or real incentive to do a good job except the meager wages and the "profit sharing". The trucks that hold millions of dollars don't get maintained even if you tell management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and have a people first attitude. Stop running your employees down with 12-16+ hour days and when you are going to offer profit sharing make it worth while instead of insulting. Maybe sending your branch managers to Dubai isn't the best investment....

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

    Loomis and the Feudal System have a lot in common

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    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    Pros

    Indentured servant styled pay
    Work with some scheduling constants ---dependent on who the manager is at the time you work there.
    Co-workers can be the best part of the job

    Cons

    Low low pay when compared to other similar logistic companies. Like say fedex or ups

    Best way to describe the con's.. read up on what the Feudal System was all about and realize that is how Loomis operates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like royalty... start strapping on some weapons and running routes with us, and try surviving on our sickening base pay for a year. Than try telling us how our pay is good enough for the risks and physical work we do.

    Maybe then you'd earn a little more respect with the majority of your staff. You wannabe bankers dressed as royalty are truly out of touch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loomis is wasteful with all of its resources... especially its labor.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard  in  Burr Ridge, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Burr Ridge, IL (US)

    Pros

    Not as combat intensive as working in Iraq and Afgan, but you can still meet such a demise working for Loomis.
    There really are no positives here.

    Cons

    You are glorified mail man with a gun. Unlike the mailman, garbageman, or fedex/ups you don't get a livable wage, steady hours, or decent benefits.
    Enough said take the other job this one isn't a good one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Um simple start treating us like ups or fedex treats their employees or you might see a similar labor movement. Just like they had ten or so years back.

    This means raise pay and benefits; additionally, start creating more incentives to work for this industry which might slow down the revolving door and thus help to ease the scheduling nightmares most locations face.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Thank Less.. unappreciated.. and purposely ignored

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are no pro's that you could not find at Burger King or the like.

    Cons

    Burger King pays their supervisors more than us, and I know Burger King staff members don't get shot at as often as we do.
    Our hours are crazy and the work is very physical in nature. We are unappreciated and not valued. Training is atrocious just like company communication is.
    Enjoy being responsible for high liability packages and forced to pay back anything you lose or gets stolen, when you can't prove who did it. Even if it was your partner.
    There is no insensitive to do a good job, so most of us care little about anything related with Loomis Fargo and what they want from us. This also leads to a lot of retired cops, or mall cops, who will pimp time and ruin your schedule if you are partnered with them, because there is no incentive to be back to base on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to sign on for an episode of Undercover Boss.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - All  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - All in Portland, OR (US)

    Pros

    I can't think of a single one. Oh wait there's one they pay for your DPSST certification.

    Cons

    Low wages, no respect, long hours, no praise at all. They never remember the 1000 times you said yes they only remember the one time you say no. Horrible training lacking in so many areas. No support from management at all. They come in after you and leave before you, then complain about how much they work. The common saying is "Not my problem" if you ask someone for something. They have been investigated by BOLI numerous times for unlawful hiring and firing practices. Not to mention the President and Vice President of HR flew in from corporate a few years ago because they were getting so many complaints about the Portland branch. They conducted an anonymous non management survey, and the results were not at all surprising. It was bad! They screw over valuable employees to keep them where they need them instead of letting them get what few promotions they do have to offer. You never hear anything from them about the job you're doing unless you are doing it wrong or going way way outside of your job duties to cover their butt on something. They pit the departments against each other, so no one wants to work together they just blame each other for everything. IThey are losing long term employees everyday and they don't care, they can hire people who weren't grandfathered into the good pay scale and pay them half as much to risk their lives everyday. People are dying for $11 an hour, that's just not enough money to risk your life everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house management wise! Treat your employees like people not numbers. Pay more! If you raise your starting wage maybe just maybe you'll be able to hire and keep quality employees. Give praise for a job well done, not just shame when someone screws up. Give RAISES! Create advancement opportunities, for people that do a good job not just for the people that kiss your butt and stroke your ego. Just treat people better and you will save money on hiring because you won't have to do it as often.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not a good place to work at Albany NY

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver/Guard
    Former Employee - Driver/Guard

    Pros

    You will never get ahead in this company. Only management make out here by taking from the employees.

    Cons

    To go home at the end of the day?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your butts and do something other than to come in at 0:600 and leave at 14:00. All you do is pass the buck and lie.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Asinine Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Get to carry a gun but it isn't worth it, and you will likely never get to pull it out of its holster before you get riddled with bullets.

    Cons

    Enlightenment time, employee moral is in the pits and there is a very real reason for that.

    This company has a two star rating here and another 1.8 star rating under a similar name. I can inform you that this company puts in a lot of effort in earning those two crummy ratings.

    Run from this company and do not look back. Nothing good shaking here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Money over people is your philosophy which is proven true by your actions and our treatment.

    I actually wonder if you praise God too, because it seams you only praise money money money greed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    armed service atm tech an carrier

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    Current Employee - Atm Service Tech An Carrier  in  Athens, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Atm Service Tech An Carrier in Athens, GA (US)

    Pros

    none this company is not suited to be in the line of work with the lack of leadership that it has in lower an upper mangermnt...

    Cons

    They is no advacement a very dead end job...Very low pay for the life risking job..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No care or concern for workers...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    vault custodian

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fast paced, never boring, helpful co-workers

    Cons

    pay could be better, hours can vary depending on workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management was very good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    lack of TRAINING!!!!!!! on Atm.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard  in  Richmond, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Richmond, CA (US)

    Pros

    Getting along with your partner.

    Cons

    Not getting RESPECT, so called "bragging rights" how fast you can finish your route with out taking your lunch break,or your two 10 min brakes. your not going to get a raise by going to fast. Benefits SUCKS your going to pay $325.00 for family every two weeks that's $650.00 a month at $14.25.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have some back bone to support your workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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