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Retail armored car
Crew Leader (Former Employee), Whitehall, OHApril 4, 2013
Schedule is what you make it, the faster you work the faster you get home. Management could use some help in the logistics department and organization of daily operations. To focused on the bottom line, and misses all areas to save/ grow through there employees.
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Comfortable
Driver/Messenger (Former Employee), Smyrna, GAMarch 4, 2013
I would arrive at work at 6:30am clock in and then check over my truck so that it will run properly. After which would deliver cash on a route to specific companies like target or banks. Management did what they could to compensate for any issues that arose. Was pretty friendly with my co-workers. I was setup with someone different every other week – more... so it was easy to get friendly with my co-workers. The hardest part of the job was having to wait for the area to appear safe to deliver to the companies. The most enjoyable was meeting someone new everyday. – less
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moderate work place to start career
Vault Staff / Crew Leader (Current Employee), Clarksburg, MDFebruary 15, 2013
The day starts with checking out emails and manifesting, need to be very accurate with jobs. Since, you are handling large amount of money. I learned to be punctual and interacting with co-workers.
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decent company
Branch Manager (Former Employee), Whitehall, OHFebruary 13, 2013
Pros: got to meet people
Cons: target on you back
work is hard but had it fun times. times the weather or other things would make it difficult to work, but like any job, the work has to be done
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Worst Company ever worked for!...no exaggeration here..
N/A (Current Employee), Boca Raton, FLFebruary 8, 2013
Cons: manangement /hr cant be trusted..
They have there EE's transfer then Lay them off....instantly.
Management Is disgusting...lot's of "cliques"...if ur not a part of it..you're consider odd and forget about the HR...they are part of the "consipiracys".....
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Delivering money all around the state of South Carolina and nothern Augusta, GA and Charlotte NC
Cash Vault Teller Supervisor (Former Employee), 97 Vantage pt drive Cayce, Sc 29033January 26, 2013
Pros: the workload depended on the day.
Cons: when vehicles would break down in the middle of a bank run.
A typical day at work consists of placing correct change needed for the day in the armor truck, cleaning and maintenance of the vehicle. I was in charge of delivering money to venues such as retails and banks. Filling cash orders and/or accepting and verifying large volume cash deposits. Management was ok; they dealt with important issues when employees – more... would bring them. The hardest part of the job was the stress level, the thought and the possibility of being held at gun point or having the armor truck robbed. The positive aspect of the job were meeting vast amount of different people through out the day. – less
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A job that never stops
Driver/Messenger (Former Employee), Kansas City, KSJanuary 23, 2013
Working for an armored car company is a very interesting job. The job itself was pretty easy, but not it's not for everyone.
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stressful work
Armed Guard (Current Employee), caJanuary 7, 2013
Cons: we dont take brakes or lunches we are on a time frame.
grab your coin and currency put it in your truck head out the door rush to get the day done in 8hrs or less. what the company wants. they want us in early to cut cost down but wont put it in writing so if we get into an accident its on us not them
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Productive and fun place to work. Great working enviornment
Vault Teller (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WIDecember 11, 2012
Pros: we had pot lunches every month with a different theme
Cons: we worked long hours depending on the amount of work we had. holidays our work load was an overflow
I enjoyed my job because I worked around and with very productive, reliable, organized and hard working people.

January 8, 2013

Management was a joke. lied about job description. People who were training you were an embarrasment to the company. never had any supplies ,no paper to make copies,no jet scans. no ventilation in the building.First week worked 48 hours because people training you could not balance.

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A good job
Driver/Hopper (Former Employee), Sandston, VAOctober 6, 2012
A typical work day was driving to different locations, dropping off and picking up bags of money. Safety was the number one key to a successful day. Counting the bags and making sure that everything was delivered in a timely manner and correct.
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Not at all...
Driver (Former Employee), Rockford, ILSeptember 4, 2012
Pros: its a job
Cons: poor pay, hazardous, poor equipment, long hours, barely any benefits
I would everything in my power to never work at this place again! It's a knock off of Brinks and it's funded that way! Poor equipment and poor attitudes with firearms DON'T MIX!
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A job's a job, but this one should be a stepping stone
Armored Truck Driver/Messenger (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAJuly 30, 2012
Pros: paid lunch, your personal permits are paid for by the company.
Cons: this place does not get rid of the special individuals that make your day oh so fun.
I've been working here for 4 yrs now. The job is fairly easy; pick up cash and sell it to our vault, or you deliver money. Just now that the company is going full corp, they are pinching every penny they can. This meaning they rush you to finish your run within 8 hrs. Not complaining, I'm just stating the facts. You have have a long run, but it boils – more... down to how you and your partner mix. This makes or breaks your day and I can say at least 70 percent of the drivers/messengers are good to go. Other than that, it's going to be a long day. – less
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Learning experience
Armed Guard (Former Employee), Riviera Beach, FLJuly 22, 2012
No job advancement, not for a family person.But a good learning experience.
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Productive
Teller and MPS Operator (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAJuly 5, 2012
Cons: shortbreaks
A typical day working at Garda was always interesting. I say interesting cause things may have changed day by day. I have learned how to count in bulk, fan and weigh money that were already strapped as well as spot counterfeit bills. Management was excellent and hands on as far as if we were behind they were quick to hop on to help us out. The co-workers – more... I had there were awesome always wiling to share ways on how to get your numbers up (deposits processed per hour) The hardest part I would say was the hardest was being alone in a room and not talking to anyone for eight plus hours. The most enjoyable part was being apart of a team. – less
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This position was described as clerical I was very disappointed.
Processing Teller (Former Employee), Reynoldsburg, OHJune 14, 2012
I was told this was a clerical position but it was actually a processing teller position.
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It was a great place to work at.
Maintenance crew member (Former Employee), Wilmington, DEMay 17, 2012
While working at GARDA I had a great time. There is a tight knit group there. All willing to help you out and bring you up to speed on how things work.
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Garda armored Car services
Security Delivery Driver (Former Employee), Wilmington, DEApril 26, 2012
Good Company to work for and great employees and employers to work with. Although the company has changed over and new management took control. The hours have been reduced and opportunities have fallen.
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Its a Job
Driver/Messenger/Vault Teller (Former Employee), Bowie, MDApril 21, 2012
This job will work for you if you dont mind working 7days a week and 10hr days or longer. Its a dangerous job, but It can be rewarding.
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Productive and fun workplace, close to home
Vault Teller (Former Employee), Chicago, IllinoisDecember 5, 2011
I think it would be a fun place to work at with a fun enviroment. and it is clolse to home.
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Short hours, extremely poor security habits, poor equipment, use people
Vault Technician (Former Employee), Phoenix, Arizona (7th Street and north of I-17August 30, 2011
Cons: management points fingers at overs
Extremely Poor security habits like being locked between doors, and no one around to let you pass threw the doors. They would leave to go to lunch. They make rules the management don't follow, if they have a class or a meeting; they expect you to stand outside on your lunch break. In Arizona that makes lunch in the summer hard on you. Then go back to – more... work to stand the rest of the day. If they lose accounts they send you home to save money, which leave you short for the week. They have no safety rules in place. Their time clock is off, so they take away minutes you actual worked. If someone needs to go on vacation, they will hire someone to fill to take that person place, and then firer them. When then should of given several people the over time to cover the time off. Poor Equipment to handle large sums of money. – less