Brink's Incorporated Employee Reviews

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Please do yourself a favour and just dont bother.
Messenger (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC5 April 2019
Where to even begin.

You will only receive part time work which can be anywhere from 1 shift every 2 weeks to management constantly calling you through out the day asking if you can come into work that very minute. Schedule changes by the hour, low pay for part time employees and management couldn't care less about you. There is absolutely 0 chance for advancing, people quit each month then new hires last a few months and so on and so on. Management always tries to get you in trouble and in my opinion are very very immature. Its sad honestly. This company has a lot of potential yet constantly throw it down the drain every chance they get. Please take my word and just save your time and gas and money for training.

"Welcome to brinks."
Pros
- you feel like youve accomplished something when hired ( but u havent.)
Cons
Everything
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Great Place to Work
Employee (Former Employee) –  Canada3 April 2019
Work life balance is good, and benefits are good. A good place to start a career. People are friendly and easy to get along with. I enjoyed my time working with Brinks. A lot of challenging opportunities.
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Brinks Canada Limited
ATM Technician, Armored Truck Driver, Courier (Former Employee) –  Vancouver & Langley, BC23 March 2019
The following is strictly from my experience with the GVA branch (Vancouver BC and Langley BC branches).

The supervisors and upper management were more interested in playing office politics and showing off their little-to-non powers to the road employees. Obviously this does not apply to EVERY supervisor and/or management personnel. But you have supervisors who like to threaten to get road employees in trouble, do not work their full shifts (because they are on salary), have extremely limited knowledge of what the road employees actually do, etc.

The job itself is very easy (for those who have brains), but the management like to get their relatives who are unable to follow simple logic to complete tasks into the company. Those who are able and competent get loaded with more work and responsibilities, all while those who are lazy and incompetent get tasked with the simplest jobs that require no effort.

Working for them will hardly feel self-rewarding as you watch your lesser colleagues get paid the same, if not more than, as you while doing significantly less work than you. Management likes to play favorites. They also cannot do what is best for the company. For example, they let two of (very rarely I mind you) fully trained employees go by giving them the stay-full-time-or-quit ultimatum, simply for wanting to step down from full-time hours to part-time. They were both going back to school to better themselves. There is NOT A SINGLE supervisor who is even close to being full trained (meaning capable of completing any tasks from both the armour and ATM divisions). These
  more... were simply power plays with politics over business/management in mind.

If you are looking to be inspired or heading towards policing for your career, this looks good on your resume. But staying long term would be very unwise. Your time is better off spent bettering yourself at school or apprenticeship so you can be beyond this.

Lastly, yes the management is purely awful, however this does not apply to road employees. There are lots of friendly, nice, mature and seasoned armoured officers.
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Pros
Unlimited amount of OT, if you can be fully trained, because most others, are either too lazy, or unintelligent to do them
Cons
Work culture, management style, office politics
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Room for Improvement
Road Employee (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON11 March 2019
there is always room for improvement for any company. the pay for management is below average and can be improved. unionized environment with competitive wages for the industry
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ever changing situations, fast paced.
Road Crew, Supervisor to Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  Prince George, BC1 March 2019
Brinks Canada Ltd was a great career. I started as a road employee, armed guard and worked my way into supervisor and then Manager. The experience I bring with me from working in a fast paced changing environment.
Pros
Salary
Cons
Long Hrs
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Good Place to work
Armed Guard/Cash Messenger/Driver (Current Employee) –  Windsor, ON13 February 2019
Brinks is a great place to work if you are lucky to get hours. Starting off as part time you are not guaranteed many hours and largely depend on full timers taking time off in order to fill in for them
Pros
good pay
Cons
not many hours available
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Very average career choice
Driver/ Guard/ Messenger (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB7 February 2019
I worked in the Guard/ Driver/ Messenger position. The Union will eventually be of benefit to you, but the job as a career is very unsatisfying. Without the union this job would be intolerable as Brinks will seek out every opportunity to reprimand you in one form or another as they attempt to keep you strictly under their thumb every minute of ever day. Because of the nature of the job there is a tremendous degree of mistrust directed upon its employees even though the screening required to get the position is over the top. If you are a driven person you will very quickly become bored and unsatisfied working at Brinks. The work is repetitive and unexciting. Its a delivery service with a gun. The daily time lines are to tight every day to deliver a quality of work that one wishes to deliver. Brinks is all about Brinks and the employees are treated more like drones then an asset. If you want nothing more in life but to preform a menial days work for very average pay, this job may be for you.
Pros
Not strenuous work. Not overly dirty work.
Cons
Poor pay. Just to much"Stuff" for what essentially is a very simple job concept.
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Hard Work and lots of opportunities
Vault Cashier / Air-courier Clerk / Armed Guard (Former Employee) –  British Columbia29 January 2019
Great place as they bring people up the ladder and give lots of opportunities.
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trust me, stay away from this industry all together
Armed Guard / Armoured Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Alberta9 December 2018
you'd think that safety would be priority 1, but it is not. majority of people working there should be delivering junk mail door to door, and not money to banks,..the industry as a whole is getting more unsafe profit before people.
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Professional Environment
Messenger/ Armored Guard (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON9 December 2018
If you are looking for a professional environment workplace, this is the place for you! You are working with professional individuals on daily basis. A lot of responsibility on your shoulder but the required work is quite simple and fun to do at the same time.
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It's alright
Employee (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB31 October 2018
The pay is good, the work is not. Management is very disorganized and they don't really care about the employees. No advancement oppurtunities, but there is a decent pension plan.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Long hours, bad management
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Worked with a great crew of men.
Messenger, Guard, Driver & ATM Servicing (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 October 2018
Handling money is a difficult job with a lot of responsibility and awareness.
Interacting with the clients developed interpersonal skills.
The management was great and listened to the employees.
The training was great, we had to re-qualify every three months firing
weapons in the on premise firing range.
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exciting place to work
Armed Guard (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB18 September 2018
exciting place to work.
uniform and responsibilities are fun.
training in firearms and money handling.
crew is great.
new learning opportunities.
people skills necessary.
Pros
positive place
Cons
night shift
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Driver, Guard (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK24 July 2018
Nicest Employee except few but they come with job. You can start small or big but you always get the chance to work up the ladder. You get to know all the customers and most of them are always happy customers if you want them to be depend on you. the job some time can be very under pressure and sometime just simple also depend who you are working with.
Pros
All employees are best to work with.
Cons
Management who doesn't like fun
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No Committment to the employee
Armoured Guard (Current Employee) –  St. John's, NL23 July 2018
This company is only good if you're looking for part time work as they do not hire full time. It is the only company i have ever worked for that can take you from full time to part-time status in a blink of an eye and vice versa. Employees that retire are still allowed to keep their jobs and seniority. This makes it very difficult for part-timers to ever get full-time jobs here.
Pros
None
Cons
Plenty
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Treats employees like garbage, low pay, high risk.
Armed Guard (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC22 July 2018
Management purposely goes out of their way to try and get employees in trouble. Makes unreasonable deadlines to get work done and then writes you up for not getting it done "on time" . Unsafe work conditions. The vehicles had over 1 million kms on them and were literally falling apart. No brakes, mechanical issues because they would refuse to fix them. Low pay for carrying a firearm and millions of dollars in money. Long shifts on dangerous roads with no reception to call for help if needed. They said there was a satellite phone but never let us have it.
Staff was unhappy and trying to backstab each other.

Company wouldn't even pay for ballistic vest unless you were full time but never hired full time because they would have to pay benefits. Instead, part timers were expected to work fulltime hours anyway.

Honestly, the worst place I have ever worked in my life.
Pros
You get to carry a gun
Cons
Poor working conditions, low pay, dangerous vehicles, awful management, long hours, poor morale
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Great unionized environment
Cash Logistics Clerk (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 July 2018
It's a very physical and repetitive job. It's unionized so almost everything goes by seniority. If you want things to change, you have to go through the lengthly union procedures to do so. Good people and comfy salary for what you're doing, just not the job for people who've obtained post-secondary education.
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The work is not bad, but upper management shows a disregard for worker safety.
Full time senior ATM tech, armed guard (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, ON4 July 2018
Lots of driving which I enjoyed. I really found the weapons training interesting. The management cannot be trusted. There is too much politics in the shop. A difficult part of the job is that you are given responsibility, but little management back up. The enjoyable part of the job is the shooting qualification.
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great learning experience
member of the Cash Logistics Team (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON14 April 2018
I've learned a lot of things working here such as: how to balance money, how to find counterfeit money, how to teach new employees how to do the job, i even learned how to fix the large money counters when they break down or get jammed, so that the company does not have to spend money to call in a technician to come in to fix it.
Pros
a very friendly invironment
Cons
so far away, too long of a commute.
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Excellent career on security field
Armoured Crewman (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 April 2018
Worked for Brinks as an armoured officer for 11 years, am looking at a career in different fields. Very challenging job working and handling high value cash logistics and precious metals.
Pros
Challenging
Cons
Limited advancement opportunities
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