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Pinkerton, formally known as Pinkerton National Detective Agency, is a private investigation agency that was founded in 1850 by Scotsman Allan Pinkerton. The company specializes in providing services that include employment screening, management consulting, security, intelligence and protective services, risk management and advisory, and private military contracting, among others. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has a clientele of fortune 100 companies, VIPs, and government agencies. Job opportunities are available at Pinkerton for background screeners, intelligence analysts and specialists, shift supervisors, part-time and brand protector investigators, investigative analysts, operations managers, directors, human resources specialists, and many others. Employees at the agency enjoy benefits that include paid time off, medical, dental, and life insurance, saving plans, and disability insurance, among others. The agency generates an estimated $80 million in revenue, with over 600 employees. The agency strives to be excellent in all dealings and thereby deliver quality services.

Subsidiary
$25M to $50M
Large
Multiple locations
Investigation / Security Companies, Consulting Companies
1850
Griffin Morse
What departments Pinkerton employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
other occupation46.7%
Law Enforcement / Security29.7%
Management23.6%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Pinkerton employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Pinkerton: Newcomers: 19%, Experiencers: 17%, Experts: 25%, Veterans: 39%. Pinkerton employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did Pinkerton employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Pinkerton: ABS Group, Advanced Security Concepts, G4S. Typical Pinkerton employees have worked at ABS Group.
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Advanced Security Concepts
G4S
What industries did Pinkerton employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Pinkerton: Investigation / Security Companies, National Security, Public Administration, Executive Offices Companies, Consulting Companies. Pinkerton employees most likely come from a Investigation / Security Companies industry background.
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Where did Pinkerton employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Pinkerton: Small: 27%, Medium: 13%, Large: 60%. Most Pinkerton employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at Pinkerton study?
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Where did employees at Pinkerton study?
American Military University
Eastern Michigan University
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Pinkerton?
Time employed at Pinkerton: <1: 14%, 1-3: 48%, 4-8: 23%, 9-13: 7%, 14-20: 4%, 20+: 4%. Most Pinkerton employees stay with the company for 1-3 years which is less than the industry average.
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How does Pinkerton rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Pinkerton: 76.9% Male and 23.1% Female. Age ratio at Pinkerton: 16-20: 1%, 21-30: 50%, 31-40: 29%, 41-50: 10%, 51-60: 8%, 60+: 2%. Pinkerton rates - 1.9% less female than the industry average. Most Pinkerton employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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Career advancement

How does Pinkerton rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Pinkerton: low. Pinkerton ranks low for career advancement which is above the industry average.
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What companies do Pinkerton employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Pinkerton: AIG, Allied Universal, Employment Background Investigations, Facebook, G4S. People who work at Pinkerton most typically go on to work for the AIG.
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Allied Universal
Employment Background Investigations
Facebook
G4S

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What’s the gender distribution at Pinkerton?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
23.1% female, 76.9% male.
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When was Pinkerton established?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
1850.
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What industry does Pinkerton fall under?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Law Enforcement/Security.
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Where’s Pinkerton’s HQ located?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
The HQ is at Derry, NH.
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What’s Pinkerton’s yearly revenue?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
$25m to $50m
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What’s the name of Pinkerton’s CEO?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Griffin Morse.
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How long do people usually work for Pinkerton?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
1-3 year(s).
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what kind of companies did Pinkerton employees work for?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Large companies before Pinkerton.
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are my chances high for career advancement at Pinkerton?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
no, chances of career advancement are low.
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who are employees usually hired by after leaving Pinkerton?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
AIG, Allied Universal, Employment Background Investigations, Facebook, G4S, Microsoft Corporation, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., Self Employed.
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Who are the top previous employers of Pinkerton employees?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
ABS Group, Advanced Security Concepts, G4S, Microsoft Corporation, Securitas Security Services USA, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., US Army, US Department of Homeland Security.
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What’s the average age at Pinkerton?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
21-30.
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Where did most of Pinkerton employees go to school?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
American Military University, Eastern Michigan University, Macomb Community College, Michigan State University, Schoolcraft College.
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What benefits do they offer at Pinkerton?
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10 months ago
They do not offer 401k plan
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10 months ago
The pto is not good 😏
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What type of training do they provide for the agent post!
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9 months ago
2 days of good training
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9 months ago
State standard training!
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Please tell me about their vacation policy?
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10 months ago
A week in a year
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10 months ago
I was working on a contract so no vacation
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What about the pay raise?
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10 months ago
On promotions
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10 months ago
Every time your contract is renewed
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Do they offer health insurance?
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8 months ago
Insurance is an hmo and is very good with low co-pay. :)
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8 months ago
Traditional commercial policy but very expensive for family coverage.🙂
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What are the wages for security guards?🤔
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10 months ago
It really depends on your qualifications and most of the people get $15 at the start.💰
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10 months ago
$20 an hour they at least paid good.🥰
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What is the interview process like at Pinkerton?
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8 months ago
Interview will be the main office, basic question asked yet an interesting process!
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8 months ago
There might be 2 or 3 interviews ✅
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What is the work environment and culture?
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10 months ago
Front office was nice with the reception staff being approachable and caring.🤗
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10 months ago
It was always a very professional atmosphere, everyone was accepting of all other races, nationalities or beliefs.🥰
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Is pay weekly or every two weeks?
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10 months ago
The pay is every two weeks.😄
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10 months ago
Every two weeks. :)
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Can you have body piercings?😬
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8 months ago
I really dont know since we never had an employee with piercings.🙄
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8 months ago
Yes it have to be tasteful but you cant have them all over your face.😏
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Do you hire older people that retired and then wants to go back to work part-time?
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10 months ago
The company was very open to hire diverse ages and backgrounds.🥰
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10 months ago
Not that I was aware of.🤓
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What are the chance of advancement and growth?
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9 months ago
They provide excellent growth opportunities for their guards unlike other companies
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9 months ago
They do promote their valuable employees! I have been promoted 4 times and the hard work is rewarding here for sure 🙂
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I have an amazing supervisors and working with them is absolutely a delightful experience 🙂
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8 months ago
HR is really supportive, everything has been good for me in this company, no complaints 😊
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8 months ago
Leadership is amazing and goal driven 🙂
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What are working hours at Pinkerton?
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9 months ago
I work 40 days a week 💯
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9 months ago
7 to 8 hours anyday
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Do you need a perc card for this company?🤔
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9 months ago
No not to work parking enforcement.😇
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9 months ago
Well you do need a perc card if you want to become a full time certified security officer but you would have to go through programs to be able to obtain a perc card.😌
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Are there benefits for employees?
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10 months ago
Decent choices in healthcare and vision even dental is pretty good.💚
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10 months ago
The best thing about the benefits would be a toss up between health insurance or the PTO but health insurance is very cheap but the quality is great for an entry level position.😍
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How are the working hours?
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10 months ago
You will get your hours sometime more than once you are assigned to a site.😅
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10 months ago
8 hours per day so 40 hours per week.🙂
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I'm worried about, what if i missed the first interview..
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9 months ago
I don't think anything would happen if you missed your interview but i would not miss an interview !Facts
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9 months ago
You can always call and apologize, and see if they can reschedule it. I wouldn't stress about it too much.
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What about the vacation & paid time off?😝
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10 months ago
You have a fair amount days of vacation which goes up the more years you have been in the company.🥳
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10 months ago
Standard 2 weeks vacation for new employees.🤗
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Do you have to get a security clearance to work in this company?❓
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9 months ago
May depend on job and location site.🙂
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9 months ago
No but it helps. :)
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The manager is good and the work life balance is amazing 😊
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10 months ago
The work and life balance is just okay! Not very ideal
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10 months ago
Hands down, the best company and provides good balance between work n life! Unlike other security agencies
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Can I still do fulltime while attending college?
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8 months ago
Yes hours are very flexible. :)
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8 months ago
Yes but you will have to choose a specific shift to take your colleges classes at a specific schedule to balance between the two.😉
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The management is very professional unlike other security agencies 😏
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10 months ago
The typical day at work is easy going and the management is okay! Hit or miss
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10 months ago
We're treated well and the management is there with you for the most part 💯
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