Securitas Security Interview Questions

Updated Apr 6, 2015
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edison, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Securitas (Edison, NJ) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied on a Wednesday and got called the very next Wednesday, given I have a friend in the company who put a good word in for me. Arrived early, was brought in and left alone to go over application and sign some papers. Interviewer came in and asked very few questions (easy questions) about past work experience and how I handled stressful situations. (Also inquired about any recent gaps in employment) After the few questions a ton more paperwork to fill, then drug test (best to study for that one), then brought to speak with a manager about possible work sites. Overall very easy and relaxed process, I was much less anxious than I antcipated, considering I needed this job. Tips: be honest, have flexibility with hours, show you can speak English well, and show you are genuinely interested, you'll get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how you handled an aggressive customer.   2 Answers
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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Signal Hill, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Securitas (Signal Hill, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was brief. Once you get there they ask you for your hs diploma then you fill out some papers and a mock incident report. I was interviewed about 10 mins after giving the receptionist the documents she had me fill out. The interviewer interviewed me from a stack of papers with questions on them for about 10 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • What would your previous employers say about you?   1 Answer
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    Security Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Securitas (Manchester, NH) in March 2015.

    Interview

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    Interview Questions

    • How can you establish your credentials to show your ability to do this job?   2 Answers
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Securitas.

    Interview

    The hiring process was easy. In fact, I applied the night before and was told to come in the next morning for an interview. They do drug tests and background checks.

    Interview Questions

    • None of the questions or anything about he interview was hard. Fairly simple and very easy to go through.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation you either take it or leave it.

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Securitas.

    Interview

    I applied online on the Securitas website and was called within a week to do a face to face interview, requesting that I bring two forms of ID and copies of my resume if I had one. Upon arriving to the office, I was handed a copy of my online application to verify and a simple incident report to fill out. The incident report asks you basically to describe what you saw based on the factual information provided in a short sentence. It's very to the point, all it said on mine was that you were patrolling XYZ client site, and saw someone breaking into a car in the parking lot during your patrols. It continued to ask what action you would take upon seeing this, and then concludes with asking you why you want to work in security. After completing this, I gave my paperwork back to the receptionist and was instructed to wait in the waiting room. This is where things got extremely unprofessional on the behalf of the Securitas employees in the office. Not only were they discussing the hiring or not hiring of another applicant very loudly a short distance away, they continued to even discuss my application - apparently they were blown away by the fact that I passed the basic language test (incident report) and that I even had a resume. I found such blatant disrespect of other applicants privacy, as well as the sheer unprofessionalism of conducting themselves in that way in such a setting, despite the information of mine being discussed being positive in a sense. Once I was called back to do the face-to-face interview, I went into a conference room with my interviewer and was asked pretty typical questions; what kind of work did you do in the military, why do you want to work in security, if you saw someone stealing would you report it, etc. Once you 'pass' the interview so to speak, they begin discussing the various sites they have available/will offer you. In my area, they offered me an armed security job in the city due to my military experience. Once you've indicated you're willing to take whatever job they offer you, if they do, they'll give you a drug test (it's the swab you hold in your mouth for 3 minutes, not a urinalysis) and have you fill out paperwork authorizing a background check and have you sign your tentative offer of employment.

    Basically, from what I gathered about their company during the interview was that if you show up and are well-kept, can use basic grammar to write actual sentences, and are not rude, you're going to get a job of some sort - it just depends on what kind of job you get with them because they have such a wide variety of clients.

    Interview Questions

    • I think the thing that might mess most people up would be the incident report - just write it based only on the information given to you - don't add to it or take away from it. It's very simple and really just a language test.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There isn't much negotiation on the pay of the actual job sites, what you can somewhat negotiate is perhaps what job site you will or won't take as they all pay differently. Don't expect over perhaps $11 an hour though.

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Securitas (Columbus, OH) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I filled an application out online. Less than a week later I was called for an in person interview. The scheduling was a little disappointing. They only allowed you to schedule for one particular day and were not very flexible. But the interview was short, sweet and too the point. I also had to fill out a fake observation report as well.

    Interview Questions

    • "If you were working and became bored, what would you do to make your job more fun?"   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was not much of a negotiation. He explained that pay was dependent on which security position you get and which area you work in.

  8. Helpful (3)  

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Securitas (Detroit, MI).

    Interview

    What a cluster! I applied for a Security Supervisor position and was called to interview for a Security Officer position. When I got there they were looking for somebody to do Data Entry. It didn't seem the right hand new what the left hand was doing.

    Interviewed by an Ex Marine who after asking what I was looking for in a salary as a Supervisor and I replied with 40k told me that's what he made and he had supervisors earning $9.00 an hour. Hell, I can go be a Walmart greeter and make that with far less headaches.

    Got a call from them later offering $9.00 hr as a Security Officer for Detroit Public Schools. Took everything I could do not to laugh out loud. I have 7 years US Army Military Police and 25 years Michigan Department of Corrections experience. This place cares nothing about it's employees by the sound of it.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Better pay doing almost anything else.

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Securitas (Chicago, IL) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process was quick and professional. Met with recruiter and was immediately sent to job site for second interview. Second interview was also very professional -- all aspects of the position were detailed completely. Going through official hiring process now (background check, drug screening).

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Unable to negotiate since entry-level positions come in at fixed hourly pay.

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Securitas (Irving, TX) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online on tuesday the 5th and was emailed a interview on thursday the 7th had a interview after looking over the application did a sample incident report after that got offered a position took a drug test and had my background checked after that got a email saying show up too orientation so the process went well

    Interview Questions

    • While working at the courthouse what kind of people did u deal with   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The negotiat

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Securitas (San Jose, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    I barely applied less than a week ago and before I even finished my application online I got a call from a hiring manager the second day I started filling out my application and are already going through the training process.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were working and things got stressful?   Answer Question

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