Securitas Security Services USA Officer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 27, 2015
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Securitas Security Services USA (Jersey City, NJ) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Easy. Walk in, can you pass a drug test, submit to a background check, pay for a state security guard licence and do A, B, and C? If yes, you're hired. If not, they'll work with you so long as you're not a sex offender or convicted felon.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you follow security SOP's to the letter?   1 Answer
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Securitas Security Services USA (San Diego, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    2 interviews one phone interview which is just to schedule in person interview. The interview is with a supervisor that ask general interview questions. The staff is very kind and approachable. Also there is a suprise drug screen at interview.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate schedule and location.

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Annandale, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Securitas Security Services USA (Annandale, VA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I got a call pretty quickly. The recruiter asked me a few basic questions, and then had me talk to one of the managers. The manager was really cool, he asked a few questions and then described the job location, expectations, and training process. I was sent back to the recruiter for some paperwok and scheduled for training. All done in less than an hour, and looking forward to starting my first job!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to give good customer service.   Answer Question
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    Security Officer - Site Supervisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Securitas Security Services USA (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    I was approached by an HR person who had found my resume online through Career Builder. I felt a little led on by the initial phone conversation because the job seemed a lot more tailored to my educational background and work history than it actually was. The interview process was very thorough and lengthy. There was a background check and drug test. There was an in person interview with HR, the site supervisor and corporate client. Finger printing took a long time and was not fun. There was a rather tedious online personality, skills and knowledge test. There is ample training before you start the job which is great and the opportunity to become certified.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you got a bomb threat at your site.   5 Answers

    Negotiation

    No chance to negotiate. They pay what they pay and offer limited benefits to supplement your salary.

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Liverpool, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Securitas Security Services USA (Liverpool, NY) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Asked some questions, filled out mock incident report, got the job within 20 minutes. Before I was even hired, the trainer busted into the room asking if "he is ready to work tonight". They obviously do not care about other companies (giving them 2 weeks notice).

    Interview Questions

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Anchorage, AK
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Securitas Security Services USA (Anchorage, AK) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Super easy interview, basically if you aren't a complete moron, you will get the job. I basically walked in and she already had printed out my acceptance into the company. There is a little test but you know the answers. I had to do a weird oral drug test that didn't work the first time, so i had to do it again, then I had to do the Guard card class which was boring as hell and unpaid.

    Negotiation

    none.

  8.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Securitas Security Services USA.

    Interview

    I applied online and heard back less than a week later. They are constantly hiring due to high turnover. The interview process is the easy part. You really just have to show up and not be a drug addict or felon and you will get the job. After you get a job offer you have to get certified by your state law enforcement agency. In South Carolina it is an eight hour course which you get paid minimum wage for attending. After you get certified you watch some safety videos and sign some basic new hire paper work as well as get your uniforms. You then are placed at a site but may have to interview with the site manager/Account Manager first. After all that you go through a short training process that does not prepare you for much but then again there isn't much to prepare for. During the hiring process you can make scheduling requests or let them know how far you are willing to drive to a site for work however this will eventually be ignored and you will be placed where needed.

    Interview Questions

    • How far are you willing to drive to get to and from work?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation. They pay per site per post. Your experience and education mean nothing. Their is a post that needs filled and you just happened to walk into the room. Good luck.

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    Secuirty Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Topeka, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Securitas Security Services USA (Topeka, KS).

    Interview

    I spotted the job online, and filled out a detailed application. On the online application they gave security situations and asked how you would handle it. This was multiple choice. I received a call a few days later to set up an interview at their main branch. I have previous experience in the field of security being a correctional officer before hand. The interview was really simple they asked me to write a incident report, and were impressed by my history. The interviewer then instructed me to meet with the client at the building they thought I was most suitable to work at. This interview was also pretty standard. I meet with the security manager then with the building manager.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you want to become a security officer? What would you do if someone was in the parking lot at night and causing damage?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not really any negotiations. 8.25 starting salary then pay raises were built in to 10.00 but it depends on your location as well.

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Securitas Security Services USA.

    Interview

    I was hired on the spot. They only want to fill people for the contracts. Experience not needed. You are just a number there. I applied online. They next day I was hired. I thought I was lucky, but did not know their system yet.

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Securitas Security Services USA in June 2014.

    Interview

    Easy I put in the application they called me back 2 days later went in for an interview the next day they hired me on spot. They did an oral drug test that took 3 minutes and you find out right there if you passed.

    Interview Questions

    • nothing extensive they just give u a DAR with a scenario on it and as you to write down what you would to in the scenario.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation you don't find out your pay until you get to your site.

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