U.S. Security Associates
U.S. Security Associates Interview Questions & Reviews
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- Security Officer (15)
- Security Guard (10)
- Loss Prevention Agent (4)
- Lead Security Officer (2)
- Lead Patrol Field Supervisor (1)
- Assistant Site Supervisor (1)
- Flex Officer (1)
- Fraud Investigations (1)
- Senior Owner Specialist & Sales Manager (1)
- Loss Prevention Officer (1)
- Armed Security Officer (1)
- Inside Sales (1)
- Guard (1)
Security Guard Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at U.S. Security Associates in September 2010.
Interview Details – Generally if you aren't trying to be hired for high paying site, $14 Hr and up, basically they only want bodies. However be aware that its a mix of the main office hiring and the site manager. The office truly only cares about filling positions. The site managers themselves are open to conduct interviews however they want for good or bad.
Negotiation Details – Nothing to negotiate you take the pay or dont.
Security Guard Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at U.S. Security Associates in February 2012.
Interview Details – The Interview was very professional and well organized... I was interviewed by one man who referred me to another above him to make a decision about what position i should get with the company. They were very considerate and nice people. I thought I was getting on with a GREAT company.
Interview Question – When is the last time your cell phone was cut off? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Very unimpressed with the company when my interview went so well they offered me the Shift supervisor position as a new hire because of my security and military experience and my professionalism... and when I cam in the next day for training... they told me the had given it to some one else... AFTER they had given it to me... because her husband had gotten the contract for the company... it didn't work out in the end...
Inside Sales Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at U.S. Security Associates in January 2009.
Interview Details – Even though the position was for Inside Sales, my last interview involved me selling a cheap, obnoxious men's tie to managers. It was not expected and quite fun.
Loss Prevention Agent Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at U.S. Security Associates in October 2012.
Interview Details – Very easy to get hired at this company as long as you can pass a background check. The biggest thing is passing their terrorism test on their computer & loss prevention if your doing LP for them. They have all their own test that you must pass to work at this company and you get two shoots to pass them and one shoot to pass any drug test & background check.
Interview Question – The terrorism & loss prevention test was the most difficult thing about the process. The most unexpected was the wait you can go into the office and wait up to 1-4 hours if you don't keep on them. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was a pain in the butt first i was offered $14,50 then the day before i was to start work they retracted their offer & gave me 13.00 an hour
Lead Patrol Field Supervisor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at U.S. Security Associates in January 2010.
Interview Details – They take way to long to process your paper work, and you dont get paid for training which that is a eight hour course. You will be there all day with no pay, Im sure that illegal.
Negotiation Details – Get it in writing, because they like to play the dumd card on you quick!
Loss Prevention Agent Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at U.S. Security Associates in August 2010.
Interview Details – I interviewed with a District Manager who himself seemed very knowledgeable and professional. I think we clicked right off the bat because after reviewing my resume and speaking with him for a few minutes, it was apparent that our backgrounds were very similar. He continued by detailing the job responsibilities and his expectations for the position. We then toured the facility, at which point I felt that I knew I was getting the job. To be on the safe side, I used the opportunity to highlight specific cases that I had worked in the past. that sealed the deal I believe. He then told be about company orientation dates and times, background checks, and drug testing. All in all about an hour was spent "interviewing".
Interview Question – This interview was pretty standard. I have a lot of experience, and was not caught off guard with any of them. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary was firm with no negotiation, however the review process allows for up to two raises per year based on performance.
Loss Prevention Agent Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at U.S. Security Associates in November 2008.
Interview Details – It was fast and easy, the only thing that was complex was the fact that a guard card was needed. It took a whole week to pass this requirement and there was no pay for it. The drug testing is done on the spot. They do suggest the fact that they do random testing for drugs but it has never be done to me.
Interview Question – What would you like for your salary? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They like to make the deal on the spot alot of pressure and fact dropping on how they are unable to give more for the profitability of the company's contract.
Security Officer Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at U.S. Security Associates in November 2009.
Interview Details – Just told interviewers what I had done before, demonstrated my ability to walk and chew gum at the same time, and that I knew which end of the phone to speak into. My experience didnt seem to matter a lot to them, they seem to want people who'll do what they want them to, and learn by trial and error to do it their way.
Negotiation Details – No negotiating. You take it or leave it. So many people in this town are underpaid and consider themselves lucky to have any job. Ive done well both other parts of the country where I had lived, this town blows. They have you over a barrel here, and employers know it and take full advantage.
Security Officer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at U.S. Security Associates in August 2011.
Interview Details – I heard about this job from a current USSA employee, picked up an application, turned in the completed application and attached resume, and received a call for an interview within the week. Interview process was straight forward (tell me about yourself, explain xyz on your resume, do you have any experience with this, etc). I had previous experience in a related field, so I was not caught off guard with scenario questions. One note, this interview was completed at the security location, and not a USSA headquarters office. As long as you don't have background check issues, tats on your neck, act and dress fairly professionally and answer questions directly and succinctly, you should have no problems if my experience is any indication.
Interview Question – Describe to me one time where you were proud of your response to a stressful situation. Answer Question
Security Officer Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at U.S. Security Associates in February 2014.
Interview Details – Had to drive an hour and a half away to go to the companys home office. I felt very unfortunate for this company to not be hiring locally. Most companies would set up a place to hire locally.
Interview Question – No unexpected or difficult questions. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Cant complain
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