Secure-24
3.1 of 5 35 reviews
www.secure-24.com Southfield, MI 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 28, 2014

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Mike Jennings

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    Great place to work IF you can handle it, explanation.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsUnlimited PTO as long as you get it approved...lol this is just to stop everyone from taking off their use it or lose it days at the end of the year. Guess what, now you have no days and nothing they need to pay out if you get let go.

    ConsReading the review placed on April 16, 2014 is what made me want to make an account to post my review. This “review” posted on April 16, 2014. Was clearly written by upper management at Secure-24 posing as someone just hired in the past year. Some of these exact phrases in the pros and cons were given to me during my interview process. What really tipped me off was the title. “IF you can handle it” the so called “good” people at Secure-24 described in that review are the ones that never question anything no matter how unethical and have been brainwashed into thinking “handling it” is a badge of honor at Secure-24 without regard to your personal life, morals, and health. If you question your expectations (which change daily) you obviously can’t “handle it” and are shunned by all drunk on the kool aid. Trust no one.

    “Everyday is a learning experience” It sure is when Secure-24 is your first job which is most of the staff here. You ever hear the expression that goes something like if you want to be a piano teacher you just have to be one lesson ahead of your students? You will learn all kinds of great things like how to make up excuses to customers and how to pass the buck and responsibility to anyone and everyone but you. If you can successfully learn these things you will go far at Secure-24, maybe even become a director or VP of something here. There was a mass layoff months ago and recruiters are circling this place like sharks scooping up the last few decent people while management herds in young, wide eyed kids who can “handle it”

    Bottom line if you are an experienced individual don’t be lured in. Leave the sweatshop work to the kids.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't believe the hype

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Southfield, MI

    ProsGood co workers, usually.
    100% benefits but I am sure that is the next to go.

    ConsAfter reading the latest “positive” reviews I felt the need to add mine. Don’t the most recent positive reviews sound like they were written by the same person? Most likely someone on the inside trying to keep people from getting scared away.

    The blame game is rampant here. The lowest guy on the totem pole is always at fault with no regard to possibly upper management is the issue. (not including the original founders who are now board members) Of course not, pretty fishy that out of the 50+ layoffs the past month none of the upper management that hangs out together on the weekends was touched. The workerbees had to suffer while the people that caused this mess still prosper and puff up their chests as so called “leaders”.

    All the previous negative reviews are true; the positives are the one to question. Worst decision of my life to come here I hope to get out soon as do others.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone - good luck to you

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible place to work

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsThere are no Pro's, this company is rapidly declining.

    ConsThis company was ran by children, managers that have bad reputations through out the Detroit metro area. They ran the company so poorly that it is now owned by a holding company and they've done mass lay-offs in the month of September.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReplace your self with qualified, experienced management staff. I hope the new owners realize this and execute on this plan.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Secure-24 Lay-offs

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    ProsThere are no " Pros " The future of S-24 is uncertain.

    ConsAs of 9/18/2013 approximately 50 employees were laid off this week. Why? The Executive Leadership made poor choices throughout 2012 and 2013 that lead this mass layoff. The straw that broke the camels back was that the banks that hold S-24 loans demanded that the board institute layoffs immediately. S-24 had tremendous growth in Sales in 2013 but these deals were structured so that huge expenditures for IT hardware in these deals were financed over a period of years. This means very little money upfront, profit is not realized until 2 or 3 years later. Enough of these deals made S-24 cash poor. S-24 leadership did not manage the type of deals sales was bringing in. The result, Layoff's.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhat happened to the culture and being good stewards? The leadership in the past valued trust and loyalty, it is now non-existent. Leadership portrayed the attribute of being Socially Conscious, with the layoff's they appear irresponsible, They hired over 75 people in the last 6 months and then layoff key employees, just to save money.... that stinks...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Southfield, MI

    ProsThey have a great recruiter and the company is represented well from the outside.

    ConsThis company has very poor management. The directors are very young and inexperienced. The sales department is desperate at times; misrepresenting the company services, almost to an unethical level. Almost everyone I know has left the company or wants to leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire experienced managers and move out of the way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Can't overcome its growing pains.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you're just starting out, it's a good place to get some experience. Interesting co-workers on the operations side.

    ConsSecure-24 is a company that is unable or unwilling to execute to create a better environment. The flexibility they talk about is countered by long working hours to fix the constant issues that arise. A serious disconnect exists between sales and operations. Sales has no accountability to deliver good deals and simply goes for the money while leaving operations to work like crazy to deliver on the promises the sales team has made.

    While some new hires are trying to turn things around, the majority of senior management are still former engineers that have limited experience outside of Secure-24 which has led to an inability to change. Employees that come to the table with new ideas are typically ignored or pushed out of the company. Anyone considering employment here should do their research and take a look at the droves of employees that have recently left. Get *all* compensation promises in writing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake accountability and reign in your sales team. Offer compensation plans in line with the market.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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