U.S. Security Associates

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U.S. Security Associates Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
191 Reviews
2.2
191 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If your looking for an easy job, they don't get easier than this one (in 6 reviews)

  • easy work nothing extremely difficult but it all depends on the account you are located at (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Very inconsistent, NO opportunity for advancement (in 8 reviews)

  • No raises for the past three years (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Don't

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    ???? It's not much but they pay. ??????

    Cons

    Everything else! The only reason I gave then one star is I couldn't go lower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to school to learn how to lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer  in  El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There aren't very many. It is easy to get hired and to start working immediately. The job itself is very easy.

    Cons

    There are so many cons with this company I don't even know where to begin. When I was hired I was told I would have a supervisor position within a month, well it's been a month and a half and nothing yet. I have not gotten paid since I have gotten hire and my supervisors seem uninterested in determining why. The pay is low, there is no work/life balance because they expect you to be available 24/7, and next to no benefits. There is a large lack of communication between the supervisors and they really don't care about how much sleep you've had as long as you jump when they say jump and come in for the shift. In college and need time to study?, they don't care. Even if you tell them your days off are dedicated to studying they will still call you and get pissed off when you decline a shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fix yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No clear direction. Leave you hanging on what to do next and then they call you and your in trouble.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard  in  Alcoa, TN
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Alcoa, TN

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New uniforms, They do promote from with their company. I feel this is very important to my anyway.

    Cons

    Sloppy Management! They want you to be professional and look professional and they look like undercover drug dealers. Don't shave, uniforms not pressed, shoes not shined and they are my bosses. Practice what you preach. Always complaining about their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set the example by using the correct example, or be the example. Act professional at all times and conduct business appropriately. Stop the buddy system, just because you have been there should not mean your the man that gets promoted! Evaluate your guards completely and then make a decision on who gets promoted. If your my boss stop telling me how bad you have it with the company. If you unsatisfied with your position or situation. Change jobs! O yeah when I call to ask a question don't make me feel like I am a burden. Have a good attitude! Remember I work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Worst Company Ever Imaginable. Literally.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are none. You will have a job - no more and so much less.

    Cons

    This place is rotten to the core from the inside out and from the bottom to the top. There is no regard for federal, state or local laws and mandates. There is office politics and cliques. There is low salaries, crappy benefits and no perks. There are raises/bonuses for the top 5%. There is below average or minimum wage salaries for the remaining 95%. There are insults hurled at you or your co-workers on a daily basis. There are plenty of boring repetitive redundant tasks to perform. There is no opportunity for growth or career development even though your intelligence is insulted/questioned daily. There are roadblocks placed in front of you to impede your progress. There is blatant discrimination/disparities: racism, sexism and sexual harassment. There is a feudal system for the majority and a plantation system for the minority. There are no direct lines of communication and you must muddle through the pecking hierarchy to do your job. There are no tools provided to work effectively, successfully, or expediently. There are rewards for the remedial and punishments for the talented. There is an abundance of lying, cheating, back-stabbing, self-aggrandizing, and withholding of information. There is forever a long convoluted way of doing anything simple. There is a hostile dysfunctional chaotic work environment. There is an overwhelming disrespect for others. There is no clear logical strategic ACTIVE vision for the company. There is always a proposal for change and, yet, nothing ever changes for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management knows everything. They are omnipotent, so I will not waste my time making suggestions. I have two comments: remember the Golden Rule and what goes around comes back around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Office Personnel

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard
    Current Employee - Security Guard

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time

    Pros

    Not many, just work close to home.

    Cons

    No leadership, management did not return calls or take any requests for help seriously. Constantly ignored unless management had something to say. Failure to provide work schedule properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try working with the people under you instead of ignoring them, provide some feedback even if it is negative. Your employees do a job for you, act like you appreciate the job that they do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at U.S. Security Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If there's nothing else available

    Cons

    Hostile work environment, poor response when contacting the office for anything. Interoffice conflicts are constant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that you are there to support your field officers and not harass them and make their life miserable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Work for any other security company besides US Security

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer  in  Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Lenexa, KS

    I worked at U.S. Security Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Not many. No promotions, no raises, no sick pay, no holidays off

    Cons

    The district office in KCMO is horribly managed. They don't support any of their site, clients, or officers. They often lie to new applicants about pay and hours to get your hired. Jim Spore runs this branch and is an awful person. There are lots of employees that call off and they will force you to stay. They cancelled all of or health benefits without telling the employees. I had over 7 site managers while employed there for 6+ years. The good ones we're ran off by the KCMO branch office. I could go on about ignored sexual harassment problems and unethical behavior but you get the point. Avoid this company. The officers will always get the blame for everything and no one will support you. The pay is bad and there are almost never raises, don't believe what they tell you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of everyone at the branch office. They are the reason you have lost excellent guards and even some clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Security guard for avis

    Former Employee - Securtiy Officer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Securtiy Officer in New York, NY

    I worked at U.S. Security Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Its a easy going job. just parking cars and checking in cars. Basically assisting the avis service agents

    Cons

    Low hours of work i only had 2 set days
    floating around different locations
    not stable
    not consistent
    low pay
    no raises

  10.  

    Birmingham, Al Office is a Joke

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at U.S. Security Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy job, you just have to show up and your employee of the year.

    Cons

    They get your check wrong all the time, if you don't watch it you'll get paid the wrong hourly wage, maybe that's how they make bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO clean house in the Birmingham office and start from scratch, they're all terrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was treated as another small wave in a sea of employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Guard  in  Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Orange, CA

    I worked at U.S. Security Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They'll hire almost anyone. Other than that, I can't contribute any more to a list of Pros regarding U.S. Security Associates.

    Cons

    Don't manage well, consistently abdicate responses to their employees, terrible work conditions at the job sites, miss meetings with employees, deny employees rights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should really take into consideration the safety of your employees. Don't work them in unsafe environments just so you can have a client.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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