U.S. Security Associates

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U.S. Security Associates Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
208 Reviews
2.1
208 Reviews
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Richard Wyckoff
9 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If your looking for an easy job, they don't get easier than this one (in 8 reviews)

  • easy work nothing extremely difficult but it all depends on the account you are located at (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • No raises given unless you move to a site that pays more (in 12 reviews)

  • Low pay & account managers that leave you waiting for your check (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Primarily a 'Give What You Get' Job.

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

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The job is not labor intensive
    For beginners or a fall back
    Really hard to get fired once you have a decent schdule

    Cons

    Hard to get a schedule
    They tend give you horrible hours.
    No benefits
    No good leadership
    If there's a problem don't expect it to be fixed
    Vacation hard to take (from my experience).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    U.S. Security Associates Response

    Oct 14, 2014Marketing Team

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience. We value our employees, and we would like to help you find a schedule and position that meets your needs and allows you to ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chill job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at U.S. Security Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you are a patrol driver you spend most of your time on your own without supervision. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Long shifts, not a lot of interaction with other people if you are a patrol driver. Not a lot of opportunity for career advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    U.S. Security Associates Response

    Oct 14, 2014Marketing Team

    Thank you for your review, and for your hard work! Should you ever wish to return, we encourage you to review the post options on our careers page; there, you can find a position that offers customer ... More

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Major Company,Lack Of Communication

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

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a big company,pay better than some other companies in Atlanta.Interesting Online Class.

    Cons

    There is a severe lack of communication.Unless you go to the office you can't get in contact with people there.Can't leave messages cause their mailboxes are always full. And they don't return calls or e-mails.This seems to be the hammond office,For a major company i am disappointed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in touch with your officers when they need things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    U.S. Security Associates Response

    Oct 14, 2014Marketing Team

    Thank you for your feedback! We are delighted that our training courses are keeping you interested and challenged. However, we hate to hear that you are disappointed with the frequency of your ... More

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    Not very organized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They try to get you 40 hours per week.

    Cons

    Communication issues; send you to a post then call you to tell you it is cancelled. Rover is not the position you want unless you want part time. Best to get a permanent post.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if someone is willing to work for it and asks for a certain post then make sure you help them get it and don't take months to help them get it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    U.S. Security Associates Response

    Oct 14, 2014Marketing Team

    Thank you for taking the time to review us. We apologize for the confusion you have experienced. We try our best to place officers at sites with the scheduling requirements that fit their needs ... More

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Security not at its finest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Braintree, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Braintree, MA

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    With the right site and manager not a bad job. Not necessarily worse then other security companies. Good stepping stone into other fields like corrections or maybe an armed government security guard if your lucky..

    Cons

    The right site is very unlikely. Most are $10-$11 jobs yet you can do the work of guards making closer to $20 depending on what the client wants. Howeve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop low balling to get work. Your just setting everyone up for failure when you have to underpay guards for work. Also promote from within more some guards are worth it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    U.S. Security Associates Response

    Oct 14, 2014Marketing Team

    We appreciate your feedback! We know that we have one of the most talented and best-trained workforces in the business, and we are motivated to retain our top performers. We love to recognize ... More

  7.  

    they are ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in South Brunswick Terrace, NJ
    Current Employee - Security Officer in South Brunswick Terrace, NJ

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    they help you 10 an hour

    Cons

    not full time I have 26years in security they do not care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people a chance that have 26years in security

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    U.S. Security Associates Response

    Jul 21, 2014Marketing Team

    Thank you for your review! We invite you to explore our Career page and the open posts listed there. There are many opportunities available through our Career Portal, many of which are likely great ... More

  8.  

    Decent pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Officer
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Officer

    I worked at U.S. Security Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is good...schedule is decent if you work in retail.

    Cons

    Need better management. No respect or compensation for the hard work expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for officers. Maybe try some CCTV surveillance at some point if they really want to stop shoplifters

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    U.S. Security Associates Response

    Jul 21, 2014Marketing Team

    Thank you so much for your feedback! Have you looked into our incentive program at your site? We design each customized site recognition program to reward employees for outstanding service, so we ... More

  9.  

    OK Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Guard in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Security Guard in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    They have benefit package which is why they got the contract where i worked. After that it's just a typical security company.

    Cons

    of course they're going to try to make as much money off you as possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    U.S. Security Associates Response

    Jul 21, 2014Marketing Team

    Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are committed to providing comprehensive care to our employees, and that commitment includes a robust benefits package. We appreciate your hard work!

  10.  

    Decent I suppose

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Clifton, NJ
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Clifton, NJ

    I worked at U.S. Security Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers at the job-site are friendly.

    Cons

    They have problems with pay stubs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like any security company, work on the employees general happiness.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    U.S. Security Associates Response

    Jul 21, 2014Marketing Team

    We appreciate your review! We work to encourage a positive work environment and continuously invest in employee development, education, and advancement. Our company is growing more each day and we’re ... More

  11.  

    it is what it is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Wheeling, IL
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Wheeling, IL

    I worked at U.S. Security Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    easy work nothing extremely difficult but it all depends on the account you are located at. Some locations ask more of you than others but its security work, lots of downtime.

    Cons

    boring, work but what can you expect from this industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    on site reviews and over see "Senior officers" and "regular officers"
    i would recommend to a friend if they are desperate and willing to take anything.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    U.S. Security Associates Response

    Jul 21, 2014Marketing Team

    Thank you very much for taking the time comment on our organization. Though security requirements to vary from site to site, the work is often demanding, so we are always seeking talented individuals ... More

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