Securitas Security Services USA
2.6 of 5 398 reviews
www.securitas.com Parsippany, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Come to Yankee stadium and get treated like a prisoner.

Security Officer (Former Employee)
Bronx, NY

I worked at Securitas Security Services USA

Prosthe interaction with guests is rewarding
It's a nice postion to have on a resume.

ConsManagement is all ex correctional officers and treat you like their prisoners. The work environment suffers as a result, everyone is worried about being fired everyday and are constantly worried and angry. All policies are written as a reason to fire someone and the managers will not assist you or give you any advice they will only threaten to give you warnings. Due to all the firings the place is a revolving door of employees and who you work with will change weekly.

The hours fluctuate daily and it's impossible to know when you'll be able to leave everyday. If the game does get rained out you will not be payed after the cancellation. Management will call you in for special shifts with only a days notice and you cannot say no. Even though the job is part time you will not be able to work any other job due to the hours fluctuating. You are not allowed to miss shifts for any reason and even with a doctors note or proof of a death in the family you may be fired.

The uniform policy is very strict and you can be sent home at any time if they decide your not up to snuff. You will need to purchase items for your uniform out of your own pocket and due to only being issued 2 sets of pants and shirts you will need to do laundry often due to the nature of the job. your hair is checked and cannot be an unnatural color and the correct style. men cannot wear any jewelry besides a wedding ring. females cannot have fake nails and may only have 1 set of earrings. If you have arm tattoos you must wear your jacket or long sleeve shirt all summer. There are no sunglasses allowed even if you work in the sun for 10 hours. Shoes must be shined daily and pants must be ironed with a crease and sharp.

When you report to the stadium you are checked and go through the same security that guests go through, so you can only have a small bag and no items against the policy even if you work there and wont use them. If you bring food it is inspected and will be handled by all the senior staff. it is not unusual to have stuff go missing from your lunch bag. If you do get lucky and are assigned a locker to be able to bring a change of clothes, the lockers assigned to you are not secure the lockers are assigned to more than one person and things do go missing. Once you enter the stadium you cannot leave for any reason, you must take your break with hundreds of employees. your 30 minute break starts when you leave you assigned spot in the building so its common to only get 10 minutes in the break room. There is also a no smoking policy for your entire shift as well.

When you do start your job you will notice that although their are plenty of employees you will be constantly in need of help because most employees don't actually have to work. from the supervisors just walking around looking for someone to fire to the 5 people who work in the break room most people don't actually do security. You are not given a portable radio so if you need help you better hope there's someone near you with a radio because your supervisor will be no where to be found. It is not unusual for guard to be assaulted by guests and not get assistance. Once on shift you cannot use the bathroom or leave for any reason, I got the worst sunburn of my life from this gig because I was not allowed to reapply sunscreen. Although there are strict rules you will see management and senior staff violating them constantly, from leaving the stadium to sleeping in stairways during the shift. Most senior managers have dirty secrets like letting in guests on the side for cash or harassing female employees. You will grown to hate the managers in cheap suits while you stand in the heat for 10 hours.

Its is a union shop but besides paying your dues you will not hear anything from them. You are not given any contact information for them and it's clear they don't care about the working conditions

AVOID THIS PLACE!

Advice to Senior ManagementFire every manager in this toxic place.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very Disappointing

Security Receptionist (Former Employee)
Hartford, CT

I worked at Securitas Security Services USA


Pros: You get a chance to meet a lot of new people. The former… Cons: The pay at some sites was awful. They lose a lot of good contracts, then your just booted out with out a back up… Advice to Senior Management: Management needs to start caring and listening to the non… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Only work for this company if you're looking for PT employment.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA


Pros: Great benefits package and experience. Cons: No opportunity for advancement whatsoever. More

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