Securitas Security Services USA

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1 person found this helpful  

Hard work will get you noticed.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Parsippany, NJ
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Parsippany, NJ

Pros

Opportunities to apply for jobs all around the country, if I wish to relocate and to get ahead even without advanced degrees.

Cons

Upper management opportunities for women are more limited although that seems to be changing recently.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do better at keeping employees informed about how new initiatives are progressing. Often we hear about a "new way of doing business" once but not kept up to date on how such things are going. Are they working or not?

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A desperation job -- nothing more.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Your co-workers are generally good people -- not at all the stereotypical security guard.

    Cons

    Continual, utter scorn and disrespect from the client, and from your own management. The 'benefits' dangled in front of you during your probationary period turn out to be a bait-and-switch. Upward mobility is near non-existent, unless you want to stand a watch for ten years first. And don't bother applying for management positions while working as a guard; you'll never even get the courtesy of an acknowledgment of your application.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want employees who will bend over backwards for the client, you must start with a company that's bending over backwards for its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A greta place to work if you are willing to work hard and earn your way up the corporate ladder.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager  in  Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Orange, CA

    Pros

    Stability in a tough economic climate, great training and support. National and global opportunities. They have almost unlimited training resources for their people, and are not afraid to spend money on people they think are worth it. They oporate with their core values in mind, and are always looking to improve their product and their compnay. Their open door policy is legitimate unlike many other companies. They look out for their guards and their admin people. They do not let improper behaviour stand, and the corporate management works as hard as anyone.

    Cons

    It is an established compnay with people that have years of experience in front of an incoming employee, so it can be hard for some people to move up. Their flat organization management tool is great as a manager, but it does allow for some improper behaviour in the field to go unnoticed if the manager is not proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a slighly tighter leash on the managers and how they handle their employees. Proper documentation and incident tracking could save everyone a lot of money.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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