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Depending on the site, it can be a decent job or it can be hell.

Lieutenant (Former Employee) Tempe, AZ

ProsCan you pass a drug test, dress nice, and show up on time? Securitas will give you a job and usually plenty of overtime. $9 - $11 an hour with some benefits you pay largely yourself. Some of the jobs are great for students or retirees.

ConsIf you apply and demonstrate you can make it to a job site and want to work the hours, they just give you the job. Not all sites are like this, but some treat the job as just requiring warm bodies. Those warm bodies end up becoming supervisors after 2 - 6 weeks of job time. Might be a supervisor at a job site for several years and have officers brand new making as much or more than you per hour.

Easy jobs, but high turn around rate at most sites. No hiring standards. Does not even require a resume or job history. Takes employees word for being able to do a job even tho there are dozens of red flags in the interview and application process. I was coached on how to take the mouth swab drug test before being given it.

Sometimes you wonder how management even brothered to let these people start. Couple of examples, large number of people who get hired and then never show up the first day, people hired for a $7/hr position and they are riding a bus or driving over an hour one direction to reach the position, and older or disabled people who are hired for positions that requires extensive walking and standing.

Job site sometimes are not much better. They want you to be completely on top of the things with HIV: helpfulness, integrity, and vigilance. What they really should change it to is, person paid to open doors and be verbal scape goat for when anything goes wrong. Post orders are useless in most situations and tends to have a lot of double speak in it.

The office support side suffer the same poor quality standards. High on diversity, have employees that have been there for more than a year and still not able to do the basics of their job. A lot of them are berated and shown how to do stuff only once before being thrown into the full job.

Benefits are a joke. Individual plans expect to pay $300+/month for a healthy young individual for regular benefits. 401k is 10 cent matching on the dollar up to 3% of the your bi-weekly paycheck and requires two years service before you can collect their matching. Matching and pay rate are reset if you change sites(contract lost or you ask to move to another site).

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove your hiring standards and stop with the diversity. If the individual applying for the job has problems writing and speaking, it's a red flag. If the person applying has no resume and can't explain a job history, it's a red flag. If the person has a resume but all the jobs are short term(contract or non-contractual) jobs, its a red flag. If the person applying appears to be on drugs, it's a major red flag. If the person claims they can handle or will handle driving/riding somewhere that is way outside their place of resident, its a sure sign they do not fit the job.

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    Lack of communication on the local level

    Security Officer (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA


    Pros: Free uniforms, decent pay, but not great. Benefits available if you work full time. At times, you have a choice as to what type… Cons: Very poor communication at my location between manager, supervisors and officers. This is especially true for the poor sap who gets the weekend graveyard… Advice to Senior Management: Been more proactive in communicating with employees. Pay your employees a bit more, especially those taking the shifts… More
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    Horrible place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saline, MI

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA


    Pros: its a job.... they supply uniforms Cons: where do I start? Horrible benefits, .20 pay raises, low pay, its hard… Advice to Senior Management: Be honest with your employees and they will strive to work harder and want to come to work a little more. And communicate… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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