Stanley Security Solutions

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SSS & SCSS review from an old timer

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
Former Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN

I worked at Stanley Security Solutions

Pros

Pay & benefits are pretty comparable to other large companies, more than small private companies.

Financial stability

If you're in headquarters, it can be pretty exciting for a while, BUT read the first line of the cons before you jump.

Most areas have little beaurocracy.

Very high ethics, particularly on financial activity

Cons

SSS "actively adjusts staffing to meet market conditions", which means it's a meat grinder. It's OK if you need to make some money for a while, but don't fool yourself into thinking it'll be a career. There are always a few exceptions, but most people won't last too long.

Their growth strategy is almost exclusively thru acquisition, not organic growth. They'll spend a lot of money on acquisitions (some good, some pretty bad), but very little on your good idea. If you are an innovator, this is not the place for you.

If SSS buys your company, you better believe heads will roll. Headcount consolidation is natural for any acquisition, but it will catch still catch many people off guard.

If you're in a leadership position, then expect the strategic direction to change quarterly. It's unlikely you'll be given the time or resources for a significant initiative.

Bureaucracy is limited mainly because of thin staffing. This also means you're not likely to find a procedure or knowledgeable manager with spare time to give you direction.

Morale is pretty low in many areas because of the constant headcount reductions. The thin staffing burns a lot of people out and leads to short sighted actions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Acquisitions are nice, and necessary to grow a company that fast, but start enabling more organic growth. The excitement will motivate your employees and change the culture from personal survival to owning a stake in the company success. Most importantly, treat people the way you want to be treated. I know some headcount reductions are necessary, but you can't kick that many people to the curb without killing morale. Most people at the line or supervisory level are only focused on personal survival, not your customers or company.

Doesn't Recommend
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    every man for himself

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    Current Employee - Just Another Number
    Current Employee - Just Another Number

    I have been working at Stanley Security Solutions

    Pros

    some of the people that you work with actually have a head on the shoulders...this obviously excludes sales, upper management, HR, etc.

    Cons

    a Canadian company forced to run like an American company 'do more with less' attitude is an outdated phrase
    HR is a non-existent entity
    salary increases are few and far between, no incentives given to anyone other than sales
    staff are like cattle, pushed to produce numbers only to end up a number in the end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why not pay your people better to get the results you want?

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    National Account Manager (Western Canada) Great experience

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    Current Employee - Security Consultant  in  Delta, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in Delta, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Stanley Security Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The size of the company (Opportunities to grow)

    Cons

    Getting paper work through the system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better leadership from above

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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