First Response Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Good People, Good Environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Response

    Pros

    Excellent pay, Great company vision.

    Cons

    Too many Chief's and not enough Indians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a dog eat dog world. Must be a big dog to work here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Awesome Place to work!

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at First Response full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They offer health benefits...which most security companies don't.
    People in the office are super friendly and helpful
    They've always found sites close to where I live, so I don't have to commute

    Cons

    Pay sure could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consistent training would be good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Where do I start?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at First Response

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime if you need it.

    Great co-Workers.

    Decent clients with the exception of Safeway.

    Cons

    Horrible hourly wages.

    Management is very incompetent causing them to lose clients.

    Little to no training especially with the Armed Officers.

    First Response doesn't care about your personal life especially as a Patrol Officer, they will call you in on your day off expecting you to come in.

    Low standards when hiring employees. They will hire anybody.

    Cheap uniforms if you're an Onsite Security Officer. All the Patrol Officers get 5.11 pants, shirts and jackets while the Onsite Officers get the cheap stuff.

    The patrol cars are all worn out, a few with transmission problems. The computer systems rarely work and it takes a while for them to fix anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying better, buy better uniforms, fix your patrol cars, and start realizing that your security officers do have lives outside of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. security is a survival job, take it when you need it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Response full-time

    Pros

    always seem willing to find you work.
    will try to send you to just one location.

    Cons

    poor pay.
    expect you do know how to do your job to the letter with only 2 hours of training. typically this works but there are sites that need way more than 2 hours.
    horrible scheduling. granted ive never seen a security company that had good scheduling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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