Securitas Security Services USA Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Securitas Security Services USA Divisional President Santiago Galaz
Santiago Galaz
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Pros
  • easy job depending on the managers or site (in 17 reviews)

  • Decent company to work for, room for advancement (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Little room for advancement unless you already have an education (in 12 reviews)

  • The upper management for Securitas pay no attention to their people when issues arise (in 16 reviews)

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  1. security officer

    Former Employee - Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    they have various position for security

    Cons

    it hard to move up in position

    Advice to Management

    give a chance for people to move up


  2. Unethical Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Aside from the extremely long job application, it was pretty easy to get hired. Interview was standard.

    Cons

    It's contact security so any and everything is done to keep the contracts active. Including discrimination; racial, gender, and personal features are the top ones. No one has the officers' best interest at heart. People in positions to conduct disciplinary and other important investigations are under-qualified and often lie about evidence that it's never presented.

    Advice to Management

    Management should hire accurately, and experience is key. Internships do not qualify individuals to jump straight into management roles. Invite change into the processes. How things were done five years ago may not benefit business today.


  3. Managers treat you like kids

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flex Officer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Flex Officer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great pay and plenty of overtime

    Cons

    Schedule you two hours before shift

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equal


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  5. RUN, DON'T DO IT

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Lots of unwanted Overtime , Free 20 hr certificate, Free CPR training, Good for a single person with no life, real bills or kids

    Cons

    Branch/Account Management is horrible, HR is weak & terrible, They steal raises, Very poor commutation, Don't care about you or your family. Turn over rate is huge, a lot of office politics, No room to advance unless you are chummy & kiss up. Very racist & If you are single, this place is for you. Don't get sick, you are only a body to them. If you pass away on the job, Your family may get 5K while capitalizing on your death.

    Advice to Management

    W.W.J.D


  6. I am a new to this company but I like it so far!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My Scheduling Manager is always offering me more hours. The sites that I have worked at pay is very decent! My co workers are friendly and pretty easy to get alone with. I like the fact that I was trained by a very Professional person! I am a flex officer so I am getting a lot of hours!!!!!!!

    Cons

    Last minute Schedules but other than that the company is GREAT!

    Advice to Management

    I like everything so far. You basically get what you give.


  7. Helpful (1)

    No Advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I would have to say one of the best things about working for Securitas would be that you get to meet all different kinds of peoples depending on the location you are scheduled for. I've had the Privilege of working for alot of different locations from Sprint, banks, Prada, Gov. agency, and downtown apt. buildings.

    Cons

    Plain and simple there is no room for advancement and the pay is not great. You can not rise a family on $11-$13 hrly. It also depends on if your scheduling manager like you so they will give you more hours and a good location. I have worked for this company over 12+ years and still no advancement and pay really sucks. They did give you 2 weeks paid vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your security officer's.


  8. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Security in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Security in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of different sites to work at. Different jobs at a lot of Places. And jobs all over the world.

    Cons

    Trying to move up. I have been trying to move up and do different jobs, something more of a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Look within to hire upper management


  9. It's a okay place to work its a job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great room for advancement high turnover

    Cons

    No social life or weekends off

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees


  10. Securitas does not support veterans.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is a joke. I have nothing good to say. I wish I did.

    Cons

    They will take whatever route saves them money. Supporting Combat Veterans is not on the company’s things to do list. The company is crap, has no standards, and overall it is a joke. I would be embarrassed to say I work for Securitas.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and look at the people you have running the company. Hire people who are of good quality not who will save the company money.


  11. kept working more

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    no advancement for future in this agency.

    Cons

    very dangerous neighborhood sites,many empty sites.

    Advice to Management

    need better sites



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