Securitas Security Services USA
2.7 of 5 403 reviews
www.securitas.com Parsippany, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

Securitas Security Services USA Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
Securitas Security Services USA – US – “Client Site”

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2.7 403 reviews

                             

47% Approve of the CEO

Securitas Security Services USA Divisional President Santiago Galaz

Santiago Galaz

(174 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
403 Employee Reviews
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Pros:
  • "Work Hours are good and there is plenty of overtime if needed"
    in 6 reviews
  • "This is an absolutely Great Company that you should want to work for"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "High turnover rate because everyone got paid equally based on a contract, there seemed to be little room for advancement"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Grossly unreasonable workload expectations from upper management"
    in 11 reviews
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Need real leaders!

Branch Manager (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Securitas Security Services USA full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSchedule, bonus, pay, leniency, autonomy

Cons24/7 on call. Management above BM is non-existent. Old boys club, get a clue!

Advice to Senior ManagementFire most of your AVP's, then you will see profits increasing. Their style of thinking is outdated.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Security (Current Employee)
South Seattle, WA

I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time for more than a year

ProsThis is an absolutely Great Company that you should want to work for.

ConsI can't think of anything bad about this job. Amazing employer and employees. Team of professionals.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Securitas is a very good company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Securitas Security Services USA

Prosthe starting salary is very good

Conssome of the workers take advantage of emplorer.

Advice to Senior Managementcheck time sheets more closely

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I had a great time and I acquire a lot of experience which have gone to help with my daily life..

Unarmed Security Guard (Former Employee)
Annandale, VA

I worked at Securitas Security Services USA full-time for less than a year

ProsOne of the best opportunities and benefits

ConsWith team work the sky can be the limit...since everyone has got at least a degree of potentials in them ,we can help harness the heroes in them

Advice to Senior Managementthe management should consider it vital to establish more of Top ranks & Lower ranks relationship by giving the employee opportunity to explain what went wrong at site and not just jump into conclusion...this can kill employee's confidence preventing them bringing their best..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Plexi-glass ceiling

Site Security Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSecuritas is a large company

ConsThere is no room for advancement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Security Manager (Former Employee)
Overland Park, KS

I worked at Securitas Security Services USA full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPay Great hours Leadership Location and office support

ConsMore location based than National

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Healthcare benefits changed for the better.

Security Officer (Current Employee)
Woburn, MA

I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible schedule, not manual labor

ConsNO review/pay raise schedule, penny pinching management

Advice to Senior ManagementShare the wealth a little

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Easiest Job I've had yet

Security Officer (Current Employee)
Farmingdale, NY

I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA part-time for more than 3 years

ProsIt's easy money, for easy work.

ConsSome site have very crappy hours, or crappy supervisors

Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring dicks as supervisors.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Expect them to lie to you.

Security Officer (Former Employee)
Grand Rapids, MI

I worked at Securitas Security Services USA full-time for less than a year

ProsThe hiring process went rather quickly, and at the beginning the people doing the hiring seemed honest.

ConsManagement lied to me about many things. I was told I would be working only Monday through Friday, then they told me I would also be working weekends. I was also told I would not be able to have any time off, even if I had vacation hours. Don't plan on anyone keeping to their word, this company will lie to you.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet your stuff together. Don't lie to your employees, and they might actually stay.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Suckfest in the Bay

Field Supervisor (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time for less than a year

ProsYou get a Guard Card which can help get other jobs, but you gotta pay for it so i don't know if that is really a pro.

Its an easy job to get hired at if your in need of a quick buck

ConsI got graveyard shift and no weekends off since i started, The pay is nothing you will live paycheck to paycheck and barely make it. I make 18 dollars an hour, granted in San Francisco its nothing. Management does not care about the guards your practically expendable from employment perspective. Some sites can be dangerous, and guards are defenseless and have been attacked multiple times. Ive seen some sites where guards were put outside with out bathrooms and had limited access to unsanitary posts. Schedulers are overwhelmed with filling call-offs causing guards to work extra hours disrupting schedule. Initial hires aren't paid until completion of their course.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop putting profits before employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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