Securitas Security Services USA
2.6 of 5 468 reviews
www.securitas.com Parsippany, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

Securitas Security Services USA Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
Securitas Security Services USA – US – “Client Site”

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2.6 468 reviews

                             

47% Approve of the CEO

Securitas Security Services USA Divisional President Santiago Galaz

Santiago Galaz

(197 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "This is an absolutely Great Company that you should want to work for"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Decent pay, placement at sites close to where you live"
    in 12 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 12 reviews
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    Security Officer (Former Employee)
    Panama City Beach, FL

    ProsThe company is willing to work with college students aiming to further their education.

    ConsThe shifts vary heavily and they do not consider holidays.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good for the most part.

    Security Officer (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, WA

    ProsThe job is fairly easy, they make you feel important, pay is average. If you are out of shape and want to continue to be, this is the place for you. I feel like it is a good fit for some people, just not anyone who wants to be proud of their work. Seems good for unmotivated people.

    ConsNot challenging at all, crazy hours, feel like a statue with my uniform on could do my job. No one notices you, unless they need to ask where the toilet is. You have zero authority to do anything other than call the police.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't know upper management, but I would have to say "Make sure your scheduling managers are not over worked. They have too much to do and they seem to be alone at doing their tasks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working for the sake of working

    Security Officer (Current Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsEasy schedule, easy work, easy pay

    ConsBad management, low pay, not great job choices

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter organization, better employee communication, more opportunities to grow and learn

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    job is ok for a while but not a life time career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosfirst couple of years its the best job ever. paid lunch 7 vacation days. and 5 sick days. 5 personal days

    Consdealing with the staff a s well as the residents. Every day you dont what to expect

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent job

    Security Guard (Current Employee)
    Wilmington, NC

    ProsEasy work, fairly regular hours, the support structure is decent enough. The benefits used to be great

    ConsThe benefits are no longer as good as they used to be. Most clients treat you like part of the furniture

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

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    It's a okay place to work its a job

    Security Officer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat room for advancement high turnover

    ConsNo social life or weekends off

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare more about your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very satisfied with this company

    Security Officer (Former Employee)
    Ontario, CA

    ProsHours and pay were met

    ConsVery difficult to transfer to another post when needed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWish their were more opportunity for transfer with the company when relocated, I would definitely be with this company still.

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

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    My experience has been well at Securitas, ive been working there for six and a half months and its great so far.

    Security Officer (Current Employee)
    Sycamore, IL

    ProsWorking at Securitas I am able to meet all walks of people.

    ConsI would have to say that a con for working for them is the pace. I like a fast paced environment and it slow down a lot at my site but they of course could just be my site.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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

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    Security Officer (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsSecuritas was nice enough to hire me to a full time position, even thou I had little security Guard experience.

    ConsThe supervision sometimes is very inexperienced and it shows when decisions need to be made concerning client needs or personnel issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    surpervisors and HR were easy to work with

    Security Officer (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Prospay was okay and coworkers were easy to deal with

    Conslong hours and shift work was hard when working overnight and then mid-afternoon the next day

    Advice to Senior Management$14-16 per hour I think would be enough to pay the bills

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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