Securitas Security Services USA

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Securitas Security Services USA Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
582 Reviews
2.6
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Securitas Security Services USA Divisional President Santiago Galaz
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Its usually a pretty easy job and pays okay for essentially doing nothing (in 17 reviews)

  • Great room for advancement high turnover (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • No benefits little room for advancement (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.  

    Not bad

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

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    decent pay
    good bosses
    fun
    good employees
    good culture

    Cons

    not flexible
    uniforms were uncomfortable
    no training
    no career opportunities
    boring

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over a decade in branch management - overworked & underpaid. Glass ceiling.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Ability to transfer anywhere in the world - great for guard positions. But in management, you'll still never escape the constant pressure to produce for Sweeden.

    Cons

    Foreign owned company only cares about the numbers for their stockholders. "People (employees) don't matter, only the bottom line does" (to quote upper management). Once you're promoted, and are around for years, making a decent salary, you're a target for termination because the Branch Mgmt & Region then sees the profit margin in replacing you with a lower paid employee. The threat to have positions eliminated and/or close the branch is ALWAYS prevalent. Ridiculous b.s. that gets old fast. They beat the drum louder, while trying to make everyone on the slave ship row faster. Abandon ship!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back off! Trim more fat at the region level and increase staffing at the branch level, IF you want to finally reduce management turnover (not that it matters, as long as you get your bonus at the top of the pyramid). And if you don't realize that this radical "do more with less" approach isn't affecting customer service and client retention, you're about to find out the hard way. Securitas (which still doesn't have name recognition in the U.S.) has seen it's peak and is overdue to cut it's losses and downsize.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benifits depending on site you work for.

    Cons

    Being alert and dealing with the public

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more attentive to the good workers that work under your name.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A company that does not support promotion on women.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fire Safety Director in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Fire Safety Director in Jamaica, NY

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like working as a Fire Safety Director at Verizon. The location is most convenient for me since I drive to work.
    Majority of Verizon staff are friendly and comply to the rules of the building by signing in and showing ID.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges of working for this company is not getting a cost of living raise in 3 years, losing health insurance benefits, working 4pm- 12am without night differentiate and unable to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to promote workers that are within the company especially women when they have college education and prior experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The pay is very low.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Security Officer in New York, NY

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are shifts available 24 hours.

    Cons

    The pay is not enough for the work they expect you to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    My experience with the company has been disappointing.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best thing about working with this company is working with your fellow workers. When you work with other people it's like you become a family.

    Cons

    Some challenges with working with this company are having to get steady work. Having to always look over your shoulder to try and keep your job within the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should look out and protect your employees rather than just the clients. At least pretend like you care about your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's great if you just want to pay the bills dont start a career here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Securitas Security Officer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Securitas Security Officer in New York, NY

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are alot of opportunities depending on what state your'e in.

    Cons

    They try to take advantage of you sometimes when it comes to pay rates and little details. You have to stand up for yourself or they will run over you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Easiest Job I've had yet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Farmingdale, NY
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Farmingdale, NY

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

    Pros

    It's easy money, for easy work.

    Cons

    Some site have very crappy hours, or crappy supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring dicks as supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy job, poor pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Edison, NJ

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

    Pros

    Time to study and do your own things

    Cons

    Narrow-minded leadership team with no vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people based on their ability to perform the job well and not their ability to brown nose.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Low Paying Dead End Job .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You should only work here if you are studying for school and still need to work with out any
    distractions.

    Cons

    Anything you do on this job can not help you get another job anywhere. Your Manager will move you from site to site for no reason and always favors "specific" workers. If you are not
    part of the "inner-circle" you will just be push out of a $10 Hr job eventually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to get real training and with out it they will just destroy this company because of constant turn-over due to nepotism .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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