Securitas Security Services USA

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Securitas Security Services USA Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 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.  

    My time here has been a mixed bag of good and bad, more leaning towards the bad.

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

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

    Pros

    Free uniform.
    great learning experiences.
    Plenty of hours and ot opportunities

    Cons

    Management completely disregards your scheduling constraints.
    Management will throw you under the bus for no apparent reason.
    Little to no training.
    Guilt tripped for saying no to shifts
    Management expects you to be there everyday, of every week or every month of every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the shoulders you stand on are just that shoulders you stand on. Employees don't need a red card because you won't train them how to do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Helpful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Hopkinton, MA

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

    Pros

    You can gain great experience

    Cons

    There are limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mentor those that want to make security a career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I've been working for them for 5yrs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    They ok if you work in the hospital.

    Cons

    If u don't know how to deal with people this not the job for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I say upper management don't car about you at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    at a seemingly dead end!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flex Officer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Flex Officer in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    steady work, no layoffs. as long as you show up you have a job.
    always overtime available!

    Cons

    low pay
    dead end
    poor training
    good workers suffer.
    really high turn over rate!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more money and maybe your turn over rate won't be as bad. start promoting the good workers and stop only promoting butt kissers and suck ups! listen to your employees more. stop overworking your best employees and start putting more work on the lazies! You all need to start getting rid of people who don't want to do their jobs correctly. And give better interviews and stop the 2 min long bull crap when can you start stuff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is literally the bottom of the barrel.

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

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

    Pros

    You have a job that you can go to and be compensated for. That's all I have to say about this company.

    Cons

    The hours are usually horrible hours. You WILL be working overnights and/or weekends. There's really no way around this unless you get extremely lucky to be placed at a site where you don't. The pay for such posts they have you working is nowhere near enough. The management is the worst management you will ever encounter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do all your employees a favor and voluntarily resign from your positions. Let people that actually know what they are doing and actually CARE about their employees take the reigns. We've all had enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not a stable job

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

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    None, Security work is a joke.

    Cons

    You cant depend on stable hours. They say you will be working one site and you end up working multiple. The pay is low no matter what company you work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sketchy. Paycheck is always wrong and lied to from start.

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

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

    Pros

    The job is great. I've built great relationships with the staff at the client site.

    Cons

    My paycheck is always wrong. I was pomised raises and overtime when I was hired. Over time is a no-no and raises are not happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your ducks in a row. You never know what's going on and you consistently lie to your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Underpaid, overworked, and harrassed.

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

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    While working for securitas, I have been able to expand my professional network exponentially through doing my rounds and talking with clients and visitors.

    Cons

    Since starting with this company 2 years ago, I have received none of the raises that had been promised during the interview process. I had been promoted to a supervisor position about a year into my employment and recently had it stripped due to unrest with the employees. Rumors were spread about my work ethic, that proved to be untrue after the demotion, that were acted upon without any sort of investigation. Our staff was recently cut as well on the shift that I work despite the need for more officers. Now I am unable to accomplish all of the tasks necessary for my position, and am put in danger on a near regular basis. There is also no respect for any of the employees below site supervisor level. Everyone is expendable. All this company chooses to hire is a body to walk around for appearances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider doing a more thorough investigation BEFORE disciplinary action is taken on an employee. By doing this, you could weed out the undesirable employees instead of losing the officers who actually put in the time and effort to get the job done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Should pay what there employees are worth

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    Experiences that you can learn

    Cons

    Under pay for experience to officers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Express to officers / supervisors how important communication is.

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