Securitas Security Services USA
2.6 of 5 398 reviews
www.securitas.com Parsippany, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

Securitas Security Services USA Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
Securitas Security Services USA – US – “Client Site”

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2.6 398 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
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Review Highlights

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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Good company to grow in

Scheduling Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsYou are able to grow in this company if you are willing to put in the work.

ConsSometimes the hours can be very long.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think putting the supervisors and managers through a leadership course very early in their careers would make better leaders.

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

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Not Bad

Security Guard (Current Employee)
El Paso, TX

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

ProsGet to work at pretty chilled sites

ConsSome coworkers forget they atre not in high school anymore.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good stepping stone

Scheduling Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe training was a good stepping stone for future employment. The ability to work on your own depending on a site you were at was good

Conslong hours, low ceiling. I worked very long hours as a scheduling manager and felt that was the only place I was really able to move into.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward more employees for good jobs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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securitas has been a basic company

Site Supervisor (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

Prosmy schedule and the site i work at.

Consno growth and low pay rate

Advice to Senior Managementplease value your employees and have a place for them to grow with your company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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the company has it's up's and downs.

Security Officer (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

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

ProsIt's a job for the young and up coming to get extra money to attend school for advancement. For older people for extra income

ConsThe vacation program stinks, come up with a bet solution. Too many call-offs, a lot of times it's because of the pay. When a security guard does something wrong everyone in the company finds out.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet out and see your security personnel at work. As manager they should know the security staff at that site.
Look at the guards uniforms (ie is it clean, boots shined, haircut, facial hair neat and trimmed does the security officer know his/her duties at that site).

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's a challenge to get support from corporate management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsAfter being with the company for many years, I have never had my vacation check late. It it always on time.

ConsWhile I enjoy my job, having support from upper level (corporate) management instead of lip service would help to improve work conditions.

Advice to Senior Managementif you say you are going to do something make sure you do it and in a timely manner. Pay your contractors so that your middle level managers are not hassled by them and blamed for your inability to follow up and resolve issues. Train your people don't hand them keys and say here you go now perform.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Easy Job Low Pay

Security Guard (Former Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

I worked at Securitas Security Services USA full-time

ProsEasy work, toughest part was staying awake overnight.

ConsI was stationed at a facility where there was no one to talk with, it was a really boring job. The benefits are minimal along with the pay. High turnover rate because everyone got paid equally based on a contract, there seemed to be little room for advancement.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive raises in pay to those employees who show initiative and are positive about their work ethic.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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just depends on the site

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA

Prosits a job, pretty easy

Consvery poor management, constantly late & lazy coworkers, the cons just depend on the site

Advice to Senior Managementget people that will do the job to a reasonable standard and show up on time

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Could have been worse

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA

Prosgot to see how big business works through its daily interactions. Got to meet awesome people and had the authority that people would have to respect.

ConsLAY OFFS!!! Not from securitas but from the client site.

Advice to Senior Managementbe more flexible, and help your employees through communication not just authority

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Underpaid/Overworked/Good Experience

Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee)

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

ProsYou get a lot of experience with a lot of different people. You work with clients, security officers and office staff. Many different walks of life to prepare you for a career.

ConsVery bad top management. Lots of overworking of the security officers. Deals made with clients many times work out to be a lose lose for the security officers on duty.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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