Securitas Security Services USA

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Securitas Security Services USA Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
609 Reviews
2.6
609 Reviews
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Securitas Security Services USA Divisional President Santiago Galaz
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251 Ratings

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.  

    Ooookkkk

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice, training is easy, hours are flexible, actually licensed guards. You can call off any day you want and for some reason it's always ok with them.

    Cons

    Pay, no chance for advancement, and work load. Don't get me wrong it's not hard work but sometimes things happen that are not worth the wage. I'm supposed to lunge at somebody that's bleeding with mersa and aids for $11 an hour???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give freaking raises or incentive.. Seriously. You'll probably keep guards that way.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Intake

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

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    Company values encourage personal growth. They do provide the tools for success but you have to be on their butts about it or you won't be noticed.

    Cons

    The pay isn't fit as they will more than likely ask you to perform duties not listed in your contract or SOP. Leadership lacks motivation. There is no chain of command.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    Easy to get a position.
    Work with good people.
    Room to move up.
    Opportunity to work at different locations.
    Not a physical demanding job.

    Cons

    Dealing with the reputation of working security.
    Sometimes work long hours.
    Forced overtime if someone calls off.
    Standing for the duration of your shift, depending on where you are stationed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees suggestions.
    Help to make security be more of a respected job, by staying on top of all your employees, making sure attire is neat and clean, and everyone is active and alert.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome job awesome company

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

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    Lots of hours and good pay checks. Awesome people in the branch office. Fun training experience. Looks good on resume. Easy easy work. U just have to remain awake alert and viligant at my site. Best company I've worked for in years. Security will always be required in any economy.

    Cons

    Boring..but that's not a bad thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being awesome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Supervisor

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

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    The company is the largest of its kind in the world.
    They pay for uniforms. Holiday pay is available at some sites.

    Cons

    Recently a night guard was sprayed by a skunk while on duty. The guard was not allowed to go home to change uniforms or shower. A replacement officer was found to take his place but the manager refused to for overtime. So the skunked guard finished his shift

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Brilliant.

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

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

    Pros

    This company is a good employer if you are looking for an exciting, fun and motivating workplace. Sometimes when you are sent to certain sites to provide security, there are perks like free coffee or food. Usually there is a good amount of freedom with how you do things so long as you stick with your post orders. Pay is decent for an entry-level career in the field.

    Cons

    No travel reimbursement (usually) and generally poor communication between management and staff. Working occasionally on an on-call basis also impacts personal life. Don't leave town without notifying someone, even if you think you have enough time to return by your next shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive with getting to know employees and be more helpful with managing schedules.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Gained entry level experience

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

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    Very easy job great shift. Some what flexible with scheduling.

    Cons

    There's no raise whatsoever no chance to move up within the company your chances of getting switched to a different post are slim to none.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like children and gossiping, don't play favoritism games, treat your employees like human beings, and adjust your attitude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Decent for what it is.

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

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    - A lot of hours depending on your location.
    - Some of the branch management can be great.
    - Good entry experience into the security field.

    Cons

    - Little pay with no raises without advancing your position.
    - Little to no benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better pay and benefits to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Not bad, but not great.

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

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    Easy to find work that fits whatever schedule you need it too. With multiple site types offering different kinds of wages. Moderately laid back job depending on your site.

    Cons

    Your a contract security guard, don't expect anyone where you work to either respect you or have your back. Worst case scenario if something does happen, Securitas can and will feed you to the angry client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more PR wouldn't hurt.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Mediocre employment experience.

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

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

    Pros

    This company is great for gaining work experience in the security field.

    Cons

    This company does not focus on work life balance. Office personnel not professional at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start acting like professionals and treat your employees like real people instead of pawns!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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