Securitas Security Services USA

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Securitas Security Services USA Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
645 Reviews
2.6
645 Reviews
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Securitas Security Services USA Divisional President Santiago Galaz
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263 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I love this job! Great People and good times.

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

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

    Pros

    The pros are the fact that you don't have to do much but you can still have a good time at your job. Securitas also has lots of internal job posting so you can go up higher in the food chain. If you work in Portland never ever accept the Grimm Site because its just a bad choice.

    Cons

    Can be boring, and it can even be an utterly horrible decision based on the sites you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up what you're doing, but try to pay a little bit more because sometimes the wages don't pay the bills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

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

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    They have very professional Management , supervisors, human resources, office staff

    Cons

    Some of their security officers need a lot of discipline, as far as being on time, appearance ,and attitude.

    Like most, if not all security companies, you're hired at will , they lose the contract at the site your at , you usually lose your job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunity to make a living for myself.

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

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    There is a lot of overtime available within this company.
    Pretty flexible schedule.
    Site supervisors can accommodate almost any schedule request.

    Cons

    Will hire just about anyone.
    Some employees dont know how to conduct themselves in a professional manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen the employees you hire more thoroughly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Human Resource Manager

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Hours, always stayed busy, great management

    Cons

    can easily put in 70 hours a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Review of Securitas USA

    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Topeka, KS

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

    Pros

    They had an opening for me right away when I applied. They have responded relatively quickly to concerns I may have. I have enjoyed my coworkers.

    Cons

    Occasionally, there are payroll issues. The benefits are not wonderful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better benefits and pay would help to limit turnover.

    Recommends
  7.  

    I started as a security officer with this company, I am now working towards advancement in a management career.

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

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Encourages accountability for expectations set on your job
    Sharpens attention to detail
    Can move up if you show dedication and interest to learn
    This job is whatever you make it

    Cons

    High healthcare premiums for sub-par coverage
    Senior management time-frame for issue resolution too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To get better at resolving issues/concerns in a timely manner

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Concerned Employee

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

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

    Pros

    In Most Part, Security Personnel are not Micro Managed, which is good if an employee requires very little
    supervision

    Cons

    I don't believe overall that the company treats their employees fairly. I believe management just wants to place a body at a clients work site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Golden Rule in life: Treat People the way you want to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Decent

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

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    Over time and paid holidays

    Cons

    scheduling managers never last. They usually have to hire a new one every little bit. Once there is a new one it's rare that they understand how our sites schedule works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the scheduling managers are more familiar with site schedules

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very long and rewarding career.

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for those that apply themselves and take the job seriously.

    Cons

    Very competitive industry which makes it very difficult to hold on to clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    armed security officer

    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA

    Pros

    i don"y like crave yard shift.and i don"t like 10.50 $ per hours.

    Cons

    because i applied for armed security officer after that company give a it to me security guard.i'm not security guard,i"m armed security officer,i served army two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    actually i want renew my document.

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