Securitas Security Services USA

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Securitas Security Services USA Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
563 Reviews
2.6
563 Reviews
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Securitas Security Services USA Divisional President Santiago Galaz
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237 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 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Plain and simple there is no room for advancement and the pay is not great (in 12 reviews)

  • Full of drama, work you to death, no benefits or real recognition for job performance (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place for students.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Ottawa, IL
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Ottawa, IL

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

    Pros

    They try their hardest to schedule around you home life. Alot of down time at some sites which allow for school work or other personal work.

    Cons

    If someone does not come in to relieve you than you must stay. Hard to find someone to switch shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More people who will remain at one site to prevent constant training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No increases in pay. Area Vice President always had an excuse but received a bonus every year.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC

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

    Pros

    At first the wages were good with no micro management

    Cons

    No compassion for their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the micro management and pay attention to the workforce

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    In working for this company at an Intel site, I have great coworkers and a good pay for the level of work I do.

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

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

    Pros

    Entry level, some sites can give a decent amount of overtime.

    Cons

    Some of the sites that Securitas works at are known for their lousy security supervisors. (Personally, I have had great supervisors with Securitas!).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the customer service and professionalism that we're trained to give!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    7 Years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    I often hear not so great things about Securitas as a company. I have had nothing but a great experience. I have worked with them and they have given me great chances to prove myself. I am thankful due to the experience with this company I am now able to get a much better job based on my work experience. I think most negative comments are from people who expect to be able to be late or do nothing and still get paid and get raised. With Securitas you get out of it what you put in to it.

    Cons

    Sometimes due to the starting pay the people you work with aren't always the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with a flexible schedule

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

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

    Pros

    I love this company, just wish the pay was better.

    Cons

    Pay could be increased

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are doing a great job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great security company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mobile Patrol in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Mobile Patrol in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and lots of opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Takes a lot of hard work and willingness to take a lot of odd hours to get recognized by upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give out more hours to non flex officers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place To Work

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

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

    Pros

    If you are new to the Security Industry and willing to work hard, this company is very flexible and will allow you to get your feet wet.

    Cons

    If you are just starting out with the company, they usually start you out with a low salary and it will take some time to get a good raise (almost 6 months to a year).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs a little bit of work at some sites and scheduling is definitely an issue where I am located, maybe not so bad at other locations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not a bad company.

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay for the area

    Cons

    One location in the Dothan area for contracted security through securitas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more contracts for Dothan Alabama area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great security company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Site Supervisor of Security in Front Royal, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Site Supervisor of Security in Front Royal, VA

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

    Pros

    Good structure
    Nice pay
    Room for advancement
    They reward officers with Officer's of the Month, Quarter, and Year and for time in service.

    Cons

    A little too strict with some rules.
    Insurance is no longer offered after Obamacare.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great for part time work while in school.

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

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

    Pros

    Working together as a well oiled team. Is a union based company.

    Cons

    The administrative part from project managers HR Managers and supervisors needs improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to listen to employees, better pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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