U.S. Security Associates
2.1 of 5 164 reviews
www.ussecurityassociates.com Roswell, GA 5000+ Employees

U.S. Security Associates Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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2.1 164 reviews

                             

28% Approve of the CEO

U.S. Security Associates President Charles Schneider

Charles Schneider

(69 ratings)

28% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "easy work nothing extremely difficult but it all depends on the account you are located at"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Fun coworkers, decent pay, fun sites, flexible hours"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "they hire any monkey off the street,pay sucks,no opportunity for advancement,unless you're a stool pigeon"
    in 7 reviews
  • "No advancement opportunities, or room to grow"
    in 7 reviews
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    A Great And Challenging Job

    Loss Prevention Agent (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsBeing entrusted to carry out the job with no one looking over your shoulders. A decent pay rate compared to other Loss Prevention companies. A challenging and exciting Loss Prevention position.

    ConsTakes a good amount of time before receiving paid time off and holidays will be missed due to schedule.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Can't grow with the company

    Security Officer (Former Employee)
    Jacksonville, FL

    ProsYou get paid real US money.I'm amazed they don't pay you monopoly money!This is not the best way to start your security career but seems like their the only ones who will hire you w/no experience.

    ConsYou'll be lucky if you get 40hrs a week!Terrible management that doesn't care about you,considers you and number and will cuss you out.All they care about is themselves.A LOT of drama and 9 out of 10 times your name gets thrown into it.LOTS of snitches.They will try to find any reason to fire you.You must pay the $250 NON-REFUNDABLE uniform fee.Then if you don't return it,they turn it over to a billing agency!!You have to work your butt off for years just to get a little vacation that they make you work.You cant get any days off because no one covers your shift and the boss wouln't let you.You only make about $8,$8.50/hr if your lucky.They hire and fire sooooo many people and it takes over 2+ hrs for the hiring process.Then they make YOU drive back to the office even if its 1-2hrs away to turn in your uniform.Did I mention....NO ROOM TO GROW!No one answers the phone at the main office(Atlanta),you just get sent to vm's where no one returns your calls for days,heck even weeks!Then on some of the posts they want you to use your own vehicle and gas and not get reimbursed for anything!It could be raining,lightning,freezing,100°, heck even fires,floods, tornadoes and/or hurricanes and they still want you to go out and do the checkpoints.They don't care about you.When other companies(esp armed companies) hear you worked for "US Security Associates",they laugh!This company has been losing contracts left and right because their so poor at caring for their employees.The company has already downsized a LOT in the past year.Don't trust anyone in this company cause their all SNITCHES!

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should care about your employees and not curse them out.VERY unprofessional!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Started out fun but as time goes by no raise in 4 years, dead end jobs.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat starter job to get into security but after that dont expect much

    ConsNo extra people incase one is ick, makes you feel guilty for even thinking of missing a day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be more thoughtful to employees, find more jobs and GIVE RAISES WE DESERVE ONE.

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    If you have other options, do not work for this company

    Security Officer (Current Employee)
    Clifton, NJ

    ProsA lot of nice coworkers. If your looking for an easy job, they don't get easier than this one.

    ConsIt is very hard to get paid right, i always have constant problems with my paychecks. The company doesn't miss an opportunity to pay you less than you've earned. Forget about overtime or getting paid for extra shifts. You'll also receive almost no training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreating employees as if they are going to be gone next week is why so many people leave at the first opportunity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    U.S. Security Associates is the most unprofessional, Draconian organization that I have ever experienced.

    Security Officer (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsThere are no Pros it is a loose loose situation for employees.

    ConsThe entire organization from top to bottom with the exception of a few management new hires are unprofessional and ignorant.. The local office is a joke and is Managers there are uneducated,inarticulate, and are unfamiliar with the companies own basic policy for its accounts,and both corporate and the local office make promises to the client to appease them but never follow through. Even when the client is extremely satisfied with the Officer's job performance and has repeatedly expressed their satisfaction to U.S. Security, U.S. Security's petty mean spirited Management destroys employee moral by being petty,unprofessional and vindictive. There is NEVER any positive feedback for a job well done,and no possibility for a raise. This company will never move beyond its mediocre rating as a Security company due to its poor business practices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in management team training on communication skills ,employee relations and labor relations .

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unfair work practices........

    Security Officer (Former Employee)
    White Plains, NY

    ProsI was granted good working hours.

    ConsThey're racists against middle aged white gentlemen. Very difficult to be able to get time off in a timely manner.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExtensive training is needed in their hiring practices.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great starting company but no advancement

    Security Officer (Former Employee)
    El Paso, TX

    ProsEasy to get hired. Easy training.

    ConsLack of advanced training. No job advancement. Poor wages. No Vacation, Ever changing hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementBegin by giving raises after a year

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    it is what it is

    Site Security Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Buffalo, NY

    Pros-flexible hours
    -very easy
    -meet different types of individuals

    Cons-very low wages
    -no set schedule
    -unscheduled drop-off in work hours
    -wages client based and not per experience
    -no benefits
    -no retirement plan

    Advice to Senior Managementpay your guards more respectable wages for ensuring the safety of others and getting improved employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good company

    Security Officer (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    Prosgood hours and sites and clients

    Consso far so good but things good always be better

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

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood company, good hours, decent pay

    Consshort staffed always asking to work overtime

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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