U.S. Security Associates

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U.S. Security Associates Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
221 Reviews
2.0
221 Reviews
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Richard Wyckoff
11 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If your looking for an easy job, they don't get easier than this one (in 8 reviews)

  • easy work nothing extremely difficult but it all depends on the account you are located at (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • No raises given unless you move to a site that pays more (in 12 reviews)

  • Low pay & account managers that leave you waiting for your check (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    GREAT OPPORTUNITY

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Agent in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Agent in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Gwt to use my undergrad degree

    Cons

    Wtaching the wrong people sometimes and having other people shoplift you werent watching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
  2.  

    good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Billing Specialist in Roswell, GA

    I worked at U.S. Security Associates full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits, bonuses, gift cards, luncheons, Christmas parties

    Cons

    dealing with irate supervisors, over worked

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    U.S. security

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Miami, FL

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not much really just something to hold you over when you don't have a jobs you're looking for.

    Cons

    Branch office is slow and hard to reach sometime, really no advancement, no as professional as they make it seem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat guards better pay better people will work harder and take their jobs more serious and act more professional

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company, good amount of freedom, no micromanaging.

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    Current Employee - Security Site Supervisor in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Security Site Supervisor in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Low Stress for okay pay. Lots of free time at work.

    Cons

    Managers tended to hire incompetent people and I would have to make up for their mistakes and try not to get them fired and make the site run smoothly.

    Managers often lied or fell short on pay raises, and did not respect/invest/recognize their top performers/employees enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to recognize your top employees, that are reliable, constantly maintaining and improving the level of work, and going above and beyond.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a paycheck until you find your next real job/career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Miami, FL

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    8 hour shifts that includes about a 15 minute break. Not 8.5 or 9 hours (30 min-1 hour lunch break). You get a check every two weeks. It all depends at the post they put you at. Some supervisors are terrible and make life on the job hell, others are great. I had a bad supervisor which made it terrible at first, asked the operations manager to put me at another post in which they did and this supervisor has been good so can't complain. Job gets the bills paid.

    Cons

    They take $200 from you at the beginning for background check, uniforms, etc without even telling you during the interview process! ($50 per pay check for the 1st four checks). They pay a measly $10/hr with absolutely no raises (pay even less in other posts)! Someone at my post been there for 3 years and is still at $10/hr! No advancement into supervisor/manager roles. They had me do some online courses about 6 months ago through their company in which if I passed all the tests I could be a supervisor/manager when a "position opened up." Well I passed all the tests and still nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some supervisors and even managers are very unprofessional.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working here in this specific location was not a bad start, however with time things were getting worse.

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in Ventura, CA
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Ventura, CA

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay for the area.
    Great work experience.

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism, it was hard to approach management about particular issues.
    No communication was ever established between immediate supervisors and general managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Typical song and dance " Were the best company in the business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great for entry level employee

    Cons

    Very little room for growth, low paying positions especially management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look elsewhere

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    "Easy to get hired on"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing good to day about the company.

    Cons

    Pay is too low for the job they want you to do, No raises, insurance is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need higher pay
    Better insurance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Security Officer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, pay is a little higher than other security companies in the area, co-workers have excellent personalities and work well with others.

    Cons

    Trust of leadership is lacking at this location. Leadership plays favorites, letting those who they like get away with big screw-ups, while giving write-ups to those they do not like for silly things such as "shoelaces not tied in military fashion" and "tie clip is not perfectly aligned." Leadership makes many mistakes which they then shift blame onto subordinates instead of taking responsibility. Absolutely no opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New leadership is needed at Gaithersburg contract.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates

    Pros

    Opportunity to work different sites and meet new people

    Not that many cons

    Cons

    Where do I begin.

    The main office lacks leadership and requisites needed to operate smoothly.

    You have to live with fear every pay period because you'll either not get your check at all, or you'll get your check and its completely messed up, THEN they make you wait at weeks at times to receive a reissued check.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIRE people that meet all job requirements
    Have seminar for the entire office on leadership and what it means to treat your employees with the respected deserved.

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