U.S. Security Associates

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U.S. Security Associates Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
192 Reviews
2.2
192 Reviews
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Richard Wyckoff
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If your looking for an easy job, they don't get easier than this one (in 6 reviews)

  • easy work nothing extremely difficult but it all depends on the account you are located at (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Very inconsistent, NO opportunity for advancement (in 8 reviews)

  • No raises for the past three years (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Primarily a 'Give What You Get' Job.

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

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The job is not labor intensive
    For beginners or a fall back
    Really hard to get fired once you have a decent schdule

    Cons

    Hard to get a schedule
    They tend give you horrible hours.
    No benefits
    No good leadership
    If there's a problem don't expect it to be fixed
    Vacation hard to take (from my experience).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chill job

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

    I worked at U.S. Security Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are a patrol driver you spend most of your time on your own without supervision. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Long shifts, not a lot of interaction with other people if you are a patrol driver. Not a lot of opportunity for career advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No raises; no shift difference pay (overnight); no appreciation long hours schedule sucks

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

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates

    Pros

    Do the job and no problem..... There until you decide to leave

    Cons

    Worst hours and hard to get a fixed set schedule.... You're just a number to them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your good reliable employees..... Appreciation and better management every sector if company. Thanks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    terrible company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    if you are trying to gain some work experience then you can get that out of this company.

    Cons

    after three years we got our pay lowered. no one cares about the workers. they will throw you under the bus the first chance they get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management should really take a minute to listen to what the everyday guards have to say. it would save them from having to hire and fire so many people. and they may save some accounts in the process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    One of the top four security companies.

    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company offers fair compensation for the industry and gives good direction for staff

    Cons

    Promotion potential is limited to your willingness to re-locate

  7.  

    Pretty boring but

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

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hours are not bad. Great for people wanting to work part-time, starts out a little over minimum wage. Management wasn't bad. Always by yourself

    Cons

    No benefits, fairly low pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Major Company,Lack Of Communication

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

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a big company,pay better than some other companies in Atlanta.Interesting Online Class.

    Cons

    There is a severe lack of communication.Unless you go to the office you can't get in contact with people there.Can't leave messages cause their mailboxes are always full. And they don't return calls or e-mails.This seems to be the hammond office,For a major company i am disappointed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in touch with your officers when they need things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not very organized

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

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They try to get you 40 hours per week.

    Cons

    Communication issues; send you to a post then call you to tell you it is cancelled. Rover is not the position you want unless you want part time. Best to get a permanent post.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if someone is willing to work for it and asks for a certain post then make sure you help them get it and don't take months to help them get it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Don't

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

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    ???? It's not much but they pay. ??????

    Cons

    Everything else! The only reason I gave then one star is I couldn't go lower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to school to learn how to lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Stay away

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

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There aren't very many. It is easy to get hired and to start working immediately. The job itself is very easy.

    Cons

    There are so many cons with this company I don't even know where to begin. When I was hired I was told I would have a supervisor position within a month, well it's been a month and a half and nothing yet. I have not gotten paid since I have gotten hire and my supervisors seem uninterested in determining why. The pay is low, there is no work/life balance because they expect you to be available 24/7, and next to no benefits. There is a large lack of communication between the supervisors and they really don't care about how much sleep you've had as long as you jump when they say jump and come in for the shift. In college and need time to study?, they don't care. Even if you tell them your days off are dedicated to studying they will still call you and get pissed off when you decline a shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fix yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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