U.S. Security Associates

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U.S. Security Associates Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
194 Reviews

2.2
194 Reviews
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U.S. Security Associates President Charles Schneider
Charles Schneider
83 Ratings

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.  

    Chill job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Pretty boring but

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Major Company,Lack Of Communication

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    • 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
  6.  

    Not very organized

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  7.  

    Security Officer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at U.S. Security Associates

    Pros

    It's a good stepping stone in the Law Enforcement Field

    Cons

    No communication with anyone in upper management

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    I acted as the floater or "go to person"

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer  in  Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Honest, Integrity, excellent management, great work ethic

    Cons

    Equal or better than any other organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Additional training as required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Security not at its finest

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Braintree, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Braintree, MA

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    With the right site and manager not a bad job. Not necessarily worse then other security companies. Good stepping stone into other fields like corrections or maybe an armed government security guard if your lucky..

    Cons

    The right site is very unlikely. Most are $10-$11 jobs yet you can do the work of guards making closer to $20 depending on what the client wants. Howeve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop low balling to get work. Your just setting everyone up for failure when you have to underpay guards for work. Also promote from within more some guards are worth it.

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

    Committed to effective security

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Management allows employees to have a great work-like balance and is supportive of employee needs and development. Company leadership is very knowledgeable about industry developments and personnel training requirements. They also display a strong commitment to ethical personnel management.

    Cons

    The fast-paced work environment sometimes is not matched by internal communication efficiency, as recent merges have rearranged responsibilities for some departments.

    No opinion of CEO

    U.S. Security Associates Response

    Jul 21, 2014Marketing Team

    Thank you! We’re happy to know that you’ve found a place to develop your industry knowledge and that your values are reflected in our company management—that’s what we strive for! As our company ... More

  11.  

    Excellent company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. I was able to advance quickly within the company.

    Cons

    Needs to be better communication between Operations Managers and Site Supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All sites should have updated technology as to better submit payroll, and improved accuracy in the writing of reports.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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