Valor Security Services Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Keith Wolken
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Pros
  • Direct deposit and a consistent paycheck (in 4 reviews)

  • you can gain great customer service skills ,learn to operate a segwey and a t3 (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Virtually zero room for advancement (in 3 reviews)

  • poor management upper management and poor communication (in 4 reviews)

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62 Employee Reviews

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  1. Great Company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Massapequa, NY
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Massapequa, NY

    I worked at Valor Security Services full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They treat you like family and there is always room for promotion. You will be a better security officer as time goes on because they train you over and over on different things you need to know.

    Cons

    No cons if you are a hard worker. No cons if you are someone who is always on time. No cons if you enjoy report writing. No cons if you are the type of person who is willing to work with and teach a co-worker that is not as knowledgeable as you are.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. If it isn't broken, it doesn't need to be fixed. Take more pride in your military employees.


  2. review of company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DIRECT HEALTHCARE SUPPORT SPECIALIST in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - DIRECT HEALTHCARE SUPPORT SPECIALIST in Garland, TX

    I worked at Valor Security Services (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    some people i worked with ok

    Cons

    pay and some supervisors need to be let go asap

    Advice to Management

    get better supervisors quickly


  3. Not a good job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Valor Security Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Get to work with people all day Doing more than just "sitting around"

    Cons

    Pay is lousy Co-workers are mostly teenagers


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  5. Security Officer in mall

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valor Security Services

    Pros

    dealing with people, and help them

    Cons

    securing and checking people, treat people equally


  6. A good company for people who wanted to do the work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valor Security Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement if you were willing to move or travel, strong team environment, strong policies and company culture that rewarded smart decisions and hard work.

    Cons

    Being contract security the pay was not great but the salaries and benefits were set by the clients in most cases. Executives could have shown more interest in the day to day operation and show appreciation to the employees who delivered the service to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and they will take care of you.


  7. Company should be embarrassed to use Valor as its name.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Valor Security Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady paycheck that's it.

    Cons

    Worked at location on Tuttle Crossing Blvd in Dublin Ohio. Do not report other security guards bringing guns to work or you will get fired for some trumped up bogus charges. Human resources is a joke if you go to them for anything you will get retaliation even fired. The company will never have your back they will throw you under the bus even if you have not been trained properly. Company skimps on items for Officer safety. Radios never worked at the location I worked at. Pepper spray was out dated. Company found a way to lower my wage was making $14.00 an hour as supervisor found an excuse to bust me down to regular Officer at $10.00 an hour then hired me back at a supervisor for $12.50. If you see this company taking over your Security job run. Worked for this company 10 years not worth it. There are better Company's. Training contradicts what is expected of you at work sites no one knows what to do.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and stop acting like you are royalty when you visit a site. Look at you Regional reps more they are so corrupt they cover up a lot of things that go on.


  8. meh ok company

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

    I have been working at Valor Security Services

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    OK not as bad as other companies out there

    Cons

    no benefits at all to speak of. vacation after 3 years


  9. Not a bad company

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

    I worked at Valor Security Services full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Considering the field I wouldn't expect much more. The HR department is knowledgable. As is upper management. The company assesses it's risk well and trains appropriately

    Cons

    Low pay for those other than directors and above. Poor work - life balance

    Advice to Management

    Consider innovative solutions, and talent management. I ended up leaving due to a lack of growth opportunities. Granted this was partly due to the recession.


  10. Not such a good experience

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

    I have been working at Valor Security Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job was pretty easy. Paid through training. CPR and First Aid certification paid for. Decent bade pay

    Cons

    Terrible management. Raises aren't common. Management too obsessed with image than actually doing work.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on image and more on quality of work


  11. This company is one of the most organized security firms ive seen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Security Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Valor Security Services

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You and the other officers become a family and you really begin to help eachother without having problems

    Cons

    If you work for simon they are big into micro managing and it makes it hard to do your job

    Advice to Management

    Allow the directors of the site to decide how they wish to show ranks on uniforms



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