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www.sis.us
Culver City, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
1999
Company - Private
Security Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Guardsmark, Securitas Security Services USA
Security Industry Specialists, Inc. provides unique security solutions to Fortune 500 luxury brands and tech companies, special events, and celebrity clients. Our partnerships demonstrate that our boutique approach is a welcome change in an industry not typically recognized for ... Read more

Mission: Security Industry Specialists provides innovative security solutions and services for people, their assets and facilities — anywhere, any time — in a comprehensive manner tailored to meet the individualized needs of each client.

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    Pros

    SIS is a different type of security company. Its client base is just unreal, from the tech companies that change the world, to major sports organizations, to the high luxury clients that cater to the super wealthy and major events that I know for a fact the majority of you watch on television. The best comment I could make is that the company is run with the CEO/President's heart and the logical intelligence of its CFO. Both men care about the company and its people. Most of the executive staff gives 110% to what they do. They internally innovate like a tech company investing in new and unique ways to do things instead of buying off the shelf solutions. The company pays you for training, unlike other companies that offer you a minimum wage for training, SIS provides its people with a full salary for training. They have a real training department that includes not only subject matter experts, but a creative team of writers, filmmakers and actors that can provide the internal departments and external clients with professional quality training material. It is the security field and for most clients, security is a commodity and the company is constricted by the hiring pool and the wages that a client is willing to pay. SIS does a great job of trying to place the right people in the right places. The work force is diverse and if there are not that many opportunities to move up it is because of their size and not any other factors that affect the good old boy security industry. Most of the execs and supervisors are right there with during long hours and challenging assignments.
    The corporate offices are very modern in design and offer fantastic amenities such as snacks, coffee, water and alcoholic beverages for after hour employee socializing. This comes from the CEO/President and CFOs pockets. They do not have to do this. It's a perk that most in the corporate offices take for granted is is really under appreciated.
    The company really puts an effort in trying to get the security personnel a good salary. For full time staff they provide benefits, a 401k, vacation and sick time.
    Corporate employees who have to travel are serviced by a full travel department. The hotels they are placed in are acceptable hotels. They get to keep the hotel and air line points. Some are issued credit cards for expenses. Believe me, not all companies do this! I currently work for a major financial institution and they do not do this, not even for their execs.
    This is one of the only places I know where a hard working reception team member can move into other jobs within the company and become a senior manager. I always said that ranks at SIS are always at least one rank higher than anywhere else when it comes to duties performed. A receptionist is an office manager, a coordinator is a supervisor, a manager is a senior manager etc. SIS does not care if you have a Master Degree or a GED, if you can do the job they will try to take care of you.

    Cons

    The vision and mission of the company's founder and current CEO/President fails to trickle down to the employees. This happens at other companies as well.
    The work life balance can be taxing at times. Typical of security companies.
    It is still a small company so promotion is limited with some contracts. Not the fault of the company, it is what it is.

    Advice to Management

    Find out why some people leave, do not leave it up to the local HR person, they might be part of the problem. Some employees are loyal to a fault and there are other who are not so sincere in their loyalty. Unfortunately those people cause chaos within the ranks and you will lose good people.

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    good easy fun not hard but weird and and and and it was great i felt a little unprepared because i did not prepare night before but did well and process nice did well and went okay

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Security Industry Specialists Awards & Accolades

  • Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company, Inc., 2013
  • Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company, Inc., 2014

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