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.
I have been working at Security Industry Specialists full-time (Less than a year)
I have multiple years of experience with SIS across the board in multiple states and roles. I love the company, management, and corporate structure. The recruiters are super friendly and happy to help. My direct supervisor helped me revamp my resume to help me try and move up within the company, and was super supportive when I was able to move up even though it was out of his contract.
While 15.5/hour used to be a super high paying position in Seattle, that is no longer the case. In many cases specialists could get on at McDonalds and make more per hour than they will at some of the Seattle SIS contracts.
Lack of promoting from within, it is more common for someone from outside the company to get hired for promotion level positions than it is for current employees. This makes the employees feel undervalued and kills morale when even for a non management position someone from outside comes in to a pay raise position and hasn't earned their way there.
Advice to Management
Promote from within, show that you value the talent you currently have.
Announce internal positions in briefing before you post them online for the public.
Employee morale should be a priority not an after thought.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Security Industry Specialists (Austin, TX) in April 2018.
Submitted my resume online after a referral from an employee and a recruiter called me about 3 days later. The recruiter asked me several questions about my experience and called me an "outstanding candidate" and scheduled an in person interview. The next day the recruiter called me to say the customer thinks my resume is impressive but they declined to move forward with me. The recruiter admitted she was quite confused about the rejection and offered her apology. I then found out from my colleague that the position was already pre-selected with a candidate that the customer groomed for the position.
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