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Securitas CEO Magnus Ahlqvist
Magnus Ahlqvist
38 Ratings
Pros
  • "usually easy work and pays at least(in 23 reviews)

  • "Because it's a very good company to work for they keep you working(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay which can only be mediated by working longer hours(in 61 reviews)

  • "No room for advancement and no pay raises to see(in 26 reviews)

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  1. Security guard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Securitas full-time

    Pros

    Good hours and pay for a second job

    Cons

    No cons I can think of. It was a good place

    Advice to Management

    They doing good so nothing

  2. Depends on site

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Securitas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Placement, Hours, Stability, Co-workers, Experience

    Cons

    Instability of Schedule Patterns, Management, Leadership

    Advice to Management

    Work on your leadership skills. Your organization needs more leaders and fewer managers.

  3. Security Officer Jobs

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      Current Employee - Security Officer 

      I have been working at Securitas full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Easy to apply and get hired

      Cons

      Poor Benefits for employees, lack of raises.

      Advice to Management

      Care about your employees more

    • Security guard

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      Current Employee - Security Guard in Fort Worth, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Securitas full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      If you’re flex, they’ll kind of work with what hours you need.

      Cons

      you have to pay for your own license. You never know where you’re going to be stationed until just an hour before regardless of distance and wind be told how much you get paid til then as well. People are really seniority based and secretive. If you aren’t higher up, they don’t tell you anything ever. People talk crap from associate to associate and everyone you go to will make fun of your job. Not recommended for someone...

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      Advice to Management

      Talk to your associates and actually let them know what’s on. Especially when you tell them suddenly that today’s there last day at a place they became regular to.

    • supervisor

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      Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Boston, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Securitas full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Not much but you do get benefits.

      Cons

      No vacation time or sick time.

      Advice to Management

      There should be some paid time off.

    • Helpful (2)

      Great place for entry level to executive level employees

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      Current Employee - Field Security Supervisor in Ontario, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Securitas full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      If you are new to the security industry Securitas offers training, and a G.E.D. assistance program. They also provide several paths to advancement.

      Cons

      If you apply yourself, report to work on time, and follow Post Orders there aren't many Cons.

      Advice to Management

      The entry level employees host a wealth of untapped talent.

    • Great company

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Securitas full-time

        Pros

        The hours are good and salary isn't bad

        Cons

        Could use more time for breaks

      • Not Bad

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          Current Employee - Project Manager 

          I have been working at Securitas full-time

          Pros

          Growth within company, global company so opportunity everywhere, benefits are pretty good

          Cons

          The pay because it's contract and dictated by clients, and the hours because it's required to be on site

        • Not up to standard of living...

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          Current Employee - Flex Officer in Baltimore, MD
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Securitas part-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Great Human Resource Opportunistic company Great start

          Cons

          •Poor management •Favortism •Uneven/unequal opportunity • This company is perfect if you want to get the feel for a security job as a first job, just got out of high school, type thing. But to live off of this job you have to work countless hours for minimum pay. Depending on how managers feel they may out you at a high oaying site with minimal to no work, if they like you, but if you’re just a regular joe they will...

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          Advice to Management

          All for one and one for all

        • Good for retired or no experience

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          Former Employee - Gate Attendant in Fort Myers, FL

          I worked at Securitas full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          Full time positions, free uniform, easy hiring process.

          Cons

          Hardly any room for growth, mundane tasks, good for someone who is retired or new to the work force.

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