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Securitas Reviews

Updated November 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Because it's a very good company to work for they keep you working" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Easy work hours and all the guards are very helpful" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay which can only be mediated by working longer hours" (in 59 reviews)

  • "There's no room for advancement and the benefits are not great" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "Great locations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conshohocken, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Securitas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free uniforms..kind managers... Based on the site good pay

    Cons

    Biweekly checks for PA.... Some sites have unreasonable pay

    Advice to Management

    Weekly is better and stop accepting cheap contracts. Employees have to provide for their families 7-10$ is unreasonable for the hours and position served. We place our lives on the line to insure that others are safe. McDonald's employees should never make more than us. Its a shame


  2. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Policy and procedures are not followed.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees fairly and discipline when necessary.

  3. "Service Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Securitas full-time

    Pros

    Work independently with company provided tools and vehicle.

    Cons

    Not enough technicians to keep up with work demand. Lots of traveling.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Install"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Securitas full-time

    Pros

    Flexibly, employees, atmosphere, convenience, work alone

    Cons

    Endless workload, poor data system, endless hours, work comes home with you, stressful

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees.


  5. "Lead Oficer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Securitas full-time

    Pros

    Location in New York and Brooklyn

    Cons

    Interested in making money at expense of workers
    Accept most everything reported by site supervisors without proper investigation

    Advice to Management

    Those you select for leadership are not necessarily the best.
    Promote people based on ability rather than personality
    Treat all employees equally


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start your security career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Securitas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working for any of the Securitas divisions exposes you to different aspects of the security industry. You may discover an interest that was not initially there. Starting off with this organization as a security officer is just a stepping stone for those who want to become more involved in the security industry. Many people do not realize of the possibilities of growth besides becoming a Site Supervisor or Branch Manager.

    One can have professional growth either in the operations side of the security industry or on the administrative side.

    Some areas are great with providing training and information of career opportunities.

    One does not have to settle for only being a security officer. If interested, an individual can move their way up to becoming a Facility Security Officer, learn what it takes to become a Security Manager in a clients organization, get into different areas of security such as cyber security.

    Cons

    Wages are not always the best and increases are not always scheduled. Most everything is based off of contract rates.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure what advice I could give management. It would all depend on if they are part of the organization as managers or as leaders. Managing a team and being their leader are two different things. However, it is important to continue developing your team. If you want your team to working on being the best, then management should set the example.


  7. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Securitas part-time

    Pros

    Job security. Low stress. Flexibility

    Cons

    Unhelpful front office. High turnover rate

  8. "Security Guard"

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Securitas (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very little to offer standard securit guards

    Cons

    Weak management, to worried about keeping money instead of doing the correct action needed

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Alarm Dispatcher in Uniontown, OH
    Current Employee - Alarm Dispatcher in Uniontown, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Securitas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will definitely work your 40 hours, if that was an issue prior to this company.

    Cons

    -Management is horrendous, constant heckling if you make a mistake, no matter how small.
    - There is so much negativity and pressure in the atmosphere due to management that you can almost feel it.
    - Trying to play nice when starting is not a good idea here. They will take advantage of you and it will be very obvious. You have to take a stern, professional approach when dealing with this company, know your rights as an employee.

    Advice to Management

    -Train or retrain current managers on how to deal with their employees
    - Possibly replace all management personnel


  10. "At first it was great then the managers started quitting and the replacement was very unprofessional an incompetence"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Securitas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy assignment great pay ability to do overtime

    Cons

    Having to stay over because co workers won’t come to work and managers not doing anything about it

    Advice to Management

    Do employee survey on management


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