Securitas Security Services USA Reviews in Chicago, IL | Glassdoor

Securitas Security Services USA Chicago Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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Securitas Security Services USA Chairman Melker Schörling
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Pros
  • Easy job and branch management is easy to work with (in 62 reviews)

  • Full-time hours always available over time available (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Opportunity to move up in the company or site.

    Cons

    They hire a lot of very unprofessional individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right candidates and avoid headaches.
    Ask more questions in face to face interview.


  2. "Good pay, never able to switch to another shift"

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    Current Employee - Security Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Security Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Securitas is a ok company, the pay is nice depending on what site your chosen to go.

    Cons

    There is no room to move to another shift. People have worked there to long and built up decades of seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Make room for more advancement opportunities

  3. "Emt- Security"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer/EMT in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Security Officer/EMT in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I feel like there is room for growth with this company
    The pay is good and the hours are perfect for me

    Cons

    I haven't had any problems or bad experiences with securitas.
    You have to wait 9 months to be eligible for any benefits


  4. "Employment view"

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    Current Employee - Control Room Operator/Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator/Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They help you get your PERC if you dont already have one. offer benefits flexible schedule I like my site where i currrently work and the pay is good.

    Cons

    They don't have regular site meetings and the training offered is limited

    Advice to Management

    Conduct regular site meetings so that you can be more in the loop to whats going on at that site and how your employees feel and show that there appreciated. And inform career opportunities


  5. "Great to Get Started in Security"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. Supervisor is nice and easygoing. This company is good for non experienced people who want to get into private security.

    Cons

    This company places unarmed officers at unsafe sites. Theres sites where it would be much safer to have two or more officers working at once but they only schedule one officer per shift. Layoffs are very possible at Securitas. When I first started I was full time working at two different sites. One site ended their security needs. I lost hours reducing my paycheck. HR told me don't worry were looking for another site to give you more hours. Well two months later I still haven't been assigned to a new site.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to HR
    Improve your communication.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Love my job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You get lots of over time, which is time && a half pay! Not a hard job at all, although it is a lot of information to remember. They're not very strict on attendance. The greatest thing of all is that if they send u to a location &&You just so happens to get kicked out of that building, you don't lose your employment, they just place you elsewhere!

    Cons

    A bit of a run around during the hiring process. They tend to mess up your paycheck, so plz watch!! Everyone doesn't get the same pau! It depends on where you're being placed, what you tell them u expect to be your salary during your interview &&They'll determine if you're worth it!


  7. "Security officer"

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    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You learn a lot about security and customer service

    Cons

    Your on call when you have open available

  8. Helpful (1)

    "manager"

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    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA (More than a year)

    Pros

    you gain a lot of experience and get exposed to the management field.

    Cons

    you work weekends and odd hours

    Advice to Management

    give more incentive


  9. "Great company to work for if you have the right manager."

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    Current Employee - Mobile Service Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Mobile Service Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Room to grow, great benifits for team 6000 members, pretty good starting pay rate, great opportunities, great training, nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Once you become a manager you are at a higher risk of being terminated. Upper management can not be trusted they will do anything to cover their butts.

    Advice to Management

    This is to Santiago Galaz, please keep a mindful eye on all of your departments large or small, check in with your employees to see how they are being treated.


  10. "Decent company with high turnover"

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    Former Employee - Security Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Security Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My pay was ok due to transferring from another company

    Cons

    Too much turnover due to low pay rates for incoming officers

    Advice to Management

    Pay more money


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