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Securitas Security Services USA Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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Securitas Security Services USA Chairman Melker Schörling
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Pros
  • Extremely easy job requirements (in 54 reviews)

  • Over-all, good people to work with (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team/security departments and co-workers. Good hours and overtime, due to turn over.

    Cons

    Turn-over
    Sometimes sites are short staffed

    Advice to Management

    Retain current employees, and offer better wages or opportunities for advancement.


  2. "5 Stars from me!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone has been so helpful and friendly!

    Cons

    No negative experiences so far. Nothing negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  3. "Security Guard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Securitas Security Services USA full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay & flexible hours.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up & they don"t want you to have a social life.


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  5. "suprvise five security officers daily"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kaneohe, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kaneohe, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of hours to work available

    Cons

    Need to care more about employee management


  6. "Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA full-time

    Pros

    Worked with diverse clientele and staff, good work environment, decent health benefits

    Cons

    Lack of consistent work hours, limited opportunity for career growth


  7. "Nice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Securitas Security Services USA full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Flexible schedule
    Coworkers are friendly

    Cons

    No holidays off
    No sick days
    hard to request time off


  8. "Your mileage may vary"

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair management, annual raises, stable with lots of freedom on site. Moving up is easy if you are willing to move, good dental coverage, plenty of hours if you want them.

    Cons

    Being a large corporation, some branches could be less stellar than mine, look for red flags during the hiring process. High turnover rate due to people being unable to adapt to the long, quiet hours. Communication can feel unclear at times, moving up is difficult if you aren't willing to move. Health is pretty terrible, and you are essentially always on call although not pressured to take additional hours. Some sites are abysmal.

    Advice to Management

    Better prepare people for each site with site conditions, temperament, and expected duties. Often I go to a new site completely unsure of what to expect. Some sites are covered in mud, while others are sparkling clean. Better prepare guards for long quiet hours.


  9. "Not Bad, Not Great."

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    Former Employee - Security Shift Supervisor in Vacaville, CA
    Former Employee - Security Shift Supervisor in Vacaville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large Company, plenty of job opportunities, pretty good chance to advance, and decent wages.

    Cons

    Poor management, awkward change of site policy, and poor corporate office support.

    Advice to Management

    We are not just numbers on a spread sheet. Treat us like humans, not an object to sell.


  10. "Security at it's best!"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Securitas is a flexible and will work with you.

    Cons

    The life risk factor. In the world we live in today, you are at risk of death on the job. Not saying it happens often, but it does happen.


  11. "short employment"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy and instructions were not hard to find

    Cons

    low pay for the effort needed

    Advice to Management

    increase initial pay



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