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Security Industry Specialists Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay compared to other companies (in 20 reviews)

  • Great pay for the field in my area (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/ Life balance could be challenging at times (in 8 reviews)

  • Causes issues with people getting away with stuff they shouldn't since upper management never sees it (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Security Specialist in Beaverton Oregon"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Security Industry Specialists full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The supervisors and manager are fantastic to work with. They are flexible and responsive to employees needs and requests. A request is addressed quickly; there is no waiting around while the issue gets routed through a dozen people. Any employee issues are addressed with the employee, and in a timely manner. Their approach to addressing an employee problem is professional but kind- not scary like it is with some bosses.

    The leadership is proud of the company and it shows in their actions. It is nice to work for a company that cares about its employees.

    Cons

    Some of the client's equipment is out-dated or does not work. This is out of the hands of SIS leadership, they do their best to remedy what they can.

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate more time for training new officers, remedial training for current officers and updates on procedural training due to client constantly changing processes.


  2. "This company is for the Specialists who want to be in the security industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Security Industry Specialists full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. The SIS team is always willing to help. We get multiple visits from high level SIS leadership who say thank you and shows appreciation for the effort we put in. Birthday cards from the CEO that are hand signed!

    Cons

    I’m pretty happy with everything so nothing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being available and willing to help. It means a lot!

  3. Helpful (4)

    "This company is the bar for executive protection."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Security Industry Specialists full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    High standard of professionalism.
    Decent pay.
    The work is interesting and not repetitive.
    SIS takes itself seriously and cares about its employees.

    Cons

    There isn't anything worth mentioning. There are a few bumps here and there, but nothing unreasonable and certainly no deal-breakers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your line staff. The open lines of communication are appreciated.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome Company to work for!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Security Industry Specialists full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and opportunity for advancement.
    Leadership is always available and willing to help.
    Co- Workers are supportive and work together.

    Cons

    Can be very busy at times.
    Sometimes working long hours.
    PTO Accrues slowly!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and continue to listen to what your employees have to say.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Definitely the specialists in the security industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Specialist in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Security Industry Specialists full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment and everyone has a positive attitude. The co-workers are friendly and work as a team. There is a lot to learn but everyone is always very helpful.

    Cons

    The security industry in general is a demanding field and does not always attract the best quality but SIS does very well with holding people accountable to elimate a warm body taking up space.

    Advice to Management

    The executive management visits very often such as the Vice President and the Director so it is cool to see that. Keep doing what you guys are doing.


  6. "Security Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Security Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Security Industry Specialists part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the compensation and hours

    Cons

    Work atmosphere and no room for career advancement


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Security in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Security Industry Specialists full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Sets industry standard
    *higher than average pay for the industry
    *Quality Training
    *Management that cares about your future

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Security Industry Specialists full-time

    Pros

    This is an outstanding company to work for. You are treated like family from the CEO down to the Superiors. I would highly recommend this company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons just a great company.


  9. "Security Industry Specialists is the most professional Company I work for in 11 years of Private Security"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Security Industry Specialists part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very well organized, very professional Company, very good daily training for all Specialists.

    Cons

    Wish they had more sites in Austin for more options.They

    Advice to Management

    You are all doing a great job !


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Unlike any other security company."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Security Industry Specialists full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've never had a more rewarding job. Their Open Door Policy is what separates them from previous companies I've worked for. I've never experienced support like this. It's a different type of work day when you finally have a network of people who have your back everyday and are looking out for you.

    Cons

    None really. I've learned that, with this company especially, it's only my own flaws as a person that can cause me to fail.

    Advice to Management

    None. Just thank you.


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