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U.S. Security Associates Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Richard Wyckoff
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Pros
  • Easy job,do nothing,listen to music (in 32 reviews)

  • consistent, flexible hours, decent pay rates (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay compared to what other companies pay (in 48 reviews)

  • A fairly high turnover rate in some departments can be challenging, but can be learned pretty quickly (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Security Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time

    Pros

    Good hours and work locations

    Cons

    Bad communication and no team players


  2. "Security officer"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time

    Pros

    I have enjoyed working with U S Security Associates it fits my schedule with my days and my shift and hours,I'm able to meet new people and help with that personal support.

    Cons

    You have to be at work during bad whether security even when noone else is on the site

    Advice to Management

    Talk more to your employees and see what they need before they even take the job let them no about the job and what expected of them.

  3. "Not a bad company just low pay"

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

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time

    Pros

    Friendly management and good job security

    Cons

    Awful pay and erratic schedule


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Armed security officer"

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    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always have work very friendly

    Cons

    Hard to take off for request or family emergencies and hard to move up and get better pay


  5. "Command Center security operator/monitor"

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    Current Employee - Command Center Security Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Command Center Security Officer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    on site pace friendly co-worker environment team based.

    Cons

    not enough recognition.
    management
    no late grace period
    benefits are not up to date

    Advice to Management

    inform officers that they are well needed and keep a positive attitude for the shift that only consist of 8 hours stay vigilant we are all together to help each other.


  6. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Security Shift Supervisor in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Security Shift Supervisor in San Bernardino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy to get schoolwork done

    Cons

    lots of restrictions and added job duties but no increase in pay after many years

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your guards if you want them to last, many only stay long enough to put it on a resume. There is no incentive to be loyal.


  7. "Outstanding experience!"

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

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company Leadership and their concern for their employees during the current flooding in Texas. Overall company culture!

    Cons

    Cannot think of any that standout at this time.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Gate Guard in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Gate Guard in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    During busy times and when you have a few call-offs, you can end up with plenty of overtime. It's pretty cut and dry work where you talk to a lot of people and use a lot of communication skills and interact with a lot of people. They offer medical and vision care, but I can't honestly comment on it as I pay out of pocket for private insurance that I retained from a former employer.
    You do not need to be armed to find work with this company and they do pay well for those that are at a permanent location.

    Cons

    If you are in a flex position, it does not pay as well and you my have to travel a good distance between site locations. Also as mentioned above, there is, on rare occasions, overtime. For those with young children, that means that you may have to find someone to watch your kids while you work and note that it may mean that you will only have a few hours notice that they will need you to stay late or come in early.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your guards more. They have brilliant ideas and they can really advance the company as a whole.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great to begin security career, but not good for long term"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Security Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    pay for your guard card and train you, immediately find you jobs, easy advancement and most sites were cool

    Cons

    sometimes they dont pay on time, never answer phone, can be unprofessional at times,

    Advice to Management

    figure out a better way to keep track of peoples hours and hire more efficient people to do HR


  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. Security Associates full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Meeting new people.

    Cons

    Better benefits would be great.


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