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Universal Protection Service Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent pay for Admin level staff under the Retail Division (in 18 reviews)

  • Easy money easy job decent pay depending on placement (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for upward mobility; officers not always the best; low pay (in 51 reviews)

  • No room for advancement, the company doesn't care about you, and the company always caters to the clients needs before its own employees needs (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Security Officer or Law Enforcement"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Protection Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    3 1/2 years of development in work experience.

    Cons

    Pay is extremely awful with this company

    Advice to Management

    Seek and an opportunity with employment.


  2. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Protection Service full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No matter what you do for the company to make it more successful and profitable, you are a number and they will grind you up then discard you.

    Advice to Management

    You have people working for you betterment.


  3. "A decent start to the Security field"

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

    I worked at Universal Protection Service full-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers
    Good start in the security business
    Easy to learn

    Cons

    Barely any chance to move up and get a higher pay
    No chance of switching shifts
    Gets monotonous really quick

    Advice to Management

    Get involved more, make sure all shifts are pulling their own weight on not just pushing it off to the next shift. Recognize your employees triumphs as well as their faults.


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  5. "Ok experiance"

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Protection Service full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No shortage of hours, co workers were hit or miss. I have noticed a lot of security workers ether hate life or are there because they want to work for the police department. UPS has tones of contracts so they are always hiring, was easy to get hired as well.

    Cons

    Management was pretty terrible, it was like pulling teeth trying to get anything though corporate. Watch commanders couldn't care less if they tried. There is so little supervision on each post that post supervises could get away with anything (Mine would clock 40 hours each week on paper and show up for less that 20)

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to keep a closer eye on individual posts, especially the smaller ones where people could get away with damn near anything on a daily basis.


  6. "Don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Kennewick, WA
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Kennewick, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Protection Service part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing worth mentioning. The worst management I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    The very worst in micromanagement. Supervisors have no idea what they're doing.


  7. "Security Guard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Universal Protection Service full-time

    Pros

    Goo hours at this company

    Cons

    Working Downtown can be challenging


  8. "Security Professional"

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Security Guard in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Protection Service full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have done of the brst wages in San Francisco the management and company is excellent

    Cons

    Never had any issues my operations manager couldn't handle

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job Cristian Arno and his team are amazing


  9. "Review of Universal Protection Services"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Protection Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to get the job

    Cons

    Poor management and poor pay,

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more and you wont have such high turnover


  10. "Great Posts, Low Expectations"

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

    I have been working at Universal Protection Service full-time

    Pros

    You will always stay working.

    Cons

    You don't accurate info on posts available sometimes.


  11. "Security Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Universal Protection Service full-time

    Pros

    Various work hour, numerous locations, and easy application process

    Cons

    No room for advancement, the company doesn't care about you, and the company always caters to the clients needs before its own employees needs.


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