Pros: appreciation meals, excellent benefits, lots of pto
Cons: hypocritical company values, cult-like language and groupthink among management, boring
Working as a Safety Service Officer was a fairly easy job and was decent pay for a single person with no kids. The benefits were WONDERFUL. Full time core employees start off with 17 days PTO.
However, being a large corporation, they will routinely slam their "company values" down your throat. These values are hard to take seriously when they are counteracted – more... by their actions. Sayings like "It Matters How We Play the Game" when they make their temp workers work on holidays so they don't have to pay them overtime; just as an example.
Even though the benefits were great I WOULD NOT recommend the Safety Service Officer position if you are serious about a career in Security and Loss Prevention. We are told we are not allowed to leave the front desks unless there is an injury. I spent about 95% of a time sitting behind a desk. It was mainly a receptionist job in a uniform; I sat and waited until a report came up for me to do. It is not a typical security job, customer service is valued more over security and you will be reprimanded for actually acting like a security guard. Management will not even let you know about Loss Prevention investigations going on. If you work 1st or 2nd shift your job will be mainly catering to and doing secretarial work for needy, rude, and absolutely helpless office workers. As I said before, this position should be for a secretary, not a security officer.
There is little to no chance of advancement. There is typically one Senior Officer per shift and one Supervisor per shift. Those people in those positions tend to stay there until they retire. – less