Securitas Security Services USA, Inc

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The general atmosphere was warm,productive and knowledge base
Security Guard (Former Employee), TorontoOctober 12, 2015
Pros: customer friendly orientated
Cons: when their bad report on your co-worker
You would enjoyed meeting and greeting internal and external customers,safeguarding entrance and exit but sometimes hard to dealt with unruly customers.
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Fast Paced environment
Regional Branch Manager (Current Employee), Ottawa, ONOctober 11, 2015
Securitas management is a fast paced environment, you must be able to multi task without hesitation. The atmosphere is great, very fun.
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Very limited available hours and disorganized placement when working
Security Officer (Former Employee), TD Place. Ottawa. ONOctober 5, 2015
Pros: Fun Setting and free games and shows (While you work)
Cons: Little hours, very unorganized
The available shifts were usually 1-2 shifts a week that were 5-10 hours long.
When arriving at work the duties for the day were very unclear and majority of the time you were just 'picked" by a wandering supervisor and put in a random location.
Back-up for difficult situations was rare as no radios were given and if you did recieve back-up they were of little help.
Management was and other staff were on the most part very nice and friendly but managment could be difficult to get in touch with.
Little to no lunch area and lockers were very limited and usually taken.
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Watching over construction sites for theft and vandalism
Security guard (Current Employee), ottawaOctober 3, 2015
Pros: less work load
Cons: long days without productive work
I had to watch and protect various sites given to me by the employer which included apartment buildings, construction sites, schools, plazas. I had to look out for any sort of suspicious activity like theft or vandalism and report it to the Police.
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Diversity and opportunity
Facilities/Security Officer (Current Employee), 844 Don Mills Rd.September 11, 2015
Pros: People are fun to work with
Cons: Weekend shift
Securitas have many sites where an employee has option to choose where to work. Good management and provide opportunity to grow in the company.
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It's an OK employer to work for
Security Guard / Shuttle Bus Driver (Current Employee), TorontoSeptember 2, 2015
Pros: Relatively well managed
Cons: Lots of night shifts
Not the best employer I've ever had and not the worst either. They're OK.

Security work in general is relatively easy to do. You will usually start off as a floater (fill in for other guards). Permanent posts will be advertised on the company's job line and you can bid on the post offering of your choice. Selection of guards for the post is based on seniority and qualifications.

Bare in mind this is shift work, and guards with higher seniority will obviously choose the nicer shifts (days, evenings)
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Lots of shifts
Customer Service (Former Employee), MississaugaAugust 27, 2015
Pros: Get to work individually
Cons: long hours
Doing security work as a floater was a challenge. The most difficult part about being a security guard was working the strikes i.e. Coca Cola. The most enjoyable part was getting the experience to work alone just to see how much I'd be able to handle on my own
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Productive at some point
Fulltime Guard (Current Employee), TorontoAugust 23, 2015
Pay rate is okay but much been more higher and better,
use of force is not included, unless your site requires it.
Union benefit is great though, no complain to that
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interesting
Security Guard (Current Employee), Lindsay, ONAugust 18, 2015
Pros: interesting
Cons: weird hours
Assisting visitors, patients and all levels of staff. Accomplishing all required duties within time alloted. Attend to patients who are in crisis situations with crisis intervention
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Bad management
Security Guard (Former Employee), London, ONAugust 1, 2015
Pros: Hours
Cons: Everything else
This was my first job as a security guard. You can tell they are lacking employees. Management was all over the place and very rude and disorganized I ended up being forced resign because even though I was a floater I wasn't able to miss anytime.
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professional
Security guard (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONJuly 11, 2015
I enjoyed working there, I worked the evening shift which allowed me to attend an academic program in the morning, since there was a lack of social interraction it felt lonly sometimes, but it was still convenient for my situation as a student
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A good starting point.
Security Supervisor (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJune 26, 2015
Pros: Training
Cons: Long hours, pay.
Securitas is a good starting point in the industry. They are of the "Observe and Report" school of thought, which in my opinion tends to limit them in the current security market. They provide lots of training for those who want it.
Management tends to be supportive of staff in general.
Co-workers tend to vary from site to site. Generally they are good.
The hardest part of the job tends to be the shifts.
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Good workplace environment. Good wages and benefits.
Security Guard for Loomis, Coca Cola (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCJune 16, 2015
A professional security company with a small footprint on the west coast. They have some issues with keeping and acquiring new clients.
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no work/life balance
Office Agent (Current Employee), Montreal, QCJune 16, 2015
Pros: paid lunches and breaks
Cons: no work/life balance
They have interesting contracts but no work/life balance which very important to working parents.

Doing mostly administrative paper work
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Enjoyable job: interacting with a lot of people daily.
Security Officer (Former Employee), Sudbury, ON / Fort McMurray, AlbertaJune 5, 2015
Pros: vehicule patrolling
Cons: Standing and walking
Patrolling, Monitoring Surveillance, Access Control, Conduct investigation, observing, detecting, reporting. You learn how to assist and protect people, properties and how to deal with critical situations. How to communicate and manage assigned missions. Conducting leadership. Hardest part is the human challenge: work condition, lack of sleeping, standing long hours... But it s an enjoyable work when you learn how respect people and being rescpected. Bringing out the human dimension.
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Excellent Work/Studies balance
Security Officer (Current Employee), Calgary, ABJune 5, 2015
During my time at Securitas, I had perfect balance of work and studies. Definitely recommend it for students. It also allows you to meet new and different people. Definitely recommend it to build and expand your professional network.
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Good starting job
Security Supervisor (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJune 3, 2015
Busy work schedule every day, learn how to meet the deadlines, multitasking. Work environment was friendly, pay scale use to be good under previous union.
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Enjoyed the challenges
OFFICIER D'ASSIGNATIONS DES HORAIRES (Former Employee), Pierre Eliott Trudeau Airport MontrealMay 25, 2015
Pros: working to help the agents
Cons: No Breaks
Typical day
Busy non stop from the moment I started till end of day.
Enjoyed the challenges each day.
Loved working with the Airports and doing their schedules .
Enjoyed working with the security agents.
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Great Place to work
Area Administration Manager (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONMay 22, 2015
Great People, Great Team.. conversion of systems and change in structure left some of us unemployed. Otherwise a great place to work.
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A lot of responsibility and effort put in for a small reward.
Mobile Supervisor (Current Employee), London, ONMay 13, 2015
Given a list of events/places to visit per shift. Responsible for completing all events, responding to any alarms, transporting guards, dropping off and picking up packages.
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Headquarters
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
2 Campus Drive
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Revenue
$5bn to $10bn (CAD)
Employees
10,000+
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