Pros: working at different locations, learning new skills
Cons: not staying at same type of job for any long periods.
reporting to work at many of the sites, checking the day/night shift for any issues or new instructions, how to use a hand radio, and computer systems. great management to work with co workers are friendly and communicate well. leaving the job for a career move. meeting all the diverse people and variety of work.
Customer Service (Former Employee), Mississauga – August 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
Security Guard (Former Employee), London, ON – August 1, 2015
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.
Security guard (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – July 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
Security Supervisor (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – June 26, 2015
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 – more... 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. – less
Enjoyable job: interacting with a lot of people daily.
Security Officer (Former Employee), Sudbury, ON / Fort McMurray, Alberta – June 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. – more... 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. – less
Security Officer (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – June 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.
OFFICIER D'ASSIGNATIONS DES HORAIRES (Former Employee), Pierre Eliott Trudeau Airport Montreal – May 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.
Security Guard (Current Employee), durham – April 2, 2015
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: long hours
with securitas, i get sent out to various sites and venues to provide security. i gain new experience every time i work at different sites, not only do i provide security, i learn more about the outside world!