Lead Security Officer (Former Employee), Ashburn, VA – December 2, 2013
Pros: great work sites
Cons: poor leadership among managers, and supervisors
This company is one of the most progressive companies in the security industry nationwide, with a diverse ethic employement pool, Although, they have great diversity, many of the managers and supervisers lack leadership skiills necessary to be thier positions.Moreover there are of training issues that could improvement.
Example: Productive and fun workplace with table tennis table
Payroll technician (Former Employee), Montréal, QC – August 7, 2012
Pros: profit shearing, insurance, and trust
Cons: moving away from montreal
It was my best experience of work, loved the people I worked with and learned a great deal. First it was coffee before work with all supervisors and co-workers that is when we had a minute...my co-workers were very good to me always ready to help. It was very hard to leave but restructuration of the company was obliged. I enjoyed very much working at – more... Securitas. – less
Security Guard (Former Employee), Montréal, QC – June 30, 2012
Pros: some places
Cons: 12 to16 hours
- Performed security guard duties for a busy office building in downtown Montreal. - Completed interior and exterior patrol duties on foot and/or with security patrol car and logged ID's of all visitors as well as verified ID'S of all staff upon entry. - Checked and logged ID's af all visitors as well as verified ID's of all upon entry.
Security Guard (Former Employee), Calgary AB – May 23, 2012
Customer comes first at expense of your safety and the security of the customers. Management does what they can with what they have to work with and are often caught in the middle. Better then other companies in the field. Keeping detailed personal notes is a must as clients will scapegoat for their own short comings.
Productive workplace that requires punctuality, respect for other coworker while promoting safer and better workplace enviroment.
Employee (Current Employee), Ottawa, Ontario – May 4, 2012
A typical day at work will include the following: The necessity of arriving at workplace on time. Going over all memos left by the other guard: Making sure all equipment and necessary documents are prepared. To be helpful towards customers needs. On of the most valuable skills i have learned in Securitas was to pay careful attention to customers needs, – more... while evaluating their request and finding the best, suitable solution. The hardest part of the job is to fill an accurate report in case of accident. The most enjoyable part of the work is the amount of free time given for observation of surrounding area. – less
Security Guard (Former Employee), Denver Co. – April 15, 2014
Pros: discount on food
Cons: health care
Start 11 pm get up dated by commander of prior activity then go on foot patrol for an hour. Normally stop 3 groups of 4 or more teens horsing around on property. Mobile unit patrol of property made contact with cars that are occupied that have been in property for more then an hour. Break up romantic in lapses on property and have people removed. Removal – more... of drunks from bars on property stopped at least two fights a night. Shift and incident reports ( if necessary ) for rest of night. – less
Security Officer (Former Employee), Salt Lake City, Utah – April 15, 2014
Pros: it's easy work
Cons: terrible benefits, chaotic work schedule
This job is pretty easy, but there is no loyalty. You will be sent to jobs that are ridiculous distances from your residency regularly. The benefits are pointless, because they nearly cost an entire pay check. You will be asked by the clients and Securitas to do extra work that do not fit into the Security job description, such as facilities work, maintenance, – more... and even scheduling. The job is great if you are a student, because you will most certainly have a lot of down time to do homework. – less