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.
Receptionist security gaurd (Current Employee), Detroit, MI – August 25, 2014
Pros: free coffee, free sluchies, great pay, all sorts of activites, the company gives back to the city, and they have all sorts of programs to help people.
Cons: rather long hour, your away from your kids alot and the benifeits are not good.
Everybody is pretty laid back and to them self they are here for the same reason you are and that's money. I have to admit my job is so cool because its not like most . WE have fun and we lean new things everyday we meet new people try interesting foods. Have many different activities and go on all kinds of adventure. Its like a very diverse and nice – more... place to work and lean new things – less
Command Center Officer (Current Employee), Westborough, MA – August 23, 2014
Pros: great people.
Cons: hard to advance.
A great company with great people. My managers have been wonderful and the work environment is easy going. The hardest part of the job is motivating select co-workers. The best part of the job is the friends I've made here. The pay and benefits are competitive with other security companies. Advancement is very hard to obtain unless you have served in – more... the military. All in all a great company. – less
Possible employee who changed thier mind (Former Employee), Lakeland, FL. – August 22, 2014
Pros: paycheck, local
Cons: none commensurate pay, silly career bs drive, most jobs are at the mines, over zealous supervisors
Wanted to do some part time work here and there with them.
They talked to me like I was applying for something special and top notch career environment.
It took a lot of effort to keep me from laughing out loud.
When the recruiter asked if I had any questions I hit him with my favorite one. "In 20 years in the uniform field and it's time to retire – more... what will this company give me in return?" His reply was he did not understand.
"Pension!?" You know when a person works the majority of one's life for a "career company" they give you a retirement in return for your loyal service!?
The conversation went south after that.
I talked with various supervisors who were hanging out at the store, most acted like it was an inconvenience to talk to them.
No seriousness of it all its just another guard company with a paycheck and contract driven work. – less
Security Officer (Current Employee), Orlando, FL – August 21, 2014
- Patrols assigned post on foot to maintain visibility and observe possible unusual activity - Investigate and report maintenance and safety conditions which might endanger the client, its associates, or public safety - Ensure that daily administrative documentation is kept concise and complete at all times; Maintain all daily assigned equipment in – more... functional and presentable condition - Respond to all requests for assistance relayed by Supervisor or client; complete various company or client assignments as required; submit reports to superior officer - Investigate security related accidents/incidents, interview witnesses, complaints, and victims; responsible for gathering physical evidence and preserving it for future use; complete report and follow up with management as needed - Investigate and report fires, evacuations, hazardous situations/other facility related events, and provide back up for client personnel - Responsibilities Fire Department/EMS or other officials during these processes; maintain control at traffic accidents, assist victims, and investigate causes - Responsible for ensuring that all employees on company property have proper company issued identification -Ensure that the client, its associates, and facility personnel are provided with a safe and professional work environment – less
Very fun place to work. Very safety driven and that is very important. I also get to interact with the employees and visitors on a daily basis. I have learned a knew computer program which I use everyday to process employees and visitors. The hardest part about my job is the amount of people that come in at one time. It's moment where I have to take – more... my time. After all, I can only help one person at a time. The enjoyable part of my job is getting to interact with people each and everyday. – less
Security Officer for Nothgate Market (Current Employee), San Diego, CA – August 21, 2014
Pros: flexable schedule
Cons: expesive health care
For the most part my experience with Securitas has good. They have always been able to accommodate my schedule and the pay has been fair for the amount of responsibilities that have been expected of me. While working for Securitas I've worked Government sites that were fulfilling as well as retail. In short I'm content but would have no problem moving – more... on to something different. – less
Security Officer (Former Employee), Houston, TX – August 17, 2014
Responsible for providing security services for Houston Chronicle Newspaper, protecting entity buildings, ensuring the safety and security of all visitors and property. Perform identification and vehicle checks. Operate detecting devices to screen individuals and prevent passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas.
productive and team friendly colleagues working together
guard (Former Employee), El Paso, TX – August 15, 2014
Pros: to get to meet a lot of new and differente people
Cons: no set lunch times
a typical day at work depends at the site you're assigned too mainly all sites consists of relieving guards from their shifts. Patrolling the area and reporting any incidents or accidents to site supervisors and branch managers . The hardest part of this job is working through holidays, yet working with people that do their job as team members is the – more... best! – less