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very good
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON10 July 2018
This company is best in canada out of all security companies
All workers are very hard worker and all company staff helps each others to do their best in each and every field.
Thank you
Pros
very good
Cons
nothing
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great if looking for casual
Mobile Security Officer (Current Employee) –  New Brunswick26 June 2018
the Mobile security position is really great if looking for very casual work and busy points on weekends. the company has good intentions but is very poorly managed with multiple departments that refuse to talk to each other. you get a lot of Independence when working and able to self manage, you will be on call 24 7 and they will not appreciate if you done respond to phone calls no matter what. the supervisors can be very great to get a long with most times but can be very condescending and set very false expectations around pay, as there pay structure is very properly set up and they seem to assume your is as well so leads they a lot of empty promises on money expectations.
Pros
independance, casual work
Cons
pay, no appreciation for your vehicle, poor poor management.
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Excellent
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB20 June 2018
Securitas has been my first company to work for .
They have excellent workforce and opportunities are immense
Though my work experience with Securitas was very less ,but was certainly a learning cure to know the work environment after recently migrating to Canada
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Looking for a POsition as a SECURITY GUARD.
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  diverses19 June 2018
I love to work with people.
I have some training on Health Care.

I am able to have compassion with peoples conditions.

I have some xperience person..
Pros
I had some training to work with people with Health conditions.
Cons
Nothing to be against. I am very human person.
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Job is not what they lead it to
Mobile Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Moncton Area12 June 2018
This job is not what it seems, they pay you per response, there is no minimum wage or income guarantee, you get sent to a call and spend 3 hours there waiting for police or property supervisor to show up you are still only paid the basic response fee which is still well below minimum wage for even one hour, you get no vacation unless you book it off and they don't pay you for it and they wont even allow that in the first calendar year. They are always looking for people because no one stays when they realize how bad they are being paid and how poorly they are being taken advantage of.

You would honestly be better off working for minimum wage just about anywhere.

So to sum it up. paid by response, regardless of how long you are there, its not a salary job or paid by hour, there are no benefits or vacation, i honestly don't understand how its even legal in Canada

Beware this Company and job
Pros
None to speak of
Cons
Paid by response, no job security or guarantee of income
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Rotational shifts were murder
National Communications Officer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 April 2018
The rotational shifts were murder for me. I despised them with a vengeance. I was an ok place to work but, it got old for me quickly. The rotational shifts caused me to hallucinate more than once!!!
Pros
Rotational Shifts
Cons
Decent pay
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Management will lie to you
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS18 April 2018
Management personnel are not qualified for their positions, this always leads to enormous problems!! Guards get blamed for not showing up to a site to work, when all along, the person who was supposed to schedule the guard, failed to do so for whatever reason. This leads to chaos, and that is the best adjective to describe this company...CHAOS!! You will be asked to work overtime, and you will not get paid! They will lie to you!! NOT A GOOD PLACE TO WORK!!!
Pros
None
Cons
too many to list!
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Flexible workplace with good pay and benefits. HR isn't perfect
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON31 March 2018
Start your shift by meeting with your supervisor, and they'll tell you what is happening for the day/event. Go to your assigned post and follow the procedure your supervisor told you. Interact with people and make sure your job duties are being followed. Sometimes you'll have a radio which you can use to ask questions if you're unsure of how to handle something.

Management is nice and lenient, but can be slow to do things that they think are not as important.

If you're competent, it will be very easy to get along with everyone there as long as you do your job.

Hardest part of the job is standing for 2-5 hours at a time, and breaks are few and far between.

Most enjoyable part of the job is the laid back environment and general opportunity of what you can do during your shifts.
Pros
Flexible hours, laid back environment, new tasks all the time
Cons
Long hours of standing, short and few breaks
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Leading a team to meet the customer expectations
SERVICE SUPERVISOR/, ELECTRONIC SECURITY (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON27 March 2018
Working with a great team to complete tasks on time, fix it the first time. Under timelines for completion to ensure the quality met the request. The customer always came first
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work place okay
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON24 March 2018
they supply a patral car, if it runs. then they charge the client up the butt to try and make back the money on a rental car that the company had rented. old workers was great to work with, new people that took over the office cant get a hold of them. office is suppose to be open at 8 am and closes at 4pm and no one is ever there.
Pros
was good people
Cons
cant get a hold of anyone when you want
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Worst company ever
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB24 March 2018
Would ask you to choose the sites and work as per your criteria and availability during interview and orientation, but after hiring they will force you to work on their basis and would fire you if you feel uncomfortable working at any site or refuse to work at some sites.
Also no post orders or training provided in some specific sites and you end up without knowing what to do in your shift and no one picks up the call after officer hours.
Would threaten to fire you on small mistakes instead of providing training.
Pros
Np pros only cons
Cons
No support from management
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Overall a nice place to work to.
Directeur de Compte National - Division Patrouille (Current Employee) –  Montréal-Ouest, QC21 March 2018
There are no typical day at Securitas. Everyday is a different day, different challenges.
One needs to take ownership of the business, the management is not too micro-managing.
The hardest part of the job is to keep client satisfied of the services we provide them. Due to nature of duties, many issues to resolve each day.
The most enjoyable part of the job is growth opportunities.
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
Flexible hours
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Productive
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK19 March 2018
A typical day at work, is going into work and performing your duties which is and not limited to making patrols, writing reports, making reports of anything unusual.
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for univercity and retirery
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON17 March 2018
spend most of your time waiting for your shift to finish and actually doing security. Job is perfect is your in university or a bored elderly person in retirement but outside of these criteria nothing worth mentioning. pay is low and company low ball its employee and contract holder.contract holder is paying for 35/hr per security officer. Securitas will take as much until minimum wage is met.
when i started that was 10/hr and they found it odd they employee felt over work for the amount they were paying
Pros
lots of free time for homework and studing for exam
Cons
hires many immigrant s and FOTB to get away with poor management and pay
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Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK16 March 2018
You will get posted at one or more sites and be required to write security reports with detail. Not a good job if you're a timid or shy person as you will have to deal with people causing disturbances.
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job was good management was poor
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Saint John, NB10 March 2018
The job in and of itself was enjoyable enough for people who want to work alone (for the most part) and make their own decisions but management is poorly handled and in many cases the management will tell you what you wish to hear just so they don't have to deal with the issue anymore
Pros
work on your own and freely with little supervision
Cons
management and scheduling issues
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nice to work with them
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON7 March 2018
The company was good. However, management didn't take care of seniority. For them, first come, first serve. Their shifts were flexible with a lot of on-call shift.
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Watch your back
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Coronach, SK7 March 2018
The location I worked at is a revolving door of people coming and going poor supervisor only cares for him self stay away from Coronach sk poorly supervised no training lots of nite shifts.
Pros
There are nun
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Horrid
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL6 March 2018
Management doesn't care about the employees. Constant battle for pay and continuous errors in time and pay. No concern for the well being of employees whatsoever.
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Journée de travail typique comme agent de sécurité
Service à la clientèle (Former Employee) –  Mc Gill University20 February 2018
J'arrive à l'avance au travail me prépare à donner ma présence et prendre les informations nécessaire avant de commencer mon quart de travail. Il est primordial d'être à l'avance afin de discuter avec l'agent présent auparavant. Mes collègues sont des gens travaillant et respectueux. Les horairse n'étaient pas stable. Desfois on m'appellait en urgence pour des remplacements.
Pros
Collègue et salaire
Cons
Horaire instable
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