I had previously worked for Securitas Canada for five months in 2003-04 and returned to Canada knowing that I had a job. I began working for them in 2015, was promoted a month later and my life was controlled by my job. The scheduling managers would constantly call me in to work in my days off, my pay was constantly incorrect and one manager in particular felt it was his duty to humiliate and bully me until I was unable to do my job as a supervisor and driver. Eventually I ended up as a regular guard with no prospects. When my guard renewal license application was misplaced and I was stuck at home for a week without, I gave my notice.
Security Supervisor & Loss Prevention Investigator (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 4 September 2018
Work your shift observe and report offer quality customer service maintain security duties and a good environment observing and reporting everything that happens putting in a full days work and making sure things get done properly
Senior Recruitment Advisor (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 August 2018
If you are willing to work hard, you will be rewarded. Out of all the companies I have worked for, this company is the most professional one. Excellent opportunities for growth coupled with great people.
growth opportunities, friendly enviornment, training
It was fun at first being a new person to security, but after a little the pay was the worst.
Security Guard / LGF (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 7 August 2018
They have a hard time filling posts, especially at the US Embassy always low staff always a saftey concern. Pay was alot less then what we should be getting. Since liability and life saftey was always at risk. Definitely dont work for this company unless ur new to security to build ur resume and go somewhere else.
Mobile Security Officer (Current Employee) – New Brunswick – 26 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.
independance, casual work
pay, no appreciation for your vehicle, poor poor management.
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
Mobile Security Officer (Former Employee) – Moncton Area – 12 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
None to speak of
Paid by response, no job security or guarantee of income
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!!!
Flexible workplace with good pay and benefits. HR isn't perfect
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 31 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.
Flexible hours, laid back environment, new tasks all the time
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 24 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.
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.