Field supervisor (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 29 November 2018
Securitas Windsor branch was not an impressive place to work. If you are hired full time, be warned you will likely be put on an on call status. You're expected to wait around for calls to go to work. If you are unable to work a shift when you're called, it is held against you and marked as "refused shift" on your file.
Guard safety is not even a consideration.
You will work days, afternoons and Midnight's all in the same week.
You'll be lucky to reach full time hours. If you do, it will most likely be at multiple locations, without a steady schedule. Your personal life outside of work is not a consideration in the least.
Some sites are told they are not allowed to take breaks (this includes 12 hour shifts in some cases)
95% of the work is minimum wage. In some cases the risk outweighs the pay.
Guards from Windsor branch are expected to drive to Chatham in your own vehicle, for minimum wage jobs. Again if you refuse, it's held against you.
I had a very negative experience with securitas. Be warned.
Guard staff are very friendly and helpful
Poorly run branch. Low wages. Mostly on call work. Promises made, but not kept. If you cannot work when called, it's held against you
Guard (Former Employee) – Saint John, NB – 22 November 2018
Dont waste your time if your have some dignity If you want a paycheck apply else where for the work they make you do they pay minimum wage. Again not worth while. Management is ridiculous. Employees are rediculous.
SECURITY GUARD (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 November 2018
Going by my experience with the company over the eleven month period I was there, I would say that the branch managers and scheduling managers don't care about their employees, nor do they know how to do their jobs properly, furthermore the pay is minimum wage. On many occasions I asked for a change in my shift start and for the most part was ignored or my start time was only temporarily changed, only to be changed back again. When I next asked for a change of site my request was ignored, then when I gave my two weeks notice, once again I was ignored, not until the very last minute did they ask that I stay, but this was only because they had no one to replace me at that time. Then the moment they did have a replacement for me they simply stopped scheduling me, but didn't tell me until the second last day of my employment.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – London, ON – 7 November 2018
Management was difficult to deal with. Shifts weren't consecutive. Leave you alone after a week or two and expect you took in what you were trained on that specific site. Turning shifts called upon were frowned against.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 22 October 2018
Run far away your best off starting some where else there is no management in regina, sk it is all run from manitoba Where the people well not pay you hours worked you will argue with them so they can threatens to terminate your employment poor hours they expect casuals to except shifts if you do not you won't be working for a week or so they violate human rights violations for hours worked more then 12 hours because they can't find guards on time and well try double book you made me do 16 hour shifts
Long hours. Minimum pay, rights violations, missed hours they wont pay
Good Culture And co-operative staff. learnt number of things by having this job and have good experience at that site. Pay on time and provides support and understand you and appreciate for your work you did.
Pre-board Screening Officer (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 22 August 2018
Securitas pays well and is unionized so you do have job security. Schedule’s are not done well. The hours are difficult and change often. Very difficult to balance work/life when your hours are inconsistent. I enjoyed the work but the hours were difficult to manage.
Worst company I have worked with yet. Training requirements are not met or maintained so you are forced to work without many valid certifications and you will be passed over on advancements because of it. Training is done "in house" and you will not receive recognition certifications in paper form for your personal records. Wages are still being paid out like it's 2010 and the benefits are the worst out there. Scheduling does not respond to emails in a timely manner or at all. Company adversities as a "union environment" but will cut corners any chance they get. Expect payroll errors on a regular basis. Good luck finding steady hours if your not at a permanent site. Management encourages poor work ethic by allowing staff to continually under perform without fear of reprimand. Good work environment for the slacker. Moral is low among staff and supervisors at every location that I have been to with them all complaining about these same things.
Get away with not doing your job and working without little to no supervision