After 7 1/2 years, I was terminated due to their version of misconduct, which was being was written up twice. Once for leaning, but in all actuality I got sick working in the sun, wasn't allowed to sit down in the shade for a few minutes, and two days later I was written up for having a hand in my pocket, because I getting some out some facial tissue because I sneezed.
Elite's reputation continues to go downhill, it just hasn't hit the bottom yet. They practice age discrimination, nepotism, favoritism, and only pay their employees $9/hour, which is minimum wage. The living wage for working at Petco Park and Qualcomm Stadium for 2014 is $14.17 per hour, but Elite pays more to make themselves look good. They have a reputation (read the other reviews) for the "wanna be cops" assaulting people at concerts, (Humphrey's, Viejas Arena, Sleep Train), but yet the company does nothing about it.
So you want to work a Chargers game? No problem, they need lots of people, but forget about working a Padres game. They give the full time shifts and overtime at Petco Park and Charger games to the "friends, and relatives, but the regular guards at Petco Park are divided up into colored "teams," work 4-5 hours per shift, and don't even get to work all the games.
Even though it's part-time, you can call their scheduling office continually, just to be told that there's nothing right now. That's because of the favoritism and nepotism, Elite has a no working for the competition rule, but that depends on who you are!
The $180 that you pay for training is the state mandated BSIS training that every – more... other company gives for free. This is an illegal practice, and that $180 goes right into the pockets of the owners of the company to help support their lifestyles.
Now you know the reason that they have to advertise on Craigslist every day, and other companies don't.
They have spies that sneak around take pictures of CSC employees at events, and post them in their command post to look it. But if you want to work event security, go to another company, there are others out there, plus they pay more and treat their employees better. Work for Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC), you'll be treated much better and get more work, too.. – less