Interesting place of employment.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – February 23, 2015
The setting and work day for this employer depend completely on which location you are contracted to. The bulk of the locations are with government contracting companies, ULA, Raytheon, Ball, etc... Which can make life very interesting.
For my particular location, we were front desk personnel who also happened to run the facilities health and safety enforcement. On a typical day, myself and my partner would take turns on health and safety patrols, and watch the security cameras. In between said patrols, we would also take deliveries, check in visitors, answer facilities based telephone calls, and respond to any form of emergency.
The most difficult part of the job was, your bad days flew by and your good days crawled by. What I mean is, your bad days tended to involve the police, fire department, or medical emergency services and could include things ranging from a drug addict in the parking garage to treating a medical emergency until the paramedics arrived. While your good days involved nothing at all; you simply watched the cameras and went on periodic patrols.
What I enjoyed most about the job was the ability to get up and move around. Sitting, doing nothing, is not an activity I enjoy. So the periodic patrols, especially the exterior patrols during the spring, were rather enjoyable. Plus, when you're security for a professional work place, you are treated with quite a bit of respect and professional courtesy.
good work environment, ability to move sites, interesting work environment, ability to get up and move
no breaks, poor benefits, pay and environment depend on contract