was on feet most of the time , sometimes long hours , supervisors always tried to give notice if overtime was needed of you , most of the other security guards were great to work with , working nights or weekends good be very slow so had to work to stay alert at times ...best part of the job was the people I worked with & saw on a daily basis ...
former employee (Former Employee) – bakersfield california – March 17, 2015
Supervisors are bad and have superiority complex hr doesn't do anything about them been hard at work for them for four years and supervisor thinks he can tell me how to do my job and he's the one that's new
horrible boss very demeaning of employees and has a superiority complex
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – March 27, 2015
I currently work as a Security Officer at Mary K. Shell through the Dept. of Kern County Mental Health. Duties performed include working next to County professionals assisting them in various tasks that involving all levels of low risk to high risk Mental Health Clients. My job is to keep the Staff, Clients, and Property safe. I also work in a area within the facility, the (P.E.C.) also known as crisis center or psychiatric Evaluation Center. Where I work with other Security Officers and Mental Health Staff . There my purpose and duty is to ensure the safety of staff and clients, working in a locked unit while in uniform , my presents involves the use of crisis intervention skills and some physical restraints and seclusions when the order is given in an aggressive situation to help resolve a fight or flight situation. I also make four rounds on the hour eight hours a day throughout the area and perimeter keeping a close watch on Mental Health Staff while there undergoing services in private with Clients. The lobby and the parking lot are also part of my foot patrol. I also transport Mental Health 5150 Clients to 3B from time to time. Checking locks, responding to panic alarms and escorting Staff and Clients are also included throughout the day. My purpose is to observe and report while keeping safety my number one goal planning effectively in a professional manner acting necessary as needed.