A typical day would be to check around your designated area to ensure its secure. I have learned all the precautions to take in case of theft or any emergency. Then I learned how to write up reports of any incidents that may occur. I was not a manager however I would have loved to had the chance to advance in this field. The hardest part about this job would be the dangers that comes with it. Then you have to always be on high alert and aware of what is going on every minute during your shift. Finally, I loved the pay and the chance for advancement, and the opportunity to learned all the security procedures that comes with security.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – January 19, 2017
I like the company I just want better benefits a chance to advance and make more money they will work with you great training and hours . I get plenty of overtime if wanted the employees help out by taking your shifts if you need time off. The supervisor looks out for their officers if family emergency should occur.they will place you close to where you live if you don't have transportation.
Fantastic at the site level. Upper management, not so much
Security Officer / AM Shuttle Driver (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 18, 2017
I was lucky to find a good site with a great boss. Unfortunately, our upper management barely acknowledges our existence. Getting uniforms or other gear is like pulling teeth, I've been waiting multiple years for replacements. Benefits are sub-par, but sadly normal for the contract security industry.
this job is not worth having because of all of the bs
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – January 18, 2017
i would not recommend this company certain sites had bed bugs still dont know if they are gone got bed bugs in my own car company would not even reinburse me for my costs always having payroll issues this is by far the most unorganized company i have ever seen louisville ky 01/18 2017l
Good profession. Company has good training programs and plenty of opportunities for advancement . Plenty of opportunities to make over-time pay. On the negative side: it is hard to do enforcement of any kind some officers are not willing to abide by the rules themselves--lack of consistency on security guard level.
Advancements, pay above minimum wage.
Dealing with people who don't think your job is necessary, people who dislike enforcemnet, clients who dislike enforcement but are forced to do so because of government policies
Security Officer / EMT Supervisor (Current Employee) – Latrobe, PA – January 16, 2017
My typical day on the job is transporting employees to their location that they need to be to work. I then drive around and scan points for around. I check environmental areas for anything that is not supposed to be there. The employee who is ahead of me is a dictator and wants control of everything. Some of my co-workers are team players and some are not.
As vistors were coming to vist the residence i would ask them to provide me with they're identifcation i would also call the residence to approve access to the communtiy , i would also watch over the security cameras making sure no theft or violence it going on. Me and a co worker would take turns switching from the gatehouse to patrolling the community. There wasnt a particular part of my job that was hard but the most enjoyable part of my job was knowing that the community was safe and i was doing my job correctly.
Worked for them for 7 years and never an encouraging word always critical. And they will hire anybody the one I worked felt like she could come in when she got ready and I wound working a double shift!
Disrespectful supervisors, disrespective coworkers, benefits not good
did not accept (Former Employee) – Merrill, WI – January 15, 2017
met with the area director, offered receptionist position, later the local manager said the job had been also given to someone else you have to pay for your own drug testing, criminal background test and uniforms. there is no communication between management to employees. look elsewhere for a job.
Leadership (Current Employee) – Stockton, CA – January 14, 2017
As a military veteran, I have had a lot of experiences. Many good, others bad. However, I have never worked for a company that treats their employees so ill. The work environment is hostile, the operations, branch manager, and HR are all incredibly unprofessional and terribly misinformed. These people are clueless about their jobs and even worst at conducting themselves as professionals. I recommend some other company but not US Security Associates. Perhaps other branches are okay but Branch 206, Stockton/Sacramento branch, is the worst place I have ever worked for.
Promotion, Leadership, Communication, and much more