Ok place to work, low pay for expectations. only recommended if you dont want to live on unemployment
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Phoenix – April 1, 2013
-If you NEED a job, I would work here. I think they start you at $9.50 as an "officer" basically security guard. I was a manager for several years (I was under $14/hr, and they wondered how I got that much despite EARNING IT)and dealt with incompetant employees with my hands tied by management because in all reality as long as there was a warm body to fill the spot they were happy unless someone really screwed up BAD. -Typical day, sit there and look pretty with a smile on your face. MINDLESS work, go on patrol (walk around looking like you're important) point people in the right direction and dont get caught reading or whatever to keep you awake/interested. -Management was incredibly unappreciative of ALL employees. your concerns are not heard, upward mobility=non existant, I do not have one good thing to say about them. -co-workers, not the brightest crayons in the crayola box. some good, most were just exhaustive dealing with their stupidity. -hardest part of the job, not losing all of your brain cells. If you have a warm body you can work there. -most enjoyable part of my job- going home despite your replacement showing up late or not at all. BTW if they do not show, guess who just signed up for mandatory overtime(I never minded OT but when you're there all day and ready to go home just to realize you're forced to stay, really sucks.)
it will pay some of your bills
they pay you through your lunch break, but you are on call. lunch can be non existant some days. remember they pay you very min. wages, dont bother going above and beyond, it will go unnoticed.
It was a fun place to work, and I felt I was a valuable part of the organization.
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee) – Palmdale, CA – August 20, 2016
General Atomics contracted security from Universal Protection Services (UPS) . My dealings with UPS was the hiring process, which I had no problems, and they were very helpful. My work was with General Atomics.(GA)
My days varied from assignment to assignment. I observed the activities and reported any problems to my supervisor. Some days I would monitor the entrance gate, and others go on patrols.
I learned my correctional awareness skills were most useful.
The management of UPS and GA worked well with each other. If I had a problem or a suggestion they would listen and act. It was not always in my favor, but they were willing to explain.
Those I worked with were much younger, but were willing to learn as well as teach. I had little or no difficulties with the other workers. It was a pleasure to work with them.
The hardest part of the job was the shifts varied, but I was part time, and used where and when I was needed.
The most enjoyable part was making new friends and not working in corrections.
Unfortunately not a good place to work or prosper. Far too many changes.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – August 17, 2016
This company is very disorganized Zero to no acknowledgment or promotions and forget raises. They withhold your paychecks and send last minute important notices out so you can not apply, ie, 401K, health insurance, etc.
There is little to no communication amongst themselves and the contracted business they work for/with. They will not pay back the uniform deposit of $300.00 which we had to pay in order to work and to get the uniform.
SECURITY MANAGER, Rhodes State Office Tower (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – August 13, 2016
I managed a staff of 26 security officers in a downtown high rise building (the State of Ohio Office Tower). The company that I formerly worked for is contracted through the State of Ohio. A normal work day would consist of monitoring the 1st shift staff, interacting with the 3,500 state employees and on an average about 450 visitors on a daily basis. My staff and I provided a service of monitoring cameras, conducting building tours and security escorts for building contractors such as maintenance workers, mail delivery personnel etc. The security staff responds to building emergencies such as medical, water leaks, fire alarms or suspicious people expeditiously. Part of my duties is making the weekly schedules in advance and also conducting the weekly payroll for my entire staff. Interacting with the security staff on all 3 shifts 1st, 2nd and 3rd. My official working hours were from 8am-4pm but for a decade and a half I came in from 6am - 4pm that way I had a chance to start early on my duties and had time to spend with the 3rd shift security officers from 6am - 7am. I also worked with the 2nd shift security officers from 3pm - 4pm. The hardest part of the position was trying to make sure that everyone was happy and the most enjoyable aspect was all of the relationships that I made with the state employees (the client). In contract security there is always constant turnover and on lots of occasions managers have to pitch in and help out when there is a person down. The security officers in the lobby sign in visitors in what is called the easy lobby system. With the state ofmore... the world the way it is today security has changed. Security officers are more aware of their surroundings now as turnstiles are being added into buildings such as the state building and medal detectors.less
I really liked the hours that I worked.
I was vastly underpaid for the amount of work that I had to do and the benefits were terrible.
I enjoyed it , was a simple yet important job. Management and crew were welcoming and friendly. The was watching and protection over a parking garage for the crowne plaza. I worked mid and over night shifts Wensday and Thursday 8pm-4am also Saturday and Sunday 12pm-8pm. I would have to answer calls in regards to helping people get in or out of the Parking Garage.
The job in itself is very simple and easy. Just follow policies and you are good to go. management makes the job way more stressful than it need to be. This is for the mall location only. other sites i hear are great and fun to work at.