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Universal Protection Services Employer Reviews

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Armed Security Officer (Current Employee), Lombard, ILFebruary 4, 2014
Pros: job security
Cons: very low pay and incompetent management
would never work here again. low pay and clueless management
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I especially like the hours
Security Officer (Current Employee), Lombard, ILJanuary 30, 2014
Pros: uninterrupted time.
Cons: hourly wage
Currently working overnights, I like being able to do assigned task uninterrupted, this is the most enjoyable part of the job. I like the peace and quiet. My co-workers are very helpful to me being the newest team member. The hardest part of the job will be having to be the foot patrol in cold weather. Cold weather or not, I get the job done!
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Great Environment
General Office Assistat / Security Professional (Former Employee), Long Beach, CAJanuary 30, 2014
I enjoy working at my last job. I learn MRI and JED Edwars System.
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Great Experience
Security Guard (Former Employee), Santa Ana, CAJanuary 29, 2014
Pros: the wage
Cons: hours
Pro-trolling Area, perfect view of the building and its surroundings indepently worked.
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None at this time
security guard (Former Employee), San Francisco, CAJanuary 26, 2014
Pros: dealing with people
Cons: standing in one place for prolonged times
A typical day at work was dealing with people and dealing with issues and situations at inside the building or at a site where I am posted as in loss prevention as a deterrant. I learned people skills and about my job in security. I didn't have that many coworkers. The hardest part of my job was standing in one place for prolonged times. The most enjoyable – more... part of my job was dealing with people. – less
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quiet work place
Security Officer (Former Employee), Aiken, SCJanuary 21, 2014
Pros: quiet with no hassels
the Security post was a quiet place to work, with heat and airconditioning, a bathroom in the security post. You kept general security at the entrance gate, reported in truck deliveries and vendors, and answered the phone switch board
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Decent place to work!
Charlotte Gregory, Operations Manager (Current Employee), Gastonia, NCJanuary 19, 2014
A good place to work, but maybe not a career choice! Just not enough money made to support a family, but good for individual starting out!
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Ok place to work tend to mess pay up
Security Officer (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCJanuary 17, 2014
I worked for them for a little while and went a month and a half before my pay was fixed. They also never provided me with the equipment I needed for the job.
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Awesome Museum to Visit
Security Attendant (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAJanuary 10, 2014
Pros: great art
Cons: a lot of standing
MOCA is a fun place to work at. The employees are friendly and you get to meet a lot of people from different country's. The management team are very helpful and understanding. They really work with you as far as scheduling and they have a open door policy which allows you to come in anytime when you need to talk or just to update them on how things – more... are going. The hardest part of the job is the standing but after awhile, you get use to it. – less
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Security Professional (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZJanuary 2, 2014
Easy job. any one can do this job. nothing is hard. easy hours. learned alot
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stupid
security (Current Employee), Spartanburg, SCDecember 27, 2013
Pros: you get a check
Cons: no real breaks you have to walk outside no matter what the weather is like.
the people that are managers are NOT fair, they will take off holidays EVERY holiday and expect you to work them. they act like you are supposed to play super cop every day. and if you work the weekend shift expect to work when ever somebody calls in "sick" but when you are sick no one will work for you. they need MORE structure at this job, every week – more... you come in there is a new rule. my manager sits in his office all day while you do all the patrols and handle visitors. if you need a job, its a job and thats it. – less
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Mainly driven by employees
Security Professional (Former Employee), San Diego, CADecember 25, 2013
The joy from this job came from the strong bond between the security guards.
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on call rover
Security Guard (Former Employee), Riverside, CADecember 20, 2013
Cons: a lot of times there were no bathrooms available
i got to do the rover position which you never get tired of the same old place i always got to go explore different places which is nice.
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Communication is key.
Security Professional (Current Employee), Santa Ana, CADecember 17, 2013
The most enjoyable part of the job is to help prevent theft and to maintain peace in the environment.
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Environment in the workplace is intense and proactive
Security Officer/Dispatcher (Current Employee), Fullerton, CADecember 16, 2013
Pros: healthcare
Learn something new everyday, typical day at work is us having a patient stand by

Co-workers are reliable and dependable

waking up at 4:00 in the morning to go to work

encountering situations and the atmosphere in the hospital
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Productive Work Enviorment
Security Officer (Former Employee), Los Angeles CADecember 16, 2013
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: no vacations
This was a productive work environment where you are always busy. My coworkers were very easy to get along with and very friendly. The hardest part of my job was working the graveyard shift, but working with people was very enjoyable for me.
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Management not too great.
Security Officer (Former Employee), West Point, GADecember 15, 2013
I enjoyed working for Universal for the most part. The only issue was that management was on the same page, and there were a lot of scheduling issues.
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Fast pasted, upbeat and exciting place to work with fun individuals
Security Officer (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZDecember 11, 2013
Pros: free parking
Cons: on call which means no lunch breaks.
An 8 hour shift consist of interaction with service providers, public citizens, management and residents of the building. This includes verifying vendors and personnel entering and exiting the building. Access is only granted to those who have shown proper identification and work orders. Foot street traffic is directed and deliveries for federal employees – more... is verified. All inquiries requested by tenants (Attorneys, bank employees, federal agents, etc) are promptly responded to. Construction workers need floors and specific points bypassed on a daily basis to avoid unnecessary fire alarms. Trucks entering the building loading dock are directed to the proper parking spots, All building activities are monitored and documented. All disturbances are reported and maybe trespassed from the building.
This job has taught me efficient organized tactics and skills to properly deal with all job duties and properly interacting with the public.
Building management is very proactive in interacting with
contractors/vendors. The building is kept up to date and the environment is always welcoming.
The most enjoyable part of the job is communicating with the building residents about the needs and concerns. All residents are a joy to speak with.
The hardest part of the job is juggling contractors/construction workers, signing and submitting documents in a timely manner. Monitoring the Simplex fire panel is difficult and can cause numerous false alarms inside the building if not properly operated.
Overall the coworkers I work with are all team players and work together in making sure all team needs are met and work is properly completed. Very enjoyable individuals to work with. – less
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Great day to day
Operated as Lead Site Supervisor (Former Employee), Larkspur, CADecember 6, 2013
Pros: wonderful and caring coworkers
Cons: not paid in lottery winnings.
When put on a fixed post this company will treat you well. The day to day was great. Show up for work and get pass down. Send the other guy home. Do your job. Go home get paid. The management was always quick in response to any issues. Hardest part of the job was leaving it. I love the site and the people. Shame I had to move.
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Same routine everyday at work
Front Desk Secuirty (Current Employee), New York, NYNovember 21, 2013
Front Desk Security
 Check in guest who enter and exit the building
 Copy identification for all guest
 Provide customer service
 Receive deliveries
 Always maintain building clean and customer friendly