american security programs Employee Reviews

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SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER, CERTIFIED SWORN (Current Employee) –  Castle Hayne, NCJuly 30, 2018
Very long days, 10 - 12 hours; Decent rotation with other officers; Mixture of sworn and unsworn officers; Security clearance needed for certain facilities.
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Productive and nice place to work
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Dulles, VAJuly 25, 2018
a typical day was very busy and fast paced at times
I learned computer operations
the workplace was professional
the hardest part of the job was working outside and encountering party goers under the influence of alcohol.
would gladly work for them again
Pros
food discounts at resturants
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Not Too Bad
Lead Secuirty Officer (Former Employee) –  Dulles, VAJuly 23, 2018
The contract are decent. It’s the individuals you work with that make your job difficult. A few payroll issues here and there. There isn’t much room for advancement. The training is free and top notch for all employees.
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Good job
Armed Protective Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAJuly 4, 2018
This is a good security job, but travel times and hours are not great. Pay is great, management is poor, moral at the site is good, overtime is always available.
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Awesome
Armed Security Guard Officer (Former Employee) –  Goose Creek, SCJune 20, 2018
The best place to work. No problems and no issues that are worth speaking of, and the best people to work with anywhere that you could imagine, and the best time off.
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recommend years ago now no
Protective Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAFebruary 27, 2018
unprofessional an i believe they are racist against certain people in the company. seriously its very frustrating an they have staff who is not professional in how they handle the business. they can do way better.
Pros
uniforms
Cons
management
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One of the best companies
Site Lead Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Huntsville, ALFebruary 26, 2018
American Security Programs is a great company to work for. They take great care of the employees. The pay is very competitive. The management is very well trained and educated.
Pros
Working environment
Cons
Raises
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serving with my veteran brothers
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAJanuary 12, 2018
it was probably the best job i ever had, working as a firearms intructor, teaching fundamentals and and great work ethic to people standing post on state and federal sites
Pros
working with marine vets, and one navy
Cons
no full time availability
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It's Ok
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Rockville, MDJanuary 10, 2018
This, like all contract security jobs in this area, is just ok. It's a good way to earn a living without having a BA or AA. You'll have opportunities to advance if you are disciplined. It's just the same carousel of people that make this types of jobs unbearable.
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Terrible company
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Buffalo, NYNovember 8, 2017
If you like getting short pay and having to fight for it this is a good place for you to work.Upper management are not qualified for the job and every employee knows this.They tell you your not working enough hours,but dont offer you any. They hire unqualified employees and work them against you. Unless your desperate for money run away as fast as you can.
Pros
good pay
Cons
no lunch breaks, constantly watched for mistakes
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A great Company to work for also and would refer anyone
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee) –  251-18th Steet South Arlington, VA 22202November 2, 2017
I enjoyed working for this Company but it’s basically the same review as Secruremedy Inc. The benefits were great and the hours were great and plenty of overtime was available. It’s just the parking situation was a problem, $21.00 a Day was kind of expensive.
Pros
No Free parking
Cons
Paid lunch breaks and always approved for time off when needed it
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Great place to work
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Chantilly, VASeptember 20, 2017
Great people. I was given a great opportunity and took advantage. I wish I could have stayed longer but some things aren't meant to last. I want to thank all the great people I met. I wish you the best
Pros
Good people
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Relaxed
Unarmed Security Officer / Concierge (Former Employee) –  Sterling, VASeptember 7, 2017
Typical day- Relaxed while sucuring the surroundings. Wasn't too much happening in the area of my work place. The management was ok. I didn't have to many encounters with her. The workplace was small - small apartment gate entry booth. The hardest part of the job was staying awoke - when working the night shift. A five hour energy drink would get the job done. The most enjoyable part was the supervisor on duty and my coworkers. Cool people.
Cons
Not allowed electronics
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Relaxed work place
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAAugust 31, 2017
I like how the
- Learning experience
- relaxed
- interactive with guest
- hands on work
- got a lot of hours
- very nice staff
- easy job to handle and easy to learn
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productive
Protective Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Chantilly, VAAugust 29, 2017
This was a good experience to work at this place. but just like the rest of most security firms, it is limited on advancing, because there is not much to advanced into!
Pros
They provide good training
Cons
limited advaced
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Stable work
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Goose Creek, SCAugust 16, 2017
Good PT work. On feet a lot but stable. Worked at naval weapons station in Goose Creek. Checked for explosives, carried weapon. Worked PT. Very risky- you never know who will roll up on you.
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Great employer
Administrative Assistant/Payroll Clerk (Former Employee) –  New Orleans, LAAugust 15, 2017
This would have been the ideal place for me to end my work life. Unfortunately it was a temporary assignment. My immediate supervisor was the best supervisor.
Pros
Great boss
Cons
Temporary assignment
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Pretty good choice to start in security
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 28, 2017
Good company to start. They expect you to do your job and do it well. They are very good about provided training. It may have been m post but the the monotony can ware on you some times
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Productive and safe environment with the federal government
Protective Security Officer, Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  US Office of personnel ManagementJuly 18, 2017
Manage daily operations of the security guards, conduct post inspections, and distribute firearms to officers. Maintain weapons and equipment inventory. Perform security and safety inspections of the facility. Maintain security operations of perimeter post. Coordinate access authorization of staff and contract personnel through established security protocol. Communicate and dispatch officers to emergencies.
Pros
Working with others
Cons
Not knowing work assignment in advance
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Great work environment
Armed Security Supervisor VA DCJS (Current Employee) –  VirginiaJuly 9, 2017
Positive people with positive outlooks. Stress free environment, with goal oriented coworkers. Friendly staff and safe working conditions. No issues experienced.
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