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Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Westfield, MANovember 28, 2018
Great place for a student. Can't really say much about the company. However, on my site, you are treated as family. They do offer benefits, I choose to not opt in for them.
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1.0
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Terrible Company to work for
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Radford, VANovember 13, 2018
If you want to be micromanaged and punished for things that you had nothing to do with, this is the job for you. Do you like going to work thinking that you are going home at 3 just to find out at 2 that you have to stay 8 extra hours? You'll be even more excited about the fact that it happens more than once a week. But you get overtime pay right? Wrong.
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(See Cons)
Cons
No Pros.
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3.0
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More employee reccognition.
staff (Current Employee) –  United StatesSeptember 26, 2018
With a lot of contracts coming through, this can be a very busy place to work. The pay for the officers is great. Hopefully things will pick up for the other employees in the future.
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2.0
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Too much emphasis on the Union
Special Nuclear Material Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Los Alamos, NMSeptember 23, 2018
As guards, there are union members and at-will Supervisors. The company's mantra (as stated in writing) has been, "Make the Union happy." The cultural work ethic in Northern New Mexico, combined with the Collective Bargaining Agreement ensures that Supervisors are overworked, and are constantly dealing with entitled, immature adult children. There is an unwritten rule that if you are a Supervisor, you are getting paid enough to stick aorund, or leave. There is no real worthwhile advantage to working for Centerra as a Security Police Officer Supervisor other than the pay. Unfair treatment, and no management support for disciplining the union members leaves much to be desired from a leadership standpoint.
Pros
Very good pay.
Cons
Too many to justify staying just for the money.
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3.0
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Abilities to work in multiple locations in the state.
Site Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Battle Creek, MISeptember 16, 2018
As a security guard for Centerra Group LLC, if you're willing to travel, you can work in multiple locations throughout the state.
As a supervisor, I had the availability to travel throughout the state with reimbursement for overnight stays.
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3.0
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Excellent company
Mechanical Designer/ Estimator (Current Employee) –  United StatesSeptember 15, 2018
this company molds me to a very hardworking and proficient engineer. A very good company with very good employees. their salar is good. a very healthy and productive environment.
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Just bad from top to bottom
Armed Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Oxon Hill, MDAugust 17, 2018
Couldn't keep people and couldn't hire people to work shifts needed. Would change your schedule and not notify you of the changes so you could make the appropriate adjustments for child care.
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4.0
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Operations Manager/Training Manager (Current Employee) –  100 Raoul Walenberg Place, Washington, DC 20001July 30, 2018
The workload is large but as long as you are organized and stay on top of your duties you will stay ahead. None of the employees are over worked, but all employees are pushed to do their best.
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3.0
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No job advancement
Security Officer (Full-time) (Former Employee) –  Mesa, AZJuly 30, 2018
We went through three supervisors. Even though people that worked there showed interest in the supervisors position they hired outside people with no security experience. Then the last supervisor decided that he didn't need an assistant, so there is now, no job advancement. Dead end job.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
No job advancement
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3.0
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Would recommend or maybe not
Passenger Service Agent (Former Employee) –  Diego GarciaJune 23, 2018
Most of officials are more on politcs and not favorable to others.

I would not recommend this company to others since it has a bad review on mine. that's all.
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2.0
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probably not operational anymore
EMT (Former Employee) –  Midland, GAJune 22, 2018
Leadership suffered due to lack of personality and leadership skills. Manager was clearly a "scapegoat" for the contract. Employees pay was lowered as the contract was suffering from Pratt & Whitney. Back stabbing employees that practiced drama and rumor antidotes in lieu of bordum. Policies constantly change without being passed down and the employees get reprimanded.
Pros
time to study
Cons
get in trouble for EVERYTHING
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5.0
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great place to work
Public Service Officer (Former Employee) –  Palm Beach Gardens, FLJune 14, 2018
Great company, supervisors do anything you can for you. Fellow employees are great to work with.
Responsible for the security of the Federal Buildings and employees.
Pros
All around great company
Cons
none
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4.0
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intense
Protective Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Michigan, ann Arbor and Detroit areaJune 14, 2018
Armed security for federal facilities. Must have a CPL and be able to shoot a course of fire at the range of 200 out of 250. Must be able to work various locations in Southeast Michigan.
Pros
Good people
Cons
Mgmnt is out of touch
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4.0
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Stressful, Fast Paced
BSVE Manager/Certified Master ASE TRUCK (Current Employee) –  Palm Beach Gardens, FLJune 8, 2018
Great Job, Best job most people will ever have.
The work gave you a real sense of duty.
Great pay and friendly environment.
(Cons) Not Much room for advancement
Pros
Travel to exotic places
Cons
Stressfull
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2.0
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My Experience.
Armed Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Bethesda, MDJune 3, 2018
I was under the worst management that I've ever been under at work. Discrimination was involved as well as racism & blatant disrespect. I am currently getting an attorney because of some of the terrible and unacceptable behavior that goes on. They have allies upstairs that work for the customer that allow all of this to carry on.
Pros
Coworkers
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Management.
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Federal Security Officer- Sergeant (Former Employee) –  New Orleans, LAMay 7, 2018
Centerra Group started off as a great company. However when you hire friend it is difficult sometimes for a leader to make the right decision. Just because your title says you are a leader does not mean you are ready to take on that role. The company provided everything necessary for Federal Security Officers to perform their job description. However, many took these this job for granted, and friends became untouchable. A Captain must lead his ship, and if he does not it will sink, That's what happen. In the interest of exploring opportunities with this company, I wouldn't give up , but make decision based on Skills, Professionalism, Ethics, References, Dependability, Knowledge, Commitment, Consistency, True Leaders. Screen applicants very well, and stay away from friendship, and family members.
Pros
Start Pay Appripriate, Uniform and Equipment Provided, Work site Safe and Secure, Training, Health Benefits, Client people Friendly
Cons
Upper Management lack of Communication, Favoritism, Not Loyal, Pit Officers againist each other, Lack Confidentiality Administration Level
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Only work here if you are desperate for money.
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Bacchus, UTApril 29, 2018
Do not work here unless you absolutely need the money. Morale is low and the atmosphere is oppressive. Management fairly regularly berates the security officers via email. In the years I have worked here I can only think of a few times that the security officers have been thanked and told they were doing a good job. The majority of those were from the client. Management talks about officers behind their backs. Site lead is annoyed when officers ask questions. Only nine out of eighteen full-time positions are filled and of those nine remaining officers a few others are actively looking for other employment. Minor issues that should be dealt with on a shift supervisor level are constantly brought up to site lead and blown out of proportion. We are asked to report suspicious activities but when we do we are mocked and berated by management. There is a fair amount of backbiting.

All that said, there are a handful of really decent people who work here who will do what they can to help you out. I am happy to work with and know them. The firearms instructors are very knowledgeable and professional. I would be happy to train with them more frequently.
Pros
Very good pay for contract security, Fire arms and body armor are provided by the company, Firearms training is excellent, Great PTO and sick leave, Everyone gets an automatic eight hours of pay on observed holidays, Time and a half if you work on holidays
Cons
Forced overtime, You are "owned" by the company, Bad atmosphere, Poor employee/management relations, Benefits aren't great, Limited opportunity for advancement
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3.0
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Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Radford, VAApril 29, 2018
Centers Group LLC. is a good place to work if you want to work long shifts and 16 hours very often. When i started my job I was getting drafted for 16 hour shifts more than 3 times per week.
Pros
Extra hours
Cons
No life
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4.0
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Very good place to work
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Oxon Hill, MDApril 20, 2018
Fun place to work, productive, honest and sincere co-workers, very good management. Outstanding work environment, sometimes the hours are long, but it came with the territory.
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Sr. Contracts Administrator (Current Employee) –  Palm Beach Gardens, FLApril 9, 2018
Very good company. Nice culture and I am blessed to have been given an opportunity here. The uncertainties of private equity ownership (multiple changes in ownership in two years) have lead me to seek a more stable organization.
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