Work here while you look for something better
Security (Former Employee) – Blaine, WA – December 26, 2018
The Sergeants are great, but from there up it gets bad. The pay is abysmal, though they try to make it sound like working 12 hour days for 2 weeks straight makes up for it. Because of this, they are quick to hire the first applicants they can get that bathe semi-regularly and can read, though it takes them months to fire the ones that endanger others through ineptitude. The reality is that you work as the lowest paid employees at a refinery that can realistically become dangerous if people don't pay attention. BP seems to do a good job, but the Denali training is horrendous. They lost most of their trainers, and stopped paying trainer wages to the ones that were left. As such, sometimes getting consistent training is like pulling teeth. Most of it will come from the overworked and under-appreciated Sergeants. And despite all of this, their biggest sticking point is facial hair. No, you do not need to wear an SCBA. Ever. Security's job is to set up evac stations in an emergency. They maintain a para-military aesthetic at the expense of the comfort and professionalism of their crews. As far as security jobs go, it's pretty easy to get. If you need one badly, or you're young, take it and move on as soon as you can. The attitude is that you should feel lucky to have a job at all and, most importantly, they do NOT care about you.
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