I was promoted to Officer II in a few weeks, which required just a few tests and additional training. After that I was promoted to Site Supervisor at a new location. Everything was ran smoothly, even with my supervisor MIA ninety percent of the time. Anytime I put in any sort of request, whether it was simple uniform up keep or something for the client, it took weeks to months to be followed through with if anything even came out of it. Multiple times I have put in new uniform or winter uniform requests to my supervisor and they never came through while my guards were stuck in six feet of snow wearing nothing but a windbreaker jacket. I've put in requests for a company email for myself to better contact and inform the clients of anything that happens during the shift, I was told it would be done first thing Monday morning; 3 weeks of reminding later, nothing came of it. This was for the clients, not my own ego, but for the ones who payed our checks and held our contract. When it comes to "job security" it is non-existent, my personal story, I got a call on a Thursday night and was told "Saturday is our last day at that site, clients canceled their contract". That is a three day notice of lay off. I was then told in order to remain with the company I would be forced to accept a demotion and pay cut to be placed at a different site. If you are retired and got bored of sitting at home all day, apply for this job, if you are looking to advance and make a career out of this job, apply else where.
12 hour shifts, 3-4 day weekends.
Some sites you are the only guard on duty, if someone calls out you have no choice but to wait till coverage arrives (if it does)