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Armed Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Des Moines, IAJanuary 24, 2019
Locked in solid schedule and an easy and low stress job overall. Most accounts are staffed for government agencies so there are no accounts where you will be in a high stress position dealing with belligerent people, drunks, or the bar scene.

Plenty of work, pays more than most all other local companies, and usually opportunities for more hours.

They provided all uniforms, gear, equipment, firearms, training and licenses at zero cost to the employees. Just have to take care of it all and return it when you're done working for them.
Pros
Set hours, full-time work, low-stress duties.
Cons
Set pay.
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Avoid at all costs
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAJanuary 16, 2019
Applied and hired, attended their "training" for about an hour and was able to determine it is not a place for any respectable security professional. Positions are constantly posted with a high turnover.
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A joke
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Johnston, IANovember 28, 2018
I was there for 2 years and never had pto. This company will make you feel good in the beginning but does not care about you at all. Not military friendly they will work you to death even if you have a drill day the very next morning.
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None
Cons
Everything
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Just say no
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Johnston, IAOctober 13, 2018
Inadequate training to start, then they just work you to death because they cannot retain employees and need hours covered. Lt. Motley will promise you a set schedule with weekends off when you interview and during training. After that it's like the company joke. Almost no one gets 2 consecutive days off per week and definitely not weekends. Expect 50+ hour weeks every week no matter what. They just can't keep employees and it's obvious why. On top of all that the benefits package you're supposed to receive you may never see. It will take on average, a year to receive your ID that is intended to allow you access to buildings you need to enter to perform your job duties. Some of your training is done with the owners of the company which gives you a good feeling at first but it deteriorates quickly when you realize the person that basically runs the company only makes 2 dollars more than you per hour and works more hours. It's just poorly organized and poorly managed.
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N/a
Cons
Long hours, impossible rules/ double standards
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Great Company
Armed Security Officer (Current Employee) –  IllinoisJanuary 28, 2017
This is a growing company. The management team really cares and it's a great place to work. I actually feel like the job I have matters. GSS has a bunch of military contracts and its awesome knowing I make a difference.
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Benefits
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Great people, equipment and training.
Armed Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Iowa and IllinoisDecember 20, 2016
With GSS you always get new gear to do the job, awesome training that you really can't get other than an law enforcement academy setting. You always have support of management when your doing your job. Great place to work.
Pros
New Equipment and Gear
Cons
None
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Great For Students
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Springfield, ILDecember 15, 2016
I worked at this position for two years. I had great supervisors and upper management team. All of my fellow employees looked out and helped each other out when we needed to. The wages were not the best but enough to get by. Plenty of down time to do your homework. The hours worked out great for me. If you are a student I would highly recommend this type of employment.
Pros
Easy going work environment. Great owners. Get paid to stay awake.
Cons
Occasional 3rd shift, but what would you expect?
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Good pay, benifits, and a friendly professional atmosphere
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Quad CitiesDecember 14, 2016
Great company that provides great pay benifits and service with a professional atmosphere that really sets the bar for security services in the Quad City area.
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Great place to work
Assistant Director of Operations (Current Employee) –  Davenport, IADecember 14, 2016
Everyone here takes pride in what they do and are willing to offer you assistance when needed. Positive work environment and understanding of situations that arise. Glad to work for such a great company.
Pros
Benefits, Environment, Understanding, Postive Management
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Great Company
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  IowaAugust 29, 2016
I have worked for a lot of companies but this is by far the most organized and certainly the most professional. They actually take pride in their appearance and provided armed security unlike most companies out there.
Pros
Pto, vacation, benefits
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