Receptionist (Former Employee) – CA – August 19, 2018
A typical work day is a "he said/she said" work environment and people trying to get up in your business. In this job, it's not about what you know or who is the most qualified, it's about who can kiss up the most. Competition within the company is eliminated by making false accusations and reports. This company routinely breaks the law every day. They pander to the employees like they are going to fix the issues but they never do. Our site was filled with college graduates and prior military but the high schooler was in charge. Very passive-aggressive culture and emails.
Decent pay, work for free during your off the clock lunch
No breaks, no standards, filthy working environment
Emergency Dispatcher - Erin Brady (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – June 14, 2018
They welcome you, train you in a short amount of time because the job isn't hard to do. They work with you in regard to emergencies and appointments. Very good company to work for in addition to the financial benefits.
Data Entry (Current Employee) – Lees Summit, MO – June 6, 2018
what I learned on this job, is being very detailed to all documents received, may it come from a school, library, doctors office, insurance agency, or even a pictures received, you must stay focus at all times, people have many different names, but the enjoyable part was seeing how a first, second and last names can be different for the same person.
Instructor (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 20, 2018
Management is very bad- stupid, incompetent, back stabbers. Most co-workers are petty and childish- willing to lie and rat out another in some ill-conceived attempt to make themselves look better. It is no wonder they have such a high turnover rate for instructors.
ID & Pass Clerk (Administrative Assistant) (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – May 20, 2018
I had a unique job title and function but was the rough equivalent of an administrative assistant position, I worked for a government contractor providing administrative services to the U.S. military.
I was mistreated by half of the military personnel which limited recourse from my manager due to office/contract politics. There were occasions where I worked overtime for free due to said politics. The clerical work itself was easy. It was physically strenuous at times due to package/mail handling being redirected from military personnel to me. The pay itself was very low considering I was working in one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. I commuted from a neighboring state but would have qualified for food stamps if I worked for the same salary in the other state I was living in.
I wouldn't recommend working the exact job I held but would encourage an open mind if applying for a higher-tier role. Also keep in mind you would likely work directly with personalities typically drawn to a military/para-military profession, it's not for everyone.
Usually 40 hour work week; good health insurance
Mistreated by clients; clients abused political advantages; very low salary
Motor Transport Dispatcher (Current Employee) – Camp Lejeune, NC – April 17, 2018
For this area this is a good place to work stressful at time but once you get the hang of what needs to be done its very straight forward. Good crew to work with lots of good morale to help the work day go by smooth everyone looks out for each other. Older crew is very knowledgeable and willing to go out the way to assist younger crew.
Physical Security Specialist (Former Employee) – Hampton, VA – March 24, 2018
Small contract, the culture of the personnel was positive. No chance to be promoted and no pay increases were available. Miss the co-workers. Working with the Marines was a lot of fun. Met a lot of really good people throughout the years. Government personnel in the back office were at times difficult to work with.
Technical Instructor (Current Employee) – MCAS Miramar, CA – February 13, 2018
Very little accountability here. Employees are given so much freedom that they are literally getting paid to apply to other jobs, do school work, complete errands and personal appointments, etc. The juvenile culture here between instructors instead of handling problems/ arguments/ disagreements like men is laughable. The management is either uninterested in mediating disputes or incapable and therefore just tells two employees to "deal with it" in a room alone with one another. The training director of the academy is rude, poorly educated (but he will brag about his "teaching degree"), and has a lot of trouble with showing respect to his employees. Overall, this place is nothing more than a stepping stone to anything MUCH better. A means to an end.
Admin Clerk (Current Employee) – Virginia – January 9, 2018
No raise, no promotion, etc.. probably a good place to work for those who are married and have double (or triple) income, seeking to work at a laidback environment, not expecting much from the company, but definitely not for people who wants to grow and bump up their resume or willing to do more because the company will not acknowledge their hardwork. Pretty frustrating..
As far as government contract companies go, HSSI is a great company. The benefits and health packages are reasonable and affordable (which is a toss up from company to company). The job itself is challenging and informative. Management was the biggest issue with this company. During my time of employment there were two different managers. If there was an HR question or issue, you had to go through your manager which rarely ever got back to you with a solution. The second manager was promoted after getting the first one fired. More issues with employees arose because of the second manager within six months. It always seemed to be a tension filled environment when managers were on site.
Pass & ID Clerk (Former Employee) – Kanoehe, Hawaii – November 18, 2017
Great job to work at while returning back to school! Management was wonderful, very understanding and flexible. Great place to learn and expand your knowledge about safety and protocols upon military installations.
Mission driven with integrity and a team environment.
MCPD/ Lead Alarm Monitor (Current Employee) – Camp Pendleton, CA – November 6, 2017
Great company. I did my job to the best of my ability. I took opportunities to better myself and to enroll in education that bettered myself competitively for promotion. it was a military culture which i was more than familiar with. i show up on time do my part to keep this machine running and clock out after 8 hrs. I have no complaints about this company aside from maybe higher management could keep us more informed when it comes to the company contract being changed or possibly terminated.
flexible hours. do whats right and everything is smooth.
Spoiled people not knowing how good they have it, keeping employees in the dark when it comes to possible contract chages or terminations.