It's just another job to put some money in your pocket.
Security Officer (Full-time) (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA (main office) – September 20, 2018
I was fortunate to be at a good site with good people. I just couldn't work the overnight schedule anymore (which was all that was available). The employees were nice, and my co-workers were awesome. It was just time for me to move on. Management wasn't bad, but they could definitely be more organized. It's just another job, in my opinion.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Bloomingdale, IL – February 1, 2019
I would not recommend working here at all. Management is not good all the do us pick thier favorite people and give them the good hours. If you do something they dont like they yell and degrade you. Do your self a favor and dont work here.
Public Safety Officer (Former Employee) – Asheville, NC – December 30, 2018
The "management team" is a group of seven people who do nearly nothing but demand their needs be met. Supervisors within the company are told they are part of the "management team" when they are needed to step up but when there is benefit to gain, they are no longer a part of that "team." Pay is good for the work required but benefits are minimal. Schedules are changed up to twice per week and you are not alerted of the change but expected to know anyways. Very very high turn over and rarely fully staffed. New "duties" are added nearly by the month.
US Mashal security (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 27, 2018
This is a great job. Ofiicers work together as unit. Police, Corrections, Court Officers that have retired are one of the best people I have ever met. They preform their job duties with respect and dignity. I worked the 3x11 tour in various hosptails and medical centers. What I learn about about working under United Security is the professionalism from other officers who have taught me how look for anything suspicious during my tour of duty. Like for example watching inmate every hour on the clock. Checking for visitors who might come up to the hospital to visit an inmate. The most important thing is check for information on who can receive or make phone calls durning their stay at the hosptail. This is very important working for United Security. As a once New York City Correction Officer (retired), I preformed the same duties that were more stressful than ever during my 25 years of employment. I was was 12 years (2003-2015) with the Transportation Divison. My job duties were to transport inmates across state lines and to bring them to and from court in shackles.
The company is decent. Great for people looking for something to do or need a little extra money. The company starts you off as a part-timer or floater before ever becoming full time. Depending on the site location, the pay varies.
United overall is not that bad of a company, but the management is horrible. There isn’t a lot of overtime either. One thing I can say about United is that they will find a post close to your home which is very good.
Securtiy Officer (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – May 6, 2018
Security is a great line of work for people with flexible hours and an interest in not so hands on jobs. With united security a full work day consisted of coming in 15 minutes before your scheduled time to relieve the officer on duty and allow them to leave for the day. Depending on what location your stationed in determines what exactly your role will be, some guards act as receptionists, details or even special security guards.
None (Former Employee) – Massachusetts – April 13, 2018
I should have known what this place was going to be like on my first day, when I got there and they told me the other tech quit/was let go. I never did any HR paperwork or training, they put me right to work (which is fine). They say they have over 25 years in security, what that means is they have put security guards at desks for 25 years! They have no clue how to run an access control job, and now I know why they can't keep Techs. They finally hired a guy and he had no access control background, so everything still fell on my shoulders. This is by far the worst company to work for. They say they have an attractive benefits package, that's a joke!! They don't give any vacation until after your there a year, no 401K, very few holidays, and on holiday's upper management get some that the workers don't. So if I were anyone looking to work here, I say run fast and far.
Fireguard/security (Current Employee) – 1550 S Indiana – March 9, 2018
I will not recommend this job because they do not pay what they are advertising, they lose hours for employees around holidays, i have not had work three weeks at a time with this company, i am not able to pay any bills, or get any thing finical done because i barely receive any working days.
Road aupervisor (Former Employee) – Cambridge side galleria. – November 19, 2017
The company is unorganized. Upper management have no idea what they are doing. They have no regard for your well being. Small company that isn't going anywhere. No advancement opportunities. The pay is way less than you should be receiving. They don't give company vehicles and require that you use your personal to drive everywhere and give a hard time about travel pay. Not worth working here.
Everything, no travel pay, no advancement oppertunities.
Security Guard/Receptionist (Former Employee) – Boise, ID – November 4, 2017
Daily duties were always the same. The management did not remember schedules or have enough backup for absent employees. The best part of the job was the Company who we contracted with. The employees were friendly and the company always included the Security Guards in company events.
Free lunches and Holiday meals
No breaks, no sick pay, no vacation pay and no benefits.
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – August 5, 2017
I worked for USI For 11yrs I loved working for them. When new management came in and decided to get rid of people to make room for people that they knew I was thrown out like last week's trash no regard to loyalty or dedication