Securitas
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Securitas as a company are one of the best I've worked for in my 20yrs in the industry however the branch management are not always hepfull or answer queries quickly but assume that's the same in most security companys
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Poor company

Working with securitas very cheap company who want to save every penny and make the guards pay from there pocket. The mangelent are useless they change every 3 months and pay is minuim wage.
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Avoid at all costs.

I do not recommend working for this company. They do not care about their employees or the clients. Very poor experience in my view, pay is not great and has not been increased in line with inflation or living costs.No basic facilities at some of the sites.

Pros

None

Cons

Lone working with no breaks on 12 hour shifts
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I have worked nearly 6 years with security in UK

I have worked for securitas nearly 6 years in UK, as a CCTV Operator. As long I know about Securitas, it's very good company & its management & Staff is wonderful, they professional & they help you keep growing in coming future. thanks
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Its a security company

Its security work not hard, long hours poor hourly rate (but long hours make annual Ok). Securitas say all the correct things but very rarely follow threw. Cultuer of ticking the correct boxes and do as we say not as we do. As long as you do your job its easy but not for filling work.
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Great company

I love working here, management are great, training and development is fantastic. Pay is fair and there are career opportunities.They pay for licences and the top up training too
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Too much work for too less pay

Horrible place to work, rushed off your feet daily, no time for even a sandwich, London mobile area is too busy, they make you run around like a dog on fire, the pay does not justify all the hard work that's needed, you will always be shattered at the end of your shift and not be able to do anything, management have a very bad attitude. I only recently started and am bloody leaving.

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours, wages are very low, No family life or time.
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Terrible workplace

Zero support from management if you ever even see them, always "working from home" vehicle never cleaned out after a positive covid case despite being raised to3 different managers
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Start from tghe training, we were given an assessment to complete, it gave us a sense of achievememt.

Simply Excellent !! I worked in securitas for 6yrs, I enjoyed every moment, both the staff member & The Work by itself!! I learned a great asset to face the public , & Dealings with them I learnt customer services, which became as an asset!! Now i know , The mother company is in Americaz, Which i was so pleased to know , as i had known them & Applied for job, if i went for a long holiday, They are very pleased to have me!!
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Normal security firm

First, I have a decent permanent site.But realistically, anything good about my job is not down to Securitas.We never see management on site.Some guard are decent some are not.The pay on my site for what we do is crazy bad.All in all, it's a job. Don't expect progression here.
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Good Company, so far so good

Lot of changes, good company so far and feel valued but the pay at my site Is not great in comparison to other Securitas sites. My interview was online and was booked in with a manager but the site supervisor interviewed me. Then resigned soon after, bit strange? New so called supervisor is a extremely challenging individualAm fortunate and grateful I am working. Lot of courses available and potentially a lot of opportunities. Have to see in future if appropriate support is given by the company.So far my pay is on time and correct. No grumbles 😁Best to get on with the job and keep your mouth shut

Pros

Paid on time and is correct and seems a good company to work for. A lot of opportunities potentially

Cons

Long hours and pay rate is below expectations for the site.
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Stay well clear

This company could be a fantastic place to be however the area manager at the time had no idea how to run a company. I was hired as an area support officer however still got sent to Dundee to cover 2 shifts when I stay in Edinburgh and didn't drive. I was expected to travel to Dundee via train and buses for the 2 shifts but also had to travel back via train and buses at finishing at 10pm on public transport.Wasn't even offered a hotel room for a night o cover both shifts with no issues.Company consistantly underpay you and don't correct it when questioned.

Pros

None

Cons

Store staff were great
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Stress, draining,underpaid,no support, Worse than I thought

I recently started working as a mobile patrol in London for this company securitas, it's not what I had thought it would be, I initially was told this was just lock ups, unlocks, alarm response and patrolling sites, but it's 100x worse than that, although I can't give exact information, the job is stressful, tiring and drains you out, it's dangerously nonstop, where you will have multiple near miss accident on the roads because of what the managers plan for you daily, constantly driving up and down, and doing other jobs where you are standing outside sometimes long period of time.Pay is disgustingly low for the work you do and officers that are relaxed in a single building get double pay than what you do for doing more work.

Pros

None

Cons

Lowpay, excruciatingly difficult, horrible, no support
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Great Place to work

i must be one of the lucky ones reading the reviews, i am the manager for my site and enjoy my job enormously, Securitas have some great Ideas, such as the Portal and the LMS, and my team is great, i have worked on my site for 18 Years and have been the manager for 10. Securitas have one issue not enough managers to support all the officers, but they do try, like any other company sometimes there is not enough staff to go around, would I recommend Securitas Yes I would, every jobs has ups and downs but I have far more ups than downs on my site.

Pros

Great Environment, Good Pay, Great people.

Cons

sometimes struggle to get the right officers for the site
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Nice place to work

Ideal location not far from home, nice place to work. Staff are all fine and pleasant to get on with. Due to the role there is a lot of standing, in reception plus patrols.

Pros

Location

Cons

Long hours standing
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Great future prospects and for further advancement.

You have great opportunity to advance and expand your knowledge and experience.Wonderful team work and strong management support in place.Very competitive salary.
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I enjoyed my work time with Securitas and look forward to join them As they are professional at what they are doing and very supportive again

I believe that I can rejoin the company and work again l.I spent visiting various sites that go I acquired enough experience at Securitas The company is got good pay and pension scheme which allows candidates to prosper
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Not paid enough

Ive worked for secuirtas for 4 years at airbus broughton theres a lack of progression but the work you do there you dont get paid enough for what you do were highly trained on drug testing speeding meanwhile the camera room are on more than the guys on the ground doing the hard graft when there sat on there backside doing nothing all apart from that the people are ok met some good people along the way in my time there just wish we got paid more of what we should be valued at its a very busy job not paid enough disapointing really i cpuldnt afford to live of those wages its ridiculous
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Great company

Not bad trying management team but make environment competitive I enjoyed it and would go back Left to get a promotion and they gave me a step in the right direction
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No fun

Long hours, not paid enough, management it’s really nice to you if they want something from you, after that you mean almost nothing to them… will not work for them again and I not recommend this company to anyone!!
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World best security with low wages !

Loads training opportunitiesIt's stressful and hard to fit in. Work hard and and do favours . You get promoted soon or later..Not organised or contracts make you suffer
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Based on 23,679 reviews

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3.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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