Contract Support Officer. (Current Employee), Forest of dean, gloucestershire – May 4, 2013
Cons: low wages, poor sites and very poor unqualified management
I, had very serious doubts at the outset of joining Securitas, after joining them, things were reasonable for a few months. Then i found myself not getting any work for 2 - 3 weeks on the trot, this irrespective of my having a 40 hr per week contract, still no payment of wages were even offered. The management at RC583 Newport are not really interested – more... in their employees one little bit. Securitas's duty of care to its staff is deplorable, I had an accident whilst working for them last December (2012), when i broke my left elbow and ribs, and when i reported the accident to control, was requested after an hour, could i complete my shift ????. don't think that was the correct question. Since the accident over 4 months ago,i've not worked, still awaiting further clinical investigations, there attitude has been totally unacceptable. Although they took over Reliance security, Reliance was a far better company to work for, unfortunately Securitas has not followed that trend. – less
Car Park officer (Current Employee), Kingston – April 27, 2013
My day at work is sometimes very stressful due to the demand of the role. I learnt a lot in my current position i.e dealing with customers and handling complaints from the customers. I also learnt how to be calm with the customers and how to deal with difficult situations whether it relates to customers or staff. My co-workers are very understanding – more... and some of them get along well with me but some of them are very difficult to handle in my role and that is the most hardest part of my job. The most enjoyable part of my job is my shift pattern which I am very happy with becasue its suites my life. – less
Very good place sociable people and friendly atmosphere.
Security officer (Former Employee), Hounslow – April 12, 2013
Pros: nice people to work with, clean place, good management
Cons: no cons that i can think of.
My managers were sociable people and so were my colleages and also they were helpful. The place itself was very nice and a good place to work in. I felt that my shifts had good timing and i had time to spend with my family.
Being employed as a casual security officer and no work issued for 2 months owing to spare shifts not being devided between the officers.# One feels like one is shafted and only used( As Tail End Charlie) when no-one is available only then will a shift be allocated in the mean time sit in the house awaiting a telephone call.
Security Officer (Former Employee), Taunton – March 5, 2013
Pros: good view from gatehouse
Cons: not getting home until late at night
Start at 6am till 18.00hrs. Meeting people and answering the phone. Management are very friendly. Work on my own so only deal with management. When it rains hard outside and i have to do a patrol. When the weather is good outside doing external patrols.
HR Assistant (Former Employee), London – February 3, 2013
A typical day at work, would be myself attending the phone calls, and answering to any needs the security guards needed help on. I also did reference checks and updated the system everyday. I learnt many things such Update appropriate forms when an employee receives a change of address. Request references from present or past employers of applicants. – more... Inform job applicants of their acceptance or rejection for employment. Conduct Internet research to locate resumes. I recruit new security guards for my company, I also Interview applicants and attain relevant documents to be scanned for personal documentation. I am responsible for the vetting and screening procedure of our employees. I help arrange the company's induction day which is given to new applicants who want to join Securitus Ltd. Some of my duties include filling out the relevant vetting and screening paperwork, attending the telephone often, checking the validation of the applicant's documents, contacting previous employers for references and drawing up employment contracts. I also conducted a disciplinary meeting, taking down the minute of meetings. My workplace including the staff, was a very fun workplace to be in. Everyday seemed different and challenging to as why I loved working there. – less
Security guard receptionist (Former Employee), Watford – January 16, 2013
My site - every day contact with people, customers coming through reception, dealing with hundreds of phonecalls, post room duties as well as focusing on guarding. Great place to work, fantastic customers every day was busy.
cctv operator (Current Employee), east london – January 15, 2013
Pros: less travelling cost
Cons: less pay rate
I work 43 hours a week which includes 3 nights of 12 hrs per shift and one sunday shift of 7 hours, my job is to sit on a podium and watch live for any un suspicious behaviour doing by any customer or any other incidents.
Former security officer (Former Employee), Scotland – January 10, 2013
Pros: comfortable building
Cons: long hours poor pay verging on bullying
Promise you the earth give you nothing,Colleques great but bosses do not care your a bum on a seat. Since taking over Reliance they have adopted Reliances old ways no longer a staff friendly company. They like taking from you but not giving. Only critise but never thank your always in the wrong even though your right.