the middle management , and the operations positions , work so hard to keep everything going , unfortunately not all the effort is seen buy the upper management , Securitas also seem to restructure every 2 yaers , so managers are never that safe , officers are normally safe, and looked after by the operations
Not to bad company but don't expect to get promotions
Security Team Leader/ Lead Guard (Former Employee) – securitas UK – 7 September 2017
worked for this company for about 3 years into they loss the contract to another security company which actually is a worse company to work for. They were good on getting wages correct a few minor mistakes but quickly corrected. Holiday mostly honored but problems where resolved, Management was a mix and match some good others poor so i would have to say i didn't mind working for them but they could improve. The only grip was that they would offer you promotions then say they didn't have the budgets and then not give them to you. 3 times offered a managers job and then come the transfer day told there was not a budget but then a different job role was made up and someone else was promoted to-do the same job you was offered.?? holiday some times was a pain to get booked, uniform was poor quality and not very nice to wear. NO benefits which were worth taking.
Administrative /Loss prevention Officer (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 5 September 2017
a very good place to work , with a brilliant chain of command. employees interest is at heart and business excellence is a huge value to this company. work environment is excellent and regular KPI are maintained
If you are patient and don't get bored easily then this job is for you. Hourly rate varies depending which shop you work at. You probably enjoy it when you first start but you probably will start feeling the boredom after a few months. Can't say that this applies to everyone, because everyone is different.
Brilliant company to work for and management are great, pay is always right, I made a bad mistake in leaving the company because my hrs had been dropp
Site Supervisor (Current Employee) – Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire – 15 June 2017
Brilliant company to work for and management are great, pay is always right, I made a bad mistake in leaving the company because my hrs had been dropped went to another security company hated it, but back with securitas now and love it
All round great site to work challenging and exciting. just feel i have reach my peak with the site and feel i need a new challenge. The site has taught me how to lead and manage a large team of dedicated individuals whilst working in an extremely challenging environment.
Mobile Patrol Officer (Former Employee) – Southeast – 18 May 2017
Management is corrupt all the way from Guards all the way up to regional managers. Hr are a joke. Pay is on time same time monthly. Sometimes pay is incorrect and can screw you up badly. Mobile response is not what is advertised. Short cuts are made. Full patrols in large buildings take 5-6 minutes. Alarm activation are dealt with by entering building and resetting alarm panel and leaving. you are blamed for everything under the sun.
retail security (Act as a visual deterrent; displaying excellent customer service skills; Patrol the shop floor ; providing a safe and secure environment for staff and customers. Protect stock against theft and damage; responding to client emergencies; Liaise with the police and local crime reduction agencies; providing reports as necessary)
Security Officer Retail (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 2 February 2017
A typical day at work is Customer service essentials , ensuring safety of the premises ,to create solutions for your clients issues . I've learned that the Customer is always right and that you listen to what the Customer has to say. You have to prove to management that you can follow -up on the duties required. The hardest part of my job is to handle aggressive Customers .You learn how to humour them ,let them no that they're not in the wrong and that you agree with them.
Securitas was ok when i first started but when people are off you have to do to runs on your own without being giving notice dont get anymore money for it going into building yourself dont know if it been broken into get under paid for the job i do no body vests for bodycams