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was ok
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow9 May 2018
I only worked their as a relief doing different stores , but seemed an okay company to work for , management where okay and so were the staff etc I was working with.
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Good Company to work for
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow24 April 2018
I think securitas are good to work for my pay is on time and always right only negative thing is the pay I think we should get more we should be paid the same hourly rate as the contracted shop we work for.
Pros
good atmopshere good management
Cons
not enough pay
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Poor attitude
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Bridgwater19 April 2018
Worked for them for two and a half years just a bum on a seat didn't care about staff. Plymouth office management are useless never turned up for meetings
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Inefficient and incompetent
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  North West19 April 2018
I have been with the company 18 months and still haven't got a viable contract. The management is overstretched to the point of incompetency and tend to pay lip service to concerns. Training and compliance for the job use an extremely inefficient system which I don't consider fit for purpose.There is an expectation for staff to be 'flexible' with their hours leading to a poor work life balance and don't expect to get the correct pay monthly, but be prepared to scrutinise your monthly pay statement.
Pros
Generally a good rapport with fellow workers.
Cons
Inconsistent hours, incorrect pay and extremely poor administration.
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OK place to work
Corporate Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Sunderland, Tyne and Wear16 April 2018
Sites vary wildly. It's the luck of the draw weather you get a good site to work on or a poor site to work on.

Some site pay well. Some sites pay minimum wage.
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Management don't know the job they ask you to do
Mobile Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Aberdeen15 April 2018
Management will ask you to do things that they wouldn't do them self's you will be lucky to get contract hours and any work you would get will be paid at £7.50 and the distance they expect you to travle is unreasonable then when you have an issue no one will awnser there phones after 3pm there is no handover from management and no contact details are given for management very poor company to work for very pushy and they don't understand the work they ask of you to carry out
Pros
None
Cons
Poor pay, no management skills, no communication, unreasonable work load
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Decent Workplace, Poor Management and Admin
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London14 April 2018
Pros

- Decent hours with great amount of family time
- Opportunity to partake in different roles
- Free Uniform and training
- Expenses paid such as fuel/parking


Cons

- Poor management, never even met my manager
- Low amount of holiday days with arbitrary restrictions
- Pay always wrong so have to dispute
- Poor, almost dangerous working environment
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could be better
Mobile Patrol Supervisor Schlumberger (Former Employee) –  Dyce, Westhill, Inverurie10 April 2018
when first started under another security contractor conditions were good but slowly went down hill with management changes, loosing the contract and transferring over to Securitas continued the down hill spiral, at present new management in place new broom changing everything.
Pros
none
Cons
always pushed to you limit
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Total Waste of Time and Money
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Securitas28 March 2018
Securitas Management know how to manipulate their policies. Their SO Called policies are only to work in management favour not for workforce. Area Managers supports Bullying, Harassment and work along side with Site Managers to harass, bully security officers. Best Example is NFU site. Security Officers made 1000s of complaints against Manager but Branch Managers ignores these complaints. What is great SO called Great working environment at NFU. Just a joke. No wander they cant get staff. On Every Site they struggling just because Management is incompetent to perform their duties.
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Not a good company to work for
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Preston26 March 2018
Treat you like an animal. Misleading advertisements on, how 'Heroism' isn't missed. What a load of cobblers. Stay away from this company. All you are to them is a number. You have to chase your holidays, and some people are favoured more than others. Considering this is, the second biggest firm in the world i would say it is very poor. No opportunities for progression, and the management are poor when it comes to communication.
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours, understaffed, underpaid. And treated horribly
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A well known company.
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Southampton, Hampshire26 March 2018
Where I am working the job is pretty routine, not too difficult just tough on the legs as there is a lot of standing around in all weathers. This position is on a 2 shift basis earlys and lates, even though the rest are 4 on 4 off.
Pros
Good colleagues. Some financial bonuses.
Cons
The standing around.
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Pass these cowboys up
Guard (Current Employee) –  Aberdeen16 March 2018
Work in the Aberdeen branch

1 pay rise in 10 years, Management who haven't got a clue, constantly lied to, bullied into working extremely long hours 75 plus per week.

Pay wrong, holiday entitlement wrong

terrible terrible company do yourself a favour don't bother.
Pros
none
Cons
money wrong, holidays wrong, amateurish managers
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Horrible management bully culture
Mobile Patrol Officer (Former Employee) –  Belfast / Harbour7 March 2018
Was used and abused in Belfast branch put out of work in January no one would answer phone or email or tell me what was going on disgusting company and in particular the scheduler who favourites his friends who work for company, the management in particular the schedular and head of Belfast branch are liers and nasty pieces of work.
Pros
Rate of pay better than most
Cons
Having to work under bullies
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Good employer
Officer (Current Employee) –  Bae bishopton28 February 2018
Been a great employer

Good employer training excellence and support good

Staff great to work with and all a good team

Had time off when required so no issues
Pros
Not that far from home
Cons
Weather conditions can be severe
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Average company
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Immingham26 February 2018
a typical 12 hour shift included logging customers in/out, regular patrols of the site 'working breaks' and watching private CCTV. the hardest part of the job was he lack of contact from management over any issues and that when you needed support you had to go through a call centre. when management did visit site they were ok and friendly. I enjoyed the semi autonomous work style of the job.
Pros
4on 4 off rota plus annual leave
Cons
was on perma nights
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security officer
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  North East25 February 2018
I did security officer job for 5 years. it was a good experience and i learnt a lot from this job in 5 years. I have worked many different sites and different expects of security guarding as static security, Gatehouse security and retail security. It's very good job better than working in factories or takeaways etc.
Pros
securitas security services
Cons
12 hours shifts
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Decent Workplace, Poor Management and Admin
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  London21 February 2018
Pros

- Decent hours with great amount of family time
- Opportunity to partake in different roles
- Free Uniform and training
- Expenses paid such as fuel/parking


Cons

- Poor management, never even met my manager
- Low amount of holiday days with arbitrary restrictions
- Pay always wrong so have to dispute
- Poor, almost dangerous working environment
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Professional and friendly
Stewarding (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London18 February 2018
Just joined the company surprised how a professional approach has improved the industry. Training on offer if you wish and ongoing communication. Satisfactory induction and pleased to join the London team.
Pros
Good ongoing clear communication
Cons
Some demanding working conditions
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Very productive and a good team
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  EE Paddington office16 February 2018
Securitas is an international security firm.
Its very efficiently run.
Staff hold general staff meeting to improve staff welfare.
Sick staff member are well looked after.
Promotion of deserving staff members is very regular.
There is a lot of staff bonding with sporting activities
and holiday trips across the united kingdom and mainland Europe.
A massive christmas party is organised to encourage staff interaction.
Securitas is a very good organisation
Pros
Awards and bonuses given to encourage staff
Cons
Long working hours could be reduced
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Not great
RELIEF SECURITY OFFICER (Former Employee) –  Various in liverpool16 February 2018
Everyone has good and bad experiences,my experience with securitas was not positive.the stores they work in are good places to work but not a great company to work for.
Pros
Regular pay without delays.
Cons
Racist manager, no job security
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