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I'm looking to work for a new company and I am curious about Securitas. Does anyone work for them? Worked for them? Heard of them? My family and I will be moving to Massachusetts within a year and I should be finishing my degree in 2012 so I'd like to find a good reputable company that doesn't have revolving door for the employees (if you catch my meaning).

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I know of some guys who worked for them. They are a huge company with many divisions.  They are your run of the mill security company as far as I'm concerned.  They are more concerned with the bottom line than quality from what I've heard.  My opinion is they are to big to manage themselves.  The below article may shed some light on what I'm saying.  When the Navy took these dogs back I saw them first-hand...sad!


http://hamptonroads.com/2010/03/emails-navy-dogs-deplorable-conditions-contractor


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Expect to get little training, other than video or self guided book training, and the usual round of employees from those who are dedicated and try and do a decent job, to ones who do the minimum possible, to wanna-be leo's who can't or haven't gotten hired as cops.  Wages should be about average for private security, which means not very high, especially to start, the better paying assignements usually go the the more experienced guard or those that have clout with the company.  BUMP tjlglpd02.

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Thanks for the info! I've got 9 years experience as a Security Officer in Florida. I am finishing up on my Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and I think I am going to lean into the field of private investigation. My family and I will be moving to Boston sometime end of this year if all goes well. I just need to find something for the next 2 years until I get the degree.

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In many places, Wackenhut has pretty decent security contracts such as federal buildings, and do have some decent people. As far as securitas, I'd probably stay away from them; low pay, little training, etc.


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Most security companies I know are the "revolving door" types since they do offer little pay and longer hours, horrible benefits and little to no training. People that are employed as security officers are usually college students and retirees. In their eyes, you're just a "live body" to watch over the account. Hence, they will literally hire anyone off the streets as long as they are verifiable and aren't felons. I've been there, done it and witnessed the revolving door though not with Securitas.


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Well, I am a current Officer for Securitas, and have been for about 3 years. Lets just say there are better security companys out there to work for. BUT! where you already have prior experience and are going for a Bachelors Degree, Securitas tends to hire those people into managment. Give it a try, I heard the Mass branch has some nice accounts. Good Luck!

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 Securitas is fine... not the best, but I have been offered worse (from other security firms). If your lucky, or have exp you'll end up in a good account... all you have to do is keep your head down and do your work. 


 


with 9 years exp in security, im sure you already know that security is not police. But a lot of the officers in securitas are cop wanta bees. 

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Ummmmm......why not try LE?


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Ten8 says ...



Ummmmm......why not try LE?



The good news.  With a security company, it may take a week or two of from the time you apply to the time you start (though it may be orientation and some training at minimum wage), with LE jobs you are looking at a minimum of 2-3 months to a year or more from the time you submit an application until you start paid training/work.

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Ten8 says ...



Ummmmm......why not try LE?



2 major reasons. I am in the process of quitting smoking and most LE jobs expect you to not smoke. #2 is I plan on moving to Massachusetts in August so starting any LE process is futile at best.

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 Securitas is fine... not the best, but I have been offered worse (from other security firms). If your lucky, or have exp you'll end up in a good account... all you have to do is keep your head down and do your work. 


 


with 9 years exp in security, im sure you already know that security is not police. But a lot of the officers in securitas are cop wanta bees. 



Oh most definitely I know. In my professional opinion, I understand that I am not LE yet while working with some LEO's I have been reminded that I am not one of them, while I was acting in a security officer frame of mind.


The company I work for now in Florida give that same treatment to their fellow officers when the only difference between us is armed and unarmed. The ranking system is a joke but those of higher status than myself and less experience treat us like we are garbage.

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Ten8 says ...



Ummmmm......why not try LE?



The good news.  With a security company, it may take a week or two of from the time you apply to the time you start (though it may be orientation and some training at minimum wage), with LE jobs you are looking at a minimum of 2-3 months to a year or more from the time you submit an application until you start paid training/work.



Are you suggesting I don't know the process of becoming a LEO


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Ten8 says ...



Ummmmm......why not try LE?



2 major reasons. I am in the process of quitting smoking and most LE jobs expect you to not smoke. #2 is I plan on moving to Massachusetts in August so starting any LE process is futile at best.



Ummmm...... What liberal police agencies are you looking at (no smoking)......Before anyone goes on here and says that their agency doesnt allow their officers to smoke, I know there is... If you are planning on moving there, why dont you just apply to a an agency. Security Guard is such a cruddy gig........No offense....Oh and what ever you do, stay away from Allied Barton. Those guys are jokes.


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I am in Virginia and have applied with Securitas before. With 14 years of experience I received one call back. That being said pretty much all security companies have their faults it just depends which one you work for and where. When I spoke to a hiring manager with Securitas recently, I believe he could only offer me around the $8-10 range an hour, and that is with 14 years of experience and certifications up to date and in my hand. I work for another crappy company now just to maintain my licenses till something better pans out. All I can say is if you have to take a crappy security job while processing for LEO jobs then by all means get paid while you wait. That's what I'm doing.

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To Securitas I know the Company very well the Home Office is in Sweden..


A few years back ( 20 years ago ) Securitas was buying up all The Security Companys in Germany


The end of the Story Those Companys are gone the people out of work and Securitas is to blame for it..


Would I work for THEM??


 


my Answer to that is NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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I worked for them for around 2 years as an SO and then a Supv.  The contract was then bought out by a better contract.  Personally, i would never work for them again.  IMO they are like most contracting companies and any body will do because it is a body to fill the position.  I am extremely happy I found the full time LE job i have now.

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I worked for Securitas back in 2008 to 2009. When I started they were an okay company I had no problems. I worked at a Michelin plant. Worked with some great people until one of Michelin's own security gotta a little to badge heavy on me and made false statements to get me kicked out of that site. Securitas told I was in the right but did nothing but reassign me. Just a few months after that they fired me on lies because they were apperently getting screamed at because I caused the client thousands in fines on fire violations, in which I warned them about and they choose not to fix. Again Securitas will not have your back and they are slowly loosing clients, at least here in South Carolina. Good Luck!


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Wow... too many to reply back to. I work for a company called Critical Intervention Services. When I first saw these guys I was stoked because they have so many alternative options for Security. They have K9, Dive Team, Hazmat Team, Anti-Terrorism Officers working for the power plant, etc. Most of these guys are former military and take the job seriously!! I like the proactive way they handle situations instead of waiting for something to happen. You'll notice me in my uniform wearing the Kevlar/tac vest, firearm, etc. I lasted 2 days of field training because I didn't kiss the FTO's ass. Sorry.. I'm hear to learn and better myself, not shine your boots and get your coffee.


9 years experience of security and yes... I've heard it many times before, "Why not become an LEO?" Honestly, I wasn't turned onto it in the beginning, but slowly I have been. I live in Florida (please avoid this state unless you're vacationing) and will graduate around Sept 2012 with my Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with a concentration in management. I'd love to get out of security in general and find something I can in this field already, but (Florida) it's a no go. Like I said, I'll be moving to Massachusetts in August so I hope to make the best of things quickly.

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Wow... too many to reply back to. I work for a company called Critical Intervention Services. When I first saw these guys I was stoked because they have so many alternative options for Security. They have K9, Dive Team, Hazmat Team, Anti-Terrorism Officers working for the power plant, etc. Most of these guys are former military and take the job seriously!! I like the proactive way they handle situations instead of waiting for something to happen. You'll notice me in my uniform wearing the Kevlar/tac vest, firearm, etc. I lasted 2 days of field training because I didn't kiss the FTO's ass. Sorry.. I'm hear to learn and better myself, not shine your boots and get your coffee.


9 years experience of security and yes... I've heard it many times before, "Why not become an LEO?" Honestly, I wasn't turned onto it in the beginning, but slowly I have been. I live in Florida (please avoid this state unless you're vacationing) and will graduate around Sept 2012 with my Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with a concentration in management. I'd love to get out of security in general and find something I can in this field already, but (Florida) it's a no go. Like I said, I'll be moving to Massachusetts in August so I hope to make the best of things quick


If you  interested company I work for hiring.



http://www.scgincorp.com/

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justmax says ...



If you  interested company I work for hiring.


http://www.scgincorp.com/


Do they giving speaking lessons?

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Lol... nope. 


 


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justmax says ...



If you  interested company I work for hiring.


http://www.scgincorp.com/



Do they giving speaking lessons?




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Duran_21 says ...



Lol... nope. 


 


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justmax says ...



If you  interested company I work for hiring.


http://www.scgincorp.com/



Do they giving speaking lessons?







So what starting pay for your company?

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 depends on the site you work at. Most sites are 10.00-12.00 per hour (in the Seattle area.) But if you have a couple years in security, police or active military you can start in sites with higher wages, if they are open. 

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 depends on the site you work at. Most sites are 10.00-12.00 per hour (in the Seattle area.) But if you have a couple years in security, police or active military you can start in sites with higher wages, if they are open. 


 


Man that weak far as pay!!!!


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way i look at is- i have a job, im making 11.50 an hour more then i would be with out it... I can tell you that i am in the hiring process with the state patrol and will hopefully be able to quit some time in early 2012. fingers crossed!

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Good point Duran 21.


Securitas specifically is not dramatically any better or worse than any other security company, but security jobs are in general pretty lame. HOWEVER, any job you work, especially if you intend to get into LE, should be used to build a history for yourself. That history SHOULD say that you are a reliable employee that can follow directions and not let your ego rule your actions. Additionally, if you work in security for a length of time and DON'T get a reputation with your local PD as a fruitcake, you are one step closer to being 'hireable'.


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 Well, I moved about 6 months ago to North Carolina and guess what? Ended up working for Securitas. There were a few companies trying to hire me, but they were pay pretty decently here. 

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I've never been too terribly impressed with Securitas. They've got some guards on point and a few "pulses." Seemed like an average company to me. I've never considered working for them. From what I understand, their pay is based on where you're assigned and its not much better than anywhere else. The recruiting ads I've seen in the Spokane area haven't convinced me to leave my current company.

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My Security instructor told me about Securitas back when I was in the D License course this year. They were one of the companies he recommended I apply for. I did, and I had an interview with them about a month ago, but didn't get the specific job being offered as I was not available 24/7 every day. It doesn't hurt to apply to Securitas and to some other security agencies and see what they have to offer you!  Good luck:)

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