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Reviews for Building Security Services Inc

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.50
Support from management
2.50
Teamwork
1.50
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.50
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.50
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.50
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 2 reviews No parking Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options No defined contribution plans/company 401(k) No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave No defined contribution company match/employer 401(k) match No flexible spending account Paid time off in 1 of 2 reviews No healthcare (including vision and dental) No relocation allowance No life insurance

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance No health and wellness programs No employee discounts No vehicle allowance No employee events No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 03.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Support from management

Managers listen to issues present and work toward solving them in a practical manner. Their communication skills regarding "asking" someone to work additional shifts needs work ASAP.

Teamwork

Isn't too much good regarding this. If your colleagues are easily distracted and/or abesent-minded, you are pretty much alone for "holding down the fort".

Freedom to work independently

Depending on the post and/or shift it could be you alone or with a team. Under general circumstances you "should" be alright.

Internal Communication

Information updates are last minute or not at all presented, causing issues that could be avoided. Also if the person you relieve isn't mindful for passing on information, you will have issues regarding following up on your shift.

Career Development

Some of what you learn at the site can be transfered to alterante jobs, however there isn't a steep learning curve.

Overall compensation for your work

Generally a site is mosre than minimum wage which is helpful and appreciated. Raises only exist if promoted and/or you move to another site. However the other site could be higher or lower than the previous site. Insurance is offered, but if taken you lose a percentage of your check weekly for the coverage.

Office / Work Environment

Some locations are horrible regarding a post. When the temperatures change, you feel as if you are outside.

Work-Life Balance

Vacations can be taken in different formats depending on what you want. The schedule is somewhat flexible when needed, however it can change and you receive no notification until you call to address the situation.

Job Security

If the site contract ends for some reason or another, you could be without employment. No work, no pay until you are assigned another site and start there.

Challenging Work

Duties differ from post to post, however the only training receivable is at the post for a specific shift. Nothing else available which might be good for someone just starting security wise.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Living wages and raises for employees, possible additional training for security, the option to carry firearms at posts.

What I like about the company

Decent place to get your foot in the door for the security field, and pick up some skills along the way.

What I dislike about the company

Officers need the option to be armed, don't believe in raises under general circumstances, no additional training provided or available outside of posts, lack of communication between managers and non-managers, post issues are to be dealt with mostly by the one posted at the site (horrible environment climate, lack of proper shift and post briefing), living wage non-existant for non-manager and non-supervisor security.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Challenging Work
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Building Security Services Inc
  • City
    South Orange
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others
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  • 24.Nov 2015
  • Employee

Support from management

Little or no direction or support from management

Attitude towards older colleagues

I feel that senior workers are not considered for positions that they have the experience for.

Career Development

No career advancement through training or openings

Overall compensation for your work

Very low wages and no useful benefits are offered.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Building Security Services Inc
  • City
    South Orange
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others