Securitas Interview Questions

Updated 7 Oct 2014
Updated 7 Oct 2014
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Securitas in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 Interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mr Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lafayette, IN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lafayette, IN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Securitas in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Hiring and interview was done by an unskilled receptionist. It was the easiest interview I have ever experienced, and consisted more on what my uniform size would be. There was a "test" where the answers were "not exactly provided, but you know". There was an essay regarding doing incident reports and there was a drug test and a background check done. The last two were offsite.

    Interview Questions
    • Honestly, there wasn't anything in this process which causes more than a dozen neurons to fire. I've had to think more at the grocery store while shopping.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There were no negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Securitas in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Filled out online application. They called me a few days later to set up an interview. Online application to interview was only 7 days, so nice and fast. Drove an hour to nearest branch office. Simple 1 to 1 interview with no hard questions that you would not expect. Was treated kindly and with respect, and it was a positive experience overall. Was told that there were no full time positions open in my area, but that i could do part-time to start if i wanted.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel about having to shave your facial hair if the client wants you to?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    While considering whether to take part-time offer, heard that they are not the best company to work for, and other security companies in the area were better about training, and promoting from within. I thus declined the offer, and have since moved on elsewhere.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Securitas in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Short and Sweet. Not many difficult questions asked, mostly straight to the point. the hiring process takes about one week 5 or 6 consecutive days for 8 hours each day. One week of Paid Training.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Securitas in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied for Securitas because my dad said that they're the security company that works at Intel and that he'd been talking to one of the guards who said they're hiring like crazy. He told me to go in and gave me the guard's name. They didn't call me back for 2 weeks when I applied online. They finally did call me for an interview and I just had it this morning. When I showed up, the office was filled with people waiting for their interview too. They had CNN playing on the TV in the waiting room. The receptionist made me sign in and I was given my application pack, which included everything I filled out online, and a mock incident report, which during the interview they didn't even tell me if I did right or not because I've never worked security before. There was one guy in the waiting room dressed in business casual, a woman in a long sleeve Quiksilver tee and sweatpants, and a couple, and also a father and son applying on the computer. My interview was supposed to be at 11:30 but since everybody arrived before me, I sat and watched as they pulled everybody back for their interview. Within 2 minutes, they were on their way again. I soon found out why as I was pulled back. I was expecting to get these hard hitting questions, something worth a challenge but it was yet more paperwork. The interviewer just asked all these questions off of a packet, "Do you have a valid license?", "What's your driving record like?", "Would you be able to work overtime and holidays?" That was it. Then I was sent on my way while she said she would have to review my application with the other interviewer and would let me know.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Securitas in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    When I finished my guard card training, I applied for several security companies and Securitas was one of them. Filled out the online application and got no response, other than the "thank you for applying" screen at the end of the process. Granted, I just received my guard card, but I have a bachelors degree, so that should count for something, but not here. Tried again after I completed firearm, first aid/cpr/aed, baton and pepper spray but still no callback, email or anything.

    Judging by the guards I see standing posts at Walmart and Kaiser hospital, they're more like Secure-a-slugs than Securitas; overweight employees with poorly-fitted uniforms. You'd think their clients would want security to help promote their business and show a more professional image, but methinks not.

    Another joke of a security company; although most contract security companies are a joke.

    Interview Questions
    • Not applicable, as I never had any follow up with them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Securiy Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Securitas in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    They made you take a test over Securitas.com where you answer question like.
    would you take a purse that was found or would you turn it in? would you turn in your boss for being drunk on the job? Stuff like that.
    As long as you are not a felon and can pass a background check and you are willing to work for a low wage you are in.
    They also give you a drug test which is the kind that they swab the inside of your mouth
    with a cotton.
    If they can use you they normally will but if they don't have a spot for you, you might wait weeks to start work.

    Negotiation Details
    There was not one, take it or take a walk.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockton, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockton, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Securitas in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Basically I had to take a 2 hour test online after the application and then a couple weeks later I get a call from a man asking me to come in for an interview. Okay, cool, so I go in and the interview lasts like 20 minutes (it took me longer then that to get there, I live in a different city). At the end he bluntly tells me that my chances at this position were extremely low. He claimed it was because of my lack of experience in security. I know this is a lie because my mom works with a man whose daughter (who is my age and had no experience) was hired by his location. >_<

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Security Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Securitas in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview was short. Consisted of a meeting with the HR Generalist who asked standard questions such as "Tell me a time you have handled a difficult person/client/co-worker", "Are you comfortable working alone overnight" and "Why do you want to join Securitas?". They will also ask if you are presently licensed as a security guard and ask to make a photocopy. If you get the job you will be asked to sign for a background check and an appointment will be made for "basic" training. It is 1 day if you are licensed and 5 days if you are not.

    In my situation they tried to offer me a lower paying officer position until I pushed that I had applied and had experience as a supervisor. I had a short meeting with a branch manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time you have handled a difficult person/client/co-worker"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, rates are mostly non-negotiable and depend on client site and position. If they aren't offering you the position you want it's better to walk away or you will be stuck working for less.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Securitas in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    It took 3 days to get a return call. n the interview the questions were really hard and they never wanted to tell me salary which i didn't appreciate. They said they would call all candidates, i'm still waiting

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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