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Universal Protection Service Reviews

Updated 7 Mar 2019

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2.5
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40%
Recommend to a Friend
37%
Approve of CEO
Steve Jones
244 Ratings
Pros
  • "Uniforms on the day of hire and they even ordered new pants since the ones they had did not fit properly(in 26 reviews)

  • "Decent pay for Admin level staff under the Retail Division(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay; can’t leave until your replacement shows up, and sometimes they never do or are late(in 53 reviews)

  • "(in 33 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Very stressful"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Universal Protection Service part-time

      Pros

      Friendly coworkers. Friendly staff at location at other business

      Cons

      Supervisors walking on eggshells and they take it out on employees.

      Universal Protection Service2019-03-08
    • "It's a job"

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      Former Employee - Security Officer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Universal Protection Service full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Co workers were a pleasure to work with you. You are able to work for different wake county sites.

      Cons

      Poorly managed, pay needs to be better.

      Universal Protection Service2019-02-17
    • "Good company"

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        Former Employee - Security Officer in Santa Rosa, CA

        I worked at Universal Protection Service part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Management worked with you for life balance

        Cons

        Some jobs were out in the rain

        Universal Protection Service2019-02-02
      • "Decent Security Company"

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        Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Los Angeles, CA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Universal Protection Service full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        Professional security environment with access to accounts at prestigious locations. Positive experience with central office personnel.

        Cons

        Not exclusive to this company, but I did experience a tendency for some people to shift blame or liability for their own errors to others.

        Universal Protection Service2019-01-17
      • "Scamming me out of Sick Pay"

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        Former Employee - Security in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Universal Protection Service full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        Shady security company,was exposed on social media

        Cons

        ViolatesLabor Laws,also likes to be sued for sexual harrassment

        Advice to Management

        None

        Universal Protection Service2019-01-18
      • "Legal Database Administrator"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Universal Protection Service full-time

        Pros

        Terrific people. Opportunity to interact with different departments and co-workers throughout the nation. The company mission was shared and repeated, so everyone could work toward the same goal. Some people had the option to work remotely. Good benefits.

        Cons

        Older software for personnel, that was not intuitive to manipulate to retrieve necessary reporting.

        Advice to Management

        Continue with sharing vision with employees.

        Universal Protection Service2018-10-16
      • "Good"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Universal Protection Service

        Pros

        Decent people, get at a good site and you should be fine.

        Cons

        Contract security so you are not part of the client per se

        Universal Protection Service2018-10-13
      • "Interesting experience"

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        Former Employee - Security Guard in Columbus, OH
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Universal Protection Service part-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Good company to gain some experience in the security industry.

        Cons

        Low pay; can’t leave until your replacement shows up, and sometimes they never do or are late.

        Advice to Management

        Don’t keep employees around that are not dependable!

        Universal Protection Service2018-09-06
      • "Patrol Supervisor"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Universal Protection Service part-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        Officers do not look professional at times.

        Cons

        Management does all they can to assist you.

        Advice to Management

        Promote from within more.

        Universal Protection Service2018-06-05
      • "Good local management"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Universal Protection Service full-time

        Pros

        Flexibility to change schedule and hours.

        Cons

        High expectations for low salary.

        Universal Protection Service2018-03-27
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