ACTIVE SECURITY
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Very Postive environment to work in

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I really enjoyed working with the company. The best part of the job was night patrols as I like to check guards doing their job properly at night but at the same time it was the hardest part of job as sometime it was very challenging to find the missing guard at site. The overall working culture was very healthy and I have learnt good management skills from the job.
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Bad management from the start until I left

Getting hired was very simple, and I understand now that they will literally hire anybody with a security license even if they've never done similar work before. We had people working that would work for one day and quit because they weren't able to sit on their phones all shift or sit at a desk and do nothing, so the vetting process wasn't very goodWe had massive pay issues when the company started working this job, every single person from the head supervisor down had their pay wrong, overtime hours missing, it didn't get resolved for over a month. The actual pay itself is fine, but some people may not find that for the stress of the job is worth it.My direct supervisor, the day shift supervisor was a good guy who really looked out for us, the person above him was not good at their role, and didn't seem to have people's best interest in mind. The person in that role actually changed in the 6 months I worked there, and the newer person didn't seem to care either.The work-life balance was fine until they wanted to switch everybody to be on rotating schedules, which for some positions is fine but for security when you really have to know the same people it doesn't really make a whole lot of sense.The job got increasingly difficult because the police did not want to assist anymore or would not bother doing anything upon arrival or following up afterwards, if they showed up at all.Job changed very dynamically, when we started it was all Mobile patrol and some foot patrol, eventually the job changed to being a split of both including walking inside of buildings and not just - 

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Co-workers were fine, driving was straight forward work

Cons

Bad management, bad communication
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Never work for them

Never work for this company. They don’t pay their staff and they pay them less than minimum wage. They expect you to be on call for them and drop everything just to go to work. Whether it be 4 hours and a 2 hour commute or 8 hours and 2 hours commute. They expect you drop everything for them.

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Nothing

Cons

Everything g
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Buenos puestos de trabajo

Una gran empresa de seguridad con personal de buena calidad

Pros

Seguro de vida

Cons

Ninguno
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work

strong company, well established. helpful and help to train new staff, great pay rates, lots of different venues to work on, with different styles of securty requirements
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je n'ai rien à dire de plus sur cette entreprise ce sont des personnes honnêtes et professionnel.

Pros

disponibilité

Cons

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learning and very knowladgeable experience working with this company.

I started me security career with this company. learned a lot of thing from there. worked on different sites like construction, condos, parties, mobile patrolling, parking enforcement etc. Every single time i learned new things. the company staff and supervisor is also very helpful and friendly.

Pros

extra benifits for working well.

Cons

long hours and schedule change frequently.
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Poor communication

Poor communication from management appalling other than that not too bad , don’t supply uniform they make you pay for a tie even shocking! Need better area managers to keep an eye on things and reliable managers

Pros

None

Cons

Poor communication
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workplace

Been with Active for at least 8 weeks, the guys who run this company are honest and if your reliable and flexible, they look after you,not like some other companies could mention

Pros

Great Staff, everyone gets on

Cons

They is no cons if your flexible
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El aerea de trabajo es en un luga donde no es muy peligroso

Es una empresa en la cual hay un buen a!biente de trabajo, paga y todo de acuerdo a la ley y sobre todo son puntuales en el pago y muy eficientes en evaluar al personal

Pros

no

Cons

no
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Undignified Workspace

It's really not an occupation because people are paid so little. Also the environment and conditions under which the services are rendered, are not entirely safe.There are no benefits or any medical allowance

Pros

Payment on time

Cons

Long hours
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Is a good place to start a security carreer

Working for Active Security was a good experience for me. I learned pretty valuable things such as; radio communication skills, write reports and oral reports.

Pros

good place to learn security tasks

Cons

shifts could be tough and compenation could be better
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poor management and poor attitudes in general

overall my experience of this company was intolerable. the Management made constant mistakes and used personal preferences to influence their decisions and the CEO was never informed of any staff complaints not to mention the wages were never correct
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Great hours and company

Whenever I needed extra hours they could always find me a position for the hours I needed. They were even able to find me positions close to home.
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productive and good working

great place to work good company great management and a good team of people. easy going management that look after you and ensure you know what and how to do your job.

Pros

free lunches

Cons

long hours
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professional Security comapny

Enjoyable workplace, Quick and helpful management and friendly co-workers. I applied here with a reference of a friend and enjoyed working with this company.
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Position with ability to grow

walk around contracted properties and make sure everything is safe and sound. I have learned to stay busy at all time, the management I was very professional. The hardest part about this job was to keep a polite tongue.

Pros

Easy work

Cons

No health care
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Active day on the job

Arrive at parking lot. Stand at post. Watch where people park and where they enter. If illegal parking, approach them and ask them to move.

Pros

Outdoors

Cons

Sun
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work experince is good

work day is usually busy, have to attend lot of residents at the front desk work with property managemnt people buliding patrol parking area mangement fire alarm action
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i learn too much experience from Active security

I work in condo with Active security dealing with main fire panel alarm system coordinate with the superintendent if there is any problem in the facility , water leaking or electricity problem respond to emergency alarm deliver the parcel or any delivery pickup to the tenant until 6 pm issuing visitor parking pass permit and call the parking enforcement at 2 00 am decide with the parking enforcement the system of post a fine or ticket to unauthorised viechle checking the parking lot and the storage locker to make sure that every locker is in agood condition and record any break in or water leaking or any upnormal condition to any of the locker using the cell phone in scanning the checking point mark in every location by sequence and submit the patrol report at the end mark after scanning every cheque mark during the patrol and to make sure that the signal of the wifi is strong so ican submit the report doing the security daily log sheet report manualy and by security soft ware closing the garbage shooter at 12 pm and open it at 6 am in every floor from the top to the bottom of the condo close the laundry room and the exercise and the swimming pool and the billiard and recreation room by 10 pm and open at 6 am
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relaxed and proffessional

good company to start off with, good events and good doormen

Pros

free petrol andb iniform equipment

Cons

pa insurance covering everything
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Based on 24 reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture
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