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Updated Jun 28, 2014

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3.4 8 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

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Michael A. Kilpatrick

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Behavior Security Tech

    Behavioral Security Tech (Current Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsFlexible schedule - You turn in your available dates every couple of weeks (a few weeks in advance). Full-time is 36 hours a week and you are eligible for benefits. HSS supervisors are nice and seem supportive. Most of the hospital staff are nice and work well with you.

    ConsShifts are 12 hours long. Some times there are no jobs when you are supposed to work so you don't work, making it difficult to meet full-time hours. Some hospitals treat you as if you are less worthy than their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut us to work when we ask to work. Let hospitals know we are educated and deserve to be treated as such.

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    Great place for extra cash but don't count on supporting anyone other than yourself!

    Security Officer (Current Employee)

    ProsIn many areas the work is very easy. Sometimes the most challenging part of the job is staying awake. The turnover is so high it is very easy to get a schedule that matches your family life. For the most part the other officers are very nice and helpful however there are jerks on every job and HSS is no exception. It is a great place to learn how to deal with difficult people. Benefits are not the best but at least you get them. Company likes to promote from within.

    ConsHigh turnover because management just seeks warm bodies to fill positions instead of mature, responsible employees, which is understandable because the pay will not afford the company to acquire high quality employees. Because HSS likes to promote from within, some supervisors have gotten power hungry and big heads. They seem to have forgotten where they came from. Sometimes if your relief is late or doesn’t come, you have to stay on post until someone relieves you. This can really become a problem if you have kids to pick up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend the money to get quality employees. Quality employees will pay for themselves through reduced employee turnover, which I am sure costs the company thousands each month. Change the pay scale. Give offers rankings from 1 to 4 or 5 and pay them accordingly. You currently have kids right out of high school making the same as a 28 year old man with a collage degree. Invest in the person who is more serious about the job, more responsible, and more likely to stick around. How many times have you heard, “You get what you pay for”?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Happy Employee

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay great hours
    nice employees

    ConsNone, pretty positive experience, friendly staff

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    Fascistic, autocratic, low regard of employees needs.

    Security Supervisor (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ (US)

    ProsThere are NO pros to working for this entity.

    ConsShifts dictated by Corporate Office in Denver. Regional managers detached from reality. State Operations Managers aloof an non-caring. HIGH turnover at all client sites.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake some of your own advice in those meaningless online training videos and treat your staff a human beings no expendable cannon foder.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good starting job for security career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work experience for security and report writing

    ConsForced over time can be boring.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Security Officer

    Security Officer (Current Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsGood teamwork within the shift, the ability to rotate different positions throught out the shift.

    Consstarting pay is 12.00 bucks an hour, on the job training was terrible, you do not get a lunch break...you eat when you can. at my facility the only place you can eat is in the office but depending on the supervisor you better not get caught eating in the office. not allowed to have drinking water at your work station. there is a high turnover rate.

    Advice to Senior Managementlook out for your employees, give more support and make it a place people want to work at.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Job is good for a starting work experience but has no room for true growth

    Security Officer (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pay is better than most security companies.

    ConsScheduling is very hard to work with in regards to getting time off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove scheduling department

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    Hss Branch Manager

    Branch Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsHSS always aims to provide the customer with the best quality hire equipment available which results in my job being easier compared to that of branch managers at rival companies.

    ConsHSS can be slow to spot development potential in employees due to the hierarchial management system. Some managers feel threatened if they highlight people with potential

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in mystery shoppers as I think it would improve the service given. This would also i believe lead to best branch managers being flagged up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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