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If you’re personable, in good health and have a keen eye for detail, a security job could be a really good fit for you.

Security guards have shared on Breakroom what it’s really like to work for the security companies they’re employed at.

Find out all about what it’s like to work at a security company.

We’re going to go through the best security companies to work for, as rated by real security guards.

Here’s what we’ll be covering:

Let’s start with the list. Here are the best rated security companies to work at.

Best security guard employers with 10+ reviews

  1. 1

    Gatwick Airport

    Breakroom Rating based on 15 job reviews

    8.6/10
    What is this?
    • Yes. People get paid breaks

      Excellent
    • People recommend working with their team

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Aircraft marshalling and wildlife control

    Airfield operations controller, June 2020

    Worst thing

    The hours and shifts. Sounds crazy but it can screw up weekends when you’re working

    Security patrol, July 2020

    See what 15 people said
    about jobs at Gatwick Airport

  2. 2

    Heathrow Airport

    Breakroom Rating based on 13 job reviews

    8.5/10
    What is this?
    • People find it easy to change shifts

      Excellent
    • Most people don’t feel stressed here

      Good

    Best thing

    My collegues

    Security officer, December 2019

    Worst thing

    Feel like just a number

    Security officer, October 2020

    See what 13 people said
    about jobs at Heathrow Airport

  3. 3=

    BAE Systems

    Breakroom Rating based on 18 job reviews

    8.2/10
    What is this?
    • Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Excellent
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good

    Best thing

    it's challenging and limit pushing.

    Aircraft technician, October 2020

    Worst thing

    Constantly justifying our work.

    Lead Quality Engineer, May 2020

    See what 18 people said
    about jobs at BAE Systems

  4. 3=

    Rolls Royce

    Breakroom Rating based on 32 job reviews

    8.2/10
    What is this?
    • People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Excellent
    • No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Work mates

    Sander, April 2020

    Worst thing

    Can be frustrating as it is a global company

    Quality engineer, February 2020

    See what 32 people said
    about jobs at Rolls Royce

  5. 3=

    Airbus

    Breakroom Rating based on 16 job reviews

    8.2/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • Most people don’t feel stressed here

      Good

    Best thing

    Shift times, people, the job

    Aircraft fitter, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Early start on a morning shift

    Aircraft assembly, May 2020

    See what 16 people said
    about jobs at Airbus

  6. 6

    Sky

    Breakroom Rating based on 29 job reviews

    8.1/10
    What is this?
    • People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Excellent
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent

    Best thing

    People, sence of freedom and benefits

    Engineer, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Being rushed all the time ,changing the bonus every 2 years making it harder to get

    Engineer, March 2020

    See what 29 people said
    about jobs at Sky

  7. 7

    EDF Energy

    Breakroom Rating based on 19 job reviews

    7.9/10
    What is this?
    • Usually. Most people get paid breaks

      Good
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good

    Best thing

    I finish at 4pm

    Pwv operative, April 2020

    Worst thing

    Customers

    Customer service advisor, August 2020

    See what 19 people said
    about jobs at EDF Energy

  8. 8=

    Siemens

    Breakroom Rating based on 12 job reviews

    7.8/10
    What is this?
    • Yes. People get paid breaks

      Excellent
    • Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Interesting, flexible, travel

    Principal traffic engineer, April 2020

    Worst thing

    Pay and training on new equipment

    Maintenance technician, June 2020

    See what 12 people said
    about jobs at Siemens

  9. 8=

    Transport for London

    Breakroom Rating based on 25 job reviews

    7.8/10
    What is this?
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent
    • Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Freedom and ability to make decisions

    Electrical engineer, April 2020

    Worst thing

    Sometime the consecutive days

    Customer service, November 2019

    See what 25 people said
    about jobs at Transport for London

  10. 10

    Warburtons

    Breakroom Rating based on 20 job reviews

    7.7/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Good
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent

    Best thing

    The people who I work with

    Distribution, March 2020

    Worst thing

    No communication
    No communication

    Bakery operative, August 2020

    See what 20 people said
    about jobs at Warburtons

  11. 11=

    BT

    Breakroom Rating based on 34 job reviews

    7.6/10
    What is this?
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good

    Best thing

    Strictly 9-5, not as much stress. As long as the work gets done and the customer is happy, everything runs smoothly. Managers respect you and your work, keep you well informed and the perks are great.

    Customer services engineer, January 2020

    Worst thing

    It’s very mentally demanding

    Customer advisor, September 2020

    See what 34 people said
    about jobs at BT

  12. 11=

    IKEA

    Breakroom Rating based on 41 job reviews

    7.6/10
    What is this?
    • People recommend working with their team

      Excellent
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Pay and perks

    Food co worker, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Being put on shift with people who don't know what they're doing or aren't motivated by the job at all and are lazy, having to book holiday so far in advance , no routine

    Co worker, December 2019

    See what 41 people said
    about jobs at IKEA

  13. 13

    Center Parcs

    Breakroom Rating based on 14 job reviews

    7.5/10
    What is this?
    • Most people find it easy to change shifts

      Good
    • People get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Job satisfaction, perks

    Restaurant manager, September 2020

    Worst thing

    Having to clean trashed villa's when people leave them

    House keeping, August 2020

    See what 14 people said
    about jobs at Center Parcs

  14. 14=

    Capita

    Breakroom Rating based on 29 job reviews

    7.2/10
    What is this?
    • Most people find it easy to change shifts

      Good
    • Usually. Most people get paid breaks

      Good

    Best thing

    The hours which work around school times

    Customer service advisor, February 2020

    Worst thing

    Being moved between departments with insufficient training

    Call centre employee, July 2020

    See what 29 people said
    about jobs at Capita

  15. 14=

    Barclays

    Breakroom Rating based on 16 job reviews

    7.2/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • People get proper breaks

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Pay, training, colleague wellbeing

    Customer service executive, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Occasional heavy workload

    Analyst, August 2020

    See what 16 people said
    about jobs at Barclays

  16. 14=

    John Lewis & Partners

    Breakroom Rating based on 94 job reviews

    7.2/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • People get proper breaks

      Excellent

    Best thing

    The people I work with

    Catering assistant, September 2019

    Worst thing

    Being on my feet all day

    Catering assistant, September 2019

    See what 94 people said
    about jobs at John Lewis & Partners

  17. 17

    Aldi

    Breakroom Rating based on 654 job reviews

    7.0/10
    What is this?
    • People get proper breaks

      Excellent
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    The pay

    Store assistant, October 2019

    Worst thing

    Working weekends quite often

    Cashier, November 2019

    See what 654 people said
    about jobs at Aldi

  18. 18

    2 Sisters Food Group

    Breakroom Rating based on 18 job reviews

    6.8/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Good
    • Only some people recommend working with their team

      Not great

    Best thing

    I'm good at it and can be relied on to do 2 peoples jobs at once and thats an understatement, so I can get away with murder for now

    Line assistant, August 2020

    Worst thing

    The working environment/atmosphere

    Machine operator, August 2020

    See what 18 people said
    about jobs at 2 Sisters Food Group

  19. 19

    Royal Mail

    Breakroom Rating based on 398 job reviews

    6.6/10
    What is this?
    • Yes. People get proper sick pay

      Excellent
    • Most people find it hard to change shifts

      Not great

    Best thing

    Being out on your own talking to the public

    Postman, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Constant changes of strategy they do not work over paid ceo

    Postman, March 2020

    See what 398 people said
    about jobs at Royal Mail

  20. 20=

    OCS

    Breakroom Rating based on 14 job reviews

    6.5/10
    What is this?
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good
    • Most people don't get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Not great

    Best thing

    Workmates
    Steady hours
    Holiday/sick pay

    Birmingham, July 2020

    Worst thing

    the money

    Aircraft cleaner, July 2020

    See what 14 people said
    about jobs at OCS

  21. 20=

    Sainsbury’s

    Breakroom Rating based on 449 job reviews

    6.5/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Not great

    Best thing

    Meeting people

    Customer experience, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Lazy Management
    Lying to staff
    Cliques
    Double standards
    Lack of progression
    Shift management
    Holiday management
    Lack of staff

    Trading assistant, July 2020

    See what 449 people said
    about jobs at Sainsbury’s

  22. 22

    NHS

    Breakroom Rating based on 2164 job reviews

    6.3/10
    What is this?
    • Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Excellent
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Being paid and getting a degree from it

    Biomedical associate, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Too much expected from employer

    Hca, September 2020

    See what 2164 people said
    about jobs at NHS

  23. 23=

    Atalian Servest

    Breakroom Rating based on 14 job reviews

    6.2/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Good
    • Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

      Not great

    Best thing

    Free drinks/good breaks

    Hygiene operative, September 2020

    Worst thing

    trying to find staff to cover shifts

    Security manager, July 2020

    See what 14 people said
    about jobs at Atalian Servest

  24. 23=

    JD Wetherspoon

    Breakroom Rating based on 173 job reviews

    6.2/10
    What is this?
    • Most people find it easy to change shifts

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    I love interacting with the customers, I love my team, I love that I am good at it

    Associate, December 2019

    Worst thing

    Repetition can get boring sometimes

    Kitchen associate, November 2019

    See what 173 people said
    about jobs at JD Wetherspoon

  25. 23=

    Amazon

    Breakroom Rating based on 200 job reviews

    6.2/10
    What is this?
    • Most people find it easy to change shifts

      Good
    • Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Not great

    Best thing

    4 day week, clock in clock out , no stress , very organised

    Associate, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Working in a warehouse

    Problem solver, February 2020

    See what 200 people said
    about jobs at Amazon

  26. 26=

    Mitie

    Breakroom Rating based on 43 job reviews

    6.1/10
    What is this?
    • Most people don’t feel stressed here

      Good
    • No. People don’t get proper sick pay

      Bad

    Best thing

    On nights I can type up my open university degree whilst getting paid which is mad!

    Security guard, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Dealing with violence and aggressive people and having to psyically restrain them because of there mental health ,long hours , no down time

    Hospital security supervisor, June 2020

    See what 43 people said
    about jobs at Mitie

  27. 26=

    Tesco

    Breakroom Rating based on 953 job reviews

    6.1/10
    What is this?
    • Most people find it easy to change shifts

      Good
    • Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

      Not great

    Best thing

    Pay and perks

    Warehouse associate, September 2020

    Worst thing

    The lack of staff

    Customer assistant, March 2020

    See what 953 people said
    about jobs at Tesco

  28. 28

    Wincanton

    Breakroom Rating based on 39 job reviews

    6.0/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get proper breaks

      Good
    • Only some people recommend working with their team

      Not great

    Best thing

    Getting paid every 4 weeks

    Warehouse colleague, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Being told what to do by people that don't know what they are doing.

    Flt driver, July 2020

    See what 39 people said
    about jobs at Wincanton

  29. 29

    Kuehne + Nagel

    Breakroom Rating based on 11 job reviews

    5.9/10
    What is this?
    • Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    The hours Monday to Friday

    Freight accounts, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Management are under qualified for there roles

    Transport clerk, March 2020

    See what 11 people said
    about jobs at Kuehne + Nagel

  30. 30=

    Asda

    Breakroom Rating based on 539 job reviews

    5.8/10
    What is this?
    • Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Good
    • Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

      Not great

    Best thing

    Variety

    Section leader, March 2020

    Worst thing

    can be unfair at times, want one person to be spread too thinly now

    Service colleague, September 2020

    See what 539 people said
    about jobs at Asda

  31. 30=

    Boots

    Breakroom Rating based on 174 job reviews

    5.8/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Colleagues

    Customer advisor, September 2020

    Worst thing

    Not getting the shift I need and personal development could be a lot better

    Hgv, July 2020

    See what 174 people said
    about jobs at Boots

  32. 30=

    Britannia Hotels

    Breakroom Rating based on 13 job reviews

    5.8/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Bad

    Best thing

    There are some great people where I work

    Sales co-ordinator, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Healing with horrible people

    Night manager, November 2019

    See what 13 people said
    about jobs at Britannia Hotels

  33. 33=

    Arnold Clark

    Breakroom Rating based on 40 job reviews

    5.7/10
    What is this?
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent
    • No. People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    Everyone is so helpful! All of my collegues are absolutely fantastic! We look after each other no matter the situation. We share out the work evenly and our manager is fantastic! Helped me out so many times!

    Driver/valet, September 2020

    Worst thing

    Really dirty vehicles

    Driver supervisor, July 2020

    See what 40 people said
    about jobs at Arnold Clark

  34. 33=

    Halfords

    Breakroom Rating based on 47 job reviews

    5.7/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get proper breaks

      Good
    • Only some people recommend working with their team

      Not great

    Best thing

    I enjoy retail, management and products we sell

    Store manager, December 2019

    Worst thing

    Fitting out in the rain and bad weather

    Sales advisor, November 2019

    See what 47 people said
    about jobs at Halfords

  35. 35=

    Morrisons

    Breakroom Rating based on 332 job reviews

    5.6/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • No. People don’t get paid breaks

      Bad

    Best thing

    Learning new knife skills and talking to other people

    Fishmonger, July 2020

    Worst thing

    The rotas changing and lack of notice

    Customer assistant, November 2019

    See what 332 people said
    about jobs at Morrisons

  36. 35=

    ISS

    Breakroom Rating based on 13 job reviews

    5.6/10
    What is this?
    • Most people find it easy to change shifts

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    The team i work with is awesome

    Security and carpark officer, November 2019

    Worst thing

    Staff cuts and work pressure

    Healthcare cleaning supervisor, March 2020

    See what 13 people said
    about jobs at ISS

  37. 35=

    Sodexo

    Breakroom Rating based on 39 job reviews

    5.6/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Good
    • Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

      Not great

    Best thing

    Co workers

    Cleaner, September 2020

    Worst thing

    Working Sunday nighta

    Cleaner, July 2020

    See what 39 people said
    about jobs at Sodexo

  38. 35=

    G4S

    Breakroom Rating based on 56 job reviews

    5.6/10
    What is this?
    • Yes. People get paid breaks

      Excellent
    • Most people find it hard to change shifts

      Not great

    Best thing

    Freedom of the roads, workmates

    Mobile response driver, October 2020

    Worst thing

    Working conditions and lack of uniform

    Steward, July 2020

    See what 56 people said
    about jobs at G4S

  39. 39=

    Travelodge

    Breakroom Rating based on 18 job reviews

    5.5/10
    What is this?
    • Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Fellow team members

    Reception team member, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Hours

    Hotel manager, June 2020

    See what 18 people said
    about jobs at Travelodge

  40. 39=

    Serco

    Breakroom Rating based on 19 job reviews

    5.5/10
    What is this?
    • Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Excellent
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Secure job

    Detainee custody officer, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Lack of enthusiasm from other employees

    Swimming teacher, July 2020

    See what 19 people said
    about jobs at Serco

  41. 41=

    William Hill

    Breakroom Rating based on 102 job reviews

    5.4/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • Only some people recommend working with their team

      Not great

    Best thing

    Job itself and colleagues

    Customer experience assistant, October 2019

    Worst thing

    The boredom they do very little to encourage talent and to go on to become a better employee and also the company has never done anything to address the large turnover of staff

    Customer experience manager, October 2019

    See what 102 people said
    about jobs at William Hill

  42. 41=

    Yodel

    Breakroom Rating based on 21 job reviews

    5.4/10
    What is this?
    • Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Good
    • Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

      Not great

    Best thing

    People I work with

    Manager, October 2020

    Worst thing

    Long days and 1 certain manager

    Driver, July 2020

    See what 21 people said
    about jobs at Yodel

  43. 43=

    Compass Group

    Breakroom Rating based on 55 job reviews

    5.3/10
    What is this?
    • Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    Meeting new and interesting people

    Coffee shop supervisor, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Being to relyed on

    Sous chef, July 2020

    See what 55 people said
    about jobs at Compass Group

  44. 43=

    B&M

    Breakroom Rating based on 98 job reviews

    5.3/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get proper breaks

      Good
    • Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

      Not great

    Best thing

    A few new friends through staff

    Customer service supervisor, August 2020

    Worst thing

    High expectations

    Replenishment, August 2020

    See what 98 people said
    about jobs at B&M

  45. 43=

    Interserve

    Breakroom Rating based on 13 job reviews

    5.3/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

      Not great

    Best thing

    Set hours
    Decent team

    Catering assistant, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Long hours

    Security officer, July 2020

    See what 13 people said
    about jobs at Interserve

  46. 46

    Greene King

    Breakroom Rating based on 79 job reviews

    5.0/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • Most people find it hard to change shifts

      Not great

    Best thing

    The people

    Assistant manager, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Head office only care about money and labour leaving us understsffed

    Chef, December 2019

    See what 79 people said
    about jobs at Greene King

  47. 47

    Bupa

    Breakroom Rating based on 19 job reviews

    4.5/10
    What is this?
    • Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Good
    • Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

      Not great

    Best thing

    Caring for the residents

    Senior care assistant, October 2020

    Worst thing

    Staff and the structure

    Unit manager, July 2020

    See what 19 people said
    about jobs at Bupa

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