SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Services of America, one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., recently received two awards from the Orange County Register. The first, the Top Workplaces 2012 award, recognizes leading workplaces in Orange County and is given based on surveys from the company's staff. Hundreds of local companies were asked to participate in the event, but only 85 of those companies made the final list. Universal Services of America placed fourth in the "Large Company" category.
The Orange County Register also acknowledged companies with special awards for excellent work in a particular field. Universal was given the Medallion Award in Training for their extensive training programs that provide their employees with opportunities for job growth and advancement.
"I am very fortunate to be part of such an exceptional company and to work with such exceptional people every day," said Scott Naso, Senior Regional Vice President and employee for over 25 years at Universal Services of America. "While the growth of the company has been very remarkable, I feel that even more astounding is Universal's continued commitment and ability to be a better company for both the employees and our clients year after year. There is something truly special about being part of this team; it is something that is not commonly found in most organizations."
Employees were asked to rate their companies based on categories such as fairness, flexibility, benefits and values. Companies with excellent communication and respect for their employees topped the list. Universal knows employees are the cornerstone to their continued success and views them as their most valuable assets. Universal's benefits, training programs, contests and profit-sharing plans are all part of the packages their employees receive. The Orange County Register's Top Workplaces of 2012 award is an honor that Universal Services of America is proud to accept.
"We have ranked in a top category for several years now and have received several awards as well," said Brian Cescolini, Chairman/Co-CEO of Universal Services of America. "And each year I still marvel at our continued success with our employees and how they help us to continue to grow our great company."
"It is truly an honor to be recognized by the Orange County Register as one of the top places to work in Orange County. This award is a testament to all of our employees who work so hard to ensure the company's culture and work environment continues to grow and prosper without losing the key ingredients of what makes us so special," said Steve Jones, COO/Co-CEO of Universal Services of America. "It is our employees' passion and dedication that makes Universal such a unique work environment and enables us to be recognized as a very special place to work."
About Universal Services of America
Founded in 1965, Universal Services of America combines an innovative mix of tradition with cutting edge systems and technology to keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of today's business environments. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., with offices located nationwide, Universal employs hands-on, highly experienced management teams and continuous training to deliver consistent, high quality security solutions. Universal is made up of four unique divisions: Universal Protection Service, which offers a wide range of security professionals for buildings of every type; Universal Building Maintenance, which specializes in green cleaning services for every kind of facility; Universal Security Systems, which provides full-service security systems; and Universal Fire/Life Safety Services, which offers all aspects of emergency preparation. (State licenses: 1003458, 14417, 1025514, 0600, 58361, 11-1376, A2000170). Visit us at: http://www.universalpro.com. Keep up with the latest news at: http://www.universal1965.com.
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