Wackenhut Services Reviews

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  1. unprofessional

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Wackenhut Services part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    THE BEST I CAN SAY ABOUT WACKENHUT IS THAT YOUR GIVEN A LITTLE PAYCHECK.

    Cons

    The employee never really know what's going to happen on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Management at Wackenhut should let employee in on hours she's going to work, where, ect.


  2. Crappenhut

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    Former Employee - Security Operations Center Analyst in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Security Operations Center Analyst in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wackenhut Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get hired. Great orientation for newbies brings high morale when they start. You feel that you will be a part of a first class team. But that's where it stops. . .

    Cons

    Arrogant people they hire for their leadership positions; while they have a good pool of qualified applicants, alongside, they also hire the worst of the worst for their security positions. During the orientation, the presenter BRAGGED about how big Wackenhut it. Bad reputation within the security industry because of the "take anybody" approach in their hiring. While I was an employee, I saw on NBC news a less-than-flattering account of their nuke plant security program where they caught guards asleep! I don't usually believe everything I see on network news, but as one who was an insider of Wackenhut, that struck close to home as I saw the quality of people they hired.

    Advice to Management

    You want to have a high class company? Stop hiring "just anybody." Raise the standards on all the people you take in and enforce them when hired. You can't have arrogant people in your project management positions and have security officers who are clueless once they take their posts. The client at my last site was less than happy with the new security officers that had come in.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Do Not Work For WSI

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    Former Employee - JPSO in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - JPSO in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is decent. Job itself is not very stressful.

    Cons

    Management does not care about staff. Morale is extremely low. Supervisors play games with the work schedules and favoritism runs rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees more fairly. WSI corporate office in Florida needs to intervene.



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