Wackenhut Services Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. gaurd

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wackenhut Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flex hours and interesting work

    Cons

    low pay and no benes

  2. Not a bad part time job...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Wackenhut Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked 3 days a week for 45 hours, so I had 4 days off per week which was nice. 15 hour shift was sometimes very long, but was very nice to have 4 days off.

    Cons

    Management seemed disorganized and unreliable at times.

    Advice to Management

    Have better organization for middle management. Institute better and more modern uniforms.

  3. Moderate company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Site Supervisor in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Security Site Supervisor in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Wackenhut Services

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job are easily attainable with the company. You can move up quickly if you have a willigness to work and have good credientials.

    Cons

    The hours are demanding. Not a good company to work for as sallary in a midle management position. Better to be a site suppervisor of a good contract or a district manager, however midle management does all the work.

    Advice to Management

    Send out more surveys to middle management on how to better improvise operations and efficiancy. Give support to the office staff. Remember bottom line is important but achieved thru the susess of the offices structure.

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  5. if you can put up with it, the pay is great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Supervisor
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Supervisor

    I have been working at Wackenhut Services

    Pros

    Wackenhut pays much better in comparison to other companies in the security field. Job security is very stable due to the nature of the nuclear world and today's security requirements, job security is guarenteed to anyone that wants to work. The job is not that hard and you do not need a college degree to get in the door.

    Cons

    The job is not that challenging and can be very mundane at times. Twelve and a half hour shifts and a schedule that rotates is very hard on any family life. There is very little job recognition for the employees and very little control over your own year end bonus. (The year-end bonus is based on a group or team effort instead of the individuals effort.)

    Advice to Management

    Give your people more recognition and the ability to achieve through some sort of bonus/recognition program.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Think twice and act once

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Peon in Gadsden, AL
    Current Employee - Peon in Gadsden, AL

    I have been working at Wackenhut Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Better pay than other similiar type local companies. The uniforms allowance is decent also.

    Cons

    Management treates entry-level individuals like they dont matter. They need to have better health insurance. Training is terrible. There is little chance of advancement within the company at the local level. No encouragement by supervisors to contact anyone about other positions within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the entry level employees are what help you keep the contracts. If you would treat the employees with the same respect that you expect from them, adequetly train them for their particular positions, and allow them to do their job without micro-management, you would be surprised at the skilled and dedicated individuals you have working for you.

  7. Engaging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wackenhut Services

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Having that job made me feel like I was protecting the public from a possilbe threat.

    Cons

    It had really long hours.

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