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3.1 15 reviews

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Not a bad part time job...

    Security Officer (Former Employee) Las Vegas, NV

    ProsWorked 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.

    ConsManagement seemed disorganized and unreliable at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave better organization for middle management. Institute better and more modern uniforms.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Moderate company to work for

    Security Site Supervisor (Current Employee) Greensboro, NC

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementSend 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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    if you can put up with it, the pay is great.

    Nuclear Security Supervisor (Current Employee)

    ProsWackenhut 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.

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

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    Peon (Current Employee) Gadsden, AL

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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementRealize 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsIt had really long hours.

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