Whelan Security Reviews

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Patrick A. Twardowski
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    Great Company, Very bad Pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patrol in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Patrol in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at Whelan Security full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Positive Outlook
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    Pros

    There are many Pros with Whelan Security. Very flexible shifts. Great management, Great contracts, easy going staff to work with. Great hours. I couldn't say enough about all the above mentioned.

    Cons

    The one and only Con...the pay. I've been with the company for 5 years....and i make $8.70/hr. I'm married with a family. We struggle just to make it to pay check to pay check. I checked on 2 local competing security companies just in the same city i live in. 1 company starts at $12.95/hr and tops out at $19.50....with no prior experience required...unarmed security.... The 2nd company starts at $10/hr and peaks around $15 after 3-4 yrs....and here at whelan.....after 5 years .I'm making $8.70...and I'm a patrol officer . Something needs to change in my opinion its hard to stay with a company with such low wages.

    Advice to Management

    none...Great Management


Whelan Security Interviews

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    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Whelan Security.

    Interview

    They called me a few days after I submitted application. I had a phone interview and was asked to come in for interview. I met with regional HR manager and basically just talked through my resume, no actual formal questions were asked.

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Whelan Security Awards & Accolades

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Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military Winner , CivilianJobs.com, 2014
Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military Winner , CivilianJobs.com, 2013
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Additional Info

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Website www.whelansecurity.com
Headquarters Saint Louis, MO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1949
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Whelan Security is a privately-held, family-owned security firm providing contract security services to corporate headquarters, commercial real estate properties, financial institutions, educational campuses, industrial facilities, and sensitive government facilities throughout the United States. At Whelan Security, we are passionate about our employees. We believe in ... More

Mission: To Deliver Maximum Value to Our Customers

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