Akal Security Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
9 Reviews

3.3
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Loved it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Director
    Current Employee - Division Director

    I have been working at Akal Security full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They are genuinely concerned about doing the right thing. They treat their employees fairly and at the same time, work to satisfy their clients. They have an employee hotline where employees can voice their concerns and it goes directly to the top. They have a management team named "Paying People Properly" because they are concerned with getting payroll issues fixed ASAP.

    Cons

    Like any government contract security company, they are restricted by trying to find a balance between winning the contract with a competitive price, and providing good service for that price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good pay Crap company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Guard  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Akal Security full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay. Made more work for them then any other security job. They also has alot of overtime so pay wasn't a problem.

    Cons

    TO MUCH MANDATORY OVERTIME. Supervisors treat you like crap. Always looking for a reason to fire you. Not a good company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not fire someone who had a LITTLE car accident after you made that person work 3 overtime shifts in 1 week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    average company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Akal Security full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    work load, above what should be expected of a supervisor, annual salary below national levels.

    Cons

    work load, above what should be expected of a supervisor, annual salary below national levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employee complaints.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Work with some great people. Management is is not employee friendly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akal Security as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Work with very professional people.

    Cons

    Akal has no concern with the welfare of the employees.employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more employee friendly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Akal; providing security for employees in the security profession

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

    I have been working at Akal Security

    Pros

    well managed and structured. Internal communication was outstanding and didn't leave the employees with an "out of synch" feeling. Management, especially the company heads, conveyed a true sense of concern for every employees well being. They were underbid for this years contract at the site i am employed and without exception, every employee here would like to see them return. The old saying "you don't know how good you have it........" definitely applies to this company. Payroll was always immaculate . Schedules were always fair, and the equipment was never shoddy or inferior. I would highly reccomend this company to someone considering work in this field.

    Cons

    only that I don't work for them anymore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none. They lost this contract through no fault of their own. The competition underbid and have definitely proven to be "cheaper" all around

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator  in  Chandigarh (India)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Chandigarh (India)

    I have been working at Akal Security full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All Pros Nothing is bad in this Company

    Cons

    Nothing is bad in this Company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Will Provide If I have any

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    I had poor experiences with this organization.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Court Security Officer
    Former Employee - Court Security Officer

    I worked at Akal Security full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Compensation for this job is very good; most of coworkers are of excellent character.

    Cons

    Management has its downside and requests for information are ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    CSO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akal Security part-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Hours required to wok after scheduled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a hiring practice that does not involve a 6 to 9 month duration. Do not wait until there is a confirmed vacancy to hire someone as a replacement!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Akal is a good place to work

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

    I have been working at Akal Security

    Pros

    I am given respect as an individual and respect as a professional. I can reach who ever I need to at the corporate office, and they are helpful and attentive.

    Cons

    Contracts are all with US government, and so there is a risk of changing companies every 4-5 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your personnel communication is a great strength and support to the field. Do more of it

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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