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JPSO Good Job

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Current Employee - JPSO  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - JPSO in Washington, DC

I have been working at Wackenhut Services full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Pay is great and management is engaged

Cons

Client is difficult to work for

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to get client to be more supportive

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Crappenhut

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    Former Employee - Security Operations Center Analyst  in  Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Security Operations Center Analyst in Dulles, VA

    I worked at Wackenhut Services full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Wackenhut

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    Current Employee - Armed Nuclear Security Officer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Armed Nuclear Security Officer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Wackenhut Services

    Pros

    Good benefits, union, pay, only work 14 days a month. 48/36 schedule.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts, management not aligned with policies and procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to subordinates more on issues raised

    No opinion of CEO
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