Wackenhut Services Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. gaurd

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flex hours and interesting work

    Cons

    low pay and no benes


  2. unprofessional

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Wackenhut Services part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    THE BEST I CAN SAY ABOUT WACKENHUT IS THAT YOUR GIVEN A LITTLE PAYCHECK.

    Cons

    The employee never really know what's going to happen on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Management at Wackenhut should let employee in on hours she's going to work, where, ect.


  3. This company is team oriented with many opportunities for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Fort Gordon, GA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Fort Gordon, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wackenhut Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy the teamwork and the variety in the work day.

    Cons

    This is not a perfect company, but I have no cons presently. I have learned if you don't have nothing good to say, then say nothing at all.

    Advice to Management

    Employees as well as management are two parts to getting the job done. Stay focused on working together for the common goal, not isolating into separate entities.


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  5. Company rating for Wackenhut Services Inc. was a good work experience.

    Former Employee - Labor Relations Manager in Aiken, SC
    Former Employee - Labor Relations Manager in Aiken, SC

    I worked at Wackenhut Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This was an important service provided to the US department of Energy for the protection and security of the site location. This was an important managerial position.

    Cons

    I do not have any negative issues involved with this employment opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    N/A. This is a quality company.


  6. JPSO Good Job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - JPSO in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - JPSO in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wackenhut Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is great and management is engaged

    Cons

    Client is difficult to work for

    Advice to Management

    Try to get client to be more supportive


  7. Crappenhut

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    Former Employee - Security Operations Center Analyst in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Security Operations Center Analyst in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wackenhut Services full-time (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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Wackenhut

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    Current Employee - Armed Nuclear Security Officer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Armed Nuclear Security Officer in Minneapolis, MN
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    listen to subordinates more on issues raised


  9. Helpful (2)

    Do Not Work For WSI

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - JPSO in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - JPSO in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is decent. Job itself is not very stressful.

    Cons

    Management does not care about staff. Morale is extremely low. Supervisors play games with the work schedules and favoritism runs rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees more fairly. WSI corporate office in Florida needs to intervene.


  10. Easy Job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CPO in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - CPO in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has some of the best assignments in the city. This is a great company to work for if you are ex-military or retired polce.

    Cons

    The company has too many supervisors but not enough workers, so workers are occasionally asked to work extra hours above 8 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Please closely monitor the number of hours worked in a two to three day spand. I've known of instances where employees have worked 16 hour days for several days in a row.


  11. Not a bad part time job...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Las Vegas, NV
    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.



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