Walden Security

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Walden Security Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    One of a kind!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Walden Security full-time

    Pros

    The company culture is warm and welcoming with friendly people that are willing to help whenever you need them. Your success with the company is based on what you contribute. If you work hard and try to make an impact, you truly can. Lots of perks, competitive company healthcare benefits, PTO, scholarship programs (for you and your children) and monthly birthday celebrations to name a few.

    Cons

    I wish I would've started here sooner!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is tremendous and although there are some cultural growing pains (due to rapid growth), overall, I couldn't be happier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    HOW NOT TO RUN A SECURITY COMPANY

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Walden Security full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation was fair. Leadership was never there. There was no culture

    Cons

    You cannot run a security company from another state with no knowledge of the state or city where your trying to establish a good company. Upper management should be in Charlotte Not in Tenn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some people in upper management who knows about security. Being in the Marines does not make you an expert in the security field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Poor Pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Walden Security full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Experience in the security industry will hire anybody that wants that experience

    Cons

    Management don't offer you a bottle of water during Orientation (Unpaid) 2 days then they want you to be there from 8 am to 5. They did not offer lunch for their new employees. We had to go buy our own lunch Downtown Chattanooga Area (Traffic) And the also Charge you $25.00 for wearing their uniforms.I thought company's that you work for offer free uniforms.. Where do they do that at. Pay is horrible minimum wage 7.25

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of employees share the wealth by paying employees more money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Disconnect between office and sites

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walden Security

    Pros

    Good first security job to get experience. If you are looking for a job it is better than the unemployment line.

    Cons

    The office doesn't know the struggles of the sites, all it sees is numbers. Most are understaffed and underpaid. Do not bother getting health insurance from them. It cost a lot and doesn't cover much, not to mention you won't even get a insurance card.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees. Find out why there is a high turnover rate at all of your sites.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Constantly looking for knives in the back.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Security Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Walden Security full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay was better than most contract security companies. That was only at the cdc. Even that was 31% lower than comparable contracts in the region.

    Cons

    The management team does a poor job of training new officers, often turning them over to other officers to train them so that bad habits are passed on instead of the proper way to do the job. The supervisors are not able to learn the posts due to the administrative demands placed on them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the Training Supervisor actually train people instead of just making sure the paperwork is right for governmental purposes. Also, quit trying squeeze every penny you can from the money that should go to the officer's health insurance. That is one of the reasons that Walden lost the cdc contract. Mike Walden got too greedy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disgrace: AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Walden Security full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    coworkers, some work sites, tuition reimbursement for school is okay, get to meet some interesting people depending on your given site

    Cons

    Obama;elevator;CDC = Walden, NO chances of advancement, if your lucky enough to become a supervisor you will only get 25 cents more, THEY JUST CANCELLED ALL HOLIDAY PAY, no appreciation at all if you work overtime, no recognition of hard work, superiors do not look out for their team at all they only cover their own butts, not paid during your training course, never have the proper equipment to run a site efficiently, they will hire almost anyone no matter what experience they have because the turnover is the highest I have ever seen in a company, they keep losing accounts to rival companies, no one will ever appreciate the hard work you do even if you go way above and beyond the call of duty; not even a "thank you", doesn't matter if you have a college degree or anything you will only start at the base pay around ten bucks, and other reasons too long to type.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to your deserving officers for ACTUAL raises, bring back paid holidays, take care of your employees, stop cutting corners, get direct deposit fixed, fix your pay rates that are promised to employees upon time of hire, and stop messing up on every single thing and given detail and find people who can actually perform your jobs correctly!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok company with bad benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Walden Security full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It has the same schedule every week

    Cons

    Bad benefits, low pay, no chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give good employees room to advance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was horrible. It is the worst company I ever worked for.I worked at Walden security Charlotte for over two years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Walden Security full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I can't think of one. Not one good thing about the company

    Cons

    You can work your tail off and never get advancement or a raise. The company has no moral. They treat the employees like crap then replace you when you disagree with their actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be trained better. Advancement should come within not whoever suits them. Better pay and benefits. Better communication. Rotating hours instead of the same individuals always having to work weekends and odd hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    COMPANY SEEMS VERY UNORGANIZED

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

    I worked at Walden Security full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I work here because they took over my compnay's contract and expected a better company but they are very disorganized

    Cons

    No pay raise, no paid holidays, Management doesn't respond to needs in timely manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    INCREASE PAY Over time Those whom been with the company longer than others should make more. Stop putting so much work on Supervisors and LET THE OFFICER READ A NEWSPAPER without being written up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Substantial job stability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in West Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - Security Officer in West Gastonia, NC

    I have been working at Walden Security full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, superb account manager

    Cons

    No discretion in hiring substandard employees. Rapid turnover in upper management, healthcare benefits substandard. Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as the valuable asset they are

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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