Walden Security Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Amy S. Walden
32 Ratings

Pros
  • Even that was 31% lower than comparable contracts in the region (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay does always match workload (in 4 reviews)

  • wage is low which is why it is not for the career minded, but better than minimum wage (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Security officer

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Dunwoody, GA

    I worked at Walden Security full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The courtesy, caring and respect from the secretary and personnel.

    Cons

    That they don't give you the chance to explain about the incident, with the coworker.

    Advice to Management

    Always listen to both parties and then make a decision


  2. Helpful (1)

    Easy Job, But No Raise or Advancement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walden Security

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy Work. You are able to meet new people. Easy Training. 3 days training. Many Hours

    Cons

    Erratic Schedule No raise No advancement Replaceable. You are often looked down on by people.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more security officers to cover posts.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walden Security full-time

    Pros

    It will allow you to know the best way to gain knowledge of the business you are securing

    Cons

    I think that the company should have given the workers more triaing at all sites


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  5. Not bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Walden Security

    Pros

    Depending on what location you work at you can make more money

    Cons

    It's contract work so you only get a raise when and if they put it in the new contract.


  6. it. Benn rewording

    Current Employee - Post Supviser At A Plant in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Post Supviser At A Plant in Dalton, GA

    I have been working at Walden Security full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You learn something new. Every. Day

    Cons

    Not keeping. Staff and. Burning out. The. Staff. That's. There

    Advice to Management

    Don't ware. Out. Your. Good staff


  7. it was poorly managed site.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Walden Security

    Pros

    working at the museum you get to meet alot of people.

    Cons

    Hours and shift weren't consistent,


  8. I'm not sure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walden Security full-time

    Pros

    -easy -decent pay for the job

    Cons

    -poor management -easily boring


  9. Security Officer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walden Security full-time

    Pros

    Patrol industrial and commercial premises, monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees and visitors and write reports of daily activities.

    Cons

    Work can be relatively unsafe, particularly when up against armed criminals.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Do not believe anything this employer tells you!

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Walden Security full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get a job. You get paid. Rarely do you get paid for what you actually work.

    Cons

    They have the most screwed up management team of anybody I have ever worked for. they want you to think they are professional but they are semi-pro at best. They lie about everything. They have written rules but it all depends on which manager you work for as to which rules get enforced and to what extent.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a consultant to figure out how to fix things. Face it, you grew too fast and do not know what the hell you are doing. Get a clue. Quit focusing on the money--you have a lot of peoples lives hanging in the balance every time you guys screw up. Lose an account and screw over an entire team of people--do you not have a conscience? Do you not have a soul? My observation is that it is all about MONEY. Sad, sad, sad. You should have found God before you went into business because now it is too late.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Walden's wage policy. Writer: "Publius".

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    Current Employee - Security Officer Post Patrol With Some Access Control in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Security Officer Post Patrol With Some Access Control in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Walden Security

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In the "new economy" Walden is a viable alternative to other low-end work such as food service or retail and some posts pay somewhat more than those other alternatives. Recent events and announcements in retail, however, will isolate Walden if it doesn't keep up.

    Cons

    Many to most posts pay at or near minimum wage, often to first-job applicants. Question the wisdom of paying those entrusted with the first level protection of people and property to entry level personnel of unknown honesty and diligence making minimum wage. This is a recipe for theft. Further, there is no wage advancement for merit or longevity. The only ways to advance are changing posts or seeking work elsewhere, resulting in high turnover and thus training officers for better paying security providers.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit former military and public safety and pay them an adequate wage with at least a cost of living escalator built in negotiated into Walden's contracts. That would constitute "Setting the Standard by Setting The Example". More next time.



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