Walden Security

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Walden Security Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    One of a kind!

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    • 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 to become complacent in the field of security

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

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

    Pros

    They always came across in a very positive manner. Very good at compliments

    Cons

    Salaries aren't great poor management skills constantly looking at the bottom line which does not allow management to provide the service they were hired for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who will follow the rules and procedures. Put someone in charge in Charlotte who has the proper knowledge and experience to provide the service for which Walden was hired for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Disgrace: AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!

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

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    COMPANY SEEMS VERY UNORGANIZED

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constantly looking for knives in the back.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8. 1 person 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  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company ever worked for

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

    I have been working at Walden Security

    Pros

    Coworkers are your only pros

    Cons

    Favoritism by management, no raise in 10 years, DON'T care about employees!! SHADY WORK ETHICS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so greedy and take care of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    HORRIBLE SECURITY COMPANY TO WORK FOR IN TEXAS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    CRAP, CRAP, CRAP, CRAP COMPANY!

    Cons

    Plays emotional games with employees, creates and thrives on adversity in the workplace, throws around statements, "i've got tons of experience in security and you don't.", workplace violence incident waiting to happen!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walden Security is full of false promises and wishful thinking. They appear to be very selective about applicants prior to hiring; but then, they just hire anyone with little to no experience. It seemed as if they hired people they could control. They treat employees like chess pieces and play their emotions off one another. There is a great deal of "mom vs. dad" games being played. The employee will always take precedent over anything the manager has to say. The branch office is disorganized. The typical branch contains a general, operations, and human resource manager. The three of them do not seem to discuss anything until after an event happens. You end up getting three different instructions and directions and then are left to determine for yourself which course of action to take. When you do decide to take a course of action; your are blasted for making the wrong choice.
    Be wary of this company's policy on tardiness/absenteeism. If an employee is late; anyone can volunteer to work for them. The DOWNSIDE is the late employee is required to swap time with the person that worked overtime so that all employees get the 40 hours per week and no one earns O/T. This rewards tardiness/absenteeism and causes no one to want to work together.
    Supervisors earn a decent paycheck for the work performed until you realize you fork out nearly $400 per month for medical benefits. Take home pay is about $1300 per month for 40 hours per week.
    Branch management cannot leave well enough alone. If they did not pit employees against one another the company would be a great place to work.
    Overall assessment: THERE ARE MUCH BETTER PLACES TO WORK (CONSIDER MCDONALDS BEFORE WALDEN).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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