Walden Security Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Amy S. Walden
36 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. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walden Security full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have worked for Walden Security for over 6 years and the Nashville branch.office has great people in the office and operations manager Beth Williams is one of the best I know. I have been very fortunate to have opportunities to work at different sites and positions. Payrates are better than most that I have encountered.

    Cons

    In Memphis area where I now live they have few posts and few advancement opportunities available.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get more of.a foot in the door in Memphis area.


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    Communication Not So Great

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can find the right post doing what you want to do you might have a somewhat easy job! Plenty opportunities for overtime!

    Cons

    They don't care how good of a worker you've been or how many times you came in when they called you. If you mess up you're gone. Plus not being able to leave until your relief shows up can have you staying over 8 hours when you got something to do. Also you don't get paid for the 2 day orientation/training

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your good workers.


  3. Providing great Customer service *Writting our Daily Reports on a ODR-(Operation Daily Report) monitoring what we do th

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People here are great, they welcome you with open arms, they train you well.

    Cons

    You dont get a raise.


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  5. The people at the offices are Very friendly

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quick and easy money. You can get as many hours as u can manage. You don't have to have very much experience.

    Cons

    They have so many accounts sometimes you can be left behind or forgotten about. So u have to do a lot of reminding.


  6. Security officer

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Dunwoody, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


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    Easy Job, But No Raise or Advancement

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  8. terrible

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walden Security (Less than a year)

    Pros

    over time and a chance to be trained on several locations

    Cons

    poor manage management, low pay rate

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees better


  9. SUBSTANDARD COMPANY

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in West Gastonia, NC
    Former Employee - Security Officer in West Gastonia, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are desperate to make $1 above minimum wage.

    Cons

    Poor Management, pay is slightly above minimum wage, no increases claiming the client does not provide it in contract, questionable erroneous deductions from pay, employees are treated very poorly, no outreach, benefits dropped without warning, benefits promised on website are non-existent, very dishonest company.

    Advice to Management

    Losing eleven accounts in July 2015 should be a wake-up call to Mike and Amy Walden. After all the lawsuits that comes up online...guess it won't matter


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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


  11. Not bad

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    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.



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