Whelan Security Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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Patrick A. Twardowski
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Pros
  • Good part time job while going to school (in 4 reviews)

  • Overtime was always available when you wanted it (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • In reality, they expected high quality for very low pay and that is how they're growing (in 4 reviews)

  • Lastly, working with other officers and site supervisor is variable depending on the site (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whelan Security

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. It's growing

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    Current Employee - Special Response Officer
    Current Employee - Special Response Officer

    I have been working at Whelan Security

    Pros

    I guess it all depends on the location. There are some locations where you feel like you're downing everytime you clock in and other locations were you feel like you're a part of a family that really cares for you. Luckily I'm at a great site. I love my job and my supervisor. She goes out of her way to help her officers and is always positive and understanding. I know for certain that the upper management listens to the officers and I wonder if any of these other officers have ever sat down and talked to someone in the branch office about their issues? Try that before you bash the company.

    Cons

    The benefits could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to the officers and weigh in their opinions when making decisions that will greatly affect the officers at that site. They are there 40 plus hours a week and are more informed about what is going on and what's possible to do and what is not.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Family based company located in St. Louis Missouri. Good people to work with.

    Current Employee - Security Officer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Whelan Security

    Pros

    Starting pay is $9 to $10 hour, based on site contract.

    Cons

    None that I know of

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Poor

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whelan Security

    Pros

    The job is easy, there isn't much else to say that's good

    Cons

    Too much turn around, over worked and underpaid, don't have a consistent schedule, cheap company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Easy Job, Incredibly Monotonous

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Whelan Security full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Anyone with basic motor skills, the ability to count, read and write at a middle school level, can tell the time and knows what day it is, can do this job.

    The people that work with, are in general, good people.

    There is plenty of overtime available--if you wish to work double shifts and your days off.

    Cons

    Low pay. Weak benefits.
    Next to no training.
    Poor work/life balance
    No PTO. No sick leave.
    Antiquated "Military" stylings
    Unrealistic expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the 21st Century. Lose the military style.
    Better pay/benefits
    PTO & sick leave
    More flexibility in scheduling

  7. Keystone Sekurity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    Something to do while applying for real jobs

    Cons

    They think they can dehumanize complete strangers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whelan prefers low paid entry level flunkies over experienced security officers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Don't work for this company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Whelan Security

    Pros

    None really. They treat their employees like subhumans and act as if the employee should be grateful to be mistreated. They don't have any respect for the employee.

    Cons

    lack of communication, no real chance for advancement. Low wages. Lack of respect for employees. No benefits for real.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop allowing the client service management to treat employees like crap. Be honest with employees. Higher wages and chance for advancement regardless of race and gender.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Security Officer

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Erlanger, KY
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Erlanger, KY

    I worked at Whelan Security full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits were alright, hours were at times flexible, and our site manager was the only person that didn't want to screw over employees.

    Cons

    The whole company looks at you like ants. Whelan allows the companies you are there to secure mistreat their you. Worked there for 2 years and no raises but the district manager kept getting promotions for doing a terrible job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are the back bone of your company, learn to work with them and you wouldn't have to hire so often.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Special response officer

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    Current Employee - Special Response Officer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Special Response Officer in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Whelan Security

    Pros

    Nothing. Good for temporary no career.

    Cons

    Pay, no organization. Lack of professionalism. Everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much to type.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Unless you're white run

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Officer in Canton, MS
    Current Employee - Officer in Canton, MS

    I have been working at Whelan Security

    Pros

    If you work the 3 shift u can sleep all night

    Cons

    I swear all of this is true. Racist supervisors, they can't keep any good worker cause always fire for nothing. White folks get promoted before black folks. White folks get caught sleep nothing happens. Black folks get fired. I hate that I work here but i got to take care of my family. This is not a career job. $9.00 a hour is not enough for the bull we have to do. We've had three different project managers since I been here and they go from bad to worse. The supervisors here are horrible. It's plenty folks here that been here for years but they never get promoted. They fired all the black supervisors and ran off the only black female supervisor and she actually cared about the folks here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come see what is really going on down here. Do a pop up visit, of course everything will look good when you tell someone you coming. We call the report line about the racism and the horrible bosses but nothing get done. What the point of the hot line if the complaints aren't heard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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