Whelan Security Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Patrick A. Twardowski
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Pros
  • Good part time job while going to school (in 4 reviews)

  • Stability, good benefits, and pay (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, low pay, headache, and can't keep a site (in 4 reviews)

  • The site supervisor has his 'favorites' (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Anonymous

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Whelan Security

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

    Pros

    As a family owned business for over 65 years it is clear from the first interview that to maintain their image as professionals in the Security industry, integrity, respect, caring for real people with real lives and a goal of always doing the right thing is apparent. Senior leadership are focused on company goals no doubt yet will open their minds and hearts to listen to and interact with every level if the organization. I've made the right choice to join this team!

    Cons

    Hiring process warranted based on company goals but too long and costly for hourly level positions. Brainstorm for solutions. Evaluate vacation/sick time policies as a way to balance salary level and retention.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct annual market pricing in like industries to stay competitive. Increase focus on retention through positive interactions at mid manager/supervisory levels.

    Whelan Security Response

    Jul 29, 2015 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to review our organization. We appreciate your thoughtful remarks regarding your positive experience at Whelan and we will share your advice to management with the ... More


  2. Security Supervisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Supervisor in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - Security Supervisor in West Valley City, UT

    I have been working at Whelan Security

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overtime, excellent co-workers, excellent client to work with.

    Cons

    Lousy Management, no employee empathy. Can't/won't hire enough employees

    Advice to Management

    Hire people faster, allow Sgts and above to screen applicants to weed out people who can't do the job

    Whelan Security Response

    Jul 29, 2015 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of Whelan. As a Security Supervisor, your leadership and flexibility are greatly valued by our organization. We appreciate your candid remarks and ... More


  3. Security Officer

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

    I worked at Whelan Security full-time

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

    Pros

    Great location, was able to work extra to include the superbowl in Arlington. Good testing for certification before put on the job

    Cons

    Pay was on the lower side, especially some of the un desirable locations.

    Whelan Security Response

    Jul 20, 2015 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to review our organization! We are happy to hear that you appreciate the opportunities for training and professional development within the company and that you had such ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor Assistant in Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - Supervisor Assistant in Corvallis, OR

    I worked at Whelan Security (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    flexible and have a good reputation

    Cons

    long time standing no matter the weather


  6. Helpful (1)

    Security Officer

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

    I have been working at Whelan Security

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

    Pros

    This was a great decision to work here. The people I work with are fair and honest, and I really enjoy my site. The pay is fair, and I feel like my supervisors and managers, and the people in the office listen to me.

    Cons

    I haven't really run acrost anything yet

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    Whelan Security Response

    Jul 10, 2015 – Marketing Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to review our organization. We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed your experience as a Whelan team member and that you feel like local management listens and ... More


  7. Bad choice

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers plenty of overtime

    Cons

    Management doesn't care your just a number and an easily replacable one at that that. Wages start commonly between 7.65-10.00 you pretty much have to marry into the tradowski family if you want to get in to upper management you can work for the company for 10+ years and never get a slot as a site supervisor if you want medical insurance it will cost half your check

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within pay officer a decent liveing wage your officers are the company's life blood stop treating them as if you don't care


  8. Helpful (1)

    Site Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Site Supervisor in South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Security Site Supervisor in South Houston, TX

    I have been working at Whelan Security (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are self-motivated then you may like this job. Lots of interactions with people

    Cons

    You are not paid for the amount of work you do. No sense of autonomy

    Advice to Management

    increase supervisor's pay. Hire people that truly understand what it means to be an officer.

    Whelan Security Response

    Jul 2, 2015 – Marketing Manager

    Thanks for submitting a review of our organization. We are happy to hear that you enjoy interacting with team members and guests at your site. We agree that employee selection standards are a ... More


  9. Great Culture

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

    I have been working at Whelan Security full-time

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

    Pros

    It's about the people. What I have seen is true care and concern for the employees. Very refreshing to be in this environment

    Cons

    I have not experienced anything poor with this organization

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the people. It is so much appreciated.

    Whelan Security Response

    Jul 2, 2015 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review our organization. We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed such a positive experience as a Whelan team member. Culture has always been a vital ... More


  10. Poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Whelan Security (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours and i liked the site i worked at

    Cons

    Horrible management don't work with there employees

    Advice to Management

    Work more with there employees


  11. Long hours and management turnover

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Treat there officers very well for the most part. They hire people who seem to care about their workers.

    Cons

    They work there office staff to the bone and its noticed by clients. They tend to go through a operations manager or Client service manager once a year. The last one I had always looked exhausted and would make comments about 90 hour a week work weeks. He also would tell me that he did not get any sleep because the phone would ring non stop. I went through 3 managers the entire time I was with the company. It was bad because any time you needed to get something done, they would never get back to you , or would forget because they would have so much going on. They need to hire more management (as weird as that sounds.

    Advice to Management

    more office support. When you try to go bare bones in the office, we the officers, and the client feels it.

    Whelan Security Response

    Jul 29, 2015 – Marketing Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to review our organization. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed interacting with team members who genuinely care for one another. As a family owned business, Whelan ... More



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