Whelan Security

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Whelan Security Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
50 Reviews
3.1
50 Reviews
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Patrick A. Twardowski
27 Ratings

Review Highlights

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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stop Hating on company and just make that Money.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Harlingen, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Harlingen, TX

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

    Pros

    I get the opportunity to help people and really make a difference like preventing crime and giving young people a positive influence. Awesome supervisors. I am proud to be a Whelan Security Officer.

    Cons

    Like any other job you are going to have some bad apples.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glowing comments are probably phony and from manager kissers

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Baltimore, NY
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Baltimore, NY

    I worked at Whelan Security as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    They can work with you, if they put their mind to it, but you cannot criticize openly or honestly; they will kick you in the teeth.

    Cons

    All those glowing praises you read by reviewers are not the whole and complete story; like so many companies, they operate in a climate of fear and complete control; the EEOC said as much. They can do what they want - even lie and be totally unfair, if they want. The reviews that give 'glowing comments' are suspect: have you ever considered that the people who give this high praises are not honest, deliberately kowtowing to management in order to smooze or "suck in"? Honest comments would not always be so 'politically correct'. In the time I worked for this company I saw poor management, ignoring and shunning of opinion, lying, and inhumane and dangerous control! I don't believe a company that does this can be awarded such praise except by deception or deceit. These nefarious tactics seem to be part and parcel of our entire system, however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honor the rules of AMNESTY and like-minded groups, as well as human-rights groups (on down to the Geneva Convention), and strive for a completely honest and 'safe' environment, and not put your employees in harms-way through threat and deceit. I can't begin to tell you how many fellow employees had complaints but were afraid to speak out for fear. Many didn't portend to hold this Wonderland image. Many felt they were being pushed around or manipulated (far from the only company though). Some were actually put in unsafe conditions and environment. I don't think upper management realizes, and the full truth is filtered out. Maybe, like so many companies, they don't care. Maybe we all are living on a "reservation".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Warm and welcoming envrionment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great hours, warm and welcoming team members, great work life balance, overtime if you want it, challenging and fast paced, everyday is a new and exciting challenge, branch management is respectful and treats you as an equal, yuo def feel that you can go to them with any issue that you are having and that they will try to accomodate you and help you solve the challenges you are facing, good benefits

    Cons

    more accountability for poor performers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    engagment and recognition with the security officers in the field could use some work, bottled water for the office would be nice as well as a budget for branch functions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Whelan Security Response

    Sep 11, 2014Marketing Manager

    Thanks so much for submitting your review of Whelan. We are thrilled to hear that you have had such a positive experience and enjoy working with fellow team members and local management. We will ... More

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    We were more front desk information help in a suit and tie, than we were security

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Sorry, I can not think of any.

    Cons

    We had to take orders from a security Director from another state that did not have that much security experiance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your Officers that are contracted out to other businesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Whelan Security full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hours are good and the management is out standing!

    Cons

    A lot of work in the spring time at low pay!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should visit the account more freqently and give Whelan employees a raise after being on a site for more than a year!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Security Officer

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Whelan Security part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good part time job while going to school.

    Cons

    No benefits for part time employees

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unprofessional, rife with liars, cheats & Cowards

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

    I worked at Whelan Security part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay of $10.00 an hour, laughable! I worked part time at my other job and pay was $19 an hour.

    Cons

    They promise, deliver nothing, fire at will w/o reason, lie. Untrustworthy. Friendly appearance, devious in reality. No holiday bonus, card.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're not God. You are working with real human beings not robots. They rely on your word & are trusting what you say. People need a job to make money to pay their bills but when you fire at will or lay off for no reason & w/o warning how are they supposed to pay bills? On $10 an hour & with all the work required at some sites the pay isn't comparable. Ask for a raise & they flat turn you down & how does anyone survive on $10 an hour while being screwed over by the company so $10 an hour quickly becomes $0 an hour due to their whims? Stop screwing over the people who work for you & are trying to do a good job & stop lying & being underhanded. No one in their right minds would want to work for you if they checked these reviews which I should've done before I signed on with you guys. You're all smiles & say we only hire the best trying to make newbies feel good but you're quick to treat that "best" employee like dirt & kick them out w/o explanation. You should be ashamed of yourselves for false advertising and having no honor especially regarding your treatment to ex military and ex police officers. You should be reported to the BBB.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low stress job duties, high stress management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Decatur, IL

    I have been working at Whelan Security full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fellow officers at my post are excellent. Contracting clientele is excellent. Healthcare benefits are near outstanding.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, backstabbing, intimidation, entrapment, favoritism, internal politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat others the way you want to be treated. Hypocrisy removes all trust between an employee and management. Reward good employees. I go to work every day to do my job, and I only hear from you when I do something wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decrimination

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at Whelan Security part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    work is easy provides a part time pay check you are able to make friends. you get to travel to NFL games anyone can take your drug test they will hire you at home and ask no questions

    Cons

    Upper management has no clue of lower management lower management makes their own rules, They play favorites and break so many rules and place the company in harms way. The upper management will only do damage control, and remove the injured ones not the supervisors no matter how bad. They discriminate to people who may have a mental disability despite the fact that the person performs well. They want bodies not hard workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit putting your head in the sand and rewarding ones for breaking rules, They really need to be hands not just at NFL games but at all events. Clients really have no clue til it is to late of what is happening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    It was a job, period. Okay for someone to use as a part-time supplement, not something to live from.

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

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

    Pros

    It provides jobs for paychecks, when they have openings.

    Cons

    Many off-hour shifts, changeable schedules, minimal pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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