Whelan Security Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Branch Manager

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are none. Training and support are lacking. Expectations are unrealistic for a small branch. Can't get new business in remote location without having references.

    Cons

    Lack of training & support. Lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Sell


  2. Overall poor company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Field Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you have little or no experience in security... this is a job for you.

    Cons

    Found out the company was passing off documents without employees' signature or forging documents of employees' records and presenting them to client. The employees are just numbers that can be easily replaced. There are MANY other problems that the company will blow smoke to cover up. There have been many problems that have been brought up to management with little to NO change in current business practices.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at your people and the problems!!!


  3. No Support

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have one International Accounts Manager who is actually worth a damn!

    Cons

    Rest of the company lies, cheats clients and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Improve you business and reputation by cleaning your house.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    It's growing

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

    I have been working at Whelan Security

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

    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 Management

    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.

    Whelan Security Response

    May 12, 2015Marketing Manager

    Thanks so much for taking the time to review Whelan and provide such valuable feedback.

    As a special response officer, your dedication and flexibility are greatly valued by our organization. We
    ... More


  6. Review

    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing


  7. Site Supervisor

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

    I worked at Whelan Security full-time

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

    Pros

    Great clients, because of the clients I stayed for over 7 years

    Cons

    Lack of employee retention, lack of communication, lack of working knowledge for management in Branch. Lack of benefits. Lack of "Value of employees " .... the list goes on.. Unless you are a male in the Dallas office and work out of the Dallas office, you will not advance. And heaven forbid you have an opinion about having an open job req for more than 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate should really come out and speak with your supervisors at the client site. Without them feeling retaliation from the branch. Honor your core values and mission statement.


  8. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None that I know of


  9. Helpful (1)

    oh god go some where that has values

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Security Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Whelan Security full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    God none god none. just a paycheck to no where

    Cons

    Horrid, better off in a factory putting widgets together.At least you know up front you know your an ant. Or you can get a job as a porta potty driver and know its a crap job up front rather than buy this companies crap.

    Advice to Management

    Keep putting stupid's people money in your pocket. Go to church on sunday you will feel better about the people you screw.


  10. Poor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whelan Security

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

    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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Keystone Sekurity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Something to do while applying for real jobs

    Cons

    They think they can dehumanize complete strangers.

    Advice to Management

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



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