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Akal Security Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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Sat Nirmal K. Khalsa
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  1. "Worked for Akal Security at Krome Detention in Miami, FL as a contracted detention officer under ICE."

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    Former Employee - Detention Officer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Detention Officer in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Akal Security (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay.........some benefits.........experience working for immigration that can be used to transcend career. That's about it.....

    Cons

    The detention officers that work along side you are sub par. Racial tension between officers is immense. Very political. Akal is notorious for fudging benefit package numbers, and on many occasions they fail to provide adequate human resource and administrative support. From pay discrepancies to shorting officers on 401K contributions Akal is not what it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  2. "Going to hell fast"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Espanola, NM
    Current Employee - Manager in Espanola, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None really watch them start to fit the company after the last CEO and cfo left. No leadership exists and it's sad to say but all their values are hollow

    Cons

    Treat people like crap. New CEO ( former cfo from 2 ceos ago) is a woman hater. All good women have left. The former CEO was building a team for growth. This one is just cutting the company down.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Think Twice"

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    Former Employee - Court Security Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Court Security Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Akal Security full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary good scheduling mediocre advancement poor

    Cons

    Not employee friendly. Badger employees with nonsense. Do not support employees in differences with contractor even if there is serious doubt of their actions. Managers (Leads) appointed by USMS not company.

    Advice to Management

    Run your company. Keep the USMS out of your affairs. No longer hire them as your employees when they retire. Too much favoritism limits career progress for other employees. Current employees getting disciplined some their cohorts could be hired. New employees require extensive background checks. Retiring USMS are brought on immediately with background to be completed later. Not done for other applicants even those from law enforcement backgrounds.


  4. "Court Security Officer / Special Deputy U.S. Marshal"

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    Current Employee - Court Security Officer in East Saint Louis, IL
    Current Employee - Court Security Officer in East Saint Louis, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akal Security full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    M-F, no weekends, decent pay scale!

    Cons

    None to speak of !

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "AKAL SECURITY BAD EMPLOYER"

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    Former Employee - Tso in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Tso in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Plenty of overtime.

    Cons

    They don't appreciate hard workers. The supervisors go out of their way to write you up. Too much favoritism. What someone else may do wrong may be overlooked but will cost you your job. Akal will snatch your job no matter how good you may be and ruin your life . There is always insufficient staffing and the stress level is through the roof once they begin targeting you for termination.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Espanola, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Espanola, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akal Security full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for the area

    Cons

    Un-qualified people running the show

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Roller Coaster Of A Job"

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    Current Employee - TSA OFFICER in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - TSA OFFICER in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good co workers

    Cons

    Horrible management, miscommunication between airport staff and office staff, horrible HR, LONG HOURS

    Advice to Management

    Fire most staff members at the office, they always have a problem helping employees or have an attitude about it. Train office staff on professional and helpfulness

  8. "Over worked -Understaffed- Unsupported by most upper management"

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    Former Employee - Terminal Manager in Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - Terminal Manager in Saint Joseph, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission is why most people stay-upper management needs to remember why we are there. Safe flights should be what all we are about.

    Cons

    Understaffed-under paid-under appreciated-under trained-under supported-untrustworthy team-most are out to make themselves look good at any expense to others. Remember not all are alike!

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more supportive of your management team


  9. "Aviation Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - Aviattion Security Officer in Alexandria, LA
    Former Employee - Aviattion Security Officer in Alexandria, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay on time and some overtime (went not giving to leaders and the good old boys)

    Cons

    Very unprofessional,lack of respect toward workers, creates hostile work environment for minorities and lack of respect for labor and civil rights laws... A GOOD OLD BOYS (WHITE) organization.

    Advice to Management

    They don't care to many lawsuits.............


  10. "Executive Management Needs to be Replaced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Espanola, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Espanola, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are good. Not many companies around that still pay for your health insurance. The original owners and founders are very intelligent and great to work with. The Sikh community is what makes this place great.

    Cons

    Some executive managers are very inexperienced and don't know how to be leaders. Instead they are rude, keep secrets, lie, avoid serious security offenses to cover their butts, and discriminate against women. They know how to walk the line and get away with what they do, without doing enough to be sued. They have been sued many times for discrimination but executive management knows how to go around the system. If some of the executive management was replaced this would be an excellent company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Give performance reviews and coach staff members. Don't just move people around or fire them when their performance is not up to expectation. Keeping managers who harass female workers, then firing the female, is disgusting. Management really needs to step down and consider replacing themselves. Unfortunately Sat Nirmal K. Khalsa IS NOT THE CEO any longer. The current CEO is horrible.


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