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Akal Security Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  1. "Court Security Officer / Special Deputy U.S. Marshal"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Court Security Officer"

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    Former Contractor - Court Security Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Court Security Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akal Security as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The salary was good.
    The company within the last year seemed to be trying to improve communication and training of its employees.

    Cons

    As a time share you have the possibility of working any shift to fill in for a full time employee.
    It was not uncommon to work different shifts several times during one week, especially at smaller sites.
    Long period of time waiting for new hires to come on board, meaning lots of overtime and different shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the hiring, which also means working with the Federal Government to hire people to fill empty spaces of retired/resigned employees.


  3. "Akal; providing security for employees in the security profession"

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    Current Employee - Guard in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Guard in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    well managed and structured. Internal communication was outstanding and didn't leave the employees with an "out of synch" feeling. Management, especially the company heads, conveyed a true sense of concern for every employees well being. They were underbid for this years contract at the site i am employed and without exception, every employee here would like to see them return. The old saying "you don't know how good you have it........" definitely applies to this company. Payroll was always immaculate . Schedules were always fair, and the equipment was never shoddy or inferior. I would highly reccomend this company to someone considering work in this field.

    Cons

    only that I don't work for them anymore

    Advice to Management

    none. They lost this contract through no fault of their own. The competition underbid and have definitely proven to be "cheaper" all around


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  5. "Opportunities to make a difference"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Open to new ideas for improvement. No "because we've always done it this way" corporate mentality to overcome. Clear direction of future business goals and operational processes.

    Cons

    Need to hire more people at every level.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication across business units and down to the officer level so that everyone knows where we are and where we're going.


  6. "meh."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akal Security full-time

    Pros

    The newest CEO is definitely trying change the corporate culture, and trying to make the employees much more professional.

    Cons

    There was way too much nepotism, and too many conflicts of interest. There is/was a lot of bad blood and personal agendas. The politics of the company were too intertwined with the local area.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent and please get more advanced degrees, and invest in your staff.


  7. "employee"

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    Current Employee - Court Security Officer
    Current Employee - Court Security Officer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Akal Security full-time

    Pros

    Good company. pays well and on time

    Cons

    more safety training better bullet proof vest

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. "Loved it!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division Director
    Current Employee - Division Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are genuinely concerned about doing the right thing. They treat their employees fairly and at the same time, work to satisfy their clients. They have an employee hotline where employees can voice their concerns and it goes directly to the top. They have a management team named "Paying People Properly" because they are concerned with getting payroll issues fixed ASAP.

    Cons

    Like any government contract security company, they are restricted by trying to find a balance between winning the contract with a competitive price, and providing good service for that price.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  9. "no stress in office"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Chandigarh (India)
    Current Employee - Employee in Chandigarh (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Akal Security full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good working environment, stress free working conditions

    Cons

    no growth opportunity, very less salary increments

    Advice to Management

    give good increments


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