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""You get what you pay for!""

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Security Guard in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Security Guard in Tucson, AZ
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Easy place to work if you have homework. Clients have no idea that services are just for show and most guards get to watch Hulu during shifts. Supervisor at my location loves to bring in some home brew which really makes working for this company a blast!

Cons

You have to wear a uniform. Must be willing to put up with other peoples mistakes i.e. "I forgot my office key and ID, can you open it for me?"

Advice to Management

You really shouldn't cut peoples wages in this field of work. Use those community college skills and just lay one guy off! Why have the entire entire crew bent when one guy could have paid the price for all.

Other Employee Reviews for Wackenhut Services

  1. "if you can put up with it, the pay is great."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Supervisor
    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Supervisor

    Pros

    Wackenhut pays much better in comparison to other companies in the security field. Job security is very stable due to the nature of the nuclear world and today's security requirements, job security is guarenteed to anyone that wants to work. The job is not that hard and you do not need a college degree to get in the door.

    Cons

    The job is not that challenging and can be very mundane at times. Twelve and a half hour shifts and a schedule that rotates is very hard on any family life. There is very little job recognition for the employees and very little control over your own year end bonus. (The year-end bonus is based on a group or team effort instead of the individuals effort.)

    Advice to Management

    Give your people more recognition and the ability to achieve through some sort of bonus/recognition program.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Think twice and act once"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Peon in Gadsden, AL
    Current Employee - Peon in Gadsden, AL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Better pay than other similiar type local companies. The uniforms allowance is decent also.

    Cons

    Management treates entry-level individuals like they dont matter. They need to have better health insurance. Training is terrible. There is little chance of advancement within the company at the local level. No encouragement by supervisors to contact anyone about other positions within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the entry level employees are what help you keep the contracts. If you would treat the employees with the same respect that you expect from them, adequetly train them for their particular positions, and allow them to do their job without micro-management, you would be surprised at the skilled and dedicated individuals you have working for you.

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