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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Wackenhut Services

  1. "WSLLC Fire and Emergency Services, Iraq"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Firefighter/EMT-P in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Firefighter/EMT-P in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    WSLLC provided good pay, sufficient personal equipment and good vacation time and travel expenses. Executives spent meaningful time in Iraq and interacted with employees.
    Worked in 2009-2010, software did not allow for proper designation for last year at employer.

    Cons

    More attention was spent affirming the letter of the contract than to effectual operations. Several supervisors had the proper credentials without having sufficient operational experience or ability to manage personnel. Equipment maintenance suffered due to the contractual necessity of going through KBR for maintenance needs.

    Advice to Management

    Fulfilling a contract shouldn't prevent an effective operation.


  2. "Engaging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Having that job made me feel like I was protecting the public from a possilbe threat.

    Cons

    It had really long hours.

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