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Wackenhut Services Reviews

Updated December 13, 2016
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  1. "Investigator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and Pay. Good people.

    Cons

    Work load was sometimes demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Best part time"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wackenhut Services part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great for part time work. In between jobs work. Interesting temp work.

    Cons

    Sitting, taking reports, act like secretary type work.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping within professional parameters and if something seems wrong check it out before making final determination.


  3. "Security Guard"

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    I worked at Wackenhut Services (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The hours, and the job. I loved Security work.

    Cons

    The favortism through the company, some had to work for their job. While others goofed off.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees fairly


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  5. "Site Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Site Supervisor in Hampton, IA
    Former Employee - Security Site Supervisor in Hampton, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wackenhut Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    always took care of guards and any problems we had

    Cons

    long hours on some days and a lot of overtime work


  6. "Firefighter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Firefighter
    Former Employee - Firefighter
    Recommends

    I worked at Wackenhut Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great to work for them

    Cons

    Pay wasn't as good as some of the other


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed emotions"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Site Supervisor in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Security Site Supervisor in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wackenhut Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with clients, lots of hours available, job security, diverse duties, good experience overall.

    Cons

    Pay was low for my duties and responsibilities, high turnover rate for those under me due to lack of proper employee screening and low wages.

    Advice to Management

    Pay Security Officers a higher than minimum wage to draw and retain quality employees.


  8. "gaurd"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flex hours and interesting work

    Cons

    low pay and no benes


  9. "unprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Wackenhut Services part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    THE BEST I CAN SAY ABOUT WACKENHUT IS THAT YOUR GIVEN A LITTLE PAYCHECK.

    Cons

    The employee never really know what's going to happen on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Management at Wackenhut should let employee in on hours she's going to work, where, ect.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "This company is team oriented with many opportunities for advancement."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Fort Gordon, GA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Fort Gordon, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wackenhut Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy the teamwork and the variety in the work day.

    Cons

    This is not a perfect company, but I have no cons presently. I have learned if you don't have nothing good to say, then say nothing at all.

    Advice to Management

    Employees as well as management are two parts to getting the job done. Stay focused on working together for the common goal, not isolating into separate entities.


  11. "Company rating for Wackenhut Services Inc. was a good work experience."

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    Former Employee - Labor Relations Manager in Aiken, SC
    Former Employee - Labor Relations Manager in Aiken, SC

    I worked at Wackenhut Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This was an important service provided to the US department of Energy for the protection and security of the site location. This was an important managerial position.

    Cons

    I do not have any negative issues involved with this employment opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    N/A. This is a quality company.



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