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Walden Security Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Amy S. Walden
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Pros
  • Good people to work with, opportunity to learn and grow, an executive team that cares about/invests in their people (in 4 reviews)

  • You have the opportunity to meet a lot of really nice people (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay that does not match the heavy work load (in 8 reviews)

  • Trust no one they will throw you under the bus (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Employer with Positive Work Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walden Security full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is the best company that I have ever worked for. Management truly cares about their employees and wants everyone to succeed within the work place. It is highly rewarding to know that my work helps others and impacts our company. I love being a part of the team that is Walden Security. My coworkers are supportive and no one thinks twice about lending a hand. The positive atmosphere makes coming to work enjoyable.

    Cons

    No complaints from me.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Five Star Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are the priority! I love being a part of the Walden Security family! Top notch all the way!

    Cons

    None. The best career decision I've made!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and great people!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team work and people who care.

    Cons

    Hard industry for recruiting qualified staff.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working for Walden Security. They are an awesome company who truly care about their employees.

    Cons

    I have no cons to mention

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Department in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Accounting Department in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very professional environment, great people to work with , it allows you to grow from within , fairly pay .

    Cons

    cannot think of any

    Advice to Management

    I will continue encouraging them to maintain their commitment to keep a professional environment where their employees feel care and supported to do their best.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Best company I've ever worked for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walden Security full-time

    Pros

    Having worked with the corporate team at Walden Security for almost 15 years, I can say this is a genuine, family-centered culture. We treat our employees like family and are committed every day to find new ways to make our company better in every area. We love our officers- we remind ourselves (and each other) that "if you're not serving the customer, your job is to serve someone who is."
    One of our core principles is to "always do what's right." We work in a challenging business where thinks often "go wrong", but I've witnessed- and been a part of- countless experiences where our security officers have demonstrated acts of compassion, caring, helping, quick-thinking and problem-solving.
    The corporate and branch teams are truly dedicated to supporting and developing our security officers. We understand the importance of giving our officers every tool and resource to be successful in their role.
    I truly love this company and I can't imagine working anywhere else.

    Cons

    Working at Walden can be challenging for people who do not like structure. We are highly standardized and operate under clearly defined expectations, guidelines, policies and procedures. Not to say we don't have fun (because we do), but if you're the type of person who likes minimal structure, you could feel frustrated working here.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit like-minded people AND continue to identify talent within the company to promote from within.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "security guard"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walden Security full-time

    Pros

    Hours and location and the staff I worked with were great

    Cons

    Pay and overtime sometimes it would be hard to obtain extra hours

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walden Security full-time

    Pros

    I have had nothing but positive experiences with the security officers and the Walden Security staff.

    Cons

    Lots of people across lots of states.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Shift Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walden Security full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to meet a lot of really nice people.

    Cons

    The office didn't care about the employees. Benefits are a joke. Pay is not in accordance with your experience. No chance of good people moving up unless higher management is planning to fire the person you're replacing. You are likely to work for an inexperienced supervisor than to get promoted into the position despite your experience. Plenty of lateral movement not enough opportunities to advance. Too much favoritism. High turn over in the main office.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the principals the company once had. Stop putting quantity over quality. Have some consistency in promotions, not just time in position or even tenure, but the desire and ability to supervise. Not every person in tenure has the ability or the desire to be a supervisor. Also stop forcing officers to take days off to avoid paying overtime.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No day is the same"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Corporate in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, opportunity to learn and grow, an executive team that cares about/invests in their people.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't as competitive as they are in other markets.


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