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Walden Security Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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Amy S. Walden
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Pros
  • Opportunity for advancement if you make the right call to the right person (in 2 reviews)

  • Easy work and they find work close to where you live (in 2 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. "Security Officer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training and supervision. Promote from within with ample opportunity for advancement. A good company to work for if you are looking to make a long term commitment.

    Cons

    A little too anxious to accommodate their clients. Sometimes physical security has to take precedence over people pleasing. Once can't be all things to all people very effectively.

    Advice to Management

    It is sometimes a Security Guards job to enforce policies and procedures. Sometimes this will rub the employees of a given client the wrong way even when setting limits is done politely and professionally. When a guard is doing their job in the way that they were trained you need to have their back.


  2. "CSO"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSO in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - CSO in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great play and work environment.

    Cons

    No current contract therefore no promised raises.

    Advice to Management

    Honor the current contract as promised.


  3. "Uuuggghhh"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can get on the good side of the right people you have the chance for growth

    Cons

    They don't have balance between the needs of the company and the needs of the employees

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to balance better and the turnover rate will lessen


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  5. "Not too bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros that I have are: being able to work 12 hr shifts and have a lovely 4 day weekend. The pay is good, esp if you are a student.

    Cons

    Cons would be the lack of communication. Competitive companies that will come and take over your site and having to be placed somewhere all over again.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees when you have time. It took awhile to see who my Ops Manager is.


  6. "Armed Security Officer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Stuarts Draft, VA
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Stuarts Draft, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Your duties will depend on the client contract, but this job is your basic security job. I was responsible for access control and property/personnel protection. The hourly rate is dependent on the contract, but it is higher than most other security companies out there.

    Cons

    The only bad part about working for this company is there is little room for advancement and raise opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Based on my experience, they are doing the right things.


  7. "Be careful"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Walden Security (More than a year)

    Pros

    Seems like one of the better security companies at first. Pay is decent. Alot of the sites are professional buildings.

    Cons

    Operations tries to make you work crazy amount of hours. They don't listen when you complain about supervisors. Some staff are very messy or they are jerks. They do not properly train and hire any kind of supervisors. A coworkers check was short before and they would not check another one unless they wanted to.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the officers more. Do not let the supervisors and office staff get away with intimidating employees. Go to HR and not just the supervisor or operations.


  8. "good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Galveston, TX
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Galveston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Walden Security (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly co workers and locations

    Cons

    hard to to the office personal to work with you


  9. "Human Resource Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walden Security full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great rewards from CEO, Awesome CEO,

    Cons

    No raise, no advancement in career opportunites


  10. "It's a good "For the time being" job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Decatur, GA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ability to network
    Nice Job to hold you over

    Cons

    Pay could DEFINITELY be better
    NO real advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Ask your officers how could you help them or what are they trying to do with the company. Become more involved


  11. "Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walden Security full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Full time hours, some sick time

    Cons

    Everything else. Inconsistent schedule, poor pay, problems with HR and management communication.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees living wages, schedule shifts out in advance so people can plan their lives.



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