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Whelan Security Reviews

Updated February 12, 2019
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Pros
  • "The Upper level bosses are good people" (in 10 reviews)

  • "there are no pros to this company" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, no real benefits, & unorganized managment" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Upper management seems pretty dimwitted" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Greta place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly, willing to help & happy to answer my many (many) questions! My team is committed to our company, our values & more importantly our employees… I'm proud to be a part of the Whelan family!

    Cons

    nothing to share in this space


  2. "Communications Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Reasonable and competitive pay. The work site locations had their own perks. Over was always available.

    Cons

    Cut throat mentality and culture amongst colleagues. Sometimes the shift hours are adjusted although a schedule has been established to meet the needs of the client and the majority is filled by senior staff vs new employees after being acclimated to the position.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those employees who have earned the time off and offer health benefits that make a difference.

  3. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Whelan Security full-time

    Pros

    Focuses on the employees, excellent tools for continuous growth within the company

    Cons

    Does not offer good insurance


  4. "They now call themselves Wess"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Whelan Security (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Set schedule, great coworkers, decent pay

    Cons

    Will look to cut workers during slow time, or after overspending.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be a family like business, don't cut positions when slow


  5. "Decent Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer
    Former Employee - Security Officer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whelan Security full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Descent pay for security

    Cons

    Like most security companies. The pay is flat. It’s a good secondary job or entry level job.


  6. "Decent Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Silver Spring Park, MD
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Silver Spring Park, MD

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

    Pros

    The salaries are decent

    Cons

    Corporate employees relationships with officers

    Advice to Management

    The corporate hire ups seem to have a disconnect & lack of empathy & appreciation for their quality employees, across the board, especially the ones with a proven track record & have been with the company for a long time. It’s very important to remember that without the quality reliable employees, no one in the company would have an income.


  7. "Okay company"

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

    I have been working at Whelan Security full-time

    Pros

    pay and hours . also you can always relocate

    Cons

    no cons perfect company so far

  8. "Management sucks"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Gilbert, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Whelan Security full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good at letting you work your hours you want

    Cons

    Management sucks. Got fired from there for doing something on my own time after work all

    Advice to Management

    Train guards better. Dont fire people for something that they do on their own time. Side note: kind of messed up firing someone for sexual harassment when the person who supposedly got harassed never made a complaint.
    Get rid of guards that keep getting kicked off at other post dont send them to another post only to have them get kicked off the new post too


  9. "Security guard"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent hours and work environment.

    Cons

    Lots of over time required.


  10. "Event"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Whelan Security part-time

    Pros

    Got to be at the football games, or concerts they were in charge of.

    Cons

    Lots of standing, when you are done doing your specific job you had to stay till event was over. Could work a lot or once a month