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Whelan Security Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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Patrick A. Twardowski
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Pros
  • Hours - flexible, plenty of overtime available (in 7 reviews)

  • They were easy to get along with and easy to work with as well (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, No benefits, long hours sometime 12-16 hours (in 19 reviews)

  • I received absolutely no support from upper management in any situation (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Site Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management makes both their employees' and clients' satisfaction a priority. Quality training is provided upon hire and monthly.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for professional growth, unless one is willing to relocate.


  2. "Good for someone who just wants a job, not a career"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Mount Pleasant, MI

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

    Pros

    Steady hours, fairly easy, lots of exercise, opportunities for problem solving and investigation.

    Cons

    Cheap uniforms, no opportunities for advancement or raises. A job for someone who has little or no career aspirations. Also had a few problems with paychecks being inaccurate.

    Contract security as a practice was an issue because the people who pay you are rarely ever around. So it's like you have two bosses, the client at which you work and Whelan.

  3. "Great use of customer services skills"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whelan Security part-time

    Pros

    starting pay is at 8.50 per hr. many job positions and you can always move up

    Cons

    FAVORITISM , LACK OF RESPECT,LACK OF WORK.

    Advice to Management

    Work on uniform inspections


  4. "I manage 15 employees at a 24/7 site."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Promote those who work hard, but only promote to the companies' convenience level and not to where you are deserving of.

    Cons

    If you are good at your job the promotions stop. They like to keep you where it suits them best, even if you deserve a raise/promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Implement better managerial procedures. Promote your people. A 6 month retention life is dismal. You have loyal employees, treat them better.


  5. "Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Long hours = decent money

    Cons

    Horrible management.
    Forced to work shifts that I stated couldn’t work when hired.
    Believe management may have been racists.
    Long hours interfered with personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Have compassion for ALL your employees not certain employees.


  6. "Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Kenner, LA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Kenner, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Professional in every situation.

    Cons

    Aways to pick the key up

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your Supervisor"s don't pick on your Security Officer"s .


  7. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The perks to the Site I work at are nice, friendly staff and client, fairly decent and consistent hours . Location isn't to bad for where it's at (San Francisco) due to the endless transportation that's available. being Union isn't to bad as well.

    Cons

    Lack of growth within the company is the big one. Promotion opportunities within the company are very slim for someone that wants to grow and progress within the company. The hardest part is finding and retaining quality officers

    Advice to Management

    More promotional opportunities would be great as well as incentives to work such as discounted transportation would be great. Many people that work in San Francisco (like myself) have to commute up to 3 hours daily just to get to work. off setting these costs would be a HUGE benefit.

  8. "Don't Waist Your Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There aren't any to give

    Cons

    This is a wicked company

    Advice to Management

    Fire your project managers supervisors

    Whelan Security Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – President

    Thanks for the brutal honesty.

    As a 3rd generation, family-owned business with a unique culture of employee engagement and servant leadership, the feedback about your employment experience was... More


  9. "results may vary by region"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whelan Security full-time

    Pros

    They care more for the security officers than most of the larger security company's.
    In areas that are well established should have plenty of opportunities to advance

    Cons

    A company stuck in the middle. Too big to be a tight mom and pop, but not large enough to leverage there size and numbers against the big firms outside of certain areas.


  10. "Security"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work for what it is.

    Cons

    Poor training, most of it is on the job. You learn by making mistakes.


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