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Whelan Security Reviews

Updated December 4, 2018
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Pros
  • "Hours - flexible, plenty of overtime available" (in 7 reviews)

  • "The Upper level bosses are good people" (in 10 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
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Security guard"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  3. "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


  4. "Easy Money for What They Expect - Yet there are Some Kinks"

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

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

    Pros

    It is easy money for the work that is requested. On most of the gigs, it could even be considered fun, especially if you are at a post with people that you are friends with.
    This company recently took the Nissan Stadium contract from Contemporary Services Corporation (in Nashville) and I can see why. When you fill out the application for Whelan, you're essentially hired, and you do your orientation. No, you're not getting paid for this time, but you don't have to make multiple trips. With CSC, you must come back and then CSC only pays you minimum wage. +1 Whelan, minimum wage doesn't make up multiple dates and multiple trips. Whelan also offers direct deposit. CSC only offers checks that you must get in person or mailed. +1 Whelan. Whelan also offers a higher pay out with $12.00 an hour if you have your security license. CSC aside, Whelan is flexible and willing to work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Disorganization is a major problem that needs to be addressed. Not when it comes to the job site and getting posted. That hastiness is semi-expected when you are dealing with 300+ staff that may or may not show up. The disorganization comes when you are hired. I was hired on 10/11/2018 and was notified when and where to meet for that following Sunday Titans game. After that there was no follow up for the next game to work. I have the paperwork that the next game is on 10/21/18 and when the game starts; but not when I need to report. Not going to commute however long it does on a 'maybe I need to be there at this time.' Called the number for the Nashville Office, rings, goes to the Account Manager voicemail and left a voicemail. Sent multiple e-mails days ago and no response. This job is literally Christmas money and if they can't get organized to get the new hires back. I can see why there is a turnover. By the time I probably do hear from someone, I may have the next weekend/Christmas job lined up....

    Advice to Management

    Hire more administration staff or people to help with HR.


  5. "Run of the mill security company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Resume booster job. Good for a student or retired person. Not a career job.

    Cons

    After you're hired, you're just a number like everyone else. Management personnel just disappeared and are hard to get a hold of for any issues.


  6. "Not the best place for a job unless you're desperate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Whelan Security full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are alright, the clients you work for aren't

    Cons

    Little pay rate, people show up late to relieve you


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Security"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Security in Corvallis, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have some awesome and understanding co-workers, supervisors and bosses. You get to be a part of a big family and for some games you get to watch the game (while doing your job of course.)

    Cons

    During most events you have to engage with some very upset fans because they don't understand the policies and procedures that we are enforcing to make sure that everyone is safe and to make sure the event or game runs smoothly.

  8. "They are an unorganized company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security
    Current Employee - Security
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work. Meet great make. Very flexible.

    Cons

    Over worked and under paid. Been working a month, still haven't gotten my ID or paycheck!!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better!

    Whelan Security Response

    Oct 15, 2018 – President

    Thank you so much for posting your review. Candid feedback from current and former employees is very important to us. Needless to say, as an organization that has been built upon a foundation of... More


  9. "Terrible job"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The clients are nice most of the time

    Cons

    Benefits are terrible ... The pay was terrible and they don't care about their employees


  10. "Great place to work"

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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 Whelan Security full-time

    Pros

    Employee oriented company, family owned business that cares about their employees

    Cons

    None Great company to work

    Advice to Management

    Great management