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Whelan Security Reviews

Updated July 2, 2018
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Patrick A. Twardowski
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  • "Low pay, no real benefits, & unorganized managment" (in 21 reviews)

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

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  1. "Security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whelan Security part-time

    Pros

    Great company, easy interview

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons


  2. "If your management it sucks, if your an employee it might be nice."

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

    I have been working at Whelan Security full-time

    Pros

    Flexible staff since turnover rates are high for most sites, so if you like one of your coworkers, wait a month or 2

    Cons

    Unfortunately people see security as a lazy job that you don't have to do anything. Real security officers hate those people. They make our job harder and more stressful

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing mouth swab drug test, your company wants quality but doesn't want to go the extra mile to hair test these people.

    Also, an comprehensive computer understanding regardless of what the assignment is; this is 2018 everyone of your employees should be proficient in at least MS Office

  3. "Field supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whelan Security full-time

    Pros

    Quick hire process
    Onsite training
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Communication through the chain of command


  4. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They actually care for their employees

    Cons

    There’s always that one person u don’t get along with


  5. "Honest Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Honest job with coworkers that fully support each other

    Cons

    More security less EMT work


  6. "Good company!"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Miami Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Miami Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work when you want to usually on weekends. Logistics people are very nice! The Upper level bosses are good people.

    Cons

    There was 1 issue with payroll. It was solved quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the good , hard working people to security supervisors.


  7. "Optional"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoy talking to different people helping

    Cons

    When folks are somewhat out of control

    Advice to Management

    Be polite listen to people very well and pay attention to your surroundings

  8. "Security officer"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    There a caring, professional firm.

    Cons

    Didn't start new employees of with what they should have, at least minimum wage


  9. "This company is a Joke!"

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    Current Employee - Special Police Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Special Police Officer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    overtime
    beautiful Location
    Good food
    ok benefits
    get a locker

    Cons

    Armed with NO VEST!
    Petty management
    "Probation Pay" to save the company money
    management has no communication between themselves let alone employees
    unorganized

    Advice to Management

    Get it together


  10. "Whelan is a wonderful company that has amazing potential and solid groundwork."

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    Current Employee - Security Officer - Site Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Security Officer - Site Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management is very supportive and will generally teach you anything if you know how to ask. Since the company is still growing there is a lot of opportunity to make your mark on the sites and feel like you’re a significant piece of the bigger picture.

    Cons

    The expectations are unclear and sometimes that can leave you feeling like you have little direction. Depending on your client, you may be expected to do more than is capable with what is provided. Benefits are lackluster and are barely comparable to liability insurance. However, that is consistent with all contract work that I’ve experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear goals and communicate often. Set expectations for all levels of employment and stand by them regardless of staffing concerns.


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