Security Officer (Former Employee) – Saint Louis , Missouri – January 10, 2014
Hardest part of the job was dealing with the elements outside and inconsistent disciplinary actions taken against officers. Some officers fired immediately, some were given 10-20 write-ups and multiple suspensions before they were fired.
It's a typical security job The pay is not that good and management sometimes isn't that friendly.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Brentwood, MO – August 21, 2016
Is an OK job if you need a job for the summer I do. It's not a place I want to work permanently because the pay is not that consistent or that great but it also depends on the work site that you get but that worksites really go to more senior officers
Safety and security (Former Employee) – King of Prussia, PA – August 18, 2016
This is the worst company to work for. I gave close to 3yrs of my life to this company and all I got was used and abused by my manager. I worked every holiday, some weeks were 3 weeks straight before getting a day off. There were constant pay discrepancies. When addressed just broken promises of a pay correction on the next check. No advancement opportunities. I could go on and on but, I no longer work there, thank God.
Security Officer (Full-time) (Former Employee) – Washington City, DC – August 16, 2016
the company was ok but there wasnt good management , I feel the company is very cheap and will do anything to ensure their employees dnt get over there required hours ....even if that mean cutting peoples hours and changing their schedule so they dnt work everyday.
Texas Instrument Field Supervisor (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – August 9, 2016
A typical day at whelan Security is very chill, laid back environment. Whelan has a good management team. I think the hardest part about the job is that its a high turnover rate as far as losing clients that whelan provide to the companies.
SECURITY OFFICER (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 8, 2016
As a veteran you would think my experience would count but with that company is does not also they like to work you like a dog. They do not have advancement. Also they treat the hard workers like slackers, and the slackers like hard workers
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – August 2, 2016
this is a company who claims to be employee focused and they are when it comes to flexibility in scheduling but that is about it. i went 32 day with out a day off before and i was promised an bonus for taking extra shift but never got it. this is a company that sounds good on paper but once you are actually there it is a completely different story. i would not recommend this company to anyone who isn't desperate.
no breaks, sub-par compensation, uniform and licencing fees are expensive, uniforms are poor quality, it takes forever to replace uniforms, get paid minimum wage when in training
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Little Rock, AR – July 29, 2016
I was hired at Whelan after really needing a job. I was in school when i started and the pay was better than what i was getting. Once school was out and i had more time pay was great. Over time is beautiful. Being able to work multiple sites is refreshing to me and slightly breaks up the monotony. Management really tries to work with you and accommodate your plans. I work third shift and yes the hardest thing to do is staying awake. Then again I'm a person that likes peace and quiet (other than tv noise) Overall I like the job.
Security Officer (Full-time) (Former Employee) – Decatur, IL – July 14, 2016
A typical work day at Whelen Security included watching security monitors and making routine office checks. While employed there I learned how to pay close attention to detail and question everything. My job was to be the eyes and make sure everyone was safe.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – July 10, 2016
All individuals that are looking to join Whelan Security!!! Please, make sure that you think twice before joining this company and working Miller Coors contract. Milwaukee Whelan management is very unresponsive. You will be treated poorly. This means that after your 16-24 hour training you will be working mandatory over time. This is caused due to lack of officers at the site. Recently staffing was reduced, especially on the weekend. Morale of the officers is very low. This is caused by Miller Coors security management isn't working with Whelan, but demanding what they want above and beyond the contract. Basically, when you have former law enforcement officers working in the private sector and have no understanding of what private security business is and start running the operation like a police department. With the only one miss - security officers aren't trained to act and think like police officers. THINK TWICE BEFORE APPLYING!!!
High turnover, mandatory OT, disregard for people's plans
I worked at a site for three years when the previous company was underbid by Whelan. Enjoying the site, I transferred to Whelan where I quickly learned they were not up for such a large site as the one I was working at. Thus, after only a little more than a year Whelan was released from their contract and I was out of a job.