Wackenhut Employee Job Reviews in the United States

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On average, employees at Wackenhut give their company a 4.7 rating out of 5.0 - which is 19% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Wackenhut employees are Security Officers submitting an average rating of 4.8.

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4.7
Average Rating
(based on 5 Wackenhut Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
4.6
Growth Opportunities
4.4
People You Work With
4.8
Person You Work For
4.8
Rewards You Receive
4.5
Support You Get
4.8
Way You Work
4.8
Work Setting
4.8
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Security Officer

"Awesome place to work. I enjoyed every minute of working for this company."

Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Security Officer

What do you like about working at Wackenhut?

"its an excellent company but the pay was too small"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Yes it is an excellent company and to interviiewers I will advice them to apply for the trasit TrI Rail patrol because they start you at 17 per hour."

What don't you like about working at Wackenhut?

"the pay was to small for my experience and if they send you to another post the pay is according to the post and it might be alot less."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management was very good as for as protocol and hierarchy."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Security Officer
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Armed Security Officer
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Custom Protection Officer
Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.9 / 5
Company Culture 3.8 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Security Guard

"Nice place to work for."

Firefighter

"Great place to work to experience contract work overseas in Iraq"

What do you like about working at Wackenhut?

"Being in a foreign environment, experiencing different culture"

What don't you like about working at Wackenhut?

"Being away from family"

Armed Guard

"overall good company and competive pay"

What do you like about working at Wackenhut?

"hours"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"just do your research"

What don't you like about working at Wackenhut?

"not alot of advancement opportunity and poor communication"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"better communication with their employees"

Captain

"Good place to work."

What do you like about working at Wackenhut?

"You could pick your job, and they had many locations."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Looks mean a lot. They like clean cut."

What don't you like about working at Wackenhut?

"Medical is too expensive."

Security Control Center Operator

"Good job when you need steady income"

What do you like about working at Wackenhut?

"The steady pay and as security is the first person that people meet face to face, again the interpersonal experience is great."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Clients first. You're there for the company, but you're hired for the client's needs. Do what's bet for the client and not the company you work for if there is ever a conflict between the two."

What don't you like about working at Wackenhut?

"A lot of 'cliques' in the company made it stressful and full of drama at times."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep an eye on how the people in charge deal with employees."

Security Officer

What do you like about working at Wackenhut?

"I like that you get up to two weeks of vacation time after you have been employed after 4 years."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I would suggest that you be on time,and write down the hours you work."

What don't you like about working at Wackenhut?

"I don't like the favoritism,no promotions,no benefits,and the major has a bad attitude."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest that they work on get a more professional Major for that company."

Security Supervisor

"informal"

What do you like about working at Wackenhut?

"for the most part I was happy working at one location. upper management did not get involve with the account. the rest of the supervisor and I ran the shift very independent from Wackenhut"

What don't you like about working at Wackenhut?

"compensation. upper management usually lagged submitting paperwork. they often messed up in payroll. they also lagged with uniforms. health-care coverage was really expensive."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"be more alert with all accounts and their officers."

Area Manager

"It's a livin'"

What do you like about working at Wackenhut?

"The employees"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be aware."

What don't you like about working at Wackenhut?

"The Managment"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stick it!"

Wackenhut Employee

"Fair"

What do you like about working at Wackenhut?

"Nothing"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't bother"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Treat employees better"

Armed Custom Officer

"poor place to work"

What do you like about working at Wackenhut?

"G4S says one thing and does another"

What don't you like about working at Wackenhut?

"unprofessional supervisors"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Get some training"

Wackenhut Reviews FAQs

Is Wackenhut a good company to work for?

Wackenhut has an overall rating of 4.7 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 5 Wackenhut Review Ratings left anonymously by Wackenhut employees, which is 21% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 100% of employees would recommend working at Wackenhut.

Does Wackenhut pay their employees well?

Wackenhut employees earn $30,000 annually on average, or $14 per hour, which is 55% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 1 Wackenhut employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Wackenhut Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a Wackenhut?

100% of employees would recommend working at Wackenhut with the overall rating of 4.7 out of 5. Employees also rated Wackenhut 4.6 out of 5 for Company Culture, 4.5 for Rewards You Receive, 4.4 for Growth Opportunities and 4.8 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Wackenhut?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Wackenhut is a Fire Chief at $161,000 annually. Browse Wackenhut Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Wackenhut?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Wackenhut is a Unarmed Security Guard at $18,000 annually. Browse Wackenhut Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Wackenhut?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Wackenhut to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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