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  • Submitted: Fri, July 18, 2008
  • Updated: Sun, October 17, 2010

  • Reported By:Eden Prairie Minnesota
Wackenhut
2610 University Ave W Ste 210 Saint Paul, Minnesota U.S.A.

Wackenhut Corporation G4S Horrible Place to Work. Unqualified Poor Management. Favoritism & Broken Labor Laws Saint Paul Minnesota

*UPDATE Employee: Site Supervisor-G4S

*General Comment: I am surprised....

*UPDATE Employee: I am Neutral on Wackenhut Now

* : Wackenhut and the difficulty of security

*Consumer Comment: RIP OFF REPORT IS FULL OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST WACKENHUT

*Author of original report: You are living in a fantasy world if you think it's a good company

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: The Company SHILL'S experience is NOT the TYPICAL Wackenhut Experience

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: The Company SHILL'S experience is NOT the TYPICAL Wackenhut Experience

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: The Company SHILL'S experience is NOT the TYPICAL Wackenhut Experience

*UPDATE Employee: More on Wackenhut

*UPDATE Employee: Wackenhut is a good company.

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: WELCOME TO THE PRIVATE SECURITY RIP-OFF. YOU SHOULD'VE LOOKED THIS COMPANY UP IN RIP-OFF REPORT.

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Wackenhut was given the Starkey Foundation Gala Awards event in Saint Paul. At least two formal complaints stemmed from that two day event. Two or more employees complained to the MN Dept. of Labor and Wackenhut Corporate HQ in Florida. One employee claimed that he/she was made to work 20 hours and basically told to stay or quit. It was later said (By Wackenhut) to be more like 16-18 hours. Another person claimed that no or not enough breaks were allowed during an entire 10 hour plus shift. This was a standing on your feet the entire time-work situation. I was there. I know that the manager in charge of that event was talked to about the complaints. He said to another employee, "I need to watch my back because of the MN Dept. of Labor." Is that really all that Wackenhut did to amend these serious complaints? The last GM out of Saint Paul was hit with sexual harassment charges and supposedly a lawsuit was in tow. If anyone knows what really happened with that incident they should post.

A couple field supervisors and managers are really new to the workforce in general and have no real-life or work experience. It seems like they just promote using the good old boy standard-promote your drinking buddies. They also employ the - well, he was the only one here long enough to promote-method. Obviously quality means nothing here because performance is substandard. I know of a Captain who is a field supervisor who is as I'm typing, showing favoritism toward a female employee. He is way too close to her personally and places her at the best sites and also had her promoted. The following is a complaint in reference to this older Captain and his misconduct at Wackenhut in Saint Paul sent to Corp. HQ:

Complaint about destructive field Supervisor in St. Paul area.

You are employing a Captain, Jay xxxx, who is supposed to be supervising and checking sites on the night shift. He is supposed to act responsibly and professionally. This man is tearing apart sites and turning people against one another with gossip, management bashing, and misconduct. He is also placing a certain female employee under his protective wing and offering special help that only a Captain in his postition can offer. There is a perceived obsession with a certain female employee named Captain WW.

Jay xxxx is not only going to his assigned sites on his shift, he is going there and staying for extended periods of time to gossip about other employees, especially management. Jay doesn't simply gossip. He weaves his hatred for JK, (area manager) and others in his conversations to anyone who will listen during his "visits". Jay's primary goal at the Saint Paul Wackenhut office is to get JK fired so he can put WW in his place. Yes, I heard him say that. Jay xxxx gives this female employee, WW, money and calls her several times during the day to make sure she is "okay", even if it's not work related and on days off. He claims he is a father figure to her and that she is fragile. I also heard him say that all women are fragile and to assume that all have been abused. This thought process is very disturbing and has no place in the workplace! I find that offensive.

The rest of us know the simple truth, he is obsessed and will do anything to get her into the office, and JK fired. I heard Jay xxxx say, "I've got WW hidden away at GE Money so that JK and his friends can't get to her." What is that supposed to mean? He shouldn't tell the entire Wackenhut staff his inappropriate biases/lies. Jay xxxx claims that JK has gotten away with too much at Wackenhut and he has a lot of visible hatred for JK. Jay xxxx says he needs to protect WW and that is why he stays on with the company. Everyone knows Jay xxxx is a management basher. Starting rumors/lies and spreading hate/openly bashing a manager is not ethical or allowed. Some people have said they tune him out when he starts talking. This is not the first time Jay has been inappropriately involved with another female employee. In fact he and another male were both involved with a female employee and now they cannot stand each other. (Both while employed with Wackenhut) That female employee was essentially fired.

Jay xxxx made a special visit to a site (June 08) ONLY to find out which male was possibly interested in getting to know WW. Of course this was under the pretense of a site inspection. According to witnesses, he was extremely demanding and visibly upset when he found out which male was interested in possibly meeting WW. This should be none of his business and is certainly not work related. He is also banned from another Wackenhut account/site recently because of his bashing and conspiracy theories about the Saint Paul office. Those employees were told to call the police if he showed up and didn't leave the premises.

One employee told me that she used to work at XYX Company. She also said she trained WW at that site. This qualified female was not put in charge of that site. Instead, Jay xxxx put WW in charge of that site for obvious personal reasons stated previously in this complaint. This is FAVORITISM. It may be true that this WW has enemies at the company, but Jay xxxx has no business with her on such an obvious personal level. This is blatant favoritism and misconduct on behalf of Jay xxxx. Possibly to the point of obsession. I have been with Wackehut for over two years. The time has come for someone to do something about Jay xxxx's behavior and misconduct. A serious investigation needs to take place here before someone else complains about a hostile work environment and favoritism. I just might do that if this is not looked into seriously. This is affecting everyone at every site Jay xxxx visits. Jay's actions make people think you have to be a female to get a promotion or a good placing with Wackenhut!

PR
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

Site Supervisor-G4S

AUTHOR: J,Williams - ()

 I am A Site Supervisor at G4S. They do play favoritism. I had an employee who became great friends with the site client to the point of making up lies about the staff and me to the client. This employee wanted special treatment. She always was asking to either leave early orfor days off. If any Supervisor did not approve of her requests then she would go to the client and make up lies to get myself or other supervisors in trouble When I issued any corrective actions she would again go to the client and say lies about the staff or myself. This became a serious issue. I finally found that the GM of our office got involved thinking he would talk to the other employees and finally see what was going on. The next thingI knew the employee didn't get in trouble becuase it was explained shedid nothing wrong. I felt as if I'm in a harrassment situation. Then last week I was told that some information came up that was a serious lie and it was funny how this surfaced the same time she was being investigated for her tardiness. The next thing I knew they were seeking other supervisors behind my back. I think this is a very crappy way of treatment by the way. I called my boss and asked him to meet me and he did. We talked about this in depth and he told me that I was the 8th Captain of the site becuase no one wanted to be here. This employee did this to the other Captains as well. I said why don't they get rid of the real issue her...he said they can't becuase the client won't let that happen.He then said that they were looking to replace me and I would be taking care of....lol...I am still employed by G4S and the Captain as well of the site but they are looking for other Captains right now and all I can say is that it really is amazing how this company treats their employees and supervisors. no real training especially for the supervisors. They try to set anyone up or allow harrasment to take place if this is harrasment. I know myBoss said it is illegal but didn't explain it to me ...he said that's all he could say and that he was upset the way the GM was handeling this. the funny thing is the GM has no clue of this site...never visits on a regular basis. He even calls our name out wrong lol....

I don't know what to do but if this is unlawful please let me know....thank you

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#2 General Comment

I am surprised....

AUTHOR: talondora - (USA)

I am surprised that you who lodge these complaints are so careless as to reveal the clients for whom you serve.  The Security Officer is suppose to protect people, property and information.  That includes who you work for under Wackenhut.  No, I am not a Wackenhut employee or owner, but I am appalled at how flippant you are about confidentiality.  I understand your frustration and anger, but not your innappropriate sharing of confidential information.
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#3 UPDATE Employee

I am Neutral on Wackenhut Now

AUTHOR: Osman - (United States of America)

To the ORIGINAL POSTER.  Yes an associates degree is worthwhile in law enforcement because 60 college credits is all that the majority of police departments require.  If you look at Alaska, they will hire you as a cop if you haven't used Marijuana for 3 years and I personally think that a person who has ever used Marijuana should never be allowed to be a cop.

Mr. Ames did a whole lot of talking at the site I was at but he did his job anyways and that job was to make sure officers are fit for duty and to make sure no one is sleeping.  I personally don't like people around me talking about other people because if another person hears then they will think I am involved and back talking is against my religion.

I was happy with Wackenhut in my original post but right now I am neutral because injustice occured to me when I was working at a downtown job in Minneapolis and after I finished it, I covered for the Republic National Convention event and we were given very little breaks and we weren't told what hours we would be working and they wanted me to work 10 hours and when I told them that I can't physically handle standing that long because I have been up since 7 am working my other job and the scheduler never told me that these extra event hours would be this many and the guy got pissed at me and said "I don't want you here anymore" and so I just didn't come back the next day for the even but I was still at my usual weekend post with Target and Target loved me because I did wonderful assets protection work and even got a Target great team card for finding an employees wallet while on patrol and we had to count all the money in the wallet under the camera so the employee can't later come back and accuse us of stealing money but it turned out the employee was happy at the end because this is a warehouse and his money was hard worked and be broke a lot of sweat packing all the items that get ordered from the Target.com website.

In my opinion if a person is physically exhausted, it is the equivalent of being sick if they can no longer keep standing and there for they have to get sick leave that day.

Despite my hard work at Target, when I asked to be transferred to a position at another site that paid over 12 an hour, I was transferred their but after 7 months I missed wearing the regular uniform which was more comfortable than the suite we currently wear at our present site and when I asked the HR guy to submit me to the Target headquarters downtown which I did the RNC event, he had me interview with the same guy that got pissed because I told him I wasn't physically able to work the 10 hours because I just got off my other job.  This guy asked me if I have been removed from my previous Target post and I said no and told me that I gave my 2 week notice and then when I didn't get a call from him and called him back he said  I have bad news for you and when I asked Jim to be sent to Elk River which is another Target account, he would not send me their.  It seems that guy that I interviewed with is the Target national accounts manager but the Regional manager, actually manages some of the Target accounts such as the one I was at before my current position and I complained to him and told him what is going on but he didn't respond to me.  If the national accounts manager was unhappy about me asking to leave early because I was physically exhausted, then he should of banned me from all Targets rather than the one at downtown because I was working at the warehouse one the same time he told me not to return the next day to Target downtown.  Because it doesn't make sense for someone to be banned from all Targets after they gave notice.   I bet if I was still at Target Woodbury they would not have removed me from all Targets even if Mr. national accounts manager didn't want me at headquarters for his personal reasons.  All of my past supervisors and client contacts have appreciated my work at Target.


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Wackenhut and the difficulty of security

AUTHOR: CJ - (USA)

I have work at various levels for Wackenhut in the Western New York area for 11 years now.  These reports don't really shock me because they are what I call one dimensional.  Talk, Talk, Talk but what true action has been done to correct the problem.  Usually when I get a complaint the first thing I say is "OK, write down the details on this incident report and then sign it."  90% of the time i get, "Well this is what I just heard I never truely saw it" or "Well, I don't really want to get anyone in trouble." Just two weeks ago, I had three officers come to me complaining that another officer was showing up 15 to 45 minutes late for work almost every night.  I asked all of them to write down the details and sign it, none did.  Upon reviewing CCTV cameras for the previous month this continuously tardy employee was only late once, by 2 minutes.  Now from the various details that I see from this incident there are multiple issues but the question is what have you done besides talk.  Every company has issues that can be corrected.  Puts your nose in there and help out.  Stop being the weiner on the sidelines.

CJ 

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#5 Consumer Comment

RIP OFF REPORT IS FULL OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST WACKENHUT

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

AND I SUGGEST TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO WORK FOR THEM OR THINKS THAT IS IS SUCH A GREAT IDEA TO WORK FOR THEM, TO READ THE RIP OFF REPORT AND YOU WILL SEE WHAT WACKENHUT IS REALLY LIKE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF MANAGERS AND OTHER CORPORATE BIG SHOTS AT THE USA OFFICE OF WACKENHUT WHO HAVE BEEN WORRIED ABOUT THE HONEST REVELATIONS ABOUT THEIR HORRIBLE, DISCRIMINATORY, PREDATORY INDUSTRY THAT RIPS OFF CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES -- PLUS THE REVELATION THAT WACKENHUT USA IS NOT LONGER AN AMERICAN SECURITY COMPANY


IT IS OWNED BY A DENMARK - BASED SECURITY COMPANY!

DOES THAT BOTHER YOU THAT A PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY THAT CAN ISSUE WEAPONS AND LICENSE PEOPLE TO CARRY THEM IS NOT AN AMERICAN COMPANY--LAST TIME I CHECKED, IT WAS AGAINST THE LAW FOR NON-CITIZENS TO BUY OR OWN FIREARMS IN THIS COUNTRY. SO HOW DOES WACKENHUT AND SECURITAS GET AWAY WITH IT?

THEY TREAT YOU THE EMPLOYEE LIKE A PEON. THEY VIOLATE US LABOR LAWS. THEY TRY TO SKIM YOUR CHECKS, MAKE IMPOSSIBLE DEMANDS ON YOU AND DO NOT APPRECIATE YOU!

WORKING FOR THEM IS LIKE BEING A FIELD HAND WITH NO RIGHTS.
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#6 Author of original report

You are living in a fantasy world if you think it's a good company

AUTHOR: Rd - (U.S.A.)

Osman, you have been an "officer" for two years? Are you the young lad that was FIRED for having an unreported DUI? HA HA yep they employ such quality people there at Wackenhut! That is pretty funny that you consider an Associates degree in law enforcement something worthwhile. It will serve no other purpose for you anywhere-only at Wackenhut or maybe Securitas which are both stellar places to work. There must be some reason as to why you are an officer at Wackenhut and not in real law enforcement. Maybe you don't have a bachelors degree which is necessary to be considered at most police departments. I don't think veterans would want to stay at a company like that. Compared to the military, Wackenhut is a crappy place to work and trust me, they know better. I am in total agreement with Joe on the quality of the company and a smaller company would treat employees better and not worse than a huge corporation. You are just going on what someone told you about himself. I have my facts straight and have the right to open my mouth about anything I saw first hand-which I DID.
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#7 UPDATE EX-employee responds

The Company SHILL'S experience is NOT the TYPICAL Wackenhut Experience

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

I have never worked for private security contractors in YOUR state but I can tell you this that if a megacorporation is expecting their field supervisors to pay out of their own pocket the money to run the company-owned vehicle and he is not get reimbursed, then something IS ROTTEN. If security companies put their field supervisors or patrol officers out in company-owned vehicles on company-owned business -- then it is the COMPANY 's RESPONSIBILITY to pay for the fuel,maintenance and fuel for that VEHICLE!

So I doubt if the supervisor was paying for the gas out of his own pocket unless he was being reimbursed for it.

CAUSE WACKENHUT DOESN'T PAY THAT MUCH.

Also, when I worked for WACKENHUT, i REMEMBER THE OTHER OFFICERS i WORKED WITH GOSSIPPING WITH THE FIELD SUPERVISOR AND THEY GOSSIPPED WITH EACH OTHER AND SOME GOT FIRED ON THE BASIS OF GOSSIP THAT HAD NO BASIS IN FACT --JUST HEARSAY.

The reason that they prefer to hire former military is that most people who were in the military do NOT know their rights concerning the civilian work law and they have been taught to obey orders without question if they are enlisted personnel. They like to hire rear echelon personnel who are usually retired because they will pimp out or make up lies on women,minorities an anybody Wackenhut wants rid of without getting sued for harassment, discrimination or unemployment later. These slicksters stabbed a lot of people in the back when they were in the service and when they get out they continue making your working environment a living hell. They did that to me and they did that to people I know.

THE WACKENHUT CORPORATION is owed by a company in DENMARK! It isn't even owned by an AMERICAN corporation so why do they give a damn about US veterans or law enforcement officers and they break promises and use and discard people and LIE to them!

My brother in law worked for them for nearly nine years before they just decided on a whim that he wasn't military enough and jetted him out on a bunch of lies after the company magazine wrote a glowing article about him ---AND WOULD NOT GIVE HIM A COPY AFTER THEY DID SO. He could only see his supervisor's copy of the magazine briefly before he had to give it back.

WACKENHUT LOST THEIR PRISON CONTRACT IN TRAVIS COUNTY WITH REPORTS OF ABUSE AND HARASSMENT SO BAD,THEY COULD HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT AUSWITZ AND THE STATE OF TEXAS HAD TO SEND IN TEXAS PRISON GUARDS TO TAKE IT OVER! THAT'S HOW BAD WACKENHUT CORRECTIONS WAS.

I WONDER HOW LONG YOU WILL BE AT WACKENHUT. YOU SAY YOU HAVE BEEN THERE FOR TWO YEARS! AND MAYBE SOME REAR ECHELON BACKSTABBER WON'T MAKE UP A LIE ABOUT YOU AND GET YOU THROWN OUT IN THE STREET BECAUSE OF LIES AND BEING BORED AND WANTING TO CREATE SOME EXCITEMENT.

WE'LL SEE HOW YOU FEEL AFTER YOU GET SHAFTED --AND YOUR TIME IS COMING!
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#8 UPDATE EX-employee responds

The Company SHILL'S experience is NOT the TYPICAL Wackenhut Experience

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

I have never worked for private security contractors in YOUR state but I can tell you this that if a megacorporation is expecting their field supervisors to pay out of their own pocket the money to run the company-owned vehicle and he is not get reimbursed, then something IS ROTTEN. If security companies put their field supervisors or patrol officers out in company-owned vehicles on company-owned business -- then it is the COMPANY 's RESPONSIBILITY to pay for the fuel,maintenance and fuel for that VEHICLE!

So I doubt if the supervisor was paying for the gas out of his own pocket unless he was being reimbursed for it.

CAUSE WACKENHUT DOESN'T PAY THAT MUCH.

Also, when I worked for WACKENHUT, i REMEMBER THE OTHER OFFICERS i WORKED WITH GOSSIPPING WITH THE FIELD SUPERVISOR AND THEY GOSSIPPED WITH EACH OTHER AND SOME GOT FIRED ON THE BASIS OF GOSSIP THAT HAD NO BASIS IN FACT --JUST HEARSAY.

The reason that they prefer to hire former military is that most people who were in the military do NOT know their rights concerning the civilian work law and they have been taught to obey orders without question if they are enlisted personnel. They like to hire rear echelon personnel who are usually retired because they will pimp out or make up lies on women,minorities an anybody Wackenhut wants rid of without getting sued for harassment, discrimination or unemployment later. These slicksters stabbed a lot of people in the back when they were in the service and when they get out they continue making your working environment a living hell. They did that to me and they did that to people I know.

THE WACKENHUT CORPORATION is owed by a company in DENMARK! It isn't even owned by an AMERICAN corporation so why do they give a damn about US veterans or law enforcement officers and they break promises and use and discard people and LIE to them!

My brother in law worked for them for nearly nine years before they just decided on a whim that he wasn't military enough and jetted him out on a bunch of lies after the company magazine wrote a glowing article about him ---AND WOULD NOT GIVE HIM A COPY AFTER THEY DID SO. He could only see his supervisor's copy of the magazine briefly before he had to give it back.

WACKENHUT LOST THEIR PRISON CONTRACT IN TRAVIS COUNTY WITH REPORTS OF ABUSE AND HARASSMENT SO BAD,THEY COULD HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT AUSWITZ AND THE STATE OF TEXAS HAD TO SEND IN TEXAS PRISON GUARDS TO TAKE IT OVER! THAT'S HOW BAD WACKENHUT CORRECTIONS WAS.

I WONDER HOW LONG YOU WILL BE AT WACKENHUT. YOU SAY YOU HAVE BEEN THERE FOR TWO YEARS! AND MAYBE SOME REAR ECHELON BACKSTABBER WON'T MAKE UP A LIE ABOUT YOU AND GET YOU THROWN OUT IN THE STREET BECAUSE OF LIES AND BEING BORED AND WANTING TO CREATE SOME EXCITEMENT.

WE'LL SEE HOW YOU FEEL AFTER YOU GET SHAFTED --AND YOUR TIME IS COMING!
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#9 UPDATE EX-employee responds

The Company SHILL'S experience is NOT the TYPICAL Wackenhut Experience

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

I have never worked for private security contractors in YOUR state but I can tell you this that if a megacorporation is expecting their field supervisors to pay out of their own pocket the money to run the company-owned vehicle and he is not get reimbursed, then something IS ROTTEN. If security companies put their field supervisors or patrol officers out in company-owned vehicles on company-owned business -- then it is the COMPANY 's RESPONSIBILITY to pay for the fuel,maintenance and fuel for that VEHICLE!

So I doubt if the supervisor was paying for the gas out of his own pocket unless he was being reimbursed for it.

CAUSE WACKENHUT DOESN'T PAY THAT MUCH.

Also, when I worked for WACKENHUT, i REMEMBER THE OTHER OFFICERS i WORKED WITH GOSSIPPING WITH THE FIELD SUPERVISOR AND THEY GOSSIPPED WITH EACH OTHER AND SOME GOT FIRED ON THE BASIS OF GOSSIP THAT HAD NO BASIS IN FACT --JUST HEARSAY.

The reason that they prefer to hire former military is that most people who were in the military do NOT know their rights concerning the civilian work law and they have been taught to obey orders without question if they are enlisted personnel. They like to hire rear echelon personnel who are usually retired because they will pimp out or make up lies on women,minorities an anybody Wackenhut wants rid of without getting sued for harassment, discrimination or unemployment later. These slicksters stabbed a lot of people in the back when they were in the service and when they get out they continue making your working environment a living hell. They did that to me and they did that to people I know.

THE WACKENHUT CORPORATION is owed by a company in DENMARK! It isn't even owned by an AMERICAN corporation so why do they give a damn about US veterans or law enforcement officers and they break promises and use and discard people and LIE to them!

My brother in law worked for them for nearly nine years before they just decided on a whim that he wasn't military enough and jetted him out on a bunch of lies after the company magazine wrote a glowing article about him ---AND WOULD NOT GIVE HIM A COPY AFTER THEY DID SO. He could only see his supervisor's copy of the magazine briefly before he had to give it back.

WACKENHUT LOST THEIR PRISON CONTRACT IN TRAVIS COUNTY WITH REPORTS OF ABUSE AND HARASSMENT SO BAD,THEY COULD HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT AUSWITZ AND THE STATE OF TEXAS HAD TO SEND IN TEXAS PRISON GUARDS TO TAKE IT OVER! THAT'S HOW BAD WACKENHUT CORRECTIONS WAS.

I WONDER HOW LONG YOU WILL BE AT WACKENHUT. YOU SAY YOU HAVE BEEN THERE FOR TWO YEARS! AND MAYBE SOME REAR ECHELON BACKSTABBER WON'T MAKE UP A LIE ABOUT YOU AND GET YOU THROWN OUT IN THE STREET BECAUSE OF LIES AND BEING BORED AND WANTING TO CREATE SOME EXCITEMENT.

WE'LL SEE HOW YOU FEEL AFTER YOU GET SHAFTED --AND YOUR TIME IS COMING!
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More on Wackenhut

AUTHOR: Osman - (U.S.A.)

Wackenhut is well known for hiring Vets, (the people protecting this country) and a whole lot of vets wouldn't be working for Wackenhut if it was such a bad company. I have worked side by side with many Custom Protection Officer's. Wackenhut is one of the few security company out here that require either an associates degree in law enforcement, criminal justice or related field or 3 years experience in military or experience as a corrections in order to be hired as a custom protection officer. Which means Wackenhut hires qualified people. Just take a look at a company like Capital Enforcement which I interviewed for, the person interviewing me just told me "Are you a law enforcement student" "We strongly desire law enforcement students". She didn't say anything about a degree or military experience. In MN if a person has a Conceal/carry permit, they can become an armed guard.
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#11 UPDATE Employee

Wackenhut is a good company.

AUTHOR: Osman - (U.S.A.)

PR,

I have been an officer with Wackenhut for 2 years and I have met Jay numerous times and he does his site inspections which ensures that officers appear well and fit for duty. When gas was 4 dollars plus a gallon, Jay told me he was spending over 100 a week on the company issued vehicle which he used to go around numerous sites which goes to show that he is not staying at one place too long and talking about other employees.

Get the facts and get to know a person well before you open your mouth about people.

-Osman
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#12 UPDATE EX-employee responds

WELCOME TO THE PRIVATE SECURITY RIP-OFF. YOU SHOULD'VE LOOKED THIS COMPANY UP IN RIP-OFF REPORT.

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

I have relatives who worked for this "fine,outstanding DANISH-OWNED" company.

What you describe is just business as usual which you would have learned had you bothered to check these exploiters of employee ignorance out here on the Rip-Off Report site.

They don't give a damn about you.

All they want is someone stupid enough to wear their cheap polyester suit and take the blame for their screw-ups.

They are STUPID and anyone who works for them for long is STUPID too.

One of my relatives was set up for failure by them and the bitch who set her up also ended up getting terminated because of the way she did it and was stupid enough to have a pattern of this discrimination that anyone could see. So they got rid of two for the price of one. And the guy who permitted this to happen was himself set up and canned.

Snitches and backstabbers are rewarded. This sort of garbage prevents employees from getting together and finding out how bad they have it ad from ORGANIZING A UNION to prevent the unfair labor practices,inhuman working conditions and exploitation not to mention illegal discrimination, setting people up for failure and creating a hostile work environment.
DO NOT WORK FOR THESE PEOPLE OR YOU WILL BE SORRY!
THEY DO NOT WANT PEOPLE TO RETIRE AND GET RETIREMENT OR ANY OTHER SORT OF BENEFITS. THESE SORRY EXPLOITERS WANT TO KEEP ALL OF THE MONEY AND F*** YOU THE PERSON WHO EARNS IT FOR THEM!

I HATE PRIVATE SECURITY GUARD CONTRACTORS ESPECIALLY WACKENHUT!

Google Eye on Wackenhut to find out more about what they do TO their workers instead of what they do FOR their workers. Isn't this supposed to be a Quid Pro Quo?

The company was founded by George Wackenhut:

"George Russell Wackenhut (September 3, 1919 December 31, 2004, Vero Beach, Florida) was the founder of the Wackenhut private security corporation. The son of William and Francis (Hogan) Wackenhut, he grew up in Upper Darby, outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1937. He was inducted into the school's Wall of Fame in 2000. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and actually saw the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii and a master's degree in education from Johns Hopkins University, then taught classes in physical education and health.

"In 1951, Wackenhut joined the FBI as a special agent in Indianapolis and Atlanta, handling counterfeit money and bad-check cases and tracking down Army deserters. He resigned in 1954 to launch a private detective agency in Coral Gables, Florida, with three other former agents. In 1958, he bought out his partners, renamed the company after himself and expanded into the security guard field, and went public in 1965. Even with a profit margin of 2.5 percent, the company's earnings allowed Wackenhut to live lavishly in homes scattered throughout the country. Until he moved to Vero Beach in 1995, his primary residence was a $10 million turreted mansion complete with moat near Miami decorated with firearms and medieval suits of armor. His house was wired with infrared and laser sensors, closed-circuit television monitors and photo-cell surveillance and had private radios for his family. In 1994, an authorized 800-page biography of Wackenhut by John Minahan, The Quiet American (ISBN 0-9639395-0-5), was published.

"George Wackenhut was known as a hard-line right-winger. He built up dossiers on Americans suspected of being Communists or left-leaning "subversives and sympathizers" and sold the information to interested parties. Age of Surveillance by Frank Donner (ISBN 0-394-74771-2) claims the Wackenhut Corporation maintained and updated its files even after the McCarthy hysteria had ebbed, adding the names of antiwar protesters and civil rights demonstrators to its list of "derogatory types." By 1965, Wackenhut was boasting to potential investors that the company maintained files on 2.5 million suspected dissidents - one in 46 American adults then living. In 1966, after acquiring the private files of Karl Barslaag, a former staff member of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, Wackenhut could claim that with more than 4 million names, it had the largest privately held file on suspected dissidents in America. In 1975, after the US Congress investigated companies that had private files, Wackenhut gave its files to the now-defunct anti-Communist Church League of America of Wheaton, Illinois.

"Wackenhut's main office featured a pair of chairs shaped like elephants, which he called "Republican chairs," that had real tusks, as well as an autographed photo of Wackenhut shaking hands with George H. W. Bush (whom Wackenhut used to call "that pinko", according to Spy Magazine).

"When he sold his company for $570 million in 2002, he owned more than 50 percent of its stock. Wackenhut died on 31 December 2004 of heart failure at the age of 85."

Mayh he rot in hell.
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