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AlliedBarton Chairman, President, and CEO Bill Whitmore Jr.
Bill Whitmore Jr.
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    Same as the rest

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at AlliedBarton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    From a Managers point of view in the Boston area:
    - Pay is fair. Essentially the same as other Contract companies but definitely not the lowest
    - Due to turnover there is a pretty high availability of jobs so lateral moves are easy and slightly higher paying accounts will open up.
    - District Managers are good, supportive and knowledgeable

    Cons

    - Regional staff is ruthless and intractable. Makes decisions without evaluating the impact on accounts. For example every contract is signed with 16 hours training available for the officer. Regional office requires CPR/1st aid plus terrorism training and an on-boarding class for a total of 12 hours of training. That leaves only 4 hours to learn the job site. They also require the completion of a series of online and open book classes that mean officers are required to read while on post, thus not providing good security to the client.
    - Company at all levels is not loyal. Account Managers and employees are frequently thrown under the bus to save a contract. Not moved elsewhere, actually fired whether they are guilty or not, even when its just a personality conflict.
    - Regional and District offices do not understand that they are support departments. Their constant meddling makes it near impossible for accounts to run smoothly. Thy also assign projects without stopping to consider the impact on field managers and line staff
    - Zero Account Managers have been promoted to a District position in the last 20 years
    - Nationwide transfers are near impossible to manage. Offices tend to support the local candidate regardless of the situation. (may or may not be bad...bad if you're the one trying to transfer)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking care of your managers. Realize that without them and the line associates you are unemployed. Understand that your job is to set direction and tone, not dominate the lives of your underlings.

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