AlliedBarton
2.7 of 5 357 reviews
www.alliedbarton.com Conshohocken, PA 5000+ Employees

AlliedBarton Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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2.7 357 reviews

                             

47% Approve of the CEO

AlliedBarton Chairman, President, and CEO Bill Whitmore Jr.

Bill Whitmore Jr.

(154 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "work perks, decent pay, all over the nation"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Allied Barton customers are the best, easy work"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "It's sad when the guards are smarter then the account managers"
    in 33 reviews
  • "Operations managers, not much room for advancement the harassment recieved over and over again"
    in 8 reviews
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Great Experience

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Manassas, VA

I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAdvancement Opportunities
Pay depending on location
Schedules

ConsBenefits
Pay depending on the location

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Always a new challenge.

Management (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time for more than 5 years

ProsInnovation ! ABSS is always looking at bettering the employee experience. Tough industry but the best there is.

ConsDealing with Affordable Care Act

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep innovating and looking for talent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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2.7 Stars... Allied Barton Has Earned It ! No regard or respect for it's employees.

Security Officer (Current Employee)

I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPay check on time. That is it.
Looking forward to resign from this fly -by-night company and work for a company that has it together..

ConsLow pay, poor benefits, no work / life balance, no raises based on merit or time employed, no advancement based on experience, education or skills. Advancement only given if your one of the good ole boys or a relative / friend of their client. Human resources is almost non-existent and provides almost no support to non-management employees. Owned by Blackstone Corp, Allied Barton is one of the worst and most unprofessional companies to work for. This is my personal opinion based on observations and experience with this firm.

Advice to Senior ManagementSince you are a group of management that is the worst of the worst, please stay employed with Allied Barton.. Society and business does not need you in position with good companies. Please stay where you are at.... Do it for the good of the U.S.A. Thank you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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wasted 3.5 yrs of my life.

Security Officer (Former Employee)
West Palm Beach, FL

I worked at AlliedBarton full-time for more than 3 years

ProsClient/customer personnel. A work boots and blue jeans work environment where we all work together. Mutual respect, and co-operation. Client/customer personnel never disrespect you because your "just a security guard".

ConsAllied Barton management. No matter how well you do your job. No matter how faithful you are. You are worth no more than last weeks newspaper. You only exist to be the fall guy if something goes wrong. Expect NO support from A B management!!! HR only exists to provide cover for management. Once they come gunning for you, you are done. Years of exemplary service, awards, accolades, mean NOTHING!!! When they are done with you, you are done. Once they are done with you, they will do their best to see you never find employment again. Allied Barton Management is a place for small minded, non-productive people, with no marketable skills to establish minor fiefdoms where they can wield undeserved power over basically powerless people. People who only want to do their job, for pitiful compensation, and be left alone to do their job.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhy? The business model is what it is. The uniformed officer is nothing more than a name to be placed in a slot to fill the schedule. The cheaper the better. The customer be damned, the PRIME DIRECTIVE of management is CUT COST!!!! Lower wages mean more profit for the company, and the managers bonus.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I was a licensed underpaid commissioned security guard that worked all the time.

Security Guard (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at AlliedBarton full-time for more than a year

ProsDepending on the account it could be a laid back job.
You might get some school work done depending on what is going that day.
The people you interact with at your post could be friendly.

ConsThe pay was terrible compared to the hours I worked.
The health insurance isn't that great.
You may never receive a pay raise or evaluation despite your best effort.
Good luck with getting your full vacation pay and time.
Being transferred to another account can be difficult.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease evaluate your employees accordingly, so we can receive the pay increase that we deserve after putting in time with your company. There should be no reason I didn't receive an evaluation when I never missed a day of work and was on time to complete all my daily duties when all other companies offer them. Please make it easier to transfer from one post to another. Please open up the lines of communication to management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Thoroughly disappointed with management.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AlliedBarton full-time for more than a year

ProsAlliedBarton is a good company to work for, but it is not a career job.

ConsLow wages, management is unprofessional.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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security officer

Security Officer (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time for more than a year

ProsIts a place of employement.

ConsMess up your check too much.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Some good people

Security Officer (Former Employee)
Albany, NY

I worked at AlliedBarton full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSome of the sites are filled with good people

Conshave to watch your back

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen hiring learn some interview skill to weed out the riff raf

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Good job if you have time to spare

Security Officer (Current Employee)
Little Rock, AR

I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time for more than a year

ProsEasy work environment not much goes on unless at an active post, paper work and duties are simple easy to learn good for people that just have time on there hands. Great health insurance and 401k plan.

ConsNot a great pay in all areas, long hours on some shifts.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter contracts for employees for better pay and more growth opportunity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK

Environmental, Safety and Health Manager (Current Employee)
Newport, MI

I have been working at AlliedBarton as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsDo not have to worry about getting laid off

ConsBenifits have gotten worse and a constant turn over of employees

Advice to Senior ManagementDuel /Co Employment issues every day

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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