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

AlliedBarton Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated Mar 14, 2014
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0% Approve of the CEO

AlliedBarton Chairman, President, and CEO Bill Whitmore Jr.

Bill Whitmore Jr.

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Very thankful of the opportunities

Security Officer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsGreat people, professional worksites & management, lots of overtime

ConsPay, not being able to move around so much

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing a great job

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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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Micromanagement at its best and lack of leadership

Security Officer (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at AlliedBarton

Pros*Easy work for the low average pay
*Friendships built with coworkers
*Location of work
* I can't think of any other pros

Cons*Pay compared to other security companies is like working minimum wage
*Low chances of advancement
*Too many responsibilities for the pay
*Extremely difficult to take a day off (even after a 2 month notice!)
*Health insurance is not even health insurance its a supplement to help pay medical bills (co pay is $75)
*Micromanagement at its best, every week coming back to work there are new policies to follow or not follow making it impossible to know whats allowed or what to do then the employee gets in trouble for not following policy
*Favoritism
*16 hour long work days! if your relieve called off and they can't find someone to cover that shift. Then if you try to say you can't work it YOU get in trouble. (Driving home after a 16 hour work day then having to come back in 8 hours is a health hazard and a driving hazard!!!)
*No union because of some political crap and the way security officers are employed
*Some customers look at you in a demeaning way
*Life to work balance is unrealistic at some locations (at least where I was)

Advice to Senior ManagementLISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES! LONG HOUR WORK DAYS ARE NOT HEALTHY! and pretty much fix every thing in the "Cons" section

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