AlliedBarton

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AlliedBarton Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
523 Reviews
2.7
523 Reviews
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AlliedBarton Chairman, President, and CEO Bill Whitmore Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on the location, it is decent pay for not having to work very hard (in 22 reviews)

  • Current location is very easy work (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • The account managers aren't very qualified to head some of the accounts (in 41 reviews)

  • Operations managers, not much room for advancement the harassment recieved over and over again (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a GREAT low-paying, dead-end job! Your warm body is needed!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Good initial training. Will pay a little more than minimum wage.

    Cons

    Terrible work-life. No vacation days for 1st year. Favoritism seems to determine promotions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good people very kind it cool

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer (Unarmed)
    Current Employee - Security Officer (Unarmed)

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very kindness fun people and cool

    Cons

    I don't have problem call back been have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great manger and patience Shshell did

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    All in all I'm very happy to be working here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    I got lucky and landed a Monday through Friday day position, so they do exist. Perfect for a college student that needs a set schedule and time to study. I usually get plenty of overtime (more than I really want, but I do need). My client is one of the most understanding and level headed people I've ever met. My bosses at Allied are also very understanding and supportive of my education. I get paid vacation that I cash out at the end of the year, and since Obamacare standards have been applied to our health coverage, the benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    I've been working here for four years and it doesn't look like a raise will ever be in sight. There is no where to move up to. I'm stuck in this position till I find a real job...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. I harbor no ill feelings toward you for not being able to give me or my co workers raises. I understand that it's based off contract with the client and not seniority.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overworked and Underpaid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlliedBarton (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Room for advancement if you are dedicated and hard working. Office is diverse and benefits are fair. Great company values if they are carried through.

    Cons

    Training for regular employees should be more hands on with Manager and Supervisors. Poor training for remotely managed sites. Always a different face in the office. Managers are not constantly changing. Pay is subpar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bonuses for office staff or monetary reward for extra assignments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A good start to the security field

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer
    Current Employee - Security Officer

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    My Account Manager was very easy to work with, it is a good place to learn security. I enjoyed going through the MSO programs on their training website to have a better understanding of how to handle different situations (i.e. potential safety hazards, crowd control, terrorism awareness, etc.). AlliedBarton helps motivate their employees and also rewards them if they truly stand out. Also one can gain many different experiences by working at more than one location.

    Cons

    What I would consider to be a cons is that AlliedBarton is very difficult to make a career. Unless you are patient and wait for a supervisor position to open up or an Account Manger position, you may want to be thinking ahead to your next steps in career advancement for other companies or career possibilities. The pay is better than many security companies that only pay minimum wage, but with that being said it is only on average $10.50 an hour. Also benefits are hard to come by and is often times not convenient for the officers as it can be expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to my Account Manager would be to keep up the positive motivation you give to the security officers. It was very easy working with him as he was a very amiable person to work for.

    My Shift Supervisor is another story. He is the opposite of my Account Manager in that he is constantly high strung, impatient, and adds unnecessary stress to the workplace. The advice I would give to him would be to focus on being more optimistic and positive. Also he needs to build a bridge with his employees and help them feel they can improve without belittling them and give them nothing encouraging to go on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Security Officer in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation is better than most security positions

    Cons

    unsure of any right now

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    So-So,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Watch Commander in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Watch Commander in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at AlliedBarton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Art Enviroment, constant change like a college

    Cons

    Disloyal Management, naive to some charismatic characters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investigate issues more thoroughly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company offer online training and certifications for employees to take advantage of at their own discretion.

    Cons

    No cons directly related to the job other than the sub-par Medical Benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to operate in the same manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very chill & relaxing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at AlliedBarton part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working for allied barton was a good experience. I worked at the PSE&G switching site in Bridgewater. It was nice and chill place to work. You basically could do anything you wanted except sleeping of course.

    Cons

    The only thing I didn't like about work for allied barton was the inspectors. They would smile in your face but then talk bad about you to your site supervisor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company to Work For!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Single Site Account Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Single Site Account Manager in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities and a promote from within mentality for those who work hard and apply themselves. They invest in their people in order to allow them to develop and grow with the company. Wonderful training programs and a desire to pursue excellence.

    Cons

    Some programs are rolled out before they are fully ready.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look closely at new initatives and work out the "kinks" prior to moving forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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