AlliedBarton Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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AlliedBarton Chairman, President, and CEO Bill Whitmore Jr.
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Pros
  • Decent pay compared to other security companies (in 22 reviews)

  • Current location is very easy work (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Most account managers don't really care about their employees (in 42 reviews)

  • No room for advancement, pay grades (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Security

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in Erlanger, KY
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Erlanger, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great potential for growth and experience in the secuirty field. Usually flexable with scheduling and consideration for family and school.

    Cons

    Low pay but competitive for the field of contract security. The pay is based of contractual aggreements between client and Allied. Benefits are there if you need them.

    Advice to Management

    It's possible but only when a current manager leaves or new contracts are awarded.


  2. Decently loyal company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    AlliedBarton, for the most part, has been good about finding new accounts for employees when one closes or they have been taken off one.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great. Benefits could be improved greatly. As with all contract security you don't have any employment rights.


  3. So far, so good!

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlliedBarton part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most places in Philly are unionized. Easy to move up the ranks.

    Cons

    90% of your job will be boring. They say that to us even during the interview/training.

    Advice to Management

    Please do a better job at following through with uniform orders and hire more people for University City sites.


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  5. Security Specialst

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    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Black Jack, MO
    Current Employee - Security Specialist in Black Jack, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of time on my hands..

    Cons

    Rigid place to work, limited growth potential.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to pay more attention to guard.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good work, not so good pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of available overtime and training.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay too good starting out.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job at finding out what your employees are complaining about.


  7. Between

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    Former Employee - Security Officer/Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Security Officer/Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AlliedBarton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company itself is good work for them for over 5 1/2 years, awesome workperks, and great training through company website.

    Cons

    I first started in CA then came to UT, let's just say management in UT gets a rating of 1 and CA is at a 10 big difference.

    Advice to Management

    Try listening to what everyone tells you, instead of showing favoritism to one person and may there wouldn't be a high turnover rate.


  8. Security Officer

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Parker, CO
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Parker, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AlliedBarton (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good for part time and retied

    Cons

    No advancement and no personel inter face


  9. Security Officer

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Saint Joseph, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I absolutely love the experience I have been blessed with working with some of the best coworkers ever. We help each other when need and as a team. Also it's close to my home.

    Cons

    Honestly I can't think of any cons other than I hate leaving this site. Such great people here.

    Advice to Management

    To please better plan future jobs well enough in advance so that us employees have as small of a gap or none at all between jobs. Because I took on a car payment and can't afford to lose a full time position and or my insurance benefits.


  10. Commission and Non Commission Officer

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    Former Employee - Non-Commissioned Security Officer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Non-Commissioned Security Officer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AlliedBarton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Administration staff was great. Good training, scheduling, & benefits. Well known nationwide. Employee recognition help to build moral. Site supervisors knew they're role.

    Cons

    Certain accounts needed more employee back ups with training. Hour more people for on call shifts when sites have call ins.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage officers to get more training when available. This will improve performance and promotion.


  11. The most enjoyable job I have ever had.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Easy work, great people to work with, exciting work.

    Cons

    Too many hours, mandatory overtime for full-time employees, management tries to force you to work extra hours if you're employed at Vanderbilt. Full-time employees also work 12 hour shift very often.

    Advice to Management

    Don't force employees to work 12 hour shifts almost every day then get surprised when they fall asleep on post.



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