AlliedBarton Reviews

Updated July 3, 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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761 Employee Reviews

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  1. Not Bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Moore, OK
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Moore, OK

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If your a supervisor you have great hours.
    Health Insurance is good and cheap.
    Most supervisors are willing to work with you on schedules.

    Cons

    Pay is awful
    No holiday's off.
    Constantly on call.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better and you will not have a high turn around.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Low paying

    Former Employee - Recruiter in Fayetteville, GA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Fayetteville, GA

    I worked at AlliedBarton (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fast paced, always busy, and never bored

    Cons

    Pay isnt high. For both the security officers and corporate staff.


  3. Reality of contract security

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer, Lead FTO in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Security Officer, Lead FTO in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Contract security is stepping stone for any future career jobs for young people to get some work experience.

    Cons

    You will only be a number on any account you work a sheep in the field with no real corporate impact. The clients demands come first good or bad contract money is the primary concern of any security company.

    Advice to Management

    Support your workers instead being puppets for your clients bottom line your guards represent Allied by how they feel about management.


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  5. This job is great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome job great pay rate

    Cons

    At will job but good

    Advice to Management

    Stand behind your workers that are great officers!


  6. Security

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A full time schedule. Easy access to public transportation.

    Cons

    Working with Allied Barton the first four and a half years were great. Contract buy out between two sites the contract went down hill after both contracts became one.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that all employees that have been with the company receive an annual bonus or a raise.


  7. Security Officer

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Started out to be a great fit as I enjoyed the site assigned to but!!

    Cons

    When asked by Site Supervisor to inform him of other employees were doing wrong. Hence I should have known better when blew the whistle.

    Advice to Management

    Don't do what is asked of you in case you get the distinct feeling that it may turn out to blow up in your face.


  8. Helpful (1)

    flex security guard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flex Security Guard in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Flex Security Guard in Houston, TX

    I worked at AlliedBarton

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They work with your schedule if you are in school and its a hands on job

    Cons

    I have no comment on cons


  9. it works

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

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay for the job

    Cons

    too much politics for management


  10. Less than satisfactory

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Many assignments, varied work locations, varied work hours

    Cons

    Company management does not communicate with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate effectively and honestly with employees.


  11. Helpful (9)

    What You Should Expect From Contract Security

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This depends a lot on your position. Generally speaking you are able to see other opportunities available in your area and change to another account if you want. If you're entry-level security and have a good head on your shoulders there is plenty of room here to get some additional training and move into supervisory roles. This entirely depends on your management and how they feel about you.

    The company seems genuinely concerned with providing a good product, but being such a behemoth can make it all feel very corporate.

    Cons

    This is no place to make a career, obviously. Most employees will remain low-paid hourly wage workers. You will very likely start out under a supervisor who may or may not have any idea what they're doing.

    The experience you have here can be difficult to forecast because every account is different and has different management.

    Don't get suckered into being a floater on-call officer. The pay is a bit better but they will jerk you around so much on your work schedule and location that you'll never have a life outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on keeping your people happy to reduce turnover. Pay more than the bare minimum so you can keep your talent around and you will have fewer troubles out of employees.



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