AlliedBarton

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AlliedBarton Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
550 Reviews
2.7
550 Reviews
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AlliedBarton Chairman, President, and CEO Bill Whitmore Jr.
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244 Ratings

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 18 reviews)


Cons
  • The account managers aren't very qualified to head some of the accounts (in 42 reviews)

  • There is so much room for advancement that you can easily advance beyond your skill set (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Management at it's finest.

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

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

    Pros

    Being a part of the team, either entry-level, or up to Operations, makes you feel special. The training program alone is coincidentally, five star quality. You are not one of the forgotten in this company. Protecting life and property means a lot to those who allow it to. They keep up with current times, and always plan ahead for the future.

    Cons

    You have to have a belief in yourself that you can handle any situation thrown at you, as is such in this industry. Sadly, that moment fails to appear when the moment strikes. It is not a fault, it is just being human. Some people can handle crisis, other chose not to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to not :forget the little guys" as they someday can be the new leaders the comapny will need as it moves forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Helpful, good stepping stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    I was placed at a location in King of Prussia; they were very helpful with matching me with a great company

    Cons

    They do not look out for their employees who are tenured

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never Judge a Book by its Cover

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great job if you are a student as most sites allow you to work on homework or read.
    Pay is competitive for the skill set.
    Benefits are...alright.
    Holidays are done in rotation (paid) or off (unpaid).

    Cons

    They boast of great transfer opportunities, great benefits. I have years put into this company and can't seem to get a transfer. When I talk to management or a recruiter, I get ignored or told "I will pass your info along." It's been about 7 months now. A friend of mine in the company managed to get a transfer out of state, so he moved down there and is now out of a job because they rescinded his transfer after having moved 4 states away. Benefits: Well, they are ok. Discounts lots of places. Vacation. The usual. Insurance though, well they could be a little better with it. Until the ACA, the company was some central american company who offered an insurance that nobody in the medical billing field has ever heard of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen when your workers try to tell you something. If you boast about something, follow through.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to work for, not career worthy.

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to work if you need to sit around or do minimal work, such as logging in trucks or patrolling areas. good place if you want to move around different jobs and sites. They do train you in CPR and the sites. they also do promote from within, but have a history of hiring unfit people for the big jobs. Good for part-timers if they just need a couple of works a week.

    Cons

    pay inst great. Account management could use better work, communication could use work, as far as delegating power. but still good place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to hire more qualified individuals at the management level, just because someone has been with the company for a while, does not mean they have the drive to be upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Routine monotony of a security officer, treated by management as a robot.

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

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

    Pros

    Having lots of quiet time to ponder the meaning of life.

    Cons

    Having lots of quiet time by yourself roaming aimlessly through office buildings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as people, not commodities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Discrepancy logs, CCTV camera monitoring, fingerprints and badge making, incident reports

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    Got a lot of training and experience in office needs and customer service in oral and dialouge communication

    Cons

    The challenges at this site were you must be able to multi task and expect changes to policies and procedures on a daily basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just to promote from within

  8.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Secuirty Shift Supervisor and Security Officer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Secuirty Shift Supervisor and Security Officer in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    You will get lots of traing if you are placed at a good site. I became a supervisor at my site in the matter of one year. I loved to train all of the new officers and the training done at my site is has now been turned into company wide training policy.

    Cons

    The pay sometimes sucks depending on the site you work. Just watch you back because some officers will stab you in it and report everything you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When someone has some advice on how something can be done a lot safer you should listen to them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Run very fast from this company!

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

    I worked at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    Clients & site were great, but Allied Barton was not interested in their customer satisfaction or anything going on at the site except when their contract would be up for review. They should be embarrassed to call themselves a security company.

    Cons

    Management just wants either warm bodies or people that will crawl halfway up their butt and not question them. Their own rules mean very little to them. They will rehire you if you walk off the site & don't work your notice and then even make you a Supervisor shortly thereafter. They will rehire you if you look at women's breasts, look down their shirts enough to get removed from the site and will return you to that same site when rehired a couple years later to hit on everything in a skirt again then they will reward you for that behavior with a Supervisor's job at another account when they need to remove you from that site a second time.

    They will also let you run around a site with handcuffs, stun gun, a firearm and a fake cop light for your vehicle. They will let you work for another security company while you are working full time for them in a supervisory position. But don't bring any of this to their attention even if is in the employee handbook or they will write you up because they are not capable of dealing with either you or the situation in a forthright manner. And to top it off the Charlotte office will do this all the while touting their new structure put in place to resolve problems like this and " improve the employee experience".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of teaching all of your Supervisor's in mandatory "Supervisor's Training" that it is the employees who are ALWAYS wrong and at fault consider the fact that your Supervisors, Account Manager or District Manager might be the problem or the ones that are wrong and approach each problem with an open mind instead of some idiotic & useless dogma.

    You might also concentrate on solving problems and improving your company instead of just trying to cover up the problems by removing the negative reviews from your current and former employees on sites like Indeed where they are now all gone and this one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Allied Barton was a fair company to work for

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Contract based security services, low pay

    Recommends
  11.  

    Ok company,

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

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

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime, great people

    Cons

    Lack of benefits, poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the workers in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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