AlliedBarton

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Work hard to make a name for yourself and you'll advance.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at AlliedBarton

Pros

Huge company with many different accounts
Good opportunities for advancement (if you work hard)
AlliedBarton Edge is a training program that has a wide variety of online courses that can be completed for credit.
Wide variety of "work-perks" with client companies

Cons

Low pay
Not flexible with time off requests
Poor leadership ability
It is easy to be overlooked
Managers don't have knowledge of daily post activities

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get out in the field and see what and how your officers are doing.
Lead from the front, set the example.
Bill says "Dare to be G-R-E-A-T" but nobody is actually DOING it.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    Micromanagement at its best and lack of leadership

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Security Officer in 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Friends first in this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Security Officer in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    Medical plan. As a large company in the USA, constantly hiring.

    Cons

    Low pay. False promises of advancement. Management is condescending. If you are an advocate for yourself when an issue arises you are pidgeonholed. Sleep in your uniform and when they say "jump" you respond "how high" and do whatever they tell you. Low pay. NO RAISES. Expect to be treated as a warm body standing post.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you officers. Watch how you management team treats the officers. If the officers are really assets to you company, treat them as such, otherwise as the economy improves (or doesn't) and more security is needed, the most competent will leave for the firms that appreciate them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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