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Exciting and new

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Former Employee - Security Officer/Receptionist in New York, NY
Former Employee - Security Officer/Receptionist in New York, NY

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

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

Pros

I was able to meet new people every day

Cons

some of the co-workers not working well with others

Advice to Management

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Disappointed by Poorly Trained and Poorly Informed Management

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    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Seattle, WA

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

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

    Pros

    There is room for advancement for anyone who is already skilled at providing security services in a customer service arena. This is a company that takes advantage of entry level candidates often to the detriment of customers. Experienced employees are given carrots, and attaboys, until it serves management better to replace them with novice replacements.

    Cons

    If you are novice you already have an EDGE over management. Beware of ill-advised directions, unlawful licensing practices, and in-fighting between managers trying to best each other rather than serve customers and assure compliance with law (regulatory and employment). There is so much room for advancement that you can easily advance beyond your skill set.

    Advice to Management

    Hire only experienced management familiar with the state jurisdictions they work in. A HR manager experienced with Pennsylvania employment law may overstep authority in Oregon or Washington. Field managers are under such pressure to produce paper that they are forced to punish employees, even if unwarranted and contrary to state and/or federal laws. Raise the bar for management.

  2. Helpful (4)

    If account managers would "Dare To Be Great"!

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Denver, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good entry level career with chance for advancement (due to high turnover).
    The CORPORATE philosophies and policies are AWESOME and would be a good business model for ANY business!

    Cons

    Mid-management (account supervisors and managers) at a number of sites in the Denver area have no care nor concern for the "Dare To Be Great" philosophies and will flout AB policy at will. Favoritism, pettiness, seeing SO's as nothing but a warm body to fill a schedule, having more concern for saving pennies than SAFETY or employee morale, these demigods have forgotten the AB policy that AB officers are INTERNAL CUSTOMERS and should be treated with respect! I watched helplessly as one good officer after another 'jumped ship' all due to a insecure and unconcerned account supervisor. When I respectfully brought concerns to his attention, he made our lives an even greater hell! When, following AlliedBarton policy, I brought the officers' concerns to the District level, I was terminated (over an 'infraction' that doesn't even appear in the AB Disciplinary Matrix (again, the flouting of AB policies and procedures). When you read the other negative reviews on AlliedBarton, there is a common denominator - Account Supervisors that don't adhere to AlliedBarton policies and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Train account supervisors to respect their 'underlings' and promote or at least ABIDE BY AB policies and procedures.
    District managers need to talk with the officers on the ground to get the REAL story of what's going on at each site.

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