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Allied Universal Overview

Santa Ana, CA
10000+ employees
2016
Company - Private
Security Services
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Allied Universal®, a leading security and facility services company in North America with more than 235,000 employees and revenues over $8.4 billion, provides unparalleled security services and technology solutions. With offices located throughout the nation as well as ... Read more

Mission: Allied Universal provides unparalleled service, systems and solutions to serve, secure and care for the people and businesses of our communities. We put our relationships with our employees and clients at the heart of everything we do each and every day.

Company Updates

  • General Manager, Mike Wilkinson, was recently named in Canadian Security magazine's Top 10 Under 40 list. Read the feature story written about Mike's extensive career.

  • You may have noticed our newest approach for hiring: drive-up hiring events. CBS Chicago stopped by Allied Universal's Naperville branch to learn how these events will run. If local to the Naperville/Chicago area, don't miss an upcoming hiring event on Saturday, May 30th.

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Allied Universal – Why Work With Us?


For over 60 years, Allied Universal has put safety and security first and it starts with our people – a team of 200,000+ highly trained, expert security professionals who have committed to a career where they feel fulfilled … because they help people.

As part of our team, you will enjoy...

  • A REWARDING CAREER
  • OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE & PROTECT OTHERS
  • A PLACE WHERE YOU WILL FEEL VALUED
  • AWARD-WINNING TRAINING TO SUPPORT YOU ALONG THE JOURNEY

Working at Allied Universal is a stable job that can turn into a rewarding career. About 65% of managerial positions are filled by internal candidates. If you choose, working toward a career with Allied Universal is something we greatly want to help you achieve.

Explore our offerings at jobs.aus.com and find a career that pays you to help people. Or, attend a hiring event near you.

Our people care, and it shows. From the best in customer service to those who save lives, we want to recognize their commitment to helping people throughout their career.

REWARD & RECOGNITION PROGRAMS


“YOU’RE PHENOMENAL” ON-THE-SPOT-REWARD – All Allied Universal employees are eligible to receive in recognition of Phenomenal Service. Employees are presented with a gift card.


HERO AWARD & HERO OF THE YEAR AWARD – Recognizes acts of heroism. Recipients receive an “Allied Universal Hero Award” certificate, a personal letter from the CEO, and a $100 cash award. The Hero of the Year and one runner-up, receive personal recognition by the CEO, an engraved “Allied Universal Hero” statue and a monetary award.


ANNUAL RECOGNITION AWARDS – Awards in honor of former Allied Universal leaders: 1) Paul Bryant “Security Professional of the Year” 2) Frank Rabena “Account Manager of the Year” 3) Lou Ligouri “Good Citizen of the Year” and 4) Harriett Lavender “Support Employee of the Year”


LENGTH OF SERVICE / TENURE AWARDS – Recognizes and rewards employees for a period of continuous, loyal service at their 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 (and each 5-year increment thereafter) year anniversaries.


COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD – Recognizes involvement in volunteer activities that support our communities, $500 award for 10 annual recipients – payable to the service organization where recipient volunteered.


EMPLOYEE REFERRAL PROGRAMS


PARTNERS IN EMPLOYMENT (PIE) PROGRAM – As an employee, you may be eligible for referral bonuses for referrals of new employees.


PARTNERS IN GROWTH (PIG) PROGRAM – All non-sales employees are eligible for referral bonuses – $50 for new business leads that turn into a proposal and $250-$1,000 if the lead results in a sale.


SERVICE ANNIVERSARY AWARD PROGRAM

  • One, Three & Five Year – Service Award Pins based on the milestone
  • 10 Year – Service Award Pin & Commemorative Challenge Coin
  • 15 Year – Service Award Pin & Personalized Gift (Choose from several options)
  • 20 Year (and each 5-year increment thereafter) – Service Award Pin & Personalized Gift (Choose from several options)

At Allied Universal, we make security personal.

Our relationships with our clients and employees are at the heart of everything we do, each and every day. Our shared sense of duty to our customers and to one other, a dedication to a customer experience that is an industry-standard, a commitment to individual excellence and a dynamic spirit of entrepreneurship will continue to define Allied Universal as phenomenal.

OUR CORE VALUES MAKE US PHENOMENAL:

  • EFFICIENT & EFFECTIVE
  • OBSESSIVELY FOCUSED ON RESULTS
  • CLIENT FOCUSED
  • NIMBLE, FAST AND RESPONSIVE
  • UNITED AS A TEAM

Taking advantage of our training programs – the best in the industry – helps our Security Professionals build their career with us. We notice great work and promote from within. 65% of managerial positions are filled by internal candidates.

INDUSTRY SPECIALIZED TRAINING
Our new hires are given award-winning training from the Allied Universal Institute. Depending on your assignment, you will acquire expertise in industry-specific designations, Homeland Security, Terrorism Awareness Training, concierge-level visitor management, emergency preparedness, patrol services, crisis response CPR / First Aid / AED and more. This education will transform you into an indispensable security professional.

PLUS: 

  • ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING
  • 1,000 TRAINING ASSETS
  • 5 LEVELS of PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMING
  • 300 SPECIALIZED TRAINING COURSES
  • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS TO GROOM FUTURE MANAGERS

There is a clear plan for our Security Professionals to succeed and move up the ladder here at Allied Universal.

We engage a robust platform to prepare, develop and assess employees through every stage of their career by using tools and programs such as Career Planning & Individual Career Development Plans.

Start your phenomenal career with Allied Universal today!

Allied Universal Reviews

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

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Allied Universal Photos

Allied Universal photo of: This is a common uniform for our Security Professionals.
Allied Universal photo of: Security Professionals being thanked and congratulated for their recent Officer of the Month awards by CEO Steve Jones.
Allied Universal photo of: Security Professional receiving an On-the-Spot award in Calgary.
Allied Universal photo of: Our Operations team is critical to our success. We believe in acknowledging service anniversaries.
Allied Universal photo of: Allied Universal (Europe) Limited team presents a Security Professional at Kings Cross with an award.
Allied Universal photo of: Allied Universal Technology Services employee receiving an industry award.
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Allied Universal Interviews

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    Site Coordinator Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Allied Universal.

    Interview

    Very casual. It was not structured; mostly a conversation about my resume. They asked a little about my military service and job experience, then they gave a few examples of common problems I'd face and asked how I'd react to them.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your work experience?   Answer Question
    • Talk about your leadership style and how you approach corrective actions.   1 Answer
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Allied Universal Awards & Accolades

  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc., 2018
  • Forbes 2017 America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • SDM Top 100 Largest Security Systems Companies, SDM Magazine, 2017, 2017
  • AMAG Eagle Award - Leading Value Added Reseller 2016, Allied Universal Security Systems, Southeast, AMAG Technology, 2017
  • ASIS Outstanding Security Performance Awards 2016 & 2017, ASIS International, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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