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Allied Universal Overview

Santa Ana, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Security Services
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company with over 200,000 employees, provides unparalleled security services and solutions. The enterprise combines people and technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow our clients to focus on their ... 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.

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  • Join us for open interviews in Bloomington, MN. We are looking to hire Professional Security Officers. If this sounds like a fit for you, click to learn more.

  • Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal, discusses in this interview how he's positioned the company for the future. Click the link to read the full interview.

    Ahead of the Curve

    Updated Jan. 2019: After initial publication and following a major acquisition in 2018, the company has grown to over $7 billion in revenue and more than 200,000 employees. Service areas increased to the U.K., and Central and Latin America. Steve Jones, CEO at Allied Universal, has grown the security company

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Allied Universal – Why Work For Us?

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Allied Universal provides unparalleled service, systems, and solutions to serve, secure, and care for the people and businesses in our communities. Since 1957, we have been keeping people safe, protecting our clients’ brands, and providing peace of mind.

Our relationships with our employees and clients are at the heart of everything we do, each and every day. Our national reach and local presence covers the continent.

Every day, over 200,000 Allied Universal security professionals head to work prepared to secure and care for the people and businesses in our communities. They are responsible for protecting more than 30,000 client sites across North America covering multiple specialty sectors such as Higher Education, Healthcare, and Corporate Campuses.

Technology like access control, intrusion and alarm detection, and IP-based video systems allows Allied Universal to customize every level of security to your needs. Through Allied Universal’s integrated approach to security, the best-trained officers are supported by the latest technology like CyCop, our mobile incident reporting platform.

This union enables both proactive planning and the most responsive security programs in the business.

From Allied Universal’s Monitoring and Response Center, our clients receive the right combination of real-time analytics, event-based technologies and the latest in situational awareness from our GSOC as a Service. This enables our security intervention specialists to provide around-the-clock monitoring to give you peace of mind.

When we partner with you, you can feel confident that you have a partner who truly understands your needs and aspirations. Through our leading services, systems, and solutions—security servicessecurity systemsjanitorial and staffing services—Allied Universal is there for you.


We Worry About Security So You Don’t Have To

Allied Universal will be there to protect your employees and facilities while you focus on running your business.

You need professional security officers on-site to handle your security needs, and that’s what Allied Universal provides. But there’s more. Our technology specialists and local management teams are also right there to respond quickly to your specific needs, and they have the support of our National Accounts team.

All Security Companies Are Not Alike
When you partner with us, you can depend on our experience and expertise:

  • Our well-trained security officers monitor and patrol your facility, ready to respond quickly and effectively in any situation.
  • Our technology specialists consult with you to design and install a state-of-the-art security system tailored to your specific needs.
  • Our local management team anticipates, responds to and adapts to your needs.
  • We provide regular reports to help you evaluate the effectiveness of your security program. And we offer thoughtful and effective solutions when your needs and circumstances change.

You will have peace of mind knowing we provide the best security officer services in the business.


Allied Universal is the largest provider of security services in North America and is recognized as the premier service provider in every market that we serve. With more than 60 years of experience, we understand your industry and the unique business regulations that affect your organization.

People, Equipment and Services for Your Organization’s Security Needs

No two organizations have security needs that are exactly alike. That’s why your security services program should be tailored to your needs. For more than 60 years, Allied Universal has been providing customized physical security solutions to meet the specific needs of large and small organizations.

What’s given us such longevity? We combine the right personnel, training and technology with the responsiveness of local and site management. Add to that an excellent customer service team, and you will see why Allied Universal builds enduring client relationships.

It all starts with understanding your specific needs, then creating a security solution that not only meets those needs but also anticipates issues. The result is a customized, proactive security solution that you can trust. And although changes can be difficult in any organization, your security program transition will be efficient, smooth and painless — and completely transparent to your customers.


Explore challenging careers across an array of job roles with the largest security services company in the U.S.


As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to a diverse and engaged workforce. We put our relationships with our employees and our clients at the heart of everything we do, each and every day. We are always looking for phenomenal, service-oriented individuals to join our team, and are committed to helping them grow in their careers.

Allied Universal Reviews

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    "Company with Great Direction and Opportunity"

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    I have been working at Allied Universal full-time


    Flexibility - can work roles with or without being armed. Can work roles where you dress up or you are more secretive. Great company with lots of different opportunities for security professionals.


    It can be hard to zero in on the right opportunity or gig but that's not necessarily bad

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    Keep making people aware of your opportunities

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Allied Universal Interviews



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    Unarmed Security Officer Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Allied Universal (Milwaukee, WI).


    The interview was fairly simple. There is an online interview with about 3 simple questions. Is there ever a time where you protected someone? Why do you want to work here? And another question that escapes me at the moment.

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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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