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Allied Universal Overview

Santa Ana, CA
10000+ employees
2016
Company - Private
Security Services
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
We are North America’s leading security services provider with more than 200,000 phenomenal employees. At Allied Universal, we pride ourselves on fostering a promote from within culture. There are countless examples of individuals who began their career as Security ... 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

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  • In recognition of Allied Universal's support of the National Guard and Reserve, the company received the prestigious Pro Patria Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Read the article to learn more.

    Allied Universal Wins DoD Award for Supporting Guard & Reserve Families - American Security Today

    Allied Universal®, a leading security and facility services company, and a recognized Winner for two consecutive years in the prestigious Annual 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has been presented with the prestigious Pro Patria Award given by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) through the Department of Defense at the 2019 Awards Banquet at ...

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Allied Universal – Why Work For 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 – Security Professionals (SP) and Shift Supervisors are eligible for referral bonuses for referrals of new employees. Up to $1,000 for Standard SPs, up to $1,500 for Armed SPs, and up to $2,000 for Cleared SPs.


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 VORE 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!

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Allied Universal Photos

Allied Universal photo of: This is a common uniform for our Security Professionals.
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Allied Universal photo of: Senior Leadership from Allied Universal often visits sites to thank our Security Professionals. Steve Jones, CEO, stopped by the Austin branch to do just that.
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Allied Universal photo of: Our local teams work hard to host educational sessions for clients and prospects. This seminar reviewed best practices for active shooter prevention and emergency planning.
Allied Universal photo of: The "Hero Award" recognizes acts of heroism. Recipients receive an “Allied Universal Hero Award” certificate, a personal letter from the CEO, and a $100 cash award.
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Allied Universal Interviews

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

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    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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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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