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Allied Universal Reviews

Updated Aug 23, 2019

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Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones
Steve Jones
823 Ratings
Pros
  • "Weekly pay, good benefits, good training(in 84 reviews)

  • "Good pay compared to lots of other security companies(in 66 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay for being in the heart of downtown Seattle(in 97 reviews)

  • "Account managers dont care about the officers or the customers will have you as a part time officer after being there 4 years(in 63 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Security Professional 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allied Universal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, Friendly environment, great people

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say

    Allied Universal2019-05-19

    Allied Universal Response

    May 30, 2019Senior Social Media Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you are enjoying your employment with Allied Universal. Keep up the great work!

  2. "Great company depending on area"

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    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Robards, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allied Universal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good compensation, flexible. Good benefits, and good management

    Cons

    If your not in a home district there could be issues with staffing a site

    Allied Universal2019-06-26
  3. "I Love This Job"

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    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allied Universal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay Great work hours Great team Great benefits

    Cons

    None that I have experienced

    Advice to Management

    More advancement opportunities

    Allied Universal2019-08-23
  4. "What you make of it"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer 
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allied Universal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overtime available. Good account managers

    Cons

    Have to do a better job with scheduling.

    Allied Universal2019-08-23
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great job, no advancement"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allied Universal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, decent pay. Entertaining environments

    Cons

    No advancements within company. I was there for seven years asked to be trained for better position but nothing was even said.

    Advice to Management

    Move up from within

    Allied Universal2019-08-19
  6. "Its ok"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer 

    I have been working at Allied Universal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxing nothing much to do depending on the site

    Cons

    usually have to deal with rude people

    Allied Universal2019-08-23
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Allied Universal"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer 

    I have been working at Allied Universal full-time

    Pros

    Great starter company for security career

    Cons

    Low compensation for the work preformed

    Allied Universal2019-08-20
  8. "They are alright to work for"

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Allied Universal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The supervisors were very attentive and understanding when needing personal one on one.

    Cons

    Long hours and often had the work double or triple shifts.

    Allied Universal2019-08-21
  9. "Allied Universal security officer"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allied Universal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. That is it.

    Cons

    Lowing paying. Not challenging at all. Nothing really to do but stand there and exist.

    Allied Universal2019-08-21
  10. "Ok not great"

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    Current Employee - Security Guard 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allied Universal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay for younger demographic

    Cons

    Poor management and advancement opprotunities

    Allied Universal2019-08-21
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