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AlliedBarton Boston Reviews

Updated January 2, 2017
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  • Good pay worked a decent amount of hours at a refinery" (in 51 reviews)

  • Overall Easy job if you just do what you're supposed to do (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Security Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a job, depending on where you work you can get a secret clearance (which opens doors at other better paying companies)

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about you, they hire externally but promise you other job opportunities if you take a security officer position, crappy pay (other local security companies or organizations are paying anywhere from 5-10 more for the same responsibilities, awful benefit/non-existent, account manager acts shady (says one thing to make you feel good, but does another and screws everyone over), no communication

    Advice to Management

    Hire better more qualified management who actually care about the employees at their sites. Get better benefits, I understand you want to make money, but you can treat your employees well and be profitable. Just ask facebook and google.


  2. "Public Safety officer"

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    Former Employee - Public Safety Officer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Public Safety Officer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very lenient with giving time off. Very forgiving with emergency with childcare, personal problems etc.

    Cons

    Very forgetful when it comes to the checks, or paying what's owed to you. They take out a hefty chunk of money throughout your. Check to pay for your uniform and it's suppose to be from the first few checks they pick and choose which check to take it from, personal experience

    Advice to Management

    Do a better background check on future employees, the staff At TD Garden are horrible! They need bytes communication with the td garden staff and management. Can you imagine my manager telling me to move something and then getting in trouble with td garden staff for moving it and then getting into trouble from your manager for moving it back! Terrible makes working there so get tiring and very much confusing


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Security officer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of open shift. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    No proper organization and out of date technology

    Advice to Management

    have a better sign in system and establish a better organizations within the company


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  5. "Bank Protection Officer (Armed)"

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    Current Employee - Bank Protection Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Bank Protection Officer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Higher pay than average armed guard jobs. Many locations to work, bank captains generally nice people, as long as you do the job.

    Cons

    Always outside, always. Rain, cold, heat you name it you're in it. When it comes to that they don't care. Go inside and get canned.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bending over backwards to the bank, have some compassion for your outdoor guys!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent is too much of a compliment for them"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AlliedBarton part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Experience for security
    Experience dealing with unprofesional people/management
    Signs to look out for that youre in a bad company

    Cons

    Horrible management
    High turnover rate
    Jaded and apathetic employees due to high turnover rate
    The gossip here isdisgusting. The way they talk about the clients, employees they dislike, heck everyone is disgusting. The training is minimal and you will be talked down to and viewed as incompetent permanantly if they feel threatened by you to make themselves feel better. Egos are rampant here which is the training is so minute. They also have no standard for who they hire. They just want to fill their roster to make their hire percentage look good. Disgusting company. The boss is so better.

    Advice to Management

    Actually care! Not that hard to do as well as show some leadership and not play favourites. They only look out for those who kiss their butts the most and ignore those who try to mind their business and dont gossip. Pathetic.


  7. "Good Potential, Follow through and communication with staff seriously lacking."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great on-line training "MSO" Training. Nice "Dare to be Great" theme.

    Cons

    The culture and values that they want to promote aren't necessarily adhered to by management. Communication is horrible - borderline dysfunctional at times. Pay scale is very different from site to site.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. Communicate with your staff. Level the pay scale throughout different sites - or at least seek to close the gap between lower and higher paying sites.


  8. "Security officer for TD Garden"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AlliedBarton part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to watch the games or concerts.

    Cons

    Standing around for 5 hours & putting up with intoxicated people is not my thing. The company was very vague as to how the schedule works & unstructured as to where to put employees during events at the TD Garden.

    Advice to Management

    You need more structure.


  9. "Overnight Corporate Security"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Veteran friendly, overtime availability, good wages based on location and qualifications, easy to make lateral transfers to better paying positions, diverse work force

    Cons

    Poor management, high turnover among guards, conflicting requirements, no parking availability for employees, limited promotion opportunities, training programs limited ability to replace employees that left


  10. "Good company, but no job security"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn/use personnel management experience and problem solving skills

    Cons

    Low pay rates for hourly employees; recruiters source for unqualified candidates; high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Work more closely with recruiting. Stop sending crappy candidates to the Account Managers, stop hiring garbage.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Recruiter Was mentally ill"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was very easy to obtain a job with the company.

    Cons

    Recruiter couldn't speak very well, sure he had a learning disability, so i learned nothing about any benefits. Back ground took 3 weeks. While going through hiring process half the HR office quit.
    The pay would have been very low, even for a college student.
    Nobody seemed to know what was going on.

    Advice to Management

    Don't know where to start. After orientation Never showed for first day. Very unprofessional company.
    Maybe hire a new HR staff.



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