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AlliedBarton Portland Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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Portland, OR

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Pros
  • Good pay worked a decent amount of hours at a refinery" (in 54 reviews)

  • Easy job they hire from with in (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Non-existent relationships with account managers (in 76 reviews)

  • pay isn't stellar, no much room for advancement (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Just hired"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time

    Pros

    They pay more, I am receiving a $1.50 raise to change companies and stay at the same site.

    Cons

    Not sure yet. Still giving them a shot.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together seemed like a lot of confusion on Thursday, I am counting on you guys to show me how this transfer should go.


  2. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - District Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AlliedBarton (Less than a year)

    Pros

    AlliedBarton offered upward mobility and training that provided a clear path to advancement. The pay was fair for the responsibility at the district manager or client value manager levels or above.

    Cons

    At the beginning stages of career development the pay is very minimal. The account manager or field operations manager positions have a terrible pay in comparison to the amount of responsibility and hours that are required. If a person can survive those first years, it gets better.

    Advice to Management

    Create stability and continuity between the direct and indirect managed sides of the house. The disunity and one VP was the only reason I left. There just was not enough to support from above in regards to these issues to make the pay worth the hassles.

  3. "Terrible Concern Resolution"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - N/A in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AlliedBarton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    For the first several years of employment, I was treated with respect and felt valued. Growth opportunities seem to be within reach at first glance.

    Cons

    Company seems to be going toward a colder management style and does not appreciate negative feedback when it applies to anyone in an executive management role. Concerns take too long to resolve, and the backlash makes one wonder if it is worth coming forward with concerns at all.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with dignity and respect. Lay out your expectations clearly before evaluating your employees' ability to meet them. Address concerns promptly.


  4. "Excellent Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, resolves problems efficiently

    Cons

    Manager training could be better


  5. "Neutral"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Security Director in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Assistant Security Director in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a paycheck the is weak

    Cons

    It's work and easy work at that!

    Advice to Management

    Your starting pay is way below standard! They need to their employees better.


  6. "Could be worse"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer (Unarmed) in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Security Officer (Unarmed) in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work the graveyard shift full time while attending school full time. At my location management is kind enough to let me complete my homework on the job.

    Cons

    Nobody wants to work at my location, so there's not enough people to cover the 24 hour shift period and everyone do 8 hours per. Even though I'm working longer hours full time, it's still not overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.


  7. "Outstanding Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time

    Pros

    Competitive Wages, Excellent Benefits, Good hours

    Cons

    Very Poor Room for Advancement,

    Advice to Management

    All Applicants of management positions should be interviewed!

  8. "Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    It was a job. I received a paycheck and was able to reenter the workforce after a long time of unemployment.

    Cons

    Management didn't care about the officers. They didn't make sure officers received proper training for different sites. Time off was hard to get.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "AlliedBarton Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AlliedBarton full-time

    Pros

    Great employer for management employees

    Cons

    Their new CVM structure will not be successful

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to reward and develop your truly talented officers


  10. Helpful (1)

    "TERRIBLE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros to this company. Not in that district. Maybe the benefits if you ever even get them.

    Cons

    Oh man, where do I start? The hours are atrocious. Sometimes they will give you a full 8 hours of sleep before your next shift. They will give you NO notice of a shift and expect you to be there in minutes. You are told the wrong time, and then get in trouble for being late. You are disrespected constantly. You have no family time, no life, and no time to wash your uniform. Then you get in trouble if there's a spot on it. You're told to do one thing, and you get in trouble for doing it. They have no hearts and don't care if you are sick, in the hospital, or a death in the family. You are to be at work and on time. If you are sick, put your game face on.

    Advice to Management

    DO YOUR JOB. Don't go and make other people do it. Stick to the post orders and don't make people go against them and punish them for going against them. Quit treating the officers like slaves, and maybe you wouldn't have the awful turnover rate that you have.


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