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AlliedBarton Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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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 77 reviews)

  • pay isn't stellar, no much room for advancement (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can have a concrete schedule, you get paid for training, painless shift swaps, good hours, professional appearance, you get paid weekly.

    Cons

    The site I worked at had two managers that barely were on the same page communication. I was hired for a specific job and they put me somewhere else. Refused to give me the position I applied for.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better. Hire the person for the job they applied for


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had OK benefits, took care of employees, very fair!

    Cons

    Some positions needed to be at higher pay rate for what some officers were doing

    Advice to Management

    No input since they are now Allied Universal

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Needs better management"

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    Current Employee - Security Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Security Professional in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    40 hours , set schedule, and now decent benefits.

    Cons

    lack of uniforms, poor management, poor supervisors, unprofessional, do not hire enough employees, over work guards, threatens guards jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Put professional and experienced people in manager and supervisor positions. Actually value their employees as person and not a number.


  4. "I'm very happy with my job"

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    Current Employee - Security Site Supervisor in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Security Site Supervisor in Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's good company to work for we are there to help each other and there is a lot of company site to go on

    Cons

    Liked the Edge program they are there to teach you how to work with people n everything around you could grow with AlliedUniversal

    Advice to Management

    Management it's great


  5. Helpful (1)

    "a gang is hijacking this company"

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    Current Employee - Commissioned Security Officer in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Commissioned Security Officer in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing unless you are related to one of the crooked managers at the office.

    Cons

    starting with the clowns at the office who lack everything starting with their moral values to nepotism, favoritism, racism and dishonest behavior,this place needs a complete rehab.

    Advice to Management

    Go through years of rehab you might learn the basics of integrity that obviously don't know what it means.


  6. "Not a bad place to start off..."

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid for security license
    Management was very hands off and let me do my job
    Good way to gain experience in the field
    Plenty of overtime
    Okay benefits
    Worked with some very professional, competent guards

    Cons

    Management was a little too hands off
    Only met my site supervisor once
    Hired some guards with questionable abilities/experience
    Sometimes felt like just a body to fill a position

    Advice to Management

    Offer decent employees better advancement opportunities
    Consider offering incentives for employees to better themselves (college tuition reimbursement, continued training that isn't just an Allied module)
    Pay your employees better, some of these folks work in some dangerous places


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Because I needed income"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer (Unarmed) in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Security Officer (Unarmed) in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for part time, college students, many retired military and law enforcement personnel. Lots of positions available.

    Cons

    Poor communication with in company. Low pay. Benefits are expensive. Merger of the company has made it even more impersonal. Your just another number to fill a needed shift.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Patient Watch/HOSPITAL SECURITY EMERGENCY ROOM"

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    Former Employee - Hospital Security Officer in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Hospital Security Officer in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AlliedBarton (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime, somewhat decent pay for this work -$16/hour base pay and $23/hour working on overtime.

    Cons

    Dangerous work. Culture was violent, uber-male - lots of Ex-law enforcement, returning combat vets working for Allied Barton. Security Management spent most of their time outside smoking or in the office gossiping. Armed/unarmed. Be ready to physically fight with the drunks/mental cases they bring in to the Emergency Dept. for you to deal with. Keep your cuffs and taser ready.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value and respect your officers. This will also help you keep YOUR job.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "A lot of idle time"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AlliedBarton (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of downtime, time can be used for looking for other jobs.

    Cons

    Sitting for long periods of time. Lack of management, very difficult to get time off.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be more understanding of time off.


  10. "Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AlliedBarton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of Overtime, Set Schedules

    Cons

    Very little ability to grow or move up

    Advice to Management

    Knee jerk reactions are not a way to manage when things happen


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