AlliedBarton

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AlliedBarton Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
500 Reviews
2.7
500 Reviews
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AlliedBarton Chairman, President, and CEO Bill Whitmore Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on the location, it is decent pay for not having to work very hard (in 22 reviews)

  • Good pay for CLEARED supervisors and receptionists (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • The account managers aren't very qualified to head some of the accounts (in 41 reviews)

  • There is so much room for advancement that you can easily advance beyond your skill set (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Discrepancy logs, CCTV camera monitoring, fingerprints and badge making, incident reports

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    Got a lot of training and experience in office needs and customer service in oral and dialouge communication

    Cons

    The challenges at this site were you must be able to multi task and expect changes to policies and procedures on a daily basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just to promote from within

  2.  

    Poor management, worse sites, terrible pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Security Officer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some sites can be enjoyable to work on, most co-workers are competent individuals.

    Cons

    Management is poor and often clueless to what is happening on individual sites and with officers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that you can't expect perfection from your officers if your account managers don't know what the hell they're doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Helpful, good stepping stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Security Officer in King of Prussia, PA (US)

    I worked at AlliedBarton full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was placed at a location in King of Prussia; they were very helpful with matching me with a great company

    Cons

    They do not look out for their employees who are tenured

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Secuirty Shift Supervisor and Security Officer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Secuirty Shift Supervisor and Security Officer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at AlliedBarton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will get lots of traing if you are placed at a good site. I became a supervisor at my site in the matter of one year. I loved to train all of the new officers and the training done at my site is has now been turned into company wide training policy.

    Cons

    The pay sometimes sucks depending on the site you work. Just watch you back because some officers will stab you in it and report everything you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When someone has some advice on how something can be done a lot safer you should listen to them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Allied Barton was a fair company to work for

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Contract based security services, low pay

    Recommends
  7.  

    Routine monotony of a security officer, treated by management as a robot.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Malvern, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Malvern, PA (US)

    I worked at AlliedBarton full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Having lots of quiet time to ponder the meaning of life.

    Cons

    Having lots of quiet time by yourself roaming aimlessly through office buildings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as people, not commodities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great place to work for, not career worthy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Breinigsville, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Breinigsville, PA (US)

    I have been working at AlliedBarton part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work if you need to sit around or do minimal work, such as logging in trucks or patrolling areas. good place if you want to move around different jobs and sites. They do train you in CPR and the sites. they also do promote from within, but have a history of hiring unfit people for the big jobs. Good for part-timers if they just need a couple of works a week.

    Cons

    pay inst great. Account management could use better work, communication could use work, as far as delegating power. but still good place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to hire more qualified individuals at the management level, just because someone has been with the company for a while, does not mean they have the drive to be upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Ok company,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime, great people

    Cons

    Lack of benefits, poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the workers in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    Building on law enforcement experiences, Great team work, and safety training

    Cons

    Pay is not great, more of a your just here to feel a open position attitude from higher ups, high turnover rate, no sick days and horrible benefits

  11.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    Paid holidays, good work environment, great team members. Everyone has a good work ethic. Wages are fair and the job isn't too difficult. Most of the time you'll spend on your own.

    Cons

    Long hours. Can be a challenging environment. The job definitely isn't for everyone. You have to be on your feet constantly, which some people may not enjoy.

    Doesn't Recommend

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