AlliedBarton

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AlliedBarton Reviews

Updated 20 December 2014
Updated 20 December 2014
550 Reviews
2.7
550 Reviews
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AlliedBarton Chairman, President, and CEO Bill Whitmore Jr.
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244 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Current location is very easy work (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • The account managers aren't very qualified to head some of the accounts (in 42 reviews)

  • There is so much room for advancement that you can easily advance beyond your skill set (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Don't apply!!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    You have a job now

    Cons

    The job and people suck!!! Pay not good. Management & corporate unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over a decade with the same company, I've worked my way up to a management level

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability for growth, job security, Great culture

    Cons

    Politics like most other companies will dictate how quickly you move up and/or how much salary you will receive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of internal memos etc. Take the time and invest in our bench strength and don't have it feel so generic. Also, truly believe in your core strength and limit your hiring from the outside when you have great talent internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best training in industry

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

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

    Pros

    We are a highly regarded security company nation wide

    Cons

    Need to offier best officers more overtime and have annual reviews with cost of living adjustments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    You get out what you put in.

    • 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

    Great company values and culture.

    Cons

    Communicating with management and the micromanaging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through with officer concerns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This company is a pleasure to work for.

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

    I have been working at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    -Largest Private Security Company in the United States
    -They focus on identifying dedicated, hard-working employees and always look to promote from within.

    Cons

    -Benefits offered are below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to improve day-to-day operations of the company, I feel that Account Managers and Scheduling Supervisors need to more effectively communicate with their officers. They can achieve this simply by being more transparent and upfront with officers regarding their posts and scheduling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Team Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Columbus, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Columbus, GA (US)

    I worked at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    Greattach company to work for

    Cons

    Insurance is not that good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    If your a college student and have bills this a great company to work

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

    I have been working at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    good pay, flex hours, a lot of down time for school work

    Cons

    Nothing Everything is good, well so far

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everything is great keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company has been good to me for the past four years

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

    I have been working at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    This company has good hours. It provides overtime. They have great benefits and give you a week of vacation every year.

    Cons

    Some of the sites that you might possibly work at have limited officers so requesting time off might be difficult. The process of getting hired on is lengthy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vacation time should be accrued for people working 32 hours a week and not just 40.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Honestly, could've been better

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

    I worked at AlliedBarton part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's not a difficult job. Anybody with an IQ of at least room temperature could do this job. It's also not physically challenging, and you can sit around reading or watching a movie, which is nice. There isn't a lot of supervision, so you can get away with a lot of stuff. If you're alone, it can get very lonely.

    Cons

    You work really weird hours. If you want dayshift, you won't find it here. The pay is also subpar for the industry, and hasn't changed in at least five years. Their benefits are minimal at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better, treat your employees better, and try to take better contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Security Officer

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

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company helps you grow if you put your Evert into your job.

    Cons

    Some times things happen when the client ask for things and the manager has no choice but to put you in the lower paying job until one comes open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people a chance when you see that they have the Experience and let them shine and grow in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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